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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Overwhelmingly Positive (10,729 reviews) - 96% of the 10,729 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.
Helpful customer reviews
48 of 50 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
73.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
I was a big fan of the original Orcs Must Die, mixing the Shooter genre with Tower defense in a perfect way. so i was very excited for the sequel. and this game does not disappoint while it improves over the original in every way. expanding the traps and weapons selection. You get Story Mode, Endless Mode, and 10 Classic maps from the first game. a weekly challenge, I have played over 70 hours of this game, solo and co-op, and I feel I have a pretty good feel of it. I've also purchased and enjoyed both DLC packs which each introduced 3 new maps and new monsters.

+ Great mix between a Shooter and Tower Defense genres.
+ improves over the original in every way
+ lots of replay value
+ Co-Op is so much fun

mighty addictive and highly recommended.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
298.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
7/10 (Sleeper Gem)

Pros:
- Cool traps(towers)
- Cool enemys
- Cool varients on gameplay

Cons:
- A.I. (while mostly good, mobs will sometimes bug out and break barriers when they have clear paths; which will eventually kill the game for you.)
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Really FUN game, grab this baby at $1.49 as it's 90% off untill the 27th Feb 2016.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Bought this game as of 2/21/16 for 40$ 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
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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