With this long-expected sequel to the critically highly acclaimed and lavishly praised Deponia, the player enters round two. Chaos on Deponia turns out to be even wackier than its predecessor and instantly puts the player under its spell.
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Release Date: Nov 6, 2012

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Buy The Daedalic Comedy Selection

Includes 4 items: Chaos on Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Randal's Monday

Buy The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle

Includes 11 items: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Goodbye Deponia, The Whispered World Special Edition, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, A New Beginning - Final Cut, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, 1954 Alcatraz

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Includes 5 items: Chaos on Deponia, A New Beginning - Final Cut, The Dark Eye, Anna's Quest, Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today

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"Whoever loves adventures is bound to love Chaos on Deponia."
90% – Gamereactor

"Chaos on Deponia is the new benchmark challenging every adventure game which will be released in the future."
94% – http://www.gamers.de/artikel/1945/1/chaos-auf-deponia/ein-neuer-meilenstein-des-genres.html

"Compared to the equally brilliant predecessor, Chaos on Deponia is more complex, longer, more exciting, twisting and turning and a good chunk more hilarious - who would have expected that?!"
90% – GameStar

About This Game

With this long-expected sequel to the critically highly acclaimed and lavishly praised Deponia, the player enters round two. Chaos on Deponia turns out to be even wackier than its predecessor and instantly puts the player under its spell.

After the events on Deponia, it seems that Rufus came to his senses. He's grown prudent, amicable, kind and caring, without any intention to cause major mayhem just to further his own selfish ends. It seems he is far from chaining himself to flaming saw blades, training torpedo-dolphins or foraging through platypus nests. Or is he?


Ultimately it's a flaming saw blade grounding Goal on Deponia again. By accident, her consciousness gets split into three parts and stored to three different discs.
Now it's on Rufus once again to convince all three parts of Goal, utilizing his remarkable charming wits, to become one again, venture to Eylsium with her and save Deponia from certain doom while he's at it.


The second adventure on Deponia tells a unique, self-contained story playable without further knowledge of the first installment. Fans of the first game discover new aspects of familiar characters' backgrounds and see open questions answered.

Key Features

  • Unique world honoring the tradition of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Matt Groening.
  • Hand-drawn art design in full HD glory and high-quality cartoon animation drawn in comic style.
  • Bizarre characters and wacky humor meet challenging puzzles.
  • Elaborate soundtrack with many atmospheric tracks.
  • From the creators of the award-winning adventures 'Edna & Harvey: The Breakout' , 'Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes' and 'The Whispered World'.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Lion (10.7)
    • Processor:2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit only)
    • Processor:2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HDD space
    • Sound:OpenAL compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 14.04 (64 Bit only)
    • Processor:2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HDD space
    • Sound:OpenAL compatible
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Liftzero_
5.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
Fantastic and fun second adition to the series.
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lucky.stella
15.2 hrs
Posted: August 18
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I was rather annoyed with non-logical solutions for some mini-puzzles, the "marketplace music" puzzle with absurd resolution (was stuck there for 3-4(!) hours until I have used the walktrough) and the "fight", where one needs to be quick and precise with controls (clicking).
Additionally, the ending is weak as it was based on few conversations and phrase choices, opposed to locating and combining items with elements of conversation.

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The start and the middle of the game are your "classical" Deponia with their colourful surroundings and characters, plenty of action and humour.

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Unfortunately, I am more inclined to say that I would not recommend this game.
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Lothbrokings
7.9 hrs
Posted: August 17
Very hard, impossible logic of the solutions, absolutely annoying characters (I do not get how anyone could even bear Rufus) and plot too. Humour of this game is not my cup of tea.
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TheStardomGamer
10.2 hrs
Posted: August 14
I enjoyed playing this game but I felt as though it was quite long and dragged out and most of the solutions to areas were completely ridiculous and hard to figure out without the help of a guide. I understand that the whole theme of the game is a ridiculous adventure but after a while it gets quite annoying.
I did still enjoy the game although becuase the game was in some parts quite funny and enjoyable and the ending made it all pay of.
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gsmcclellan
19.9 hrs
Posted: August 11
Great game. Great series
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boldaslove9709
86.9 hrs
Posted: August 7
If your enjoyed the first game in the series, you will love round two, likely even more. Much of the cast returns for Chaos on Deponia and many more quirky, interesting characters you will grow to love are introduced. I feel like this game progressed a lot more smoothly than the first, but then again, maybe that is just me getting more used to how the creators think. :) This game is just pure fun and kept me laughing the whole time. This is a must experience... even if Point and Click isn't something you are interested in, because the story and humor are a can't miss and to me, it feels like a nice vacation from the other games I've been playing. :)
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5.9 hrs
Posted: August 5
Same characters from part 1...
Same humour (yep - different words BUT it is still "Rufus humour")...

