GunZ 2: the Second Duel is a free-to-play 3D TPS and is the most fast-paced tough action shooter game.
User reviews: Mixed (7,859 reviews)
Release Date: May 1, 2014

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December 15, 2014

Maintenance Schedule - 12/16/2014

Hello everyone,

We have game server maintenance schedule today.
Maintenance schedule:
Dec 16 01:00 - Dec 16 01:30 PST

Scheduled Task
- EU server stability check and maintenance


The game servers will be closed during the maintenance.
We’re sorry about the down-time and will do our best to reopen the game servers as soon as possible.

- GunZ Team

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December 14, 2014

GunZ 2 is open in Europe now!

Greetings all,

After the long downtime, we're opening GunZ 2 in Europe again.
We apologize to all EU fans for such a long downtime. The licensing agreement with Prosieben had come to an end, and we opened Steam server for EU fans as of this week. We still need to finish up optimizing game servers to host players from EU regions, but we believe that the game service will be stabilized and improved with the new EU players soon.

- GunZ Team

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About This Game

GunZ 2: the Second Duel

Rediscovery of action shooting! We present to you GunZ 2: the Second Duel. GunZ 2 is an online action shooting game. GunZ 2 provides a whole new user experience that players have never seen from other games.

Key Features

Completely unique action gameplay
In this game, there is no limit on how players move. In GunZ 2: the Second Duel, a wall is not an obstacle yet another path that provide tactical advantages. You no longer have to hide behind walls when you encounter your enemies. You can rather climb up the walls around you to take higher ground or move into enemies’ blind spot to launch vigorous assault.

Unique classes with various tactics and strategies
It’s absolutely up to players to choose which class to play. Unique classes are fitted with its own Passive and Active skills. Become a silent assassin wielding a long katana, roam around in the battle ground freely with a giant shield, or burn enemies with flame-thrower. The choice is completely up to you. (3 classes will be available at launch, more classes will be continuously be added)

Weapons… More Weapons!
In GunZ 2: the Second Duel, you can choose from 200 different weapons sorted into 13 different categories. Especially unlike conventional FPS games, GunZ 2 provides unique melee weapons which bring maximum strategic variety. Each class has its own ultimate skill that can dramatically rescue a friendly unit from danger.

Save the day with friends!
Play Campaign Mode to fight against the notorious mega corporation with super-national power. Fight against the enemies with action you can experience only in GunZ 2: the Second Duel.

Yet, it’s available for beginners!
Even though it is fitted with such powerful action, maneuvering your character in GunZ 2: the Second Duel is extremely easy. To run on walls, simply point your cross-hair to the desired direction and tap on the jump key rhythmically. Such simply control makes up incredible fast-paced stylish action.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card, GeForce GTX 260
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
282 of 362 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
As a person who never got to play the Original GunZ, I was fortunate enough to enter this game with a sort of "free-slate" so to speak towards the massive dissapointment that most of the GunZ: The Duel players had.

However, because of this unbiased-ness I'm also able to clearly evaluate what's lacking, and in what areas. So here it goes:

I find that the tutorial to this game is clunky, for starters. They teach you basic manuevers (sure) and then don't bother to explain some of the more finer aspects of the game (like juggling, guard-breaks, parry's) and overall "Mobility" lessons that are quintessential to gameplay.

Right from the get-go you're confused though, as you're presented with three characters, with all their own different types of play styles.

A Sniper (Who most people go for stupidly, and I myself fell for this trap)
A Gunslinger (Balance between Offensive and Mobility)
A Shield-Trooper (Heavy-Offense, Super-Defense)

However, what it doesn't tell you is which one is geared towards beginners, and which one is geared towards advanced players. Take if from me when I say the Shield-Trooper is the best first choice, for both campaign and beginner's in general.

So now you're in the game, and you're excited. You load up a Co-Op game and figure: "Awesome! This is going to be so much fun."

Three minutes passes, and when you decided to stupidly try to go in for meelee kills, you were facerolled by enemies whose AI are set to "Easy Mode" And you're left scratching your head in mystery. "Whatever" you say, and use one of your tokens.

What you fail to realize is that your tokens are impermanent, and suddenly you find yourself penny pinching them for those last-minute saves. Meanwhile, your teamates (who are either higher skill cap and alive, or dead and furious at you, screaming for a "revive pls" every two seconds) are equally getting frustrated by the game, and with you and eventually quit.

Okay, so you figure that the campaign mode is merely bugged, and will get better with time, right?
No.

So you give up on Campaign and go to versus mode, where you're excited to play against other players. You begin searching for a match...and then you search some more....and then you search some more.....and then you search some more.... and then you search some more.... until -finally- you get into a match.

