Dragons: they have been hunted, they have been slain, but now the hour to strike back has come.
User reviews: Very Positive (727 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 29, 2012

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"2012 edition of Divine Divinity 2. Gothic like action open world RPG which rewards exploring. Many quests, open skill system. Weaker dragon arcade part."
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“Divinity II is a wonderful, welcome surprise. It's been a long time since I've played an RPG that manages to balance a lengthy, in-depth story with such a self-aware and hilarious script”
IncGamers

“The writing is consistently terrific, from the genuinely creative quests with multiple solutions to the NPCs which are all hand-crafted and infused with personality. Where other games would have copy + pasted Unclickable Villager A and B a few dozen times, Divinity 2 gives you an actual village, complete with gossipers, philanderers, military deserters, the occasional secret murderer, and even a few normal people”
9/10 – SomethingAwful

“It's amazing such a good game remained undiscovered until this "remastered" version was released. (...) The quests are surprisingly good, with charming voicework and a great sense of humour - and then there's the exploration, with hidden caverns and keys rewarding diligent players”
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About This Game

Dragons: they have been hunted, they have been slain, but now the hour to strike back has come. Break free from the confines of the human body and take to the skies in this epic RPG adventure that challenges your wits and pits you against a thousand foes. Spread your wings, burn your enemies: become the dragon!

This Developer's Cut includes the ultimate edition of Divinity II, good for 100+ hours of highly acclaimed RPG gameplay, as well as the brand new Developer Mode and many more amazing extras!

Key Features:

  • Developer Mode: Play the original version, or experience the game like the designers did and fool around with console commands to your heart's content! Ever wanted to test some new skills on a hoard of a hundred goblins? Go for it! Ever wondered what it would be like to explore the game-world in the guise of a troll? Well there you go! Discover a whole range of spectacular developer commands and feel like a wizard at play!
  • Hatching the Dragon: Watch this unique, behind-the-scenes documentary that gives you insights into the creative process of Divinity II: its ups and downs, its triumphs and defeats.
  • Treasure Vault: Rummage through a wealth of design documents, concept art and videos that give you an uncensored look at Divinity II not as a finished game, but as a work in progress. Experience firsthand just how a game is made!
  • Fight as both human and dragon: For the first time, an RPG unleashes the power of the Dragon on you! Climb high and vaporize all that stands in your way as you strategically use both your human & dragon forms to defeat the enemy and become the ultimate Dragon Knight!
  • Dynamically unfolding storyline depending on your choices and skills: Divinity II gives you a wide range of moral choices when deciding on how to act on quest objectives.
  • Use your powerful Battle Tower as base of operations: Looming like a colossal stone claw over Sentinel Island stands the Battle Tower, a vast citadel built many centuries ago by a long forgotten Dragon Mage. Become bound to the Battle Tower through a mystical relic known as the Dragon Stone.
  • Build your very own ultimate fighting creature: Conjure the spirits to bring to life a creature made from body parts you have collected during your battles. This creature's power is literally the sum of his body parts; once you are able to assemble this abomination, summon it to support you in combat!

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7600 with 256MB RAM or equivalent
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX9.0c compatible
    • Additional: When running Windows Vista or higher, double the required memory

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 with 512MB RAM or equivalent
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX9.0c compatible
    • Additional: When running Windows Vista or higher, double the required memory
Helpful customer reviews
69 of 72 people (96%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
This is an excellent game, defnitely one of the best single player action RPGs out there. There is SO MUCH content, too! It's not an open world/sandbox game, but rather sets the player on a specific path with the option of doing many side quests. It's old school in that it often requires intution, guessing and puzzle solving on the part of the player. It doesn't hold your hand like some games do, but does point you in the right direction and leave you to find the secrets for yourself.
What I like most about this game is that you have a completely open character build - you can put points in any tree at any time and create a hybrid class, though I find that picking a class and sticking with it is a highly effective playstyle.
What sets Divinity II apart from many other games of its ilk is that you gain the ability to transform into a Dragon and fly through the game world. It is great fun to fly around the valley battling airborne foes and destroying enemy structures, then turning back into a human to enjoy the fast paced action/rpg combat.
The game does have a handful of bugs and glitches that were never worked out. A handful of side quests are not possible to complete and others can accidentally be restarted, but it is not game-breaking. Given how good the rest of the game is, it is a minor issue at best.
This is defintely an underappreciated gem and I strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys RPGs like Dragon Age, Mass Effect or Neverwinter Nights.
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43 of 45 people (96%) found this review helpful
149.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Divinity II Ego Draconis and Divinity II Flames of Vengeance comprise Divinity II: Developer's Cut. The former the original and the latter the expansion. Depending on how you play the length of the entire production can easily extend past 100 hours.

