Na segunda parte da saga de Van Helsing, que também pode ser jogada independentemente, podes explorar novos recantos deste mundo único onde se combina o gótico da velha guarda e a ciência louca, com mais ação, inimigos mais poderosos e muitos locais fantásticos para visitares.
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Data de lançamento: 22 Mai, 2014

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Acerca deste jogo

Tudo parecia tão simples: derrotar o cientista louco, libertar a terra e cavalgar em direção ao pôr do sol, mas, às vezes, a queda de um vilão serve apenas para abrir caminho a inimigos ainda mais sinistros. Assim, as aventuras incríveis continuam, e Van Helsing, o famoso caçador de monstros, regressa mais uma vez para salvar a situação com a ajuda da sua charmosa companheira fantasmagórica, Lady Katarina. A metrópole gótica da ciência estranha está à beira da destruição, com o caos a assolar as ruas e um novo inimigo a planear vingança. Está na altura de entrar no lado negro de Borgova e das regiões selvagens proibidas, mas cuidado: não és o único a usar máscara.

Características principais

  • Três classes de personagens – Na sequela desta aventura gótica, podes escolher entre três classes muito diferentes: o clássico Caçador com habilidades de tiro e combate corpo a corpo, o mágico Taumaturgo ou o Mecânico Arcano, mestre dos dispositivos mortíferos, tudo incluído no jogo de base.

  • O Esconderijo do Caçador – O Esconderijo regressa na sequela como o lugar perfeito para esconderes os teus saques, negociares com NPC, teletransportares-te entre locais, forjares objetos novos, utilizares o laboratório de alquimia e aceitares novas missões de aliados que se juntam à Resistência contra a corja científica.

  • Minijogo de Defesa da Torre alargado – Com os inimigos a invadirem em ondas, tens a oportunidade de defender o teu Esconderijo e outros locais estratégicos com armadilhas e várias funções atualizáveis para te livrares do mal, agora com mecânica de jogo melhorada e até 7 níveis apresentados como missões secundárias opcionais.

  • Gestão da Resistência – Como líder da Resistência Borgoviana, irás participar na microgestão das tropas aliadas, melhorar o equipamento dos combatentes da Resistência ou encontrar saques que os tornam mais poderosos.

  • Sistema de Fúria – Podes carregar até três modificadores de habilidades chamados Poderes em 8 habilidades ativas gastando os pontos de Fúria recolhidos em feitos impressionantes.

  • Companheira única – Lady Katarina, um fantasma com o espírito aguçado, ajuda Van Helsing com o seu próprio conjunto de aptidões, comportamentos e duas árvores de habilidades.

  • Criação de Runas – Para além de forjar, encantar e infundir objetos com essências, tens outra opção para alterar os objetos como entenderes. Os artefactos podem ser desmontados, desfeitos em fragmentos mágicos para serem transformados em runas de magia pura, que podem ser alteradas e colocadas em novos objetos, transformando-os em novos e poderosos artefactos.

  • A Besta no Esconderijo - A Quimera é uma criatura única, um monstro artificial saído da Tinta. Podes melhorar as suas aptidões e invocá-la para o combate ou enviá-la para a Tinta em busca de tesouros.

  • Salão de Troféus - Podes decorar o Esconderijo com troféus que fornecem modificadores globais ao mundo do jogo, tais como dar poder a monstros, conceder mais poder de feitiços a todos os aliados ou transformar Katarina num fantasma ainda mais mortífero.

  • Multijogador – Tu e os teus amigos podem testar as vossas habilidades uns contra os outros no modo PVP (8 jogadores) ou unir forças e completar a história na campanha cooperativa (4 jogadores).

Requisitos do Sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    Mínimos:
    • Sistema Operativo: Windows XP SP3, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processador: Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memória: 2 GB de RAM
    • Placa gráfica: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD4000, Intel HD4000 (min. 512 MB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Versão 9.0c
    • Rede: Ligação à Internet de banda larga
    • Espaço no disco: Requer 20 GB de espaço livre
    • Placa de som: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recomendados:
    • Sistema Operativo: Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8 (64 bit)
    • Processador: Quad Core CPU 2.5 GHz
    • Memória: 4 GB de RAM
    • Placa gráfica: GeForce 560 or Radeon HD5800
    • DirectX: Versão 11
    • Rede: Ligação à Internet de banda larga
    • Espaço no disco: Requer 20 GB de espaço livre
    • Placa de som: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Mínimos:
    • Sistema Operativo: OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processador: Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memória: 1 GB de RAM
    • Placa gráfica: Nvidia 330M, Intel HD4000 or AMD HD4670
    • Rede: Ligação à Internet de banda larga
    • Espaço no disco: Requer 20 GB de espaço livre
    Recomendados:
    • Sistema Operativo: OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processador: Quad Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memória: 2 GB de RAM
    • Placa gráfica: Nvidia 285M or Nvidia 640M or AMD HD4870
    • Rede: Ligação à Internet de banda larga
    • Espaço no disco: Requer 20 GB de espaço livre
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Dominant Chris
( 18.0 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 4 Maio
I don't understand why this game is getting a lot of hate, people complaining about bugs are overreacting theirs no game breaking bugs I got stuck in one area and couldn't get out but i used the teleport ability and went back into the level it's not hard people, some say the game is downright laggy, only one area was like this and I'm pretty sure I know the reason for it (the rain), it's not even that bad once you progress further into the level. The game itself is brilliant! really enjoyed playing through it, if you can pick it up on a sale I recommend you do so.
rayplaysgames
( 36.4 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 3 Maio
Product received for free
Follow up to the first game, and yep, it's just what you expect. It's best to consider Part 1 and Part 2 to be two parts of the same big game. It's pretty, fun, and straightforward. It gets'er done. And it's really really gorgeous.