Oh how wondrous! You finally made it into a match, and you're fairly certain that you'll be ju~
-BOOM-

You. are. dead.

"WTF!?" you yell in annoyance, as you check what killed you. Turns out a guy whose ping is skyrocket, and is also the host, happens to be pretty much lag-owning everybody in the room. You suddenly find yourself unable to land clean hits, and you begin doing "Lag Compensation" shots.

You make last place, and throw your hands up in defeat.

Needless to say: I'm coming to this game as an old fan of S4 League, where I was God-Like in terms of skill. Coming here? Doesn't matter. I can't hit a target that literally phases through my bullets, or doesn't feel the effects until seconds later. Melee combat is a joke as well, and overall this game feels horribly clunky and bad.

There's a reason I uninstalled it.
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264 of 365 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Jesus christ, all they had to do was pretty much make the first game but in HD, but instead they just turned it into ♥♥♥♥. I wanted GunZ 1 back.
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144 of 203 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Id rather the original game... this one isn't terrible, but is in no what way comparison to the gameplay to be expected from the community. Steam should pick up the Gunz The Duel. (first one) and carry it run some servers...bet it does better than this game.
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148 of 219 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
- Co-op is not rewarding at all
- Peer to peer basically means host have advantage
- Very slow updates
- Hackers
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48 of 61 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
This game will be a disapointment to GunZ 1 players who are expecting it to be like the original. Maiet should have put GunZ 1 on Steam, instead of this game, or just upgraded the graphics on GunZ 1. The game currently suffers from low player participation with less than 400 players online at any time. The game lacks a deathmatch mode, though it does have a team deathmatch mode.
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61 of 85 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I first tried GunZ The Duel September 28th 2005, it was a game the redefined online gaming for me as a competitive fast paced shooter that I absolutely fell in love with, I would stay up for days and literally binge on this game there were days when I would press close to a million keys playing it for 12 hours in a single day.

Almost a decade later and MAIET has shoveled this garbage at our feet, I was truly hoping for GunZ The Duel remastered, Steam was their chance to take their original game make it look fancier and release a more polished version of what they already had. MAIET let me down with this game, playing a few rounds I could tell that this was awful. They already had a game that people loved, and it was their chance to show it to mainstream gamers, well you ♥♥♥♥ing failed MAIET.
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42 of 54 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Takes forever to queue. And the public matches are horribly imbalanced. There are 2 hour newbies on teams against lvl 20 pro players. Not only are you waiting a long time to get a match, but when you are put in a game, it's a 5 minute waste of your time since the match is so obviously stacked most times. Rarely are there any good fights.
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74 of 114 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Pre-Release Review
By playing the first GunZ: The Duel some years ago for many hours, this looks like a seatback from the previous game and it's horrible for a modern game.
The interface is ugly, VERY ugly and not intuitive. Characters are very strange and with absurdly poor modeling.
Then I tried to ignore those facts and ended up very frustrated with the combat. The game does not run smoothly, camera is weird and seems like they made it harder to control.
Does not seem like a modern action game, does not feel like one. Don't know if my judgement grew better or they really messed this up. I think even the characters classes are worse now.

At least it's free to play, but you may waste your time or get frustrated with your own nostalgia.
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80 of 125 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Pre-Release Review
if ur from ijji gunz AND expecting same gameplay. ♥♥♥♥ this game. actually ♥♥♥♥ed gunz completely. might as well go back to ur private server gunz.
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29 of 40 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I don't understand how they messed up this game so badly.... why add campaign? why add classes? if it aint broke don't kill it.

If there are no players near your area you are screwed and can't play online matches, how hard was it to just divide by zones? East-west coast, and europe.... blah

They killed one of my favorite games.

Classes feel gimmicky.
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Nothing like the first gunz game. Not a lot of customisation with appearance and equipment plus the equipment are class locked. Small maps, overall not the same gameplay as the first one. You might enjoy it if you've never played the original but only to a certain degree, then it does eventually get boring.
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26 of 40 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Oh, immortal GunZ, how we missed you! Wait, you changed... WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

After long years waiting, we finally have the second iteration of "GunZ: The Duel" on our hands, and it's bitter sweet. On one hand, it bring us that K-Style, fast-paced pump action that we all knew and loved and the ever so memorable maps! But there are too many "deviations" from the original that keep this game on its predecessor's shadow: gone is the free-reign customization you had with your character, opting now to offer you only classes with very limited customizable options.

The addition of special moves, like a Hurricane Kick and a Deathslash are cool concepts on paper, but take A LOT out of the skill based game that was GunZ. Who likes to be one-shot with an uninterruptible special move from behind? Only with Headshots, the most sublime art in GunZ, do I condone one-hit deaths.