To start, customization was a disappointment. Selection is limited to a male and female model with appropriate sound samples from which to pick. Want to sound like a noble or a soldier then Larian has made that happen. What Larian did not make happen was allow me to choose an avatar in my chosen image. The hair and beard and color of both can be chosen but only female or male and human at that. The game has goblins, why can't the player be a goblin?

Once my disappointment over the customization screen had dissipated it was time to immerse my self in the world of Riverlon. Much like Risen, the player starts as a complete non descript. In terms of the game's systems, the player character might as well have been just expelled from the womb. Barely any attributes or acquired skills make up your profile and depending on your skill level as a gamer and how you allocate your initial allocation of attribute and skill points, the game can be rather unforgiving. Some would think challenging forcing a strategic approach, others may be put off. I thought the former and welcomed the challenge eagerly building my character for the tasks ahead. Im that context the game starts the player much like Risen or Gothic.

As you progress in Divinity II you become more powerful and the game eventually will become easier. Late in the base game there was a distinct lack of difficulty balancing by Larian. While the game continued to be entertaining the lack of eventual difficultly was a serious issue. While the game has multiple difficulty settings encompassing casual through nightmare, this wasn't enough. An additional difficulty setting was needed or the skills needed to be toned down though the game does make you feel very powerful from a role playing perspective.

My opinion on difficulty may be more a product of playing as a pure Mage. I cannot speak for Fighter, Ranger or playing a mixed class. Also note that for a good portion of the base game the game was extremely challenging even on normal. Divinity II is not on rails and you are free to explore areas outside of your capabilities.

The player is free to allocate skills to any category. Categories are broken down by Priest, Mage, Fighter, Ranger and general category to remain unnamed. Want to be a Battle Mage, a Ranger Priest, no problem. The elasticity of the skill system allows for such combinations with the only limitation being that the skills are level locked.

Divinity II tells the story of a budding Dragon Slayer who eventually is recruited to become a Dragon Knight and defacto a Dragon. Morphing into a Dragon is cool and a significant divergence in game play. Like the Dragon Knight, Dragon abilities can be allocated and strengthened through skill points. Game-play as a Dragon will have you battling all sorts of flying beasts as well as entrenched land based weaponry. At this point in the review if you are reading through the spoiler tag I want to point out that anyone who likes their flight controls inverted is in for a big surprise and for this Larian gets an F for failure and not caring about a portion of their fan base. Larian left out inverted flight for the dragon. Thankfully we can send human beings into orbit and utilities exist to help correct this issue. Using Xpadder I was able to setup a profile to control the Dragon on an Xbox 360 game controller and invert the flight controls in the process. This meant playing the Knight with the keyboard and playing the Dragon with the game-pad. A minor inconvenience but the PC version should of been patched as the Xbox version had inverted flight.

Potions, Crafting, Botany and Gemstones all play significant roles. Potions can be purchased though there is an alchemy system based on plants. Potions are not limited to health and mana and include attribute based potions as well. Potions interestingly have many level classifications with the strength of the potion increasing with the level. Crafting is gem based and like alchemy, the ability to craft is available to every player character. When you become a Dragon Knight you get your own Battle Tower and the tower has servants. Servants of which you may weaponize and armor. Servants that will collect gems and plants for you. A welcome time saving feature implemented by Larian to keep game minutia to a minimum.

Divinity II is a 2009 production and looks like it was made in 2009 though in some places the game visually shines but over all the game still looks good. Voice acting is top notch and professional. I was disappointed to see the re-use of npc models, a pet peeve of mine, though Larian did an adequate job covering up this sin and the issue didn't appear to be as egregious as Gothic 3.

Combat was simply fun and skills utilized by the player are accessed via the standard 1 through 0 keys or can be reassigned to any key. All game functions can be re-mapped including quick save. Combat is as simple as swinging your weapon and using skills. Blocking is non-existent and points can be put into the passive skills like evade. The player can also roll out of harms way.

The Developer's Cut allows the player to start the base game and expansion as originally released or in what amounts to a debug mode. Both versions are save game compatible. In the debug version, the console is accessed via F11 and you are free to do as you wish. Want to give yourself an apple ? You can do that. Mostly I stayed out of the debug version though I will come clean so to speak and admit to pumping 5 points into encumbrance to satisfy my pack rat tendencies and because I'm no fan of dealing with limited inventories in action rpgs. It bears to mention that the starting inventory limit can be managed without putting any points into encumbrance.