Here's a link to my video review of the game for JustAdventure.com:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK3VZgCb0EE
Meat-King©®
( 59.2 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 2 Maio
“Join the resistance, they said. It will be fun, they said. No one ever mentioned something about a doomsday device!”

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 contains all the best elements of the first game, and introduces novelties in form of bigger and more varied skill trees for all three classes and additional mini games, that contribute to the games atmosphere.

In comparison with its predecessor the general level of difficulty has been increased, resulting in a more challenging world of Borgovia, that is filled with original monsters, magic and weird technology. At the same time the skills of your ghostly companion have also been rebalanced, allowing her to support you in your preferred playstyle in a more effective way.

But the greatest strength of Van Helsing lies in its love for detail. Allusions to certain films, comics and the original book by Bram Stoker are proof of that. Furthermore, the protagonist and his delightful ghostly companion will keep you entertained with their wry sense of humor and many snappy dialogues.

Nevertheless, there are a few shortcomings. One of them is the stiff combat system, as already encountered in the first instalment, which would have needed more attention to establish a more fluent hack & slash feeling. Another point is the storyline. While building on the events of the predecessor, the presentation of the story feels rather loveless, making it relatively easy to predict certain story related events.

Trivia:

Please do not open the cell of the familiar looking psychopath with cannibalistic tendencies, who prefers Chianti to certain cuisine. Your fellow resistance fighters will be very grateful for it.

Achievements:

Estimated time for 100% completion: +50 hours

Singleplayer achievements: 59
Multiplayer achievements: 4

Chronology:

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 3 (PC)
Action role-playing game + hack & slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2015

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 (PC)
Action role-playing game + hack & slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (PC)
Action role-playing game + hack & slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2013
Link to Steam review for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing.
Savage
( 0.3 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 2 Maio
Lagg simulator.
M1Q
( 2.2 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 1 Maio
DONT INSTAL THIS GAME,ITS SUCCCCKKKKS
Falict
( 0.1 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 29 Abril
Boring
Awesomo 2000
( 12.1 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 28 Abril
More of the same as the first one, so if you liked it a lot, you might possibly like second Van Helsing as well. But beware, there are no major changes to the game, it feels like more like a large DLC that continues the story than anything else.
hello from the otter slide
( 1.7 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 26 Abril
one of the worst games i have ever played,
Xenociide
( 16.2 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 23 Abril
If you love dungen crawlers. youll love this game. Not only do you slash monsters left and right. you look f**ken bad ♥♥♥ doing it. it has a good story and after playing this game, i feel like i have to buy the others. I love this game
Izjeen
( 11.1 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 21 Abril
Awesome game, cool abilties and nice classes. Prety short by ARPG standards though.
jjani
( 13.5 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 19 Abril
i think big rigs is better game
captainmurder
( 1.0 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 19 Abril
Does not work. Controls are crap.
Harmony Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
( 2.3 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 10 Abril
Time Bought: Pre Ordered
Money Spent: $37.50
Worth The Price?: Yes
Position In Game At Time Of Review: Have all my classes max leveled, have game & DLCs on 2 steam accts, got most of the sets epics and all godlikes, farming

After adding the first Van Helsing to one of the most favorite games I've ever played, VH2 only polished and added to the enjoyment where the first one left off. I was still playing the first one up to the release of this game and continued playing it during this one. But VH2 not only left off where the last story ended, but improved on tons of things to make this game even more enjoyable than the first. So with this in mind, I wrote a review for people new to the series as well as one for people who have played the first game and are considering getting this one.

Newcomers to the Van Helsing trilogy-
Even if you haven't played the first one, it would still be enjoyable to start with VH2. The reason for this is much like any other game, such as Borderlands 2. Playing the first one AFTER the second one will give you more depth in the story as well as make you appreciate all the changes that were done in the second game. Even though I would recommend playing the first one first, I don't see any spoilers at all in VH2 to the storyline of VH1. There are even items/gear that is reverse compatible ;) which you will probably think is pretty keen of the developers. Yes, it plays like Diablo 3, but that is by all means not a bad thing. But that comparison is very similar to saying Battlefield plays like CoD or MoH. And what about the "Gears of War" and "God of War" comparisons in other games. Yah, it's kinda like that :/ All in all, if you get VH2, you will be getting a great funny and very enjoyable RPG which you can co op up to 4 players as well as PvP. When you play it, you'll know it's going to be a great game from the photobomb on the title screen hahaha.

