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.
User reviews: Very Positive (394 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 6, 2012

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy Chaos on Deponia

Packages that include this game

Buy The Daedalic Hamburger Bundle

Includes 4 items: Blackguards, Chaos on Deponia, Journey of a Roach, Munin

 

Recommended By Curators

"Second in the Deponia series. Not much to say - play Deponia first, because the storyline is a direct continuation and is kinda involved!"
Read the full review here.

Recent updates View all (2)

November 14

Chaos on Deponia Patch 3.2 scheduled for Monday 17.11.2014

Hi everyone,

we’re happy to announce that we are releasing the patch 3.2 for Chaos on Deponia on Monday 17th, 2014.

This update brings Chaos on Deponia to the engine and patch level of Deponia - The Complete Journey, containing performance improvements and several hundred bugfixes throughout the game. But that also means that you will need to re-download the whole game. Savegames will stay compatible.

Please note that there might be some bugs included in your savegames which can’t be solved by the patch. In that case, please contact our support team via support@daedalic.de. They have already prepared all potentially necessary savegames for you!

Changelog Chaos on Deponia 3.2

Fixed Cheater and Pin-Up Goal achievement problems
Fixed foreign language loops in background music when using old savegames
Added Turkish language
Added Linux platform

14 comments Read more

Reviews

"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

More games from the Deponia series!



Deponia: Available Content Packages Overview

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • 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:Linux x86_64
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Chaos on Deponia continues the adventures of Rufus and Goal. The sequel has a lot of nicely done puzzles, an amazing soundtrack, and great character development. The humour is even better than in the first game, and it's basically impossible to laught at least once every 5 minutes.
Gameplay: It's a Point and Click adventure game, you walk around the Floating Black Market, and need to do various asks by the big number of your friends (Or foes). They can sound simply, but you might have to do a lot of walking to do it. You collect items as you play, and you either have to give them to someone, combine it with another item, or put it somewhere. And as you play on, you have to solve puzzles which require a lot of thinking, but are really well made, and fun to solve. If you're very bad at puzzles, then don't worry. The game allows you to skip puzzles if you want. The gameplay gets a 10/10.
Soundtrack: The soundtrack is really amazing, it fits with the locations you are currently in, and the instruments sound like the surroundings (Ex. You're near a lot of junk, and the music is done from pots being hit, etc.) And they executed it incredibly well. Another 10/10.
Characters: You play as Rufus, which needs to save Deponia from being up by Cletus, and also find Goal and fix her Brain Implant which got split into three parts: Spunky Goal. Lady Goal, and Baby Goal. While you play, you need to make her every personality agree to go to the Doc, which can combine all of the personalities into one. You get a remote which switches between the three personalities, and you need to use it to your advantage. Rufus has apparently "Changed" But he's still the same, old, genius. He's extremely funny, he still makes a lot of mistakes, and still thinks Bozo is a pirate.
10/10.

The game is really incredible, and I extremely loved every single bit of it. If you loved the first game, definitely get this. You won't regret it.
Final Game Rating: 11/10. I look forward to buying the third game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Rufus finally gets the girl and i don't know if to laugh or cry. He can be a real jerk sometimes. Toni is hot. Spunky Goal is hot. Donna is adorable. Bozo's bambina is a charming lady. I love that game better than the first one.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Second part of an awesome gmae series Deponia. Funny dialogues, great plot and graphics are only a few of pros of this game.
The only cons are achievements (they are really bugged) so if anybody wants to get help just use achievement guide made by MASTAN (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=121160313) and see comments. To get Pin-up Goal you can use my save (everything is in a comment to MASTAN's guide).
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Buyer beware!

Chaos on Deponia is a great game in a great series but it has been broken by its developers.

I got halfway through it and then they released a patch which rendered all previous save games unplayable (random speech in a foreign language would play in a constant loop wherever you go). This was in 2013. Despite numerous, highly-populated threads on the Steam forums, Daedalic never fixed the bug.

So eventually I started the game again, played all the way from the beginning back to where I left off, and started making progress again. Then, I don't know, but they must have released another patch. As of now, the game will boot up but it will crash whenever you try to start or continue from the main menu. Not even completely uninstalling and downloading again has fixed this problem.