Divinity II and expansion are worthy for multiple reasons. Divinity II comprises originality, professional voice acting, great game-play, questing and a great soundtrack (accessible via install). A top notch action RPG.
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Roundhoused a hen, picked locks in front of owners, stole keys, took their stuff, made sassy remarks and no one cared, helped a blacksmith steal another man's wife then he gave me discounts.
10/10- will steal again


- This game has a lot of content and I have found myself enjoying it so far. I tend to do more dodging than fighting, but I'm doing ninja flips so it's worth it. Some of the dialogue is really funny (I found it funny) and the combat is alright. You typically only have one attack button for melee and spells can be assigned to keys. There is more than one mode and it's really fun just to mess around. It runs smoothly on my laptop. Make sure to save where you want it to save. Autosave doesn't come 24/7.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Criminally underrated. Generic as RPGs get but that's not a bad thing here. I can't think of one thing this game does wrong that isn't a complaint against games of this time period in this genre in general. Give it a shot.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
80.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Basically one of the best games i've ever played. I would recommend to anyone who likes games like Skyrim to buy this.

The reason i bought skyrim is because after i finished this game...i was still hooked. Skyrim was the closest game i found that was similair to Divinity2. Great soundtrack to listen to while exploring. About 80 Hours of game play which makes games like these really worth your money. Its a nice gem of a game, and for 10$ or less its a great deal!

I hope you dont like sleep, because you may stay up all night playing this game.

Also, Don't forget to SAVE frequently. Especially when there are bosses or groups of units. I found myself Saving several times durring bosses because it required strategy to kill them and sometimes you have to pause in a middle of a fight to figure out what your next move will be.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
68.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Third person action RPGs are my favorite genre, and I can't believe I missed out on this for so long. The world, its lore and characters, are just so interesting while the combat strung it all together so nicely. As a ranger I would go around launching exploding arrows at groups of enemies while my undead summon pulled aggro. But there was also a lot of moving around and dodging enemy projectiles as well. Lengthy stuns and instantaneous flinch attacks can make fights pretty frustrating, though. And then there is the dragon combat. You fly around hitting towers and other flyers with your fire breath and fireball attacks for the most part. You can't attack or even see ground units which means when you switch back to human form you can drop into the middle of a group of enemies and not even realise it till you're dead. Theres not much else I can say about it other than it makes for a nice change of pace. Overall, there are a lot of side quests and a lot of different places to explore. There weren't many variations on the dungeons, but they never got stale. If you're a fan of the genre I don't see how you could be dissapointed with this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
This ends up being a fairly good game. It sticks to game mechanics that are simple but work, the graphics are quite ok and the story line is decent. It's not exactly Skyrim or The Witcher but if you're looking for a 3rd person fantasy game, you'll likely enjoy this. The drop system is that of Diablo which is frustrating as it's very random indeed but the skill system is good. The dragon combat is perhaps a bit too arcade-like but I had a bit of fun with it. The first area is better than the second, I felt, but it's nice to see a smaller production like this still managing to reach decent graphical heights.

Worth a play for sure but not quite the top of the charts.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I have not finished it yet, but boy am I having an amazing time with it.
Divinity: Developers Cut is a fantastic, under the radar RPG that most people have never heard of. Now, I can't say that you'll pick it up and be immediatley engrossed, it most deafinatley takes some time to get into, but if you're a hardcore RPG gamer, it is absolutely worth your time. When I say hardcore RPG gamer, I mean you've gotta know how to figure things out on your own. Occasionally there is a quest marker, but usually it's just a quest description, the rest you gotta figure out on your own. Some people could be turned off from the crazy difficulty in the beginning, but the only reason it's so hard is because the game demands that you go out and explore, do side quests, and level up, gear up, instead of jumping right into the story. When I started out I went straight for the main story and got anihallated almost instantly by some skeletons. So I went out, explored, killed goblins, did some quests, and about 2 hours in I started the main questline.
The combat is probably the low point of the game, but even then it's not bad, just kind of clunky. You have a pretty standard skill tree but the nice thing is you can branch out and choose whatever skills you want. Wanna be a two handed sword wielding brute that also likes to use healing spells? Go for it. But other than that, it's all pretty basic RPG stuff with some mildly messy hack and slash type combat.
The world is nice and open offering tons of exploration and secrets to be found, just don't expect there to be a huge variety of enemies, because there isn't. As far as I've played, there is really only one real town too. But I dunno if there is another later on.
Now, lets talk about the awesome stuff. If you can give it a chance, about 9-10 hours in the game goes from pretty average but fun, to really really cool. If you can manage to get to the point where you get to own the Battle Tower, things start to look waaaaay up. You have 4 different wings in the Battle Tower that can help you out. You have the Necromancy Chamber which allows you to create your own creature out of dismembered limbs of fallen foes. You have the Alchemy Chamber which allows you to brew potions with probably the most easy to use potion creater ever in a game. Then there is the Enchanting Chamber which allows you to enchant/disenchant armor and weapons. And then there is the Training Chamber which allows you to use gold to buy additional levels for your skills so you can level them past 5. Then aside from the chambers, there is also your team of runners. Runners will go out and find whatever crafting materials you may need. You can also equip them with gear so they don't die while out in the field.
Also awesome is the fact that at the same time you get your battle tower, you also gain the ability to turn into a dragon at will and wreak havoc. If that's not a game seller, I don't know what is.
All in all Divinity 2 is a pretty awesome game. There are some low points like little enemy variety and mildly clunky combat, and the beginning is pretty boring for like the first 2 hours. But if you stick with it (Especially if you make it to the Battle Tower) you will find that it's a pretty rewarding game with lots to keep you busy.