Ones who've played the first Van Helsing-
It may look like the same game but many things have been polished to fit customer satisfaction. For instance there are still 6 pages of storage, but now most of the gear takes 2 blocks instead of 3, and the storage space has been significantly expanded. So now there is over double the storage space of the first game. Along with the max level reaching 60 instead of 30, there are doubled the skills to mess around with! So you have the option of lvl10ing the skills and tricks you have ported over OR taking them off and starting a whole new tree of new abilities. Or you can even mix it. Oh yeah, as I stated, you can export over your powered up character from the first game :) The Chimera is not as powerful as it looks but is still a great addition as well as a little storyline within the sp story. Also the 'sets' and 'epics' have 'ink infested' versions which are level 60s. So even though you may have a complete set with the level ranges at 33 38 and 45, you can still farm for the all level 60 versions of that same set :)))) OMG, and wait until you get your first 'godlike' item!!! Besides that they just expanded on everything that made the first game so fun to play like: glory, perks, weapons & gear, laughs, easter eggs, tower defense, etc. The story, I would like to compare to The Matrix Reloaded. Not the best story, but essential in the trilogy and to any fan of the first game. It was also fun to play through with more boss fights and loot drops. So basically, I would definitely recommend this game if you've played through the first one even just once.

The DLCs-
I've written separate reviews on each DLC.


Rating: 9/10
Nicholas
( 16.1 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 5 Abril
The original game offered enjoyable writing and voice acting, plenty of loot and a decent campaign. II delivers more of the same, with a number of additional game features including an expanded tower defence mode, a new companion of sorts and the ability to dispatch recruits on missions. Even the numerous pop culture references generally bring a smile.

Unfortunately, it is clearly lacking polish - from typos and even completely wrong lines in the subtitles, to constantly getting stuck in the scenery when using the Dash move to the game locking up whenever a certain button is pressed on a controller. It's particularly troubling that a sequel to this was rushed out, with plenty of its own problems, when this game could have used a bit more work.

Still, though those are aggravations, the game is still a enjoyable experience apart from that.
regivilag.tm
( 8.7 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 30 Março
I expected a lot more from this game. This is an "incredibly" hard adventure at some points and there are many bugs in connection with grafics. Most of the time it is quite boring too, the story is hardly understandable (for those who did not play the first part of the game). However the main characters are amusing and intresting, especially when they talk to each other. That is an another good point that all of the texts are read up, I often enjoyed more the conversation of the characters than the game itself. There are many better ARPG than this one, I do not recommend to anyone to choose this game instead of a Torchlight or Diablo.
paul.green977
( 0.7 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 30 Março
Didnt enjoy this game at all. Even though it was on offer a waste of money
Woz
( 20.7 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 26 Março
I loved the first game, which I played all the way through. The first was really a Diablo/Torchlight clone in a different setting with a tower defence mini game thrown in.

This one feels like it should be similar but they have strayed away from the formula a bit too far and the game is somehow worse for it. Also the difficult jump is just frustrating if you import a character like I did. All your good kit from VH1 is pointless garbage, ditch it right away. Even as you kit up you wlll find some foes that are simple and the next second some monster that just instakills you and nothing you can really do about it.

You also keep getting called back to base so you can assign people to the task which just breaks the flow.

There are far better ARPGs out there and looking at the feedback to VH3 the series fell off the tracks. Shame as such a great setting
aeighwoupe
( 26.7 hrs em registo )
Publicada: 21 Março
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
As the second sequel in a trilogy, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II does keep its pros from the previous game. Unfortunately, it also retains its con. Recommended as the cons are not really a game breaking.

Pro
  • Memorable companion*. Still loves her.
  • Quest system*. They have since added some additional quest involving Captains and Fluffy. Not really game affecting quest but it does makes an excuse for a little breather and a nice source of extra income and items/essences.
  • Tower defence mini game*. The traps are now improved with more choices. Still wish to be able to play this mini game on demand.
  • The skill systems are well made* but not perfect. It is now improved compared to the previous skill but still, my best skill is Scattering shot from the 1st game, and that is the skill that makes it easy to get past through most enemies.

Con
  • Artificial difficulty*. Come at me bro.
  • Some skills are still useless*. Nevertheless, they made few improvement regarding this. Single target skills generally have much higher damage and almost all skill will have a bit of a multi-target effect to it such as Ricochet.
  • Some bug and glitches can still be seen*. CTD when trying to place a rune on the create item slot. CTD when trying to refund Acid Puddle skill.
  • The rune system doesn’t feels like tailored for midgame. Based on the number of required item and price for rune crafting, it doesn’t feels like it meant for mid game item upgrade. You can craft things, but it feels like it’s more of an end game system or rather completing items after finishing all the quest.