AND DON'T GET ME STARTED ON MATCHMAKING! WHAT MATCHMAKING?
"Are you new to the game? Are you an old veteran of the original game, but have already forgot how to play the game? Here, go play with level 20 characters that kill you with three hits from a sword-cancel Butterfly and reload shot."

All in all, it's a great game. If it was a totally new experience, or If you never had the luck to touch the original GunZ, I would recommend this game. But with the memory of the original still imprinted in my mind, I find it lackluster, and do not recommend it for the OG GunZ player.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
68.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Pre-Release Review
The net code is terrible, hit contacts are poorly registered, fighting styles are bland, it has none of the appeal of original Gun Z. The PVE is boring and 1 dimensional. Peer to Peer is terrible with a community of mostly Brazilians.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Im Sorry I thought only Movies got bad if made into sequals . Gunz2 is less than half the game the original was.
I stopped playing Xteel to play the Original Gunz one of the first shooters to actually include wallrunning and dashing all over.(without it being in robots mind you) I spent money on it even tho it was free to play it was great... it had bin a while since i played when i saw the adds for gunz2 my heart beat in anticipation and the download could take any longer. when it finally started iwas astonished what fresh piece of Explitive Deleted was this its bin fed to much crayon and rainbows or a complete lack of soul a badly colored cartoon no its watching the guy cook your food and call 5 second rule with your steak after he drops it on the floor
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I played the original gunz and enjoyed it greatly. I downloaded this game with high expectations and had it thrown into a grave. Worst sequel to a game ever 8/10 IGN.

If they just stuck to what they did in the original Gunz: The Duel game, then it would be a great game. But no. They limit everything, they don't explain the advanced maneuvers in the tutorial, it have clunky movement mechanics and it's just generally bad.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Cannot find any matches, and theres no k style, bascially took gunz 1 and dumbed it down, made it worse, and didn't let me find a match. Awful game, very dissapointed
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
729.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
well, I don't think I've ever given this game a review.
I do not recommend it. Not because I think it's a bad game, but because the way it's handled.

lotta prollems.

Hacking
Hacking's an issue, I don't remember one hack free week of gameplay when I was into it. I'm sure with all these hack threads in my absence, it's only gotten worse.

Updates/support
This game hardly updates, when it does it's mostly a balance patch, and personally I don't mind, balance patches I think, are a good thing, the prollem is they do it wrong.

Also, the focus of this game has changed region several times, first in closed beta for korea(totally different game then), then kill it off and bring a new beta to EU(resembling what we have today), then bring the Open beta to the US on Steam, then pull it off steam in EU and sell it to Aeria games which doesn't seem to care about the game in the end as it somehow died there and is now back up in steam in EU I think? I don't even know, AND NOW IT'S IN MALAYSIA!

Cash Items
While I would prefer cash items to not exist, and I personally don't think the Tesla system is bad in the sense of earning a weapon, it makes it a real hard sell for people wiling to put money in the game, you're paying, to get a chance at getting a weapon. You can find yourself spending hundreds to get everything you want.

Netcode
So we're still using the Host system. I got to play on the dedicated server in US-West for a while, but not every game that night was on the dedicated server and afterwards I think they just droped it.

What's good? Gameplay.
It's fast paced, it's intuitive, honestly gameplay alone, it's not that bad, just a few tweaks with the games hit and block stun and melee combat in this game would be great imo, The melee combat is fun, it's just not good. This game does incorporate strategy in Team Elimination mode and it's always great to have a team that works together just right, Ivans can snipe opponents just out of the hallways in Mansion, Elena's can locate any hiding opponents with her E-skill, Renas and Waynes can provide a distraction to assist in kills for their team, very effectively. Yeah, the game really isn't that bad for competitive play, but unfortunately, there isn't much competition and the Host system in this game basically makes one member on either team really hard to kill, and it makes it too easy for them to kill you, so you will have to precede with caution when you fight against the host.

Btw, anyone expecting this game to play like Gunz1 will be disappointed, they're totally different games.


Conclusion
I will close my review saying what I said before, I cannot recommend this game, I like it, I've had a lot of fun playing it, but it just doesn't deserve the love that neither I nor the many veteran players that have stuck with it give it today, because maiet just doesn't know what to do, it's like they're throwing the game everywhere just to see who likes their product the most instead of actually working towards making it a truly good product.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Region locked, ♥♥♥♥ if you were hoping to play with people not in your country, didn't even bother trying to play after that, i'm not interested in playing a game where you can only play with people in your country
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
-----------DON'T F***ING MAKE PEER TO PEER ACTION GAMES-----------------
=thank you=