Verdict
8.5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
164.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I love this game! While it does not have the open world of Skyrim; there is still plenty of exploration. Plus it takes you where Dragonborn did not go - you can fly the friendly skies.

I do have one problem on my Window's 7 computer with this game; my spywear picks it up as a virus (Banco.pcx) and deleats the exc. From my Steam library I can right click on the game and go down to properties. Then I can click on local content and tell them to check the program (they then reinstall the exc while I have my spywear paused).

Even with the one problem; I would highly recomend this game to everyone. It really has me hooked!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Divinity 2 is one of my all-time favourite games. The RPG game is enjoyable to some people, but not to others due to its nature: it's more of like reading a book. The skill tree and combat in general aren't very tactical: it doesn't really matter what you choose. The reason why the game is so awesome in my opinion is the voice acting and plot. It is one of the few games that have actually managed to give characters a value! All characters are unique, the way they talk, the thoughts they think (yes, you can mindread), the things you learn about them from other characters. It's not your standard RPG with combat, leveling and gearing points. It's a well written, interactive story you follow with your also unique character whose uniqueness comes from the choices you make and the impression you leave.

The game fits in the same category with Star Wars: KoTOR series.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
104.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
i am really injoying the game, but i wish i c ould fi nd a good walkthru! if anyone has any beter hints, it sure would be great. thiw from a seventy seven year old thats not to good at this,
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Really Great RPG game, i wish the other divinity games had this kind of playstyle
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I like the Torchlight/Diablo-style games somewhat, but I love the way they did this game a lot more. I prefer these third-person, open-world RPG's.

If you like the Tomb Raider-like gamestyles then this is the game for you. While the combat isn't exactly what most gamers would like, it was more than satisfactory to me.

Personally, I hope the next Divinity game plays in this style instead of the Diablo/Torchlight style.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
If you like story-driven RPG games, I think you'll love Divinity 2. This the second game I've played from Larian (the other being Divinity: Original Sin), and I can say, I'm extremely impressed by this studio. Larian manages to incorperate almost every character and every location on the map into a quest of some sort. This game feels extremely deep and broad in its scope, and it shines with its great expansive dialog, huge item sets, and multiple playstyles. If you're new to the series, the gameplay for Divinity 2 is a positive mix of The Witcher and Diablo with an original, epic, story and top-knotch writing. It had the rare mix of being fun to play and fun to explore. I enjoyed playing it immensely.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
The game itself is very good, it strives to make the player laugh and the soundtrack is very pleasant to listen to. There are a moderate amount of sidequests and plenty of content to find that's hidden away. Although the game feels very linear, i'd say that it's worth the buy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Awesome game the dialect can be very humerous and all npc are interresting .
sometimes monster fights can be ridiculously hard and very frustrating but still if you do beat it all it is very rewarding.
The world is beautiful and feels alive with small animals running around and with monsters being around almost every corner you will never get bored.
The story itself is also very good and worthwhile to listen to.
And a big plus you get to be a dragon witch is just great even tho the fights can get a bit alike but from my standpoint it never got boring.
The game is full of little things that just make it even better like with your health and with it it will say little things to have a funny edge to it

All in all the game has flaws and they can be pretty large but if you can get trough that you have a wonderfull game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
105.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
amazing RPG, one of the best I've ever played. Great contents great story. good battle system. very under rated but very good game!!!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
An RPG classic, kind of a Quest Fest, but also a pretty fun old-school 3D RPG action.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
This game is just bloody fantastic! You can turn into a dragon, whats not fantastic about that!!
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