Are We There Yeti? is now available! Get your mittens out of storage because the War Mage and Sorceress are headed to protect the fortresses of the great white north!
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Very Positive (299 reviews) - 91% of the 299 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (10,743 reviews) - 96% of the 10,743 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 30, 2012

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Reviews

IGN: 9/10 - Editors Choice - "A qualified triumph for veterans of the first game and newcomers alike."

Gamespy: 4.5/5 - Editors Choice - "Just as a good sequel should be, Orcs Must Die! 2 is everything I love about the original and more: great art and personality, clever puzzles and green meat-grinding traps, and now with the added bonus of easy-to-use, Steam-powered co-op."

Destructoid: 9.0 - "A year ago, I couldn’t imagine another game mixing tower defense and third-person action as well as Orcs Must Die! Clearly, I was wrong."

Craft Your Own Spellbook


Modify and share your own Spellbook items like traps, trinkets, weapons, and character costumes. Create custom waves of enemies for Orcs Must Die! 2 fortresses.

Steam Exclusive Offer

Unlock 10 co-op classic levels in Orcs Must Die! 2 by purchasing the original Orcs Must Die! on Steam!

About This Game

You’ve tossed, burned and sliced them by the thousands – now orcs must die more than ever before! Grab a friend and slay orcs in untold numbers in this sequel to the 2011 AIAS Strategy Game of the Year from Robot Entertainment.

Leap back into the fray as a powerful War Mage or crafty Sorceress. Defend new fortresses and dwarven mines, laying waste to thousands of orcs and other monsters with a dizzying array of weapons, spells, guardians, traps, and trinkets. Play co-op with a friend and continue the battle in a brand new campaign mode, or fight to stay alive in the challenging new Endless Mode!

Unlock new defenses and old favorites, upgrade them like never before, and unleash them on the nearest pile of slobbering orcs!

Key Features:

  • Co-Op! - Play as the War Mage, the headstrong hero who charges into danger, or play as the more strategic Sorceress who keeps the mob at bay with mind-control and magic.
  • Story-based Campaign – Pick up where the original game left off with a brand new story-based campaign that you can play in Single-Player or Co-Op!
  • New Endless Mode - Play alone or join a friend to put your skills to the test against endless waves of increasingly difficult enemies.
  • Classic Mode - Steam players who own the original Orcs Must Die! will automatically unlock co-op versions of 10 levels from the original game featuring new enemies!
  • Over 20 Deadly Enemies - Face an army of vile new creatures like Earth Elementals, Trolls, and Bile Bats. And they’ve brought all of your favorite trap-fodder from the original Orcs Must Die! along with them!
  • More than 50 Traps, Weapons, and Guardians – Choose from an enormous armory of new and classic defenses, including an all new assortment of magical trinkets.
  • Massive Upgrade System – With more than 225 persistent trap and weapon upgrades to unlock, you can build an arsenal perfectly suited to your slaying style.
  • Extensive Replayability – Multiple game modes, “Nightmare” difficulty, and an enormous skull-ranking system provide hours of replayability
  • Scoring System and Leaderboard – Compete with your friends for supremacy on single-player and co-op leaderboards!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or ATI Radeon x1950 or better with 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:9 GB HD space
    • Additional:Broadband Internet connection recommended for co-op play.
    Recommended:
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Broadband Internet connection recommended for co-op play.
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TrampazChicken
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
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Sir Chad
( 57.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
If you flip Bacon before it gets too crispy then it can make a great addition to a sandwich.
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HappyHurtzlickn
( 32.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Great game. The addition of two player is perfect
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[Anti-Gewp]SollyBird
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
this game do not work
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Mary
( 61.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
good game
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Tinky
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
THIS IS A SINGLEPLAYER ONLY REVIEW!