And most important = it's just too hard... story usualy have not any logic. So if you cant read the mind of developers - you cant "solve" it. + stupid mathematical riddles. Yep - you can "skip" mathematical puzzles... you can use guides-walkthroug... but in point-and-click games - it will kill all fun.

If you want good P.A.C. game - better take "Night of the rabbit" or "The book of unwritten tales" 1-2 part.
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ljdm1990
17.1 hrs
Posted: July 29
It's in the start a little bit more childish than the first game, it isn't believable at all the part about collecting platypuses, but after all that it became more fun to play, the plot thickens and everything goes allright fun a lot of fun adventures from there onwards. You can play only the first two games of the Deponia series and everything fits nicely, but don't bother with the third game, it dropped the ball pretty badly In various ways (the third is not this one, this one is one I can recommend)
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Clockwork Pericat
3.2 hrs
Posted: July 26
I was able to choosed a lolipop over my girlfrind




10/10
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Quellv
4.7 hrs
Posted: July 25
This is a review for the Deponia series (Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, and Goodbye Deponia).

tl;dr
A very lovable game, a lot of good humor, good characters. I fell in love with the world very quickly. Game is tricky at times but that can be expected from a point and click adventure.

Scoring
Story: ★★★★☆
Characters: ★★★★☆
Gameplay: ★★★★☆
World: ★★★★★
Overall: ★★★★☆
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
86.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
If your enjoyed the first game in the series, you will love round two, likely even more. Much of the cast returns for Chaos on Deponia and many more quirky, interesting characters you will grow to love are introduced. I feel like this game progressed a lot more smoothly than the first, but then again, maybe that is just me getting more used to how the creators think. :) This game is just pure fun and kept me laughing the whole time. This is a must experience... even if Point and Click isn't something you are interested in, because the story and humor are a can't miss and to me, it feels like a nice vacation from the other games I've been playing. :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Very hard, impossible logic of the solutions, absolutely annoying characters (I do not get how anyone could even bear Rufus) and plot too. Humour of this game is not my cup of tea.
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49 of 55 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
So far the Deponia franchise is definitely keeping up appearances.

I played and reviewed the first game in the series and honestly do not remember having one bad thing to say about it. I’m glad to be able to say that the same goes for its sequel.
In the first review I said that with some point and click games it can be hard to follow the creators logic when it comes to item combination and puzzles, which more often than not, results in rummaging through a walkthrough at least once or twice and asking you’re self “how was I even supposed to get that?” but with these games it isn’t like that. It is consistently logically throughout the whole game and that definitely applies to Chaos on Deponia as well. Although I found this second game a little more challenging when it came to figuring out what to use with what, (it was either a harder game or my brain was just refusing to work, which wouldn’t be surprising) I also found it quite a bit more humorous.

The sense of humour in these games is a particular part about them that I enjoy the most. The main character is as egotistical yet loveable as ever and there’s some funny references in there that make you chuckle as you play through.

Art wise, it is a beautiful as ever. Maybe even more so than last time, you can tell there was a bit of a leap in budget for the game when you switch from the first to the second. Same goes for audio, there is a huge difference when it comes to audio, it sounds a lot clearer and sharper than before, which is a nice addition to the game as a whole.
They focus a little more on water rather than land in this one, and I really liked that. There were points during the game where I couldn’t help but just think to myself, “Wow, the graphics for the water look really good.”

Of course, I have to quickly mention the chorus singers. What would the Deponia experience be without them? I love them, they are amazing. I look forward to every song between chapters.

And lastly, the achievements which I seem to like enough to have played through this game 2 and a half times. (The half because I forgot one measly achievement on my second “achievement gathering” play through.) The achievements definitely aren’t as obvious as they were in the first one, at least that’s how it seemed to me. With the first game I managed to get most of the achievements on the first play through just from general curiosity. This one I managed to miss quite a lot, which even then, although I missed a lot more, it definitely wasn’t as hard as getting all the achievements for the first one. Anyone that has played the first one would know that there was one pesky achievement to try and get, the “Droggeljug” mode achievement. When I started Chaos on Deponia I crossed my fingers and hoped so hard that there wasn’t a similar achievement in this game, and I was in luck!

