Demons of the Past is the epic new chapter of SpellForce, the unique blend of RPG and RTS. Experience this worthy conclusion of all previous games in the SpellForce-series. Check out the new single player campaign with 25+ hours of gameplay, in which nearly all races are playable – Pact, Clan, Shaikan…The Story Zazhut is free, and his...
User reviews: Mixed (104 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 16, 2014
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Reviews

“It is an interesting and fun experience, especially more so for people that haven't tried the role-playing and real-time strategy cocktail before.”
8.5/10 – Softpedia

“Spellforce 2: Demons of the Past is a great game with plenty of content and addictive gameplay.”
7.6/10 – OnlySP

“Overall if you’re looking for an epic campaign story and a fun multiplayer this is the game for you.”
8/10 – Pure News

About This Game

Demons of the Past is the epic new chapter of SpellForce, the unique blend of RPG and RTS. Experience this worthy conclusion of all previous games in the SpellForce-series. Check out the new single player campaign with 25+ hours of gameplay, in which nearly all races are playable – Pact, Clan, Shaikan…

The Story

Zazhut is free, and his wrath now descends upon Eo. The Shaikan are hopelessly outnumbered – but you, an Elder of the Shaikan, are not willing to give up hope. Joined by companions old and new, you head out towards the Realm of the Gods, for only they seem able to oppose Zazhut's power.


However, the Gods play a game of their own, and don't seem to be inclined to help you... The fate of Eo now rests within your hands; face the demons of the past, collect information about Zazhut and banish evil from this world, once and for all. Much has changed in time... are your foes as dangerous and your friends as faithful as they used to be?

Key Features

  • 5 totally new worlds – 8 worlds in total
  • Many side quests and optional gameplay (Around 50 main quests and around 40 sidequests with lots of subquests)
  • A gripping story that continues the narrative of all previous SpellForce games
  • A lot of new items and item sets (used as rewards, loot and at merchants), new spells, new weapons
  • Various Single- and Multiplayer modes: Campaign, Free game, Free game Coop, Skirmish, Domination
  • First SpellForce series appearance: Survival multiplayer mode up to 3 players with new Boss Fight mode
  • Major Engine & Technical Re-Design/Re-Work
  • Choose between a Female and Male Avatar
  • Stand Alone Add-On, no previous SpellForce titles are required to play Demons of the Past

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP 3/Windows VISTA SP 2/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL Dual-Core 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card with shader model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Nvidia GeForce 8800 / AMD Radeon HD 3870 or better. Other cards may work, but are not explicitly supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP 3/Windows VISTA SP 2/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL Dual-Core 3.2 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card with shader model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Nvidia GeForce 560 / AMD Radeon HD 6850 or better. Other cards may work, but are not explicitly supported.
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
I have played the Spellforce series from the beginning, and loved every installment. Until this one. The side quests are completely boring, mostly just "go back to the last area you cleared and find an item or two." The combat is easy but everything takes way too long to die. They probably expect you to skip the terrible side quests, so maybe I was stronger than I should have been.

The dialogue is terrible, and not because it's translated from German. The translation is fine. Every conversation just is way longer than it needs to be, packed with unneccessary dialogue, and delivered at a pace that would bore a sloth. I usually read the entire line of dialogue before they'd said two words of it, but with plot dialogues you can't skip lines, you can only skip the whole conversation. So you have to sit and listen to the sloooooowest talking dragons rehash plot points from previous games to which your character replies "I know. I was there" before they move on to new information. Or you can skip the whole thing and learn nothing. I feel like I'm being punished for caring about the lore. At least I get to look at close up shots of said dragons, which would look decent for a game from the early 2000's. To be fair to the dragons, though, the elves/humans/ghosts are just as bad.