The only conclusion which can come from all of this is that Daedalic are fantastic game makers who are absolute imbeciles when it comes to the technical details of releasing and supporting their product. I've played Deponia 1 and half of 2, and I bought Deponia 3 in anticipation of completing the story. If you can get them to actually run then you will have a blast - all those other positive reviews are right on the money. Just pray that they never patch it because odds are good that it will ruin everything.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I really wanted to like this game. I really, really tried. I loved the platypus puzzle. I loved a lot of parts of it. But the main character has stopped being someone the creators mocked and more a vocal piece for their own views and beliefs and wishes.
The latter half of the game got really difficult for me to play with as a result and I needed to stop and put it down.
It makes me sad because I adored Daedelic's Edna and Harvey title.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Its a nice PnC game and i almost got all the achievement
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
It's a cute and quirky game filled with laughable moments. The puzzles are sometimes tricky but then again who doesn't like a challenge.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Even better than the first. Highly recomend, especialy for those who like witty point and click adventure games.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Chaos on Deponia starts right after the end of first part of Deponian trilogy following Rufus' new attempts to get to Elysium. It lets you explore a new part of Deponia (though it is rather small) and introduces a bunch of new colorful characters (O, Donna, your dim-witted giggles melt my heart!).
Like previous game, Chaos on Deponia looks absolutely fantastic and is really funny. But also like previous game it contains a lot of bugs, most of which are the same as in the original Deponia. They are not game breaking (though some Steam achievements do not work), but it really saddens me to see that Daedalic still doesn't care to fix them.
Overall it is fun game but besides game bugs it contains some other drawbacks. It is really short and ends abruptly only to tell you to wait for the third part to see the end of the story. Some people will find various jokes offensive because of animal cruelty and the main protagonist is still a ♥♥♥♥♥♥bag which makes it really hard to sympathize and root for him.
But in the end, Chaos on Deponia is really funny quest with great characters, amazing graphics and interesting story.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Buena continuacion del 1er Deponia, no destaca mucho, pero vale la pena, es un poco mas extenso, suma personajes interesantes, mantiene los puzzles ingeniosos, el carisma de rufus, una historia que entretiene y que todavia no termina! buena traduccion al español. en fin, recomendado!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Some of the puzzles were infuriating. But a funny puzzle game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
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!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
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.)
Was this review helpful? Yes No
11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
"His name is rufus and that's the trufus" (c) - Rufus

The great sequel to the first part of the game. If you already played Deponia and thinking about buying of this game - what the hell are you waiting for? :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Excellent and pretty easy Point&Click-Adventure. If you like good story telling and humour based on a slapstick AND sophisticated level, then play this trilogy. You'll not regret it. (Even if I only played Deponia and Chaos on Deponia so far).
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Chaos on Deponia is the 2nd game of the Deponia Trilogy.

Pros: Same humor, great animation, beautiful background art, entertaining details hidden in many scenes, good voice acting, good soundtrack. You can skip the puzzles. You can double-click to fast travel through scenes.

Cons: Puzzles are still completely wacky. It sounds as if they changed voice actors for Rufus (english version). That really bugged me for the first couple of hours.

Summary: You should definitely play this game if you played the first one.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Pros:

- Storytelling and humourous writing is still on par first the first game.
- The artwork, this time featuring entirely different locales (plus being able to travel), is great.
- There's a nice little catching-up scene that's introduces that quackiness of the game and the mentality of the protagonist.
- There's a scene where you can actually die! That was funny.

Cons:

- Rufus' personality became somewhat annoying this time around. I was hoping for some sort of character growth after the ending of the first game. Just really hard to imagine why Goal would take a liking to him.
- Overall, the puzzles are a bit more convoluted this time around - poorly-explained minigames, and some non-sensical puzzles. And a cringing one involving dolphins.
- Inventory was bugged (you have to scroll up to to bring down the inventory).
- A buggy achievement.
- Weird animation slowdown in Outside Doc's Workshop. Had to open the main menu then close or alt+tab to get rid of the slugginess.
- A lot more noticeable subtitling mismatch and delayed sound effects.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
"Reckoning up the sum, the best was yet to come, for the end of part one seemed a little too coarse. To amend we'll send Rufus to attend a second chance for a decent happy-ending: a grand fling with dancing and booze and so forth..."

To put it simply, if you liked Deponia, you'll certainly like Chaos on Deponia. Part of that's because it has just as much quality in its art, characters, story, music, puzzles, etc. The other part is because it more or less follows the same motions. Rufus solves an enclosed introductory puzzle, then builds a contraption involving rockets to launch himself into the sky, winds up crashing into a vehicle which contains Goal, both plummet to Deponia, you solve a handful of major problems by solving a ton of smaller ones in a large town area, then a smaller transitional act, and finally the twisty confrontation.

And yet, despite featuring the same framework, the body is all-new. New faces, new locations, new puzzles. There's much to do and explore. So much of the world of Deponia to learn about, and a diverse and creative cast of characters to meet, all weird in their own ways.

And oh my god, the voices are so much better. I mean, the majority of Deponia's voices weren't a problem, but the Organon's certainly were. Luckily, though the voices still have the same electronic filter, the volume has been turned down from "standing beside a malfunctioning stage woofer" to "playing on a rusty seesaw". I never liked Goal or Toni's voices much in Deponia, either, but unless I'm less of a cranky old voice snob than I used to be (unlikely - I'll be a voice snob 'til the very end!), the actresses have gotten a better hang of their characters, this time around. Goal, in particular, I thought sounded very nice. And she'd have to, considering the actress now had to keep up with three or four variations of the character (each of which sounds distinct, but intentionally similar enough to be the same character). Rufus does sometimes have lines that are delivered in ways that don't seem to match the situation at hand, and I definitely caught a flubbed line here or there (which the subtitles at least got right), but even still, his V.A. does a fine job with the other 98% of his lines.