All in all it is a really fun point and click game with a lot to offer. Any fan of the genre would enjoy this franchise. I have heard that a few people didn’t enjoy it because of the main characters stuck up and self-centred ways, and believe me, when I started the franchise I felt the same. But if you can get over that first hurdle in the first game, I promise you he really starts to grow on you as he progresses and grows as a character.
I have yet to play the next one, and I have no doubt that it will tie up the franchise nicely.


TL;DR : Logical item combinations, great humour, wonderful art, engaging story, an improvement audio/graphics wise from the first one, a great way to continue the series and just generally a great game for your point and click collection. Buy the series!


For anyone interested, My Review for Deponia:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/Stefneh/recommended/214340/

For anyone interested, My Review for Goodbye Deponia:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/Stefneh/recommended/241910
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
First, do noy play it before playing Deponia. This is the second game in a trilogy. This game is better in every aspect than the original Deponia. Better story, funnier, faster progression. If you liked the first one, this is a must buy. BTW, after you finish this one, get the third, the best in the series.
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2015
Chaos on Deponia starts with a repeat of the first game’s tutorial. Deponia’s anti-hero, Rufus, immediately complains and points this out, making me feel that Rufus and I are on the same page. It’s a nice beginning but what follows is even better.

The true opening of CoD is one of the most knee-slappingly funny and creative intros I’ve seen in an adventure game. It brilliantly plays upon the tropes of the genre and established fiction of Deponia. Rufus is brought into the home of an elderly couple, who bicker and talk about Rufus’ as the player kills their pet, breaks their plumbing, and burns their house down. If only all of CoD’s puzzles were so humorous and self-contained.

I would actively steer clear of giving spoilers, but CoD would have to have some significant plot reveals and progression first. For a sequel to a game that ended on a cliffhanger, CoD’s plot goes absolutely nowhere. Correction: It goes backward. The plot of CoD mirrors that of the debut: Rufus has once again damaged Goal’s memory implants and must traverse a large city hub to solve puzzles and piece her back together. There is a twist, however. Goal has been split into three personalities: spunky, lady, and child. All of the puzzles in the city progress Rufus in convincing each side of Goal to merge together again. It’s a good concept but I often grew tired of navigating the same dialogue options with all three versions of Goal.

If the opening city hub of Deponia made you fall to your knees, you’re going to faint when you enter CoD’s main city that is double, if not triple, in size. CoD is not for the novice adventurer, since there are always so many locations, people, and items to factor into a puzzle. This is not the game’s problem. Its problem is that it frequently does a poor job in directing the player and subtly dropping hints. Perhaps something is lost in translation from the game’s original German, but I often felt lost and frustrated. Grim Fandango has a similar structure but I always thought it was my fault upon discovering a solution. I either wasn’t paying attention or listening to dialogue close enough. This is rarely the case in CoD and considering the game’s large world, that’s unfortunate.

The structure of CoD can be frustrating, but the puzzles themselves are often fun and just challenging enough. As with other Daedalic titles, you can always skip a puzzle. But why would you want to skip battling as a platypus? Not all of the game’s puzzles and minigames are great, but they are interesting and nicely tie into the story. You’ll occasionally come across one that will drive you nuts. I feel almost obligated to give the solution to what is one of the most obtuse puzzle solutions ever put in a game. It gives Psycho Mantis a run for his money, that’s for sure. I’ll just say this: Don’t count out the options screen in your puzzle-solving. I nearly went nuts, so you don’t have to.

Where CoD fails as a sequel, it succeeds with flying colors as a stand-alone, comedic adventure. Curb your expectations and you’ll discover a great cast of characters that are much better written and voiced than anything else Daedalic has put out. From Rufus’ hard-to-please father to the deluded renegade leader, CoD strives on the strengths of its outlandish characters and gorgeous world. As unlikely as it sounds, CoD manages to look even better than the first title. Secret of Monkey Island-style close-up dialogue scenes add some much needed variety and personality to presentation, and the large city hub is fantastic, full of color and detail. The backdrops still lack animation, though.

As disappointed as I am that CoD isn’t more progressive in its design or storytelling, it managed to win me over with its characters, dialog, and slapstick comedy. There are few revelations and twists in CoD, to the extent that I’d recommended it to those that haven’t played the first. Although I loved the comedy and characters of this entry, I miss the scale and sense of adventure that the original game contained.