The level design is terrible as well. In order, the levels are: a level from the last games, but ON FIRE! Then the laziest designed map in the history of games: a bunch of small islands that you teleport between so that they didn't have to try to create a flowing envronment. Then the most frustrating city ever, because it's very large and you move very slowly and the crappy fog of war doesn't update until you actually walk inside one of the dozens of buildings looking for the thing you need to move the plot along. Then a different level from the last game, again, but WITH DEMONS! That's where I stopped, due to it suddenly becoming unplayable.

Oh, yeah. It doesn't even work. The series has always been buggy, but it's never been unplayable for me before. Some examples of bugs: if a character is talking, and you go into a dialogue, your character starts what he was saying over. Which was really annoying during one puzzle in the second level where you have to use trial and error and keep initializing dialogue with some objects, and every time you fail they say the exact same lines. So Caine would start to talk, I'd interact with the item, he'd start over, I'd click the next item, he'd start over, etc etc etc. In the five minutes it took me to solve, I probably heard that first line about 100 times. Next, after completing a side quest involving 6 items, it didn't remove those items from my invenory. So I just put them on inventory page 10; not a big deal, but shoddy work. What finally broke the game for me was in the fourth level I had to go kill an NPC that was formerly neutral, and when it told me to go kill her it never set her to hostile. Reloaded my backup save and trudged through the tedious fghts and crappy dialogue and guess what: same bug. Unistalled.

So, I didn't finish the game. From what I played though, the "25+ hours of gameplay" would probably be about 5 in a game with better pacing. Slow movement, slow combat, slow dialogue. No new units added, poor map design, poor writing. I have been progressively more disappointed in each installment of Spellforce 2. I'm gonna reinstall the original Spellforce to cheer myself up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
103.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Old spellforce series were better.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
This one is much better than faith in destiny since probably the creators took in that demons of the past was very short and indeed this one offers more action and better gameplay
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77 of 96 people (80%) found this review helpful
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2014
Although Faith in Destiny, the previous (also chronologically) installment of Spellforce series, was slightly disappointing, Demons of the Past is an amazing game, especially for the fans of the Spellforce series.

Gameplay - RTS and RPG mix still exists. Although I always liked Spellforce 1 (platinum edition on Steam)'s RPG system (skill building, etc.) more, the RPG side of Demons of the Past is pretty great still. Many side quests and main quests give you many details about the story, making it long, good and rich. RTS, on the other hand, is really good - challenging, yet easy to do still. The system also makes it easier to use some of the skills, spells and other special abilities. Army often can even do it on their own. It may be a bit hard for the newcomers at the start, but not too hard.

Soundtrack - as always, soundtrack to this new part of the series is pretty good.

Voice acting - it has certainly improved from previous titles.

Bugs - there may be a couple, but nothing too big. They haven't really bothered me.

I haven't played multiplayer with DotP much yet, but previous titles were already a lot of fun. You can even play the campaign with someone cooperatively.

Overall - 4 out of 5. It brings a good end to Spellforce 2, similar to Dragon Storm, and perhaps equally dark to Shadow of the Phoenix. Although the engine is old, it was improved. It may have some bugs and/or a downside or two here and there, but it has been a very enjoyable game with a very good story and also a good to Spellforce 2.
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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29, 2014
Spellforce II: Demons of the Past is an old-looking game, both in graphics and gameplay. There is some kind of narrative value here, but will appeal only to faithful fans of the series.There’s a lot of content here, with a sprawling campaign and varied multiplayer modes, but ultimately it’s not worth the slog of what amounts mostly to tedious battles and glorified fetch quests. Despite this, the core gameplay is solid and the mash-up between RTS and RPG is a lot of fun. If you are a long time fan and follower of Spellforce 2, then I can imagine that Demons of the Past is right up your alley. You’ll easily understand the events surrounding the main storyline, and you will have been used to the nuances of properly playing the game. For everyone else, Demons of the past is a mediocre game that is not particularly memorable.Maybe SpellForce 3 will be a game that anyone will have to play, unfortunately Demons of the Past is for hardcore fans only.
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