GunZ 2: the Second Duel is a free-to-play 3D TPS and is the most fast-paced tough action shooter game.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (7,096 reviews)
Release Date: May 1, 2014

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December 15

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

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

    • 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
    • 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
48 of 65 people (74%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
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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33 of 43 people (77%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
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?

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~

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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40 of 56 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
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 it does better than this game.
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41 of 61 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
- Co-op is not rewarding at all
- Peer to peer basically means host have advantage
- Very slow updates
- Hackers
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
They took some of the mechanics of Gunz (running on walls and general acrobatics) and made an overall generic 3rd person shooter as a sequel.

Levels are dull and uninspired, almost none of the levels from the first game have been remade.

They added Q and E style ablities and unlockables for each class.. (Original game was just skill + equipment)
They added classes.. (Original game you decided your 'class' by what you equipped)
They took out K-style and everything associated with it (Advanced animation exploit that added a huge gameplay mechanic)

The gameplay just feels slower in general as well. Though you can still run on walls and flip around, the level designs don't really encourage it, with many more corridors, uneven surfaces, and smaller areas, it's usually more effective to stay planted on the ground, and play it as a typical 3rd person shooter. Acrobatics are only useful in this game to get away quickly, but serve little use in direct combat. Unlike the original game which feature larger levels with alot of open spaces and the acrobatics were used for getting around quickly, and mixed in with combat fluidily due to the nature of the gameplay and levels. In this sequel useing acrobatics in combat just causes a mess due to the close proximity you always tend to have to other players.

Compared to the first game there is a slight delay to every action, that as a diehard fan of the original, makes Gunz2 just painful to play.

It's free, and it's a full experience. It's a quality game that you may enjoy.
As a fan of the original, I can't recommend this, it feels watered down, generic, and generally boring.
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
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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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
65.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
This game is really fun. I recently got back into it, but I spent a lot of time on it when it was in beta and honestly it was a pretty crappy experience.

I won a few of those weekend events and got the special badges by no lifing but the amount of hackers and laggy hosts was awful. However, now that the game is live and out of beta I decided to try it out again and I spent a good 4-5 hours playtime without noticing a single hacker and there are not nearly as many lag problems as there used to be.

They also did really well with balance. It feels a lot more like I ♥♥♥♥ed up when I die rather than Max being OP or Rena having infinite dashes.

I definitely recommend this game. It's not nearly as brutal on your hands as the first Gunz but it's definitely still just as fun.

It also has a very high skillcap to it, and I would say the entry barrier is pretty high too if you're not much of an FPS/TPS player. It's a very fast paced game. Definitely worth trying out though!
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Been a while since I played, but last I heard the item system was still garbage, a lot of the cooler aspects got nerfed, and it's still unbalanced AF, perhaps more so.
The Idea was so great that I stayed hooked for a while, but the appeal didn't last.
It's like Archeblade, only Archeblade sucked because there were so few devs and funds, This just sucks because that's the way it is. Great idea ruined. Could have been much better. Again, it has been a while, but I have heard things have only gotten worse. The other reviews, however make me question myself. To each his own.
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
GunZ: Host advantage like it's 2001. Remember when people used to unplug their routers and torrent while playing halo 1? Welcome to the 2014 version of that.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
374.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
GunZ 2 is a fast paced third person arena shooter. It has a very good movement system that you need to get used to. After playing a while the game feels very fluid. The balancing is quite good, all classes can be played at the highest level.

The p2w comments here are grossly exaggerated. All weapons and cosmetics are obtainable through playing.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
56.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Gunz 2: The Second Duel is a sequel to the original Gunz which was released in 2003. This is a fast paced 3rd person shooter multiplayer game that allows you to execute gravity defying moves. Unlike the first Gunz many advanced techniques were removed and the game is now fit for casual and the more hardcore gamers on this franchise. Though free to play you can buy items from the microtransaction shop. There is a gambling system called the Tesla Shop, which uses purified ores and purified crystals, which are a type of currency in Gunz 2. This game has a player hosting system which allows players with the best suitable network to host the server, which may cause lag and is still a work in progress. There are so far 6 classes with different unique playstiles and different set of achievements, Gold and Ores are easy to get without using the microtransaction shop. Overall this game is fun to play with friends, and is suitable for both casual and hardcore gamers
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
dis is good but hackers OP and only like 100 people globally searching for matches so yeah. People pls play to make moar fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
i mean the games great and all... unless you want to play solo
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
791.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game is very addicting!! I do recommend this game!! You can also play with your friends and have fun :) There are some bugs though, but I hope it gets fixed though. Overall the graphics are great and the gameplay is amazing. :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,388.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
-review edited-
Still a great game for what it is but really lacking new content. The last major update was prob the rocket girl and the dedicated server testing.. Cmon Maiet the current community is small enough already, at this rate even the people who love the game will get bored of it too!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
the first one was better but good luck finding it
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Ehhhhhh..... It's Pooh, it's Pooh, Pooh's won the honey pot!!!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
So I was looking at the older review version of this game I did last year, It seemed like to me that I was raging or something so I want to make a short redo of this review, which I probably won't be adding any new information other than what was already said before.