So, my story with gunz goes waaaaay back when i was 7 years old or so playing in a low end computer and cheap internet, even with all that i was still able to hit some good combos and playing with friends was so fun, the game was balanced enough (even some premium weapons being kinda stupid) there were lots of guns to choose and equip a single character (breaker ftw) the coop mode was pretty good and the pvp was awesome

The only problems i saw with gunz was the female defense that was slightly better..and that made no sense at all..and the graphics that even in the release were bad, but WHATEVER, it was fun, addicting, playing with friends was a blast, combos were really hard to master but so rewarding when you finally manage to slash your sword, switch to a shotgun quick, shoot and get the kill (it sounds easy but good luck actually doing that lol)
Even with a low end pc and cheap connection i could still have loads of fun through YEARS (400$ notebook and 1MB connection for 10 bucks per month to be exact) my latency stood around 50-100, it's not good

Well, fast forward, new high end pc, great new broadband high speed connection and BOOM Gunz2 OH MY GOOOOOD, THAT AWESOME GAME I PLAYED WHEN YOUNGER IS HAVING A SEQUEL...well...it is having a bad, unbalanced, poorly developed, badly designed, broken and boring sequel..

-----------------------GUNZ2 IN A NUTSHELL---------------------------

Login, feel nostalgic, get confused from the characters, what does he do, who is she ? why a shield ? wich one is better ? jump in the tutorial..waste your time..play coop, amaze yourself with the mind blowingly stupid AI, go to a deathmatch, hear how dozens of players had intercourse with your mother, get angry at that host that never changes because he has 0 lagg but the others are suffering from 500+ latency, see that happening again..and again..and again..and again..then after some time start seeing cowboys that press Q and kill you (it should be called aimbot instead of one shot one kill..it's really the same), g3t stunl0ck3d m8, 1t's d MLG cowboy 420 bl4z3 1t

Okay, let's talk about what's wrong in this game
-Bad character modeling
-PEER TO PEER ? SRSLY ?
-Poorly designed maps
-WORST COMMUNITY EVER, LOOKS LIKE THE AVERAGE PLAYER IS 5 YEARS OLD (AND I THOUGHT COD WAS BAD)
-One-button-instant-kill stunlock sniping cowboy
-Meh gunfights
-TERRIBLE melee combat
-Peer to peer doesn't work for ANY GAME, AT ALL
-Horrible ambience
-UI is one of the worst i ever saw
-Weird button mashing mobility
-Pretty much useless tutorial wich doesn't explain not even a quarter of the game
-Matchmaking is really annoying
-God mode bug that happens pretty often
-It locks your region so if you want to try playing maybe EU to see if there is a good host or better community there or your region lacks good hosts..maiet doesn't care
-Did i mention peer to peer shouldn't be used ?
-Oh, i did mention
-Good, i need to make this clear

What i actually found good
-Soundtrack..it's pretty good..we have to admit..
-Effects, the fire, gunshots and slashes effects are somewhat cool
-If you're lucky enough to get good hosts or you have a stupid fast internet connection, if you don't get MLG cowboys stunlocking you 24/7 and play with a full party..it can be kinda fun
-The game really can improve..this can just be a shaky start but one thing is pretty clear, it will NEVER become what gunz used to be

Note to Maiet: Nerf Max to make the game more balanced..then release the strider class ? really..? is this some kind of prank ? some bad joke ?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
I'm going to write (Or attempt to) this review from two perspectives. One who hasn't played GunZ 1, and one who has. Firstly from the perspective of someone who hasn't.

When you first load the game up, you're presented with a choice of class, it's a bad start because as you would've never played the game before, you have no idea how each one plays... And once you pick, you can't change, unless you pay some cash. You then queue up for a game which takes an awfully long time, the player base seems dried up already. Two things are immedietely noticeable. The host has an unbelievable advantage, and it's a complete spam fast. The gameplay is pretty unsatisfying as there's (In my experience) no precision in movement or aiming, you unload a round of bullets towards your enemy, and hope it hits. It just feels unfinished for some reason, running on walls is occasionally enjoyable but almost pointless. It may be worth a try, but personally I found it to be one of those games you try out of interest and never think about again.

If you have played GunZ 1 (Like myself) and enjoyed the way it played (K-Style), it's deeply disappointing. You'll find yourself trying to do all the moves in the original game, only to find they've been cut out. The whole selling point of the original was it's gameplay, and that's the thing they changed most, it's madness. Unlike the original where you could find a server/game and jump in immedietely, and design a server however you like, that's completely gone. No more 16 man Mansion DM's.

Even if you play this game as if it's unrelated to the original GunZ, it's just a poor game in my opinion. There's no meatiness or satisfaction in the combat or kills. It's worth a try if you're into third person shooters, but overall I'd give it a miss.

4/10
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