* Refer to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing review
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2.3 hrs em registo
Publicada: 10 Abril
Time Bought: Pre Ordered
Money Spent: $37.50
Worth The Price?: Yes
Position In Game At Time Of Review: Have all my classes max leveled, have game & DLCs on 2 steam accts, got most of the sets epics and all godlikes, farming

After adding the first Van Helsing to one of the most favorite games I've ever played, VH2 only polished and added to the enjoyment where the first one left off. I was still playing the first one up to the release of this game and continued playing it during this one. But VH2 not only left off where the last story ended, but improved on tons of things to make this game even more enjoyable than the first. So with this in mind, I wrote a review for people new to the series as well as one for people who have played the first game and are considering getting this one.

Newcomers to the Van Helsing trilogy-
Even if you haven't played the first one, it would still be enjoyable to start with VH2. The reason for this is much like any other game, such as Borderlands 2. Playing the first one AFTER the second one will give you more depth in the story as well as make you appreciate all the changes that were done in the second game. Even though I would recommend playing the first one first, I don't see any spoilers at all in VH2 to the storyline of VH1. There are even items/gear that is reverse compatible ;) which you will probably think is pretty keen of the developers. Yes, it plays like Diablo 3, but that is by all means not a bad thing. But that comparison is very similar to saying Battlefield plays like CoD or MoH. And what about the "Gears of War" and "God of War" comparisons in other games. Yah, it's kinda like that :/ All in all, if you get VH2, you will be getting a great funny and very enjoyable RPG which you can co op up to 4 players as well as PvP. When you play it, you'll know it's going to be a great game from the photobomb on the title screen hahaha.

Ones who've played the first Van Helsing-
It may look like the same game but many things have been polished to fit customer satisfaction. For instance there are still 6 pages of storage, but now most of the gear takes 2 blocks instead of 3, and the storage space has been significantly expanded. So now there is over double the storage space of the first game. Along with the max level reaching 60 instead of 30, there are doubled the skills to mess around with! So you have the option of lvl10ing the skills and tricks you have ported over OR taking them off and starting a whole new tree of new abilities. Or you can even mix it. Oh yeah, as I stated, you can export over your powered up character from the first game :) The Chimera is not as powerful as it looks but is still a great addition as well as a little storyline within the sp story. Also the 'sets' and 'epics' have 'ink infested' versions which are level 60s. So even though you may have a complete set with the level ranges at 33 38 and 45, you can still farm for the all level 60 versions of that same set :)))) OMG, and wait until you get your first 'godlike' item!!! Besides that they just expanded on everything that made the first game so fun to play like: glory, perks, weapons & gear, laughs, easter eggs, tower defense, etc. The story, I would like to compare to The Matrix Reloaded. Not the best story, but essential in the trilogy and to any fan of the first game. It was also fun to play through with more boss fights and loot drops. So basically, I would definitely recommend this game if you've played through the first one even just once.

The DLCs-
I've written separate reviews on each DLC.


Rating: 9/10
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59.2 hrs em registo
Publicada: 2 Maio
“Join the resistance, they said. It will be fun, they said. No one ever mentioned something about a doomsday device!”

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 contains all the best elements of the first game, and introduces novelties in form of bigger and more varied skill trees for all three classes and additional mini games, that contribute to the games atmosphere.

In comparison with its predecessor the general level of difficulty has been increased, resulting in a more challenging world of Borgovia, that is filled with original monsters, magic and weird technology. At the same time the skills of your ghostly companion have also been rebalanced, allowing her to support you in your preferred playstyle in a more effective way.

But the greatest strength of Van Helsing lies in its love for detail. Allusions to certain films, comics and the original book by Bram Stoker are proof of that. Furthermore, the protagonist and his delightful ghostly companion will keep you entertained with their wry sense of humor and many snappy dialogues.

Nevertheless, there are a few shortcomings. One of them is the stiff combat system, as already encountered in the first instalment, which would have needed more attention to establish a more fluent hack & slash feeling. Another point is the storyline. While building on the events of the predecessor, the presentation of the story feels rather loveless, making it relatively easy to predict certain story related events.

Trivia:

Please do not open the cell of the familiar looking psychopath with cannibalistic tendencies, who prefers Chianti to certain cuisine. Your fellow resistance fighters will be very grateful for it.

