Warlock 2 is a turn-based strategy game of fantasy warfare. Rival against Great Mages, lead mighty armies into fierce battles, wield ancient magic and faith as your weapons.
User reviews: Mixed (488 reviews)
Genre: Strategy
Release Date: Apr 10, 2014

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Recommended By Curators

"A decent enough fantasy 4x with many similarities to Civ5. A good game to sink a lot of hours into, though not really excellent in any specific aspect."
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Reviews

“Warlock 2 is an incredible well crafted game that is easy to bury hours into. Like any other good strategy game it can take some time to find the right strategy that will suit your play style, but that process of discovery is what makes these games so enticing.”
9/10 – Digitally Downloaded

“Warlock II might take place in a silly universe where narrators like to impersonate Sean Connery and kingdoms are ruled by regal rats or chatting skeletons, but Ino-Co has taken its construction very seriously. It’s exactly what a sequel should be, keeping the spirit of the original but improving every aspect.”
8/10 – PCGamesN

“Warlock 2 is definitely a step in the right direction – it takes everything that was good about the first game, and refines it a bit, while also leaving the original experience intact.”
8/10 – Strategy Informer

Previews:

Rock Paper Shotgun:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/03/20/preview-paradox-warlock-exiled-strategy/ :
"Warlock II is everything I wanted from a sequel to Masters of the Arcane..."

PC Gamer:
http://www.pcgamer.com/uk/previews/warlock-2-hands-on-set-fire-to-angry-dragons-in-this-cheery-turn-based-sequel/
"... quirky sense of humour and a good variety of enemies, units, spells and randomised occurrences."

Quill18:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpBMZKE3irc&feature=youtu.be&a
“I am enjoying this very much”

About This Game

The worlds have been shattered, and you have been exiled to one of these shards. The time has come to return to Ardania and seek vengeance on those who cast you out. Battle through the fractured realms inhabited by other exiles, hostile Mages and terrifying creatures. Once back in Ardania you will face your greatest threat: The United One and his four Vicars. Conquer all who oppose you, reclaim your home and take your revenge.

Warlock 2 is a turn-based strategy game of fantasy warfare. Rival against Great Mages, lead mighty armies into fierce battles, wield ancient magic and faith as your weapons. 

Experience the challenge in single or multiplayer. Play the new "The Exiled" mode or enjoy the game in the Sandbox mode.

Features


  • A fantasy wargame like no other – A diplomatic victory is not an option, you cannot relax until your enemies lie crushed under the might of your strategic brilliance! The turn-based hex maps gives you time to ponder your next move and your weapons are the vast armies that relentlessly march to conquer all that oppose you.

  • You are the Great mage – Select who you are from a roster of over a dozen Great Mages, all with different abilities and spells, and choose which people you command on your path to victory. If no Great Mage suits your taste you can even custom build your own from scratch.

  • Proudly wield your magical power – Not only a superb battlefield commander, your immense magical powers will also aid you in your conquest. Carefully research over 170 spells and choose what to specialize in, from direct attack spells to terraforming, or maybe align yourself to one of the Gods to harness their powerful blessings. With time, you are even capable of customizing each spell using powerful glyphs.

  • Diverse worlds requires different approaches – The several different and randomly generated maps all have their unique challenges and opposition to defeat. Use the terrain to your advantage!

  • Different campaigns – Choose from either engaging your foes on a grand map in the sandbox game mode or the path of the Exiled, a revenge tale full of twists and turns, where you strike back at those who banished you from the world of Ardania.

  • Raise armies – The people you lead and conquer all bring their unique units to your command. Choose if you want to field a stalwart Human army, command the Undead hordes, use the mysterious Planestriders, or mix and match them all plus others to your delight. There are a total of six different races to pick from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

  • Hire heroes – When your reputation grows, random heroes will be attracted to your cause, bringing with them their own special flavor to add to battles. Equip them with legendary artifacts, found or crafted, and make them your battlefield commanders.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU with 2,66GHz clock speed or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel I3-3240 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 550 Ti or ATI Radeon HD 6850
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS: Maveric or 10.8
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU with 2,66GHz clock speed or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 6570 equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu & Fedora
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU with 2,66GHz clock speed or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 6570
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu & Fedora
    • Processor: Intel I3-3240 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 550 Ti or ATI Radeon HD 6850
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Save your money for something else. Not only is the developer and/or publisher overprice this game with DLCs, they also don't care about fixing the game post-launch.

The game itself is similar to Warlock 1, but with supposedly many enhancements. Sadly, the horrible AIs still present, not to mention annoying bugs:

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-> Alt tabbing makes all actions in other windows slow down
- Please use windowed mode and this problem should go away
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....which is unacceptable. They know the problem but can't be bothered to fix. Source (reply to my inquiry): http://steamcommunity.com/app/205990/discussions/0/558751364645802019/#c622955136052972202

And also very awful behavior of the Developer: http://steamcommunity.com/app/205990/discussions/0/618459405723407908/#c618459931322611749

The modders do a better job, of course, adding many new perks and fixing things.

There's no need to support this kind of developer.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
After playing this for a while, I'm can't say that I'm impressed or would recommend the game. The interface and camera are buggy at points, and the game shows a series of quirks and oddities. Additionally, it doesn't really seem to offer much more than the original game, which seemed to have far fewer issues.

There's really nothing that recommends this game over the original (which was an excellent way to scratch your Masters of Magic itch). If you're picking between the two, I'd suggest the original Warlock game.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Did you enjoy Warlock 1 and wish you had a bigger sandbox with more toys, but the same dumb AI to play against?

If your answer is yes, then this game is for you.

Here's an excerpt from my full review:

Is Warlock 2 a sequel? Is it a reboot? Is it both? Is there even a difference? I have followed the game online for months and there is no general consensus. I could not form my own opinion until the game was ported to OSX in late October ’14. Now I’m finally going to set my sights on Ardania. I have a score to settle. I seek revenge. I’m going to wipe out the other great expats of Ardania, and seek control. But first, I have to fight the non-stop hordes of monsters that spawn everywhere. I have a schizophrenic AI to tame, it’s time to break out my wizard hat. Let’s begin.

a link to the full review: http://explorminate4x.com/2014/12/15/warlock-2-review/
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
I am not going to go into a lot of detail with this review.

Warlock 2 improved on everything that was already ok about Warlock 1, but fixed none of its problems. I tried really hard to like this, but just couldnt get into it the way I did with the first game.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
I sank many hours into the original Warlock. When I started playing this game it had me like 'been there, done that'. This game is way to similiar to the original to warrant any price tag. This company is just trying to milk the cow, But that's a typical thing nowadays for developers to do, who's fanbase is greatly composed of inexperienced gamers. Any seasoned gaming vet will realize how originality and hard work has disappeared from franchise games during development in this day and age.
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