The saga continues! Etherlords II takes you back to the world of Ether and into a whole new realm of fantastic possibilities. Lead your hero on an unforgettable journey through lands filled with unsurpassed beauty and danger to unlock the ultimate mystery.
User reviews: Very Positive (103 reviews) - 82% of the 103 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 1, 2003

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Reviews

“With crisp graphics and addictive turn-based gameplay, Etherlords II is an unexpectedly strong adventure/RPG/strategy title. [Dec 2003, p.92]”
100/100 – Play Magazine

“If you like "Magic: The Gathering" and "Heroes of Might and Magic", then you should get a kick out of this - if you're willing to devote serious time to an occasional, nonsensically difficult battle.”
80/100 – IGN

“Easily recommendable not only to anyone with an interest in collectible card games, including fans of the original, but also to those who enjoy turn-based strategy games with a twist.”
80/100 – GameSpot

About This Game

The saga continues! Etherlords II takes you back to the world of Ether and into a whole new realm of fantastic possibilities. Lead your hero on an unforgettable journey through lands filled with unsurpassed beauty and danger to unlock the ultimate mystery.

Etherlords II is an exciting mix of role-play and tactical turn-based combat in the best traditions of fantasy trading card games.

This version of the game supports co-op battles via Internet, including Round Table mode: round robin elimination tournament with random set of cards.

Key Features

  • Five campaigns covering a magnificent fantasy world
  • Hundreds of spells and creatures combine to create nearly unlimited tactical possibilities
  • New monsters and magic that can be used by any of the four races
  • Enhance your Hero’s skills throughout each campaign with new spells, creatures and abilities.
  • Non-linear missions with multiple paths to completion
  • Thorough tutorial system to help you learn basic and advanced dueling tactics
  • 4 multiplayer modes. A dedicated master server that calculates and maintains your statistics and raitings

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Pentium III 600 MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D-accelerator AGP with 16 Mb RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Pentium III 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D-accelerator AGP with 32 Mb RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Creativity 10
Music 8
Story 8
Graphics 5
Mechanics 9

Its an amazing story and great mechanics but the thing I loved most was the monsters. There were so many unique monsters in it. Where as so many games apply NO creativity at all and just throw in generic monsters, Like spiders, skeletons, werewolves, zombies, orcs, elves and demons, this game steps away from that. It makes its own unique races, creatures and characters. Also it avoids the classic elements of fire vs water earth vs air and so on. It has good enviroments and music. The game may not have the most current graphics but there is a charm to older figure style games. the mechanics are very intricate too. they arnt built around this race beats this one, or these spells beat this, its all about strategy. One build could get wrecked by a lower level wild monster, but trumph a boss. It even has a button that makes it so the game plays for you so you can take a look at its sweet beastiary and magic. I wish there were more games out there like this. A good game isnt something that blows your mind with its rendering or models, its one that keeps you entertained and interested.
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116 of 125 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
Video Review:
http://youtu.be/xB8jtzB6ATg

Etherlords 2 is a collectible card game very similar to Magic: The Gathering. The player collects cards to build a deck of spells and creatures. When you approach enemies on the world map you have the opportunity to fight them. This is where the actual card game starts. The player takes turn with the enemy casting spells and attacking. Victory is achieved by killing the opponent. The card game is surprisingly complex and it feels rewarding when your deck works. In addition your character levels up and can choose perks that will influence your strategy. If you enjoy these types of table top games you will probably have fun with Etherlords 2.

The problem is...everything else outside the card game. The voice acting is sub par and the movement/animations on the world map are jerky and frustrating. There is no camera angle that let's you properly see where you're going and there are no resolution options that I could fine.

I rushed thought the poor dialog and map navigation as fast as possible so I could get back to actually playing the card game. If you like card games then I will grudgingly recommend Etherlords 2 because it can be quite fun, but everything else almost spoils the game.
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61 of 67 people (91%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
Unpolished, gritty interface, rigid UI, old

Feels like trying to drive a really old, beaten up hillbilly pick-up truck, with mud perma caked on the sides, half painted, half raw rusted steel, steering from U.K. or america, depending on whatever country you aren't from, with a cracked windshield, and i mean cracked. No power steering.

Funnily enough, extremely fun.

Sadly, far too short. Something very essential is missing to make this game work, becuase it has soemthing that no other game has out there, a perfect mix of card game, and grid turn based strategy. so many games out there have tried, and failed. Simply because they got the basics wrong, this one, I am amazed to say, as bad as it is---got the basics right.

Just a shame that's about all it got right,
recomended purely for strategy enthusiasts, or developers that want some inspiration.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
For hardcore fans of Magic: The Gathering or similar card games, Etherlords II is a must-play as there are decidedly few original games like it ten years on from its initial release.

Etherlords II is a meaty card battling adventure game with five lengthy campaigns to play through, each featuring its own unique mix of cards to collect and enemies to fight.

This is a tough game to beat too and the later levels will require you to leverage every advantage you can in order to win. For those that are not so comfortable with excessive terminology and tactics however, the easy mode still makes for a fun experience.

Whereas the first Etherlords was an interesting proof of concept only, Etherlords II is the inevitable expansion of that idea and one that works a whole lot better.

It’s a solid game, one saved by a remarkably diverse battle system and a dizzying array of fun strategies and deckbuilding potential.

Read the full retrospective at my blog »
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
97.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2014
I ♥♥♥♥♥♥ love this game!
I played it 10years ago about hundreds of hours and its still awesome.

Pros: Great campaign
Many different cards and playstyles
Good difficulties from casual to really challenging (Magic2015 on highest difficult is superezmode vs etherlords normal)
Stable Master Server
Cant do anything wrong for 5 euros :)

Cons: Its an rather old game so dont expect too much for the resolutions
The multiplayerserver is nearly empty

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