Achievements:

Estimated time for 100% completion: +50 hours

Singleplayer achievements: 59
Multiplayer achievements: 4

Chronology:

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 3 (PC)
Action role-playing game + hack & slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2015

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 (PC)
Action role-playing game + hack & slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (PC)
Action role-playing game + hack & slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2013
Link to Steam review for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing.
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18.0 hrs em registo
Publicada: 4 Maio
I don't understand why this game is getting a lot of hate, people complaining about bugs are overreacting theirs no game breaking bugs I got stuck in one area and couldn't get out but i used the teleport ability and went back into the level it's not hard people, some say the game is downright laggy, only one area was like this and I'm pretty sure I know the reason for it (the rain), it's not even that bad once you progress further into the level. The game itself is brilliant! really enjoyed playing through it, if you can pick it up on a sale I recommend you do so.
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Publicada: 5 Abril
The original game offered enjoyable writing and voice acting, plenty of loot and a decent campaign. II delivers more of the same, with a number of additional game features including an expanded tower defence mode, a new companion of sorts and the ability to dispatch recruits on missions. Even the numerous pop culture references generally bring a smile.

Unfortunately, it is clearly lacking polish - from typos and even completely wrong lines in the subtitles, to constantly getting stuck in the scenery when using the Dash move to the game locking up whenever a certain button is pressed on a controller. It's particularly troubling that a sequel to this was rushed out, with plenty of its own problems, when this game could have used a bit more work.

Still, though those are aggravations, the game is still a enjoyable experience apart from that.
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Van Helsing has his work cut out for him. For all the monsters he's slain, the looming spectres of Diablo, Torchlight, and Path of Exile cast an imposing shadow over the rugged hero. To set itself apart, this modern dungeon crawler has to find a way to truly sink its claws into the player beyond the usual loot'n'grind. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, the second part of a planned trilogy by Neocore Games, succeeds remarkably in carving out its own identity, but at the potentially steep price of polish and balance.

The visuals and soundwork of Van Helsing II are competent, with a few bright spots. The graphics are technically solid, with varied color palettes that provide atmosphere as Van Helsing explores underground caverns, snowy forests, and laboratories full of disgusting experiments. The voice acting is serviceable and the musical score is suitably sweeping and epic, with a few catchy songs, but nothing new for the genre.

A common criticism of dungeon crawlers is that they start off slowly, and Van Helsing II does everything in its power to defy that stereotype. Players of the first Van Helsing will be pleased to find that they can import their character into the sequel, with all of their skills and equipment intact. Newcomers are able to create a character of one of the three classes -- the iconic Hunter, the mage-like Thaumaturge, and the tech-oriented Arcane Mechanic -- that begins at level 30, giving them a set of gear and plenty of skillpoints to spend. Those who find the game's in-depth, granular skill system a little too daunting can start at level 1 without any major handicaps, giving them more time to learn the deep mechanics of the game.

These mechanics are much of what set Van Helsing II apart, but also where this ambitious title first stumbles. The game is unapologetically complex; each class has four primary stats and access to dozens of abilities, all of which can be upgraded up to ten times. There are plenty of ways to construct a character, but unfortunately, not all of them are viable. Many skills pale in comparison to others within the same tree, and it's easy to find yourself with a build that simply doesn't work. Luckily, a respecialization option is both cheap and accessible, making it easy enough to experiment until a satisfactory skillset is found.

There is a lot of content in Van Helsing II, and most of it is implemented well. The usual prerequisites for the genre are in place: a lengthy storyline with plenty of side quests, co-operative multiplayer modes for both the campaign and individual scenarios, and a 'Battle Royal' PvP offering for those wishing to test their mettle against other players. What sets Van Helsing II apart, however, is its dedication to making its single-player experience memorable to the player. Throughout the fifteen to twenty hour campaign, Van Helsing spends plenty of time fighting his way through hordes of enemies, but he also fortifies and defends his Secret Lair (yes, that's what it's called in the game).

The Lair -- the heart of the Resistance movement of which Van Helsing is a critical agent-- is unlocked early in the game, and houses merchants, alchemists, and enchanters capable of modifying and upgrading Van Helsing's equipment. It also grants access to a couple of additional minigames that add much-needed variety to the usual action-adventure fare, including tower defense-style sequences in which Van Helsing must prevent the antagonist's forces from discovering the Resistance's hideout, and a menu-driven command center where the player can build a small army and send them on missions that grant equipment and monetary rewards. Though fairly basic in design, both of these distractions are plenty of fun, and I often found myself teleporting back to base to play with them between campaign missions.

The combat itself doesn't introduce any shocking twists, but it stands proudly with the best in the genre. With eight of his abilities available on the skill bar at any given time, Van Helsing is never lacking for tools with which to fight, and a generous cooldown on potions and plenty of ways to restore health and mana keep things moving at a tight pace. Enemy variety is impressive, with three or four new kinds of foes introduced in each zone, and multiple difficulty levels allow players to suit the challenge to their preferences. The biggest problem that I found was that pure melee characters never really come into their own. Every class has ranged options (and, in fact, the Hunter is the only one that can melee at all), but for all the depth of the skill trees, there's no real way to avoid the punishment that comes from being surrounded by the game's dangerous enemies. It's certainly possible to succeed with a melee-oriented build, it just never reaches the destructive potential of the other choices.

