The world’s most irreverent co-op action adventure returns! In the next chapter of Magicka, players ascend from the ruins of Aldrheim to experience a Midgård almost wiped free of Wizards after the Wizard Wars, with the few that do remain having either gone mad or extremely hostile toward all...
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Release Date: May 26, 2015

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About This Game

The world’s most irreverent co-op action adventure returns! In the next chapter of Magicka, players ascend from the ruins of Aldrheim to experience a Midgård almost wiped free of Wizards after the Wizard Wars, with the few that do remain having either gone mad or extremely hostile toward all others.

To rid the world of evil, again, up to four Wizards, and their guide Vlad, will traverse Midgård armed with the next iteration of the famous Magicka dynamic spellcasting system, as players reprise their roles as the most overpowered, unpredictably funny Wizards ever known to fantasy!

FREE UPDATE: Learn to Spell Again... Again!

Ye olde hybrid elements Steam and Ice from Magicka 1 are back, joined by the brand new Poison! This means tons of new spells to cast at friends and foes - complete with larger explosions and greatly improved graphics!

Learn to Spell Again

As an all-powerful Wizard, you will have thousands of spells at your fingertips to experiment and defeat evil with, use them together with special Magicks to annihilate foes or give necessary aid to your companions.
  • Combine up to five elements at a time and work together with—or against—your friends for that full Magicka co-op experience.
  • Four Player Friendly Fire Compatible Co-op
  • Full co-op support! All levels and game modes in Magicka 2 will be supported for four player co-op with hot join, checkpoints, and other supportive features and functionality.
  • Friendly fire is always on, promoting emergent gameplay humor as players accidentally hurt or kill their friends in their attempts to annihilate enemies.

Be the Wizard You Want to Be!

With tons of robes, staffs, and weapons you can play as the robed Wizard of your choice to wreak havoc amongst hordes of fantasy creatures as you see fit. Magicka 2's dynamic spellcasting system can be used in many different ways, offering hours of experimentation for players to figure out which spells belong in their repertoire. Add both co-op and friendly fire on top of that and you have a recipe for hilarious disasters.

Replay the Next Chapter with Artifacts

Magicka 2 offers players a story-driven campaign mode set in a lush fantasy world influenced heavily by Nordic folklore. New to the franchise are "Artifacts," which act as different switches and options for players to customize and change the gameplay experience, adding more replayability when utilized.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: CPU: 3GHz Dual Core (Intel Pentium G3220 or higher / AMD A4-4000 or higher)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 550 or better / ATI Radeon HD 5850 or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Processor: 2.8GHz Quad Core (Intel Core i5-2300 or higher / AMD A8-3850 or higher)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 640 or better / ATI Radeon HD 6670 or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, 1.7GHz Dual-Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5, 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6750M
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 3GHz Dual Core (Intel Pentium G3220 or higher / AMD A4-4000 or higher)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 550 or better / ATI Radeon HD 5850 or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.8GHz Quad Core (Intel Core i5-2300 or higher / AMD A8-3850 or higher)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 640 or better / ATI Radeon HD 6670 or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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h3dg3h0g
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Also got the famous "Unable to communicate with the paradox server.", which seems to be quite common when you search the web. No solution available from forums, Paradox, etc.

Sadly, the main interest of this game being its multiplayer mode, needless to say it lost almost all interest.

Avoid...
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Patterner
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
cannot link paradox account to game
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Sidrev
( 36.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
GRAPHICS
Look gorgeous and have more feel fluid than magicka 1 (we don't need beastly PC)

MULTIPLAYER
now other player can join even the game in the middle of a level, but i rarely find other player host the game.
i'am not sure if multiplayer need to be in the same area (such as asia, etc).

INOVATION
There not much something new in the game, cuz from magicka 1 mostly the game have same mechanics (i just find 1 different combination from magicka 1 it's a poison) but combination magicks still amaze me, it looks awesome. of course we want many different combination magick making the game more fun.
Staff have no active skill, make us feel normal using staff, cuz usually legendary like staff have special power.
Enemy variety is so low, it feels like we are against troll half the game.

CHARACTER
We now can choose our own robe (with different skin), staff, and weapon. design our character make it look cool and of course we can make strategy using benefit we get from our robe, staff, and weapon.

BALANCE
Enemies become a bit stronger and have improved AI, we now have a quickslot for magick (having longer cooldown than manually casting it). Death spell feel like to strong, almost all the level can beaten by using death magic alone.
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EZtarget
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I have never given a game a bad review before this one.

