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 (546 reviews) - 65% of the 546 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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“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


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:
"... quirky sense of humour and a good variety of enemies, units, spells and randomised occurrences."

“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.


  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Full disclosure: I never played Warlock 1, so I'm not comparing this game to it's predecessor. Secondary, I'm a latecomer, so by now I have not observed any issues and bugs that no doubt where present at launch - at the current date of September 2015 the game works just fine, excluding the odd twist of slowing down your typing if you alt tab out of it, nothing else is affected as far as I can tell. And thirdly I picked it up on sale with a huge Paradox bundle, so my expectations where not colored by trying to figure out if I got my moneys worth.

Having sad all that I found the game highly enjoyable, what sets it aside from other 4x is the spell casting system that lets you take very active role in the world, up to and including fully transforming it, you are a great mage and you do feel like one playing it.
The unit verity is great, attention to details and races is very noticeable, the world is deep and detailed and well thought through (it is the world of Majesty 1 & 2 btw.) the sense of humor is subtle and clever and does not get in the way of immersion.
The IA is uncomplicated - it is unlikely to wipe you out but can put up a fight if you are the one going against it, yet the spells can make it a very interesting multiplayer experience.

Do keep in mind that if you played a 4x before you need to start on Challenging difficulty or higher, normal is really designed for people who don't get the principle behind the game at all - you as a player have an inherit advantage over AI so it needs a boost desperately.
And remember to concentrate on quality instead of quantity - spawning a horde of tiny low upkeep units does not work well with having to travel through portals :)

Oh yes, and DLC - the Naga expansion is done quite well - another fun and unique race and a game mode that is quite different from the rest (can be very frustrating thou if you are not playing as naga yourself, take the "clean land" spell at the start or you will suffer). The small 5$ dlc is not worth the asking price, if you are after the content, but if you want to throw some money as a donation to the devs than go for it :)
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42 of 73 people (58%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
55.8 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.

TL;DR: If you wanted a true sequel to the surprise that was Warlock 1, you’ll be very disappointed. At best, Warlock 2 is a polished Warlock 1 with a bit more content added. Granted, it was ported to MAC, but in it’s current state it is a broken mess. Warlock 2 is probably only worth buying on sale at a deep discount.

You might like this game if:

You’ve always wanted to play a fantasy 4X game that mirrors a lot of what Civilization 5 does but with an even more neurotic AI.
You like having a plethora of choices with faction units and don’t mind that they don’t look graphically up-to-date.
You like the idea of one unit per tile and possibly prefer it over the “stack of doom”.
You just want more of the same Warlock, with some minor upgrades and additions.

You might NOT like this game if:

You like having meaningful diplomacy. None to be had here.
You like your AI opponents to give you a challenge in single player.
You enjoy stable games (on a MAC).
You’re looking for a game that dares to be different. Warlock 2 plays it pretty close to Warlock 1.

a link to the full review: http://explorminate4x.com/2014/12/15/warlock-2-review/
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This game is probably good. The 15 minutes I played were good anyway. Then the game crashed and every time I tried to load it again, it crashed, no matter what my settings were. So I started a new game. and played another 15 minutes. And it crashed. Every time I loaded that save it crashed. After scrolling through the forums for 10 seconds I realized many others reported this issue a year ago and no one bothered fixing it. The devs apparently released broken crap, dumped some dlc on us, and dropped support.

To be fair, this is an issue with the Linux port (many Mac users report the same bug as well). Maybe on Windows everything is better? I never really got to see the game, so I can't tell you how the gameplay or balance is, but based on the quality of the Linux/Mac port, I would venture to guess that the devs cut more than just a few corners with the Windows version too.

The 6 hours I 'played' was just idling the game so I could at least get my cards. Shame to see a game with such a great first 15 minutes fail so hard.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I know a lot of people are disappointed that it's so similar to the first Warlock. I can't argue with that, but I do enjoy the new races a lot. I also think that the new campaign mode works really well. I enjoy working your way up to the fight the 'big bad', and splitting the map up into small shards is a refreshing change of pace.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game is highly frustrating.

This games has the worst controls and interface I have ever experienced!!! Please do not waste your time on this...

- The "select next unit" button selects the unit, but doesn't centre your screen on that unit. Once you have 15-20 units you spend literally minutes each turn just finding your own army.
- To make things worse, units with a thin red circle are stunned, yellow circle means low movement and then there is a thin white or blue circle for the unit you have selected, so there are just seas of circles and symbols, it's very hard to see!

- Units cast spells with left click, but if you want to cancel the spell you need to right click, but right clicking on virtually anything opens up a description page instead of cancelling the spell, if you are warring against an enemy its common for virtually every field nearby to be filled...

- If you have a unit anywhere near a portal to another world it will literally pop up and ask you every freakin turn to complete the quest until it's done...
- There are random events every few turns which are really fun at first, until 5 mins later when you have clicked on the 10th dialogue box "There is a lvl 1 rat threatening your kingdom, Sire should we A: kill it, B: Feed it, C: let it cause a plague, D: Use magic to teleport it away" and there is no option E: Who really cares? Even when you select an answer, yet another dialogue pops up to show the outcome and sometimes a third dialogue box pops up because it starts another quest...

These are just a few of the many things that make this game virtually unplayable, each turn starts to take 10-15 mins because everything in this game seems to require like 3-5 clicks to do one action.
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