It's a good thing, too, because the plot of the campaign doesn't stand too well on its own. The storyline is basic, but decent enough: after slaying the evil Professor Fulmigati in the first game, Van Helsing finds that the exiled General Harker has returned to take his place. Setting out on a mission to overthrow the new government, the monster hunter is joined once again by the ghost Katarina, who has to be one of the most obnoxious characters I've ever encountered in a videogame. A constant presence at Van Helsing's side, she's an endless font of overwrought sarcasm and grating negativity; in the first two hours of the game alone, she voices her distrust of a new character seven times. I counted. As if to make things worse, she and Van Helsing trade uninspired quips with depressing regularity; the tone of the story, which can get fairly dark at times, is completely offset by the constant, heavy-handed references to games, books, and movies the pair make. Occasionally, a gem of a line can inspire a smile, but for the most part, it's a distracting and desperate attempt at humor.

Further putting a dent in things are the technical issues. The game isn't particularly buggy, at least not in the conventional sense, but it found some creative ways to hamper my enjoyment. Load times are far too long for a game of this size, and even inexplicably happen just from alt-tabbing. The camera is solid enough during gameplay, but in cutscenes, it has a habit of taking nauseating jaunts for seemingly no reason. Oftentimes, a scene with two characters simply standing on either side of a table discussing tactics is lent a surreal air as the perspective randomly changes.

Despite these problems, it's hard not to recommend Van Helsing II. Most of the issues it has feel like the inevitable consequences of making an ambitious game on a small budget, and I have to applaud Neocore Games for packing so much content into their latest endeavor.
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I do like this game more than the 1st one.
It's a lot more bug free, and has more things to do, and I love skill trees and everything about game.
They did a great job in improving the gameplay.
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The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
As the second sequel in a trilogy, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II does keep its pros from the previous game. Unfortunately, it also retains its con. Recommended as the cons are not really a game breaking.

Pro
  • Memorable companion*. Still loves her.
  • Quest system*. They have since added some additional quest involving Captains and Fluffy. Not really game affecting quest but it does makes an excuse for a little breather and a nice source of extra income and items/essences.
  • Tower defence mini game*. The traps are now improved with more choices. Still wish to be able to play this mini game on demand.
  • The skill systems are well made* but not perfect. It is now improved compared to the previous skill but still, my best skill is Scattering shot from the 1st game, and that is the skill that makes it easy to get past through most enemies.

Con
  • Artificial difficulty*. Come at me bro.
  • Some skills are still useless*. Nevertheless, they made few improvement regarding this. Single target skills generally have much higher damage and almost all skill will have a bit of a multi-target effect to it such as Ricochet.
  • Some bug and glitches can still be seen*. CTD when trying to place a rune on the create item slot. CTD when trying to refund Acid Puddle skill.
  • The rune system doesn’t feels like tailored for midgame. Based on the number of required item and price for rune crafting, it doesn’t feels like it meant for mid game item upgrade. You can craft things, but it feels like it’s more of an end game system or rather completing items after finishing all the quest.

* Refer to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing review
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20.7 hrs em registo
Publicada: 26 Março
I loved the first game, which I played all the way through. The first was really a Diablo/Torchlight clone in a different setting with a tower defence mini game thrown in.

This one feels like it should be similar but they have strayed away from the formula a bit too far and the game is somehow worse for it. Also the difficult jump is just frustrating if you import a character like I did. All your good kit from VH1 is pointless garbage, ditch it right away. Even as you kit up you wlll find some foes that are simple and the next second some monster that just instakills you and nothing you can really do about it.

You also keep getting called back to base so you can assign people to the task which just breaks the flow.

There are far better ARPGs out there and looking at the feedback to VH3 the series fell off the tracks. Shame as such a great setting
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94.0 hrs em registo
Publicada: 8 de Novembro de 2015
The second episode of the adventures of Van Helsing resumes without a breather the narrative continuity of the previous chapter enriching the structure with a good dose of new integrations: first of all, the introduction of a class system that, while not making the pillars like pale, puts a proper piece to one of the most important shortcomings of the previous episode. The roundup of news continues with an unprecedented Runecrafting system, simple to master but unexpected depth, and a new management mode of our allies within the resistance. Add to this the return of particular Tower Defense mode and get back in your hands one of the best quality/price ratios currently available for any fan of action-RPG. Shame about the multiplayer component issues: currently, if you are interested in buying the game with friends, our advice is to wait and see the developments in the coming weeks, given that for the moment the online is very unstable.
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Publicada: 7 de Novembro de 2015
a decent sequel to a great action RPG game, Van Helsing 2 seems to think the bigger the better, however this might not be true when you're suppose to be playing a lone hunter. they essentially turned Van Helsing from a monster hunter who was just passing through Borgovia to it's one man army saviour and resistance leader. as a result unlike the first game, this game features less hunting for strange creatures in dark forests and more large battles in rain drenched streets. which i see as a bad thing.