GunZ 2: The Second Duel is the sequel continuing.....I guess the duel from the first game. Keep in mind, I never played the first game at all, so I probably won't know what was the big fuss about this game in the first place. GunZ 2 is a third person shooter/sword fighter hybrid, which pretty much says it all. There's not really much of a story going on, other than yourself fighting other combatants in arena shaped levels. The tutorial may or may not be able to help you much, since it only shows you how to wall jump and all sorts of fancy things, and also kill off a couple of really stupid armed guards and that's about it. There's no hint or how to deal with another duelist like yourself, so at that point, you're on your own.

Your starting gear depending on whom you pick will probably not do the job for you, unless ofcourse you pay up real money for OP weapons. Oh, the joy of pay to win mechanics in a free to play game, which is actually quite common. Other than just weapons to help you, your character, depending on what class can perform all kinds of agile movements, like walljumping or even hanging on a ceiling, waiting for the unsuspecting opponent to get a clean kill. That is harsh.

Speaking about weapons, the dominant weapon type seems to be bladed type weapons. once an elitist sword wielding dweeb gets on you, there's really nothing you can do about it, because many of the sword moves actually stuns you in place, which is a free kill for the attacker. They had not fixed this issue before, but it's more rampant now. I say again, once the player with the sword tags you, there's no getting away or nothing. So to combat this OP technique, I had decided to use Elena, the gunslinger. She's armed with an assault rifle, a bat to beat the crap out of others, and a grenade launcher....and her ♥♥♥♥ ofcourse. I figured, maybe I should shoot them from afar before they come in close, but then again, they can switch to their long range weapon instead and also fire away, so that cancels out my indirect approach. I noticed that players often give chase to their targets around corridors and hallways, so the grenade launcher works perfect to slow them down or even kill them.

It really doesn't seem to help that the community isn't all that welcoming either. If you were a veteran from the first GunZ, you'd fit in without any problems, but for players such as myself who haven't touched a single GunZ before...well, tough luck, you won't be getting any treatment at all. I was removed from a game because apparantly I ruined someone's kill streak that they was recording for a youtube video.

Overall, there isn't really much else to say other than it's mostly mediocre in my opinion due to the fact that there are pay-to-win gimmicks like overpowered weapons to buy from the store. the only good side to GunZ 2 is that it's free to play, so you can check it out and see if it's worth your time playing or not.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
In my opinion this game shouldn't even be called Gunz 2, they should have slapped a new name on it because it's nothing like the original besides being able to dash and go pew pew. This game was broken by the classes they added and any sort of competetive aspect of this game is more about who can exploit class strengths and weaknesses.

Gunz one had a tough learning curve because there was actually things to learn, like how to lead shot, chain dashes, look for opportunities, and when to fight and when to run - fighting tooth and nail, gracefully. And I say that BEFORE taking into account K-style and the more difficult things to do in that game.

Gunz 2? Spam your skills, wait for an opportunity to cheese someone to death, and pay to win. Granted ijji-Gunz had the cash shop and some pretty OP gear from time to time it didn't RUIN the game if you were good in my opinion, and you could always go back to I-Gunz and stay on your server.

Gunz 2 is an embarassment to the name and the good memories from the years I spent playing the original Gunz, I'm surprised Steam has kept it on. The only thing I could MAYBE give kudos to is the quest missions for the interesting boss fight and the attempted story line, but that's far from the reason anyone wants to play Gunz - not to mention it's just as buggy as the original Gunz quests...
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