Let me start by saying that the game is not meant for singleplayer. In fact its almost unplayable in singleplayer! Most of the maps are made for two players, you can handle the easier ones on your own but not later on when the orcs comes from several directions at once! The game doesnt substitute for only one player, which means that you wont get enough money and you wont be able to cover everything on your own! I mean, just look at the steam page pictures, do you see any singleplayer pictures? They completely ignored those who perfer to play singleplayer. There is too much grinding involved too. To unlock everything you need to collect thousands of skulls, which would be fun in coop but not in singleplayer im afraid!

Now to the really bad part:
The traps are weak and expensive, the barricades are usless, they last for two rounds and then gets destroyed. All the fun in custom pathways is completely ruined by this! The weapons are boring and repetetive. The crossbow only works if you hit the head now? And some enemies are too powerful, just blasting through your traps making them useless for half a minute so the swarm can overrun you easily.
Since the traps are useless and the enemies are overpowered you will be forced to do everything yourself. you wont be able to just sit back and see the orcs getting slaughtered by your trapmaking like a good defence game would. And that takes the fun out of this game completely! You can probably have fun after youve upgraded everything but why should i have to WORK in a GAME just to have simple fun?

You should stick with Orcs Must Die 1 if you are a singleplayer guy!
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Uhh BLu™✪
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Games Are
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GioOnashvili
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
nice game i recommended it
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Valaryon (Utile Dulci)
( 37.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
A standalone TPP Tower Defense game inspired by all those StarCraft / Warcraft 3 mods. You've seen one, you've seen them all.

Picking spells (towers) is a tad cumbersome, grinding skulls (which you spend on spells) is boring and there is no PvP (send enemies against other players, defend your own Portal/stone/exit). Then again, worth a shot if there's currently nothing else on your play-to list.
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Nickysoldier
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
It has orcs...
That may or may not, have to die.
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Vio
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Holy ♥♥♥♥ this game is fun.. had to stop playing to write this review

10/10
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ADJIGILE
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
just a normal day in Mordor
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Danky The Dank Elf
( 53.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
This game stole my life for a month.
GG
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ClutchoBoy & DaddyOh
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
I recommend this game.
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leonardo
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
one word BORING AS HELL
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The Sickener
( 48.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Okay.
I'm finally doing this review because I genuinely support this franchise and love it to death -- with the recent Open Beta for Orcs Must Die! Unchained, I feel this is still a game worth a purchase, and I will explain why. Mind you I have had this game for years now. *Ahem*

Continuing from the first Orcs Must Die! We are again presented with Maximillian, but now a female counterpart, who is well written into the story. Both characters work great together in presenting more dark, gibby comedy that keeps the game fresh! Also, once again, lovely character design, more traps have been fleshed out and added, and environmental traps are awesome fun.

If you were bummed out that the first Orcs Must Die! did not have a co-op feature, this game really made up for it. You can play it with a buddy finally. Which works REALLY great!

So I'm really not that great at reviews, but I'll do my best here for a TL; DR

PROS
-New traps.
-New maps and old maps!
-Co-op.
-Adds a female character.
-Great comedy.
-Great art direction.
-Wonderful DLCs to add to the variety of the game.
-Fantastic character and environmental design.
-Great set up on environmental traps you can trigger.
-Easy on your computer.
-Nice storytelling.
-Introduces some new enemies with new designs!

CONS
-Has a mic feature that doesn't work well, cuts out alot.
-Has a steep difficulty curve toward the end of the game.
-Does not allow you to play with more than just one friend at any given time.
-Can be a little confusing at times.

That's all I can think of at the moment. I hope this helps you to form an opinion, rather than taking my biased one, cause it's obvious I'm going to say you should get this game :p
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
just a normal day in Mordor
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Great game-- especially for co-op. Being able to constantly respec lets you try out a ton of different strategies and builds. The story line isn't very long, but then again there's endless mode, which is exactly what it sounds like.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
-Orcs Must Die! 2-

Orcs must die 2 takes on the tower defense genre, which to many incuding myself have always ignored and just seen as a play for ten seconds then wait around for a wave to go by while you watch your defences do the work. But considering refunds are now an option I thought heck this game is ranked as 'Overwhelmingly Positive' I may aswell trying it. And what a great decision that was.