Gameplay wise, if you like action RPGs you will like the combat in this game, it throws as many monsters at you all at once as possible. the controls are responsive but the sound effects don't have enough impact behind them. the game also has a tower defense mini game(about 5 side-missions). which seems a bit out of place. graphically the game looks good and has some nice weather effects. however they toned down the Gothic themes and went full on steampunk in this one so you won't see any cool creatures like the scarecrow from the first game. the voice acting is good from the main characters (Van Helsing & Katarina) and so so from the other characters, but not awful. overall if you played and liked the first game you should pick this one up
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Publicada: 14 de Novembro de 2015
Boring. I just continued playing for the feeling to leveling up and see new skills but it get really boring, repetitive...
You will find yourself just pressing the mouse button, the same button against hordes of enemies over and over again without a real sense of history, which I really found very poor.

By the other hand, you can really customize your gear with enchantments, runes. The skills and perks are "cool" and the coop system beside is bugged, if you manage to enter, is funny.

But, there are a lot of betters games similar to this so... skip this one unless you are a really fun of this saga.
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The second installment of Van Helsing's series has nothing more to offer than the first one.
It still has all the requirement to fit every stereotype of the hack'n'slash: poor graphics, chaotic, slightly boring, flat protagonist, no real dialogue, repetitive to death. Clearly it is not genre I like that much. So, why am I playing it, and recommending it on top of that? Two main reasons, which are what really set Van Helsing apart from all the other games of its genre: the amazing atmosphere of its world, a charismatic mix of steampunk and gothic fantasy you cannot find anywhere else; and secondly, the quirky humour, filled with references to other famous brands. Honestly, in which other game can you loot a dead Grey Wizard, wielding a sword and a staff, lying in front of a broken bridge, in an underground cave?
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Publicada: 3 Janeiro
Not a bad game, but too clunky to be worth it unless you're a fan of dungeaon crawlers. It would've been worth completing the story if the UI didn't occassionally lock up causing loss of progress.


Pros:
-Production Value
-Plays well
-Fun

Cons:
-Gets boring and tedious quickly
-UI occasionally gets stuck, needing focre close and loss of progress
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0.3 hrs em registo
Publicada: 13 de Dezembro de 2015
I got the system requirements, better than the minimum,. But the game is unplayable, everything is low, turned off but it's unplayable. When I can play Bioshock 3, Skyrim etc. with nice graphic, but can't play with this, I think the problem isn't in my computer. Unplayable.
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1.5 hrs em registo
Publicada: 30 de Dezembro de 2015
This game is surprisingly boring, and they managed to somehow balance the player perfectly between being slow, weak, and fragile.

You're better off sticking to the first game, or going with Torchlight or Diablo.
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31.6 hrs em registo
Publicada: 22 de Junho de 2014
jogo do bom,gostoso
vale a pena
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Publicada: 29 de Junho de 2014
I didn’t like the first one, but those guys get right the second time. It is a pretty enjoyable game, the gameplay is definitely improved and the missions get a good variety.

The graphics are nice, but the engine is not as optimized as other games (Diablo III and Torchlight 2, for example). The storytelling is once again terrible, but I think it is forgivable in this kind of game.

Final thoughts: solid and fun game.
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grande jogo :)
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Publicada: 29 de Outubro de 2014
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Worth The Price?: Yes
Position In Game At Time Of Review: Have all my classes max leveled, have game & DLCs on 2 steam accts, got most of the sets epics and all godlikes, farming

After adding the first Van Helsing to one of the most favorite games I've ever played, VH2 only polished and added to the enjoyment where the first one left off. I was still playing the first one up to the release of this game and continued playing it during this one. But VH2 not only left off where the last story ended, but improved on tons of things to make this game even more enjoyable than the first. So with this in mind, I wrote a review for people new to the series as well as one for people who have played the first game and are considering getting this one.

Newcomers to the Van Helsing trilogy-
Even if you haven't played the first one, it would still be enjoyable to start with VH2. The reason for this is much like any other game, such as Borderlands 2. Playing the first one AFTER the second one will give you more depth in the story as well as make you appreciate all the changes that were done in the second game. Even though I would recommend playing the first one first, I don't see any spoilers at all in VH2 to the storyline of VH1. There are even items/gear that is reverse compatible ;) which you will probably think is pretty keen of the developers. Yes, it plays like Diablo 3, but that is by all means not a bad thing. But that comparison is very similar to saying Battlefield plays like CoD or MoH. And what about the "Gears of War" and "God of War" comparisons in other games. Yah, it's kinda like that :/ All in all, if you get VH2, you will be getting a great funny and very enjoyable RPG which you can co op up to 4 players as well as PvP. When you play it, you'll know it's going to be a great game from the photobomb on the title screen hahaha.