In contrast to the first game, Chaos on Deponia leaves me a little less excited for the next entry, but it also leaves me a little more satisfied with the adventure I just had. If you are up for a serious challenge and some hearty laughs, you won’t be disappointed.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Let me start off by saying that I am new to point-and-click games. I bought the Deponia trilogy when it went on sale for $14 on greenmangaming. Worth? I think so. I really liked the story because it has it's funny moments. But I suppose because I am new to this genre, I would often find myself stuck and wondering what do next. If it wasn't for online walkthroughs I would never have completed this game. But after completing it with much help, I'm glad I picked it up. It was fun, memorable, and something that I am not used to playing. I suppose trying something new was what made this game refreshing for me. I would recommend it for that reason alone. Buy if on sale.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
10/10
If you played the first one, http://store.steampowered.com/app/214340/ I only need say "Huzzah huzzah one more time" The sequel to carries on in the same vein.
If you're new to the series. This is the middle part of a trilogy, you should start at the start or you'll totally make a mess of things like time and space, you might even destroy a world! (actually, Rufus being Rufus, you're likely to do all of those things anyway.)
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2015
HUZZAH ALL OVER AGAIN!

Short Verdict: Slightly better than the previous game. Must-have for point-and-click fans. Nice humor, interesting story, great puzzles, unique characters, hours of fun!

Overview: Chaos on Deponia is the second game in the adventure, point-and-click trilogy made by Daedelic. You control Rufus, a self-centered jerk who, more than anything, hates Deponia - some kind of a junkyard planet - and wishes to go to Elysium. Well, if you played the previous game,you know now he wants to save Deponia, too. The result is a game full of comedy, awkward moments packed with fun, and even romance.

Pros:
  • The interface is really great and easy to navigate
  • The story is interesting, packed with good quality humor, and you'll probably have lots of fun in the way
  • Good length for an adventure game
  • The puzzles are really nice and sober--the game provides you not-too-obvious hints when you interact with the world and they've really hit the perfect mark in this aspect. Also, if you need additional in-game help, you can press space to see the hotspots, which is always good as an option. You probably won't need a guide, if you can deal with just the right amount of frustration that pushes you forward.
  • Characters are really cool and fun. The main character is embarrassingly annoying, but that allows for some "role play", you can say, when you try to think like he would as you try to solve the puzzles.
  • Great voice acting
  • The 2D graphics are really amazing
  • The BGM is really awesome--specially the Huzzah songs
  • The cliffhanger for the next game is just perfect--it closes a chapter really well, but you'll want to know what happens next

Cons:
  • The game crashed a few times for me (probably 2 or 3), mostly after videos. But according to my experience, it never happens if you skip the Daedelic intro.
  • I can't say it's a huge con, but the pacing of the game is a bit weird for me. At the beginning, you're thrown in a huge area to explore and you have to deal with a lot of tasks. After that, the game becomes a lot more linear. Seems like they rushed to finish the game a little bit.

Bought on: Steam Store for R$ 4,99 (US$ 3.99 on the US store at the same time). If you don't have any of the games in the trilogy and think this game is for you, it might be a better idea to buy The Complete Journey (the full trilogy) instead.

Verdict: If you're a fan of adventures and point-and-clicks, you most definitely have to check the Deponia series! It's precious. I'm not easy to please when it comes to humor and comedy, but Deponia just manages to do it better than all other games I've played (well, maybe except for Sam & Max, imnsho). Also, like I've said, the puzzles are really smart, the story is interesting, characters are unique, and basically everything you need in an adventure game is there. Don't miss it! But make sure you start with Deponia--don't skip to Chaos on Deponia, it won't make much sense.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
I love P&C games. and the Deponia games are at the top of my list.
Solid story, and hilarious.
Its has everything Im looking for in a game like this.

9/10 for this game.
A must have for anyone that likes P&C...
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Daedalic you've done it again. Chaos on Deponia is another sucessful installment of the Deponia series. What makes this game so good is the fact that they stay true to the style of the game, but are able to add enough layers to make it a great game on its own. It was another opening scene that grabbed my attention (getting the hammer). I was back on another crazy adventure with Ruuuuufus. The witty humor, amazing storyline, new great tunes, and the ever so amazing puzzles make for hours of enjoyment. To expound a bit more, the humor brought in funny stuff from the first game, but always had a fresh twist to it. The story was the same way. If you have watched the trailers you know that Rufus is trying to get off Deponia, but the way the story was written, you hardly remember that is the goal. I never felt like the game was trying to outdo the first one. So although this game is full of Chaos, it was actually planned out very well!

"Huzzah, one more game to buy!"

Check out my other point and click adventure reviews on my page!
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