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 (424 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 6, 2012

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"Chaos on Deponia is a solid adventure that fans of LucasArts-style comedies will likely enjoy."
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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

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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

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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
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50 of 51 people (98%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
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Graphics:
+ very pretty and harmonious backgrounds
+ liquid and good hand-drawn animations
+ beautiful and many cutscenes

Atmosphere:
+ absolutely harmonious cartoon and scrap world
+ threat of organon more tangible
+ time for a revolution!

Story:
+ several storylines
+ unexpected and interesting twists
+ thrilling, tragic, profound and hilarious to equal
+ more rounded end than in the previous

Characters:
+ great anti-hero with youthful overestimation
+ credible and witty-charming minor characters
+ almost every character with depth and background
+ magnificent gondolier

Dialogs:
+ interspersed with helpful tips
+ intelligent dialogues with countless words and linguistic games
+ very funny

Puzzles:
+ logical resolutions
+ pleasantly challenging
+ are well integrated into the story and background
+ goal datasettes
- sometimes a few hints
- not every minigame succeeded

Game Size:
+ good playtime
+ more locations that are better connected to each other
+ extras
- but be meager
- no replay value

Compared to the already magnificent anyway predecessor is chaos on Deponia complex, longer, more exciting application richer and even a tad funny. Chaos on Deponia is not a brain-eating monster mystery, it does not provide a brutal sledgehammer humor and no genre revolutionary innovations. In addition to the timeless slapstick and convince kind design especially the fine and cryptic notes in the dialogues and stories that bring adult players to throw herself away laughing. Chaos on Deponia is a solid adventure that fans of LucasArts-style comedies will likely enjoy.

Score: 86 / 100
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7 of 7 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!
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7 of 8 people (88%) 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.)
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5 of 5 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.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
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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3 of 3 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.
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3 of 3 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.
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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!"
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5 of 7 people (71%) 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.
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2 of 2 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).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This game is even better as the first one! The story is continued in the same funny and nice way as it was in the first game of this trioligy. There are some very funny scenes in this game where I laughed very hard. So,iIf you loved the first game, you have to play this one, too :-)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Well, the first Deponia is better, better working and puzzles that actually require you to think, not just pull levers until you hear a click.

This game is fun, the tale develops well, its a little short...First Deponia was a 8.5 from 10

This one is a 7 of 10.

GOAL + RUFUS tale is cute. I kinda enjoy the path everything is going....but i sense that developers are creating a net of "problems" that will be hard to solve and logically explain in the last game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
This is the second game in the Deponia series. Personally I enjoyed this one a lot, perhaps more than the first game. The main character is pretty selfish and doesn't care too much about what his actions do to others.. (there was a particularly cruel/funny bit involving baby dolphins.) Still, I think he grew up a little compared to the first game. For one, he actually does seem to care whether or not his planet is destroyed.. so that is a step in the right direction.
The puzzles come with a skip button if they are too hard.. there is some real nonsense solutions in this game.. including one that requires to you actually change your in-game sound options to solve. (I had to look up a walkthrough for that part..)

Overall I recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the first game and wants to continue the story.. or if you like silly adventures in strange lands.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I'll try to review this game in list format.
Good things:
-voice acting
-crazy and fun (crazy fun?) characters
-creative and unusual item combos
-lots of hidden jokes
Bad things
-Rufus
-the dolphin puzzle at the end is very frustrating
-it's too short -(but then sadly many adventure games are) - took me approx. 9h
- there are some graphics problems
- the plot is funny, but its humor makes it convoluded
- like the plot, the ending doesn't carry any weight, it's very forgettable
- there are problems with some of the achievements

All in all, I'd say that Chaos on Deponia is a solid game.
It's not ideal, but it is fun to play and well worth getting.
Btw if you ask around on the forum, you should be able to get a discount coupon easily.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
The second of the series. Honestly these additions (chapters?) should have just been a massive expansion, very little of the gameplay was changed as far as I can tell. Not a bad thing, just an observation since the story does continue directly where it left off.

I actually disliked this one the most out of the series mainly because it revolved around a single location with sectors. This meant a LOT of retracing steps and moving back and forth. It became tiring and made some of the puzzles mundane or nonsensical because you're basically re-using the same stuff over and over again.

The story was still solid here though, and the voice acting had improved significantly. Characters had deeper and more bizarre personalities. Overall if you liked the first one then play this one so you'll understand the third.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Love it just as much as the first one! Awesome story and with alot of humor. I cannot wait to get part 3.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
I recommend all three Deponia games to any fan of the genre or anyone thinking of trying the genre. The puzzles, I think, are engaging, even if on the easy side (neither a good nor bad thing).

The environment, characters, story, voice acting, and soundtrack are all entertaining and memorable. The acting, artwork, and music are all AAA/world-class. As with any play-once/interactive fiction game, I recommend it at deep (75%+) discount.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Some of the puzzles were infuriating. But a funny puzzle game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Leasure suite larry eat your heart out.
An amazing 3 Part story, Funny, Sad and romantic all in one. Great challengers and much laughter.

THANK YOU TO THE CREATORS.

worth every cent and every min playing.... try it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
These are absolutely brilliant games that remind me so much of the awesome point and click games I played growing up. They make me literally laugh out loud, but also have some great puzzles. The extra achievements are usually well worth trying to get, too, often leading to some great jokes!
Definitely keeping an eye on Daedalic!
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