The game is still a tower defense game but with all the fast pasced third person shooting, and mindless comedic slaughter of orcs you could ever want. It breaks away from the bog standard tower defense where you feel you are controlling the outcome of the wave rather than the AI controlled defences. One minute you are blastiing down an ogre with your blunderbuss and the next you are trying to quickly decide within the time limit what traps to put down to get the best possible rating. This game is lovingly crafted with a quirky art style incredibly optimized gameplay creating a nicely packed game that suits even the the biggest haters of tpwer defense.

Oh and not only this it comes with an astounding co-op that allows you and a friend to take on the entire campaign together with th difficulty cleverly scailed to the amount of players in a mission. To ensure balanced gameplay among other things.Truly a star studded preformance from Robot Entertainment!

9.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
78.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
An interesting FPS Tower Defense game. Light hearted and witty commentary and voice lines. Unique story and easy/challenging levels of gameplay for both novice and experts alike. The Graphics are beautiful and have a very 'Team Fortress 2' look and feel to them. I've logged over 70 hours in this game and have gotten every achievement and I still have new maps to play, new weapons to use and different strategies to implement. I definitely recommend this game as it's hours of fun for you and a friend (if you wish). Regardless of what way you like to play, up close and personal, or further back and let all your traps do the work, this game can cater to you. But whatever method you choose to use, just remember... THESE ORCS MUST DIE!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Playing it with my girlfriend, I always have to come to rescue her cause she is terrible in melee and she places traps in crappy places

Soooo fun (hero of the day) :-D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
ORCS! DIE DIE DIE AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Pretty fun action Tower Defense. Place down traps, support them by shooting and killing enemies. Lets you customize and reset your skills and upgrades, can be played co-op with a friend, has a good variety of levels and traps.

Could be improved in a few ways mainly towards upgrades, and some levels leave very little choice in what traps to use, so you end up choosing a few favourites and sticking with them all the way through.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Not sure how this game would be single player... I played through the co-op with a friend and we had a blast
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
nice game i recommended it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Really FUN game, grab this baby at $1.49 as it's 90% off untill the 27th Feb 2016.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Bought this game as of 2/21/16 for 40$ for me and my friend really worth it but the next day 2/22/16 the game went on sale for 3.99$ that i payed 40$ for anyone have a condom? for how bad i just got the gaben ♥♥♥♥ shoved deep inside me thanks team i love you.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Overview

Orcs Must Die! 2 is a tower defense game in which you must construct traps to defeat an ever-increasing wave of orcs and their minions. The game can be played in single player or two person co-op. For those familiar with the formula, the game follows the standard idea of building defenses, weaving the path that the enemy must follow and defeat them before they reach the exit. The game itself is set in a 3rd person view, allowing the player to control one of two characters that you may use to fight along-side your traps. During setup, the player may choose from a variety of traps: spike traps, arrow traps, teleporters, acid traps, barricades, guardians (AI), character weapons and trinkets for passive and active buffs. There is a healthy amount of customization what you can bring, making level design easily tailored to your play style and choice.

During the matches, the goal is simple: Do not let the orcs, or their minions, past the rift (exit). Each level has a set amount of waves, enemy types and number of rift points (essentially lives) that can be expended before you lose the round. Depending on your success, the player(s) can earn bonus points in the form of skulls. These skulls can be used to upgrade your weapons, trinkets and most importantly, your traps, adding active and passive abilities and increased damage.

The game has several different game modes, including story mode, several smaller DLC levels, a weekly custom mode and an Endless Mode, which, as you'd have guessed, goes until you lose or quit the level. Aside from different game modes, Orcs Must Die! 2 has three difficulties: Apprentice (Easy), War Mage (Normal) and Nightmare (Hard). As someone who has played very few tower defense games, War Mage is a nice middle ground for those just learning the game or the genre.