I normally love these types of games, but this one just pisses me off.
Enemies are way too overpowered, and the whole spell casting system with keys and then mouse is just stupid.

Overall he game is just way too hard in single player, and it is a game that you should be able to play single player.


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Dragen Mushu
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
The game is super fun
Although it can get really frustrating and tideous, but not so much you don't want to play anymore
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Wizzard
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
732/730
Everyone learned how to speaken from the Swedish Chef
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[BA] DovahBear
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
I WOULD recommend this game... But not for $15.
This game feels like a $5 game instead. Here are some pros and cons from my perspective:

+ PROS:

+ Very fun in multiplayer (Friendly fire adds to the fun)
+ Great spell combos and chaos
+ Effects that look like eye candy
+ Hard to master but fun to play

- CONS:

- VERY VERY VERY short story. (7 to 10 MAX hours to complete)
- Once you're done with the story, you can either join someone else with their story playthrough or download DLCs

My main concern was the story. It's too short... I was definetly loving this game for $11 (on ♥♥♥) but then... I finished the campaign and immediatly felt a sort of remorse. "I spend $11 on this?? That's it??".
I felt a bit robbed because, now that I've finished the game in 9 hours... I have nothing to do.

TL;DR
Very fun game.
Very very short story.
Don't recommend for $15.
If it's for $5, pick it up.
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Exterminator
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This game is chaotic fun. The biggest issue is that it can be quite frustrating for some people due to friendly-fire/damage. When there are multiple players... they will kill each other numerous times.

The game maker doesn't need to eliminate the friendly fire but instead... they need to add the option to disable friendly damage. With that disabled... they could still allow friendly effects like water to put out a fire, healing, etc.
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Broom Broom
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
this game is great you can fart clouds out of your staff 10/10 would fart again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Pretty good sequel, it has to be noted that earlier complaints about QF and QR not combining to make their respective elements has been changed, in fact we now have a third "extra" element in the form of QS.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
If you loved magicka 1 you will love magicka 2. Same awesome humour and playstyle that you will recognize from the first game mixed with some approvements.

One of the new awesome thinks is that you can now have your magicks on a actionbar so they are easier to use, this I love cause I didnt use the magicks very much in Magicka cause it was a bit complicated. At the smae time you dont have to cause you can still use the keycombination if you like. Best if both worlds so to speak. Another function I like is that the weapons you pick up can be found in the main menu and you can equip whatever standard weapon you like to your character.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
First time playing any Magicka game, already nearly 10 hours of enjoyment out of it whilst playing solo + with friends and so much more to do, it's awesome. So many easter eggs/references, extremely funny, lovely graphics and a good little story. So much replay-ability, which I love. Good fair amount of achievements, some not as easy as others.

Basically a slightly more complex stick shooter, but with mage using all the elements, which you can mix and match. I personally have been using a controller to play and it works very well. Although upon reading I know most people prefer to use the keyboard to learn/cast certain spells.

I have bought all the dlc, so I still have all the trials and extra challenges to complete yet. I have also since bought a copy of the original game to try out once I have finished with #2 =D

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Pros:
-Greater variety of element use
-Fun Story
-Artifacts delivering unique playthroughs

Cons:
-UI hampering the gameplay (I keep clicking on my spells on accident while moving down the screen)
-Less content than it's predecessor (including DLC)

This game is a lot of fun and I'll gladly play the story any time with friends.
Just so others are aware, if you actually input your elements manually for the spells, the cool down time is greatly reduced.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
732/730
Everyone learned how to speaken from the Swedish Chef
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I like the game and all but if you're not buying the dlc(s) it's a pretty short game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
i have +300 hours in Magicka wizard wars but 6 HOURS (6 extremely good hours) in magicka 2; i love it so bad but so so so so short
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
887 of 955 people (93%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2015
First of all,
I've read many negative reviews about Magicka 2 and I partly agree with some of them, but overall I'll think that Magicka 2 deserves to be a "good game".
Here comes why.

I am going to compare Magicka 2 with Magicka 1 right here because it's the point why the most people complain about Magicka 2.
To see why Magicka 2 differs so much from Magicka 1 we have to look at the spellcasting system and gameplay.