Weird translation problems do crop up from time to time, and they can have varying impacts. Chaos on Deponia was made by a German team, and it seems a little obvious here and there. For the mostpart it doesn't matter at all. On the whole, the English version of Chaos on Deponia shows an expansive understanding of the language. But there are some lines that just didn't make it through unscathed (at one point, a character asks, "What? I'm pardoned?" when he's supposed to say, "What? He's pardoned?"), and some jokes seem weird in ways that suggest that they worked a lot better in their original language.

On that note, I also want to mention that Poki's folky narrative songs are more... chaotic, this time around. Maybe that was a thematic choice, based on the title. But I'll be honest, those songs were one of my absolute favorite parts of Deponia. With maybe the exception of the third song, in this game they're much harder to follow. If it weren't for the subtitles, I wouldn't have a clue what he's saying half the time, with odd rhymes, lines with way too many words, and lines that end in the middles of words. I suppose this adds to the zaniness in a way, but I still preferred the old ones better.

The puzzles are more imaginative than I had expected, even having played the first game. Where Deponia featured a borderline obsessive number of puzzles centered around washing things, the devs have put forth a much stronger effort to keep you one your toes, this time. There are some dips into moon logic territory, but even those are more to do with the problem presented (such as as a head-sized human nose sticking out of a wall as a security device), or with how extravagant the means to solving them are (the lengths Rufus goes to in order to recognize a cat door are astounding, and perhaps a little unfortunate depending on your affinity for cartoon wildlife), and maybe one or two where I wasn't sure what I was accomplishing until I had already accomplished it (ding-dong ditch comes to mind), rather than just a straight-up complete and utter lack of logic. Several puzzles are downright ingenious, though. One puzzle involving a secret knock is about as weirdly outside-the-box as it gets, and I love it in all of its fourth wall-breaking splendor.

Daedalus has struck a good balance in the difficulty. It's not as though I never got stuck. I did. In fact, I got stuck on the follow-up to that knocking puzzle simply due to a confusing sound effect. You have multiple secrets knocks which, though they should all sound different, all use the same sound effect, which made it tough to figure out how I was meant to go about solving the problem. But the vast majority of them were a joy to solve, with the game giving you just the right amount of clues necessary to understand what you're doing, without being so simplistic as to make you feel like a toddler. And there are a number of segments which take chances and break out of the typical talk to people/use items mold. You'll play an interesting take on a fighting game, compete in the weirdest form of rock-paper-scissors that I have ever seen, and take advantage of a complicated loophole in fast food pricing, among other highlights.

The puzzles are good, I like the puzzles. They're not 100% perfect but they're like 80-90% perfect. Boom, could have saved you two paragraphs of your time if I'd just written that first.

I said it about Deponia, and I'll say it again about Chaos on Deponia: the game feels like a true evolution of the old SCUMM-based Lucasarts games. Not a copy, nor even an homage. But something which could have naturally formed from Lucasarts themselves in an alternate timeline. I mean this as a great compliment. If you can stand some translational oddities, you'll find that Chaos on Deponia is a beautiful - albeit junk-strewn - world filled with strange people and creative solutions for even more creative problems. I can easily recommend picking it up. Though I of course recommend picking up Deponia, first, if you haven't. Or the recently released Complete Journey which collects the whole trilogy. If you're a fan of silly, imaginative adventures like Day of the Tentacle or cartoony ones like Curse of Monkey Island, you're in for a treat with these.

"HUZZAH, PUT BALLS TO THE WALL!"
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Great game. I liked the story and the humor - just keep in mind that Rufus is a full-on moronic and selfish jerk (unlike Guybrush Threepwood who is simply a lovable fool) and is not meant to represent any sort of a roll model. Not as bad as Simon was in Simon the Sorceror 2 though :)

Anyway it was funny, with good voice acting and great art. Some of the jokes lost a lot in translation (I assume they were puns in German, but translated word for word, which is just...), and it seems like a scene or two were skipped in the story so a couple minor details didn't quite make sense - but overall still very good.

And the puzzles were far less obtuse than in the first game - I only had to use a walkthrough 2 or 3 times in Chaos on Deponia, compared to probably close to a dozen times in Deponia. That one puzzle with the 4th wall breaking solution though ... not cool.

Anyway, I'd recommend this one to anyone who played the first game and liked it :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Wow what an amazing game, this was my first adventure game and it was awesome! I love the characters (Cletus is my favorite lol) and the whole trilogy is a must buy!

A lot of people hate Rufus because he can be extremely obnoxious and egotistical and a bad planner and a terrible friend and his ideas always back fire....ok maybe he's not the best protagonist :p ...but he always comes trough at the end and the story is really fun and hilarious, it wouldn't work without him! People who hate him need to loosen up and have a sense of humor. I loved the ending but I won't say anymore, not to spoil it.

BUY IT NOW!!
Was this review helpful? Yes No