The game will probably provide anywhere from 20-30 hours of continuous gameplay, more so if you explore the different modes and difficulties that it has to offer. Orcs Must Die! 2 is enjoyable, yet challenging. It blends old features with new content very well. if you're a fan of tower defense games, then I think you'll enjoy Orcs Must Die! 2.

Pros

  • Interesting enemy types and level design.
  • Character artwork and overall visual effects are very well done.
  • The customization of your arsenal is fleshed out and provides a lot of variety in your build.
  • Voice acting - While there is minimal, what is there is cute. I enjoyed the back and forth between the characters.
  • Replayability - With the weekly challenge and the Endless Mode, the game offers a nice bit of replayability for fun, or to challenge yourself after you've finished the story.
  • No broken achievements - They are all obtainable.
  • Co-Op - the game shines if you have a partner to play with.

Cons

  • Story - It's there, sort of, but it isn't really fleshed out aside from a bit of dialogue and a cutscene here and there.
  • Orc Mages - Their ranged attack can, at times, feel a little cheap (they home in on your character...a lot...)


Overall, Orcs Must Die! 2 is downright fun. It's a challenge without being irritating and a ton of fun if you're able to play co-op. It's a great installment to the series and feels improved in every fashion. Check it out. I completely recommend it!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
You shall not pass!
Orcs Must Die 2 is a very safe approach to the sequel. The creators decided not to change too much, adding just what clearly lacked in the first one. By the way, they didn't overwork at the making of this game - I don't want to be mean, but it could be called Orcs must die+ or Orcs Must Die: Prepare to Die edition.

Now, quite honestly - Orcs Must Die 2 provides a few hours of fun, especially if the first contact with the series. A little worse if you're an experienced player - the game can end very quickly and the changes in the game doesn't seem to me to be big enough to attract longer. Unless you can find a partner for a joint butchering of orcs. Then the long hours of listening to the plaintive moans of beasts storming your dungeon are waiting for you.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
87.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
90% off sale for $1.49... that's like someone giving away free diamonds.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
74.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Orcs? More like dorks!

Orcs Must Die! 2 is a pretty cool Third Person Tower Defense game where you take control as either the War Mage or the Sorceress. It's higly recommended that you play it with a friend, but you can also play it alone ofcourse.

Pros
-Various traps and weapons
-Weak, strong and annoying enemies to ♥♥♥♥ you over
-Gets more challenging the longer you get
-Some may say that the grafics are kinda bad, but I actually like it

Cons
-The pathing doesn't always work properly with barricades

8/10
Great game
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Killing Floor 2 for Kids - Well, at least a better Game than the hilarious Dungeon Defenders.

I got it for 3 Euro. Great Fun. Ok for 20 Euro. A Shame for 50 Euro.

Hundreds of Hours of Fun possible and the Sorceress got a sweet Body. 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Never played this type of game before. So I downloaded the demo. After 5 minutes of gameplay I had to buy it. You only need to see the overwhelming positive feedback on this game. They are spot on. Its a fantastic one. Highly recommend and a steal on sale. What you waiting for? Just buy it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
You,friends,orcs,blood,weapons,good music,what else?

8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Why is this game the digital equivalent of an iceberg, you ask? Well, it's deep, it's smart and it's downright sexy, that's why.

You already know what to expect from Orcs Must Die! 2 after the last game in the series, and a new storyline has been bolted on to make everything look welcoming for newcomers.

Some people may bemon the lack of co-op play, but this reviewer believes it would have caused ludonarrative dissonance.

From the moment the impressively lit intro scenes start you know you're in for something special, and the actual game doesn't disappoint at all.
Graphically speaking, this game is awash with truly realistic animation, all of which is highly detailed and brings the characters to life effortlessly. It's a testament to the graphical prowress of that hot new graphics card you bought for an exhorbitant amount when its in the hands of the experienced team Robot Entertainment
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