Magicka 1:
  • Water (Q) and Fire (F) combine themselves to the NEW element Steam
  • Cold (R) and Water (Q) combine themselves to the NEW element Ice
  • Combos like QFASAA or EQRQRRS can be created like that
  • You cannot walk while casting spells
  • You controle the movement of your whizard with clicking and dragging the mouse, if you stop clicking, your whizard stops walking
  • Magicks have no cooldown AT ALL
  • You cannot stagger while having a stone shield (ED) on yourself
  • You cannot heal through stone shields (ED) on yourself
  • When attacked by any source (fire not inclueded), nothing goes through the stone shield (ED) on yourself
  • The more elements used (DF x DFFFF) the more AOE the spell has

Magicka 2:
  • Water (Q) and Fire (F) do combine, but don't create a new element in the element bar (Steam)
  • Cold (R) and Water (Q) do combine, but don't create a new element in the element bar (Ice)
  • Combos like QFASAA or EQRQRRS cannot be created like that
  • You can walk while casting spells
  • You controle the movement of your whizard with clicking and dragging the mouse, if you stop clicking, your whizard walks to the last point where your mouse was
  • Magicks have a small cooldown when casted manually (like WA x SPACE)
  • You can stagger while having a stone shield (ED) on yourself
  • You can heal through stone shields (ED) on yourself
  • When attacked by any source, mostly everything but pure physical attacks go through the stone shield (ED) on yourself. The shield gets also damaged by that
  • Usage of more elements do not (or very slightly) increase the AOE, but only the damage

Those are the most differences between Magicka 1 and Magicka 2 refering on spellcasting and gameplay (those, that many are complaining about).
I think the other differences are almost visible so I'll gotta tell you, why I prefer Magicka 2 over Magicka 1.


Resumée

People who played Magicka 1 as long as me do have the most problems with getting into the new System of Magicka 2.
Most of your old spell combinations don't work anymore or feel weak. Everything just felt weak when I've started playing Magicka 2.
That was, mostly, because I didn't knew what I was doing because I was playing like I played Magicka 1.
That is a fault. And I would recommend every new Magicka 2 player who comes from Magicka 1 to test new spells and combinations because some (*caugh* Spam QSR *caugh*) are more powerful than they were in Magicka 1.
It is something you have to get into. It takes time, but also makes more fun to play than in Magicka 1.
That comes because it is now harder to survive and you need more knowledge (weakness of several enemies) and reaction (or friends who revive you) in order to be effective.
But it also feels better if you made it through a level just by *knowing what you're doing*.
Also I prefer the new graphics and music, there is still some good humor in the game and its more long-time-motivating because of artifacts and things you can unlock by playing on higher difficulties (also playing on higher difficulties itself is challenging but fun, too).

So, my statement overall is: This game takes its time until it shows you its potential and fun factor, and you have to try out new things, which you also did in Magicka 1, you only have to remember. Give this game a chance and the game will totally be in love with you ;)

I know that my Review was mostly focused on the comparison between Magicka 1 and Magicka 2 and I'm sorry if you waited for a "standalone game review for Magicka 2" but it just shows my own experience and I think that many other people had such an experience.

I hope, I helped you guys with my Review,

cheers =)

NOTE

Magicka 2 Update:
"Added Steam and Ice as Individual Elements. Just as it was in Magicka 1 these will take up one slot in the element queue:

  • Steam is made from Water and Fire
  • Ice is created from Water and Cold"
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217 of 228 people (95%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
The game has been updated since it's initial release. They brought back rebindable keys, and the old spell and movement system. Steam and Ice are their own element, as well as adding a new element, poison to change up the balance of the game without negating the old balance altogether. The Jokes are funnier than ever, the multiplayer is better than ever (you can drop in and out). The campaign is a little weak, but it really is Magicka 2.0. If this was the game that had come out instead of the original version released in May, then nobody would be complaining as much as they were. I still don't think it personally holds a candle to the epic scale of the original campaign, but it is definetly a solid product overall.

Update: They just keep updating it. You can ping for revives (though you should be using voice chat anyways), they added two new magicks (teleport and thunderbolt), They made it easier to differentiate new enemies, they made ice and earth armor have "no knockdown" like in Magicka 1. Most of all, these changes signify they're in it for the long haul. They want to make this game as well-loved as the original and are willing to do whatever is necessary to make it that way. I expect the campaign won't get any additional levels, but there's going to be a lot of long term support for this game and it won't just be DLC made to milk us. They're taking care of the community before anything else, which I think is awesome.
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