Ones who've played the first Van Helsing-
It may look like the same game but many things have been polished to fit customer satisfaction. For instance there are still 6 pages of storage, but now most of the gear takes 2 blocks instead of 3, and the storage space has been significantly expanded. So now there is over double the storage space of the first game. Along with the max level reaching 60 instead of 30, there are doubled the skills to mess around with! So you have the option of lvl10ing the skills and tricks you have ported over OR taking them off and starting a whole new tree of new abilities. Or you can even mix it. Oh yeah, as I stated, you can export over your powered up character from the first game :) The Chimera is not as powerful as it looks but is still a great addition as well as a little storyline within the sp story. Also the 'sets' and 'epics' have 'ink infested' versions which are level 60s. So even though you may have a complete set with the level ranges at 33 38 and 45, you can still farm for the all level 60 versions of that same set :)))) OMG, and wait until you get your first 'godlike' item!!! Besides that they just expanded on everything that made the first game so fun to play like: glory, perks, weapons & gear, laughs, easter eggs, tower defense, etc. The story, I would like to compare to The Matrix Reloaded. Not the best story, but essential in the trilogy and to any fan of the first game. It was also fun to play through with more boss fights and loot drops. So basically, I would definitely recommend this game if you've played through the first one even just once.

The DLCs-
I've written separate reviews on each DLC.


Rating: 9/10
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I liked the Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing quite a bit, so I was excited for II. The original game had its problems, but had enough atmosphere and quirky humor and story for me to enjoy it. Where VH excelled, VH2 does not.

Pros:
1) Game's atmosphere is beautiful. I particularly like the outside areas. Unfortunately, very little of your gameplay experience takes place outside.

Cons:
1) They attempted to fix the lackluster skill tree from the original game. The original lacked choices and most of the skills were useless. They did a complete 180 and the skill tree still sucks. Now, it is oversaturated with no coherent structure. Certain skills unlock other skills but have no function in relation to those skills. For example, Want to build around ice damage? Pick one skill on the right, arbitrarily attached to some fire and lightning. Then, try to pick a skill on the left, arbitrarily attached to other random skills. Makes no sense.

2) Balance. Game balance is awful. I played the original game on the hardest difficulty [I play most ARPGs on the hardest difficulty]. VH2 seems to have mobs that are weak [on any difficulty] and mobs that do an incredible amount of dmg on any difficulty other than "casual". Even if I built my character around heavy defensive passives/tricks ranged/casting things [which tend to do more dmg in general] hit BRUTALLY hard. There's also the occasional 1 shot from a challenging to see ability when swamped in a pack of mobs.
Edit: I've now played through the game with a second character. My first was a thaumaturge that really struggled with balance. My second was the original hunter character, but built around spell-casting. I played my second time on hard/heroic difficulties - stacked the mana shield defensive ability and some other defensives, and could face-roll pretty much anything so long as I had mana. Again, certain skills are way more powerful than others, effectively making the oversaturated skill tree still feel problematic.
Edit Two: Played more on the thaumaturge on heroic. Balance is really what is holding the game back. Built my character around abilities that could do damage while moving and crit chance/crit dmg [crit chance around 32-35%, crit dmg maxed @ 450%], and high HP, made heroic pretty easy. The problem, though, is sometimes you just get 1 shot from off-screen, even with high damage reduction. Difficulty basically scales like this: Mobs have higher health making it take longer to kill them. High dmg abilities do insane dmg and can result in 1 shots. The longer a mob lives, the greater chance of a 1 shot. Not sure how they can really fix this, but it makes build diversity fairly limited. At a certain point you just have to be able to do damage while moving and you have to spec heavily into defense.

3) Storyline/Quests. This is really my main qualm with the game. The storyline of this game is really disappointing. Maybe the storyline isn't disappointing [as it makes sense in the context of VH1], but the way it is executed is disappointing. The questing sucks. Very little variation, mostly based around tower defense. The vast majority of your missions are "secure X, Y, Z points by battling through streams of enemies. This was my least favorite type of mission in VH and it seems to be what the entirety of VH2 is built around. If I wanted to play Tower Defense, I'd play Tower Defense. The final boss fight, spoiler alert, is not even a fight. You literally kill streams of enemies until his force field's HP hits 1. He then blows up and the game ends on a pathetic attempt at a cliff hanger. I understand the attempt at a military strategy/real-time invasion, but it simply fails to be enjoyable.

4) End Game: It's about what you expect. You get "random" dungeons [just reskinned areas of the main story] and tasks to complete within them. Some of them also have interesting things that makes them substantially more difficult [Your companion won't help, can't regen life/mana, etc]. I did a few of them on heroic difficulty. They were a challenge. The quirky interactions don't take place between Katarina/Helsing so it's basically just the mindless challenge of slaughtering enemies with certain affixes that make the already poorly balanced gameplay more difficult. I'm glad they added this feature. Unfortunately, it does not do much for me because I've already done a lot of this in Path of Exile AND Path of Exile's system is better. All in all, I think it will be fun for people who haven't already beaten the model to death in other games, but wasn't real fun for me.

5) Multiplayer: Much like during the launch of the first game [in which it wasn't even functional], multiplayer is quite buggy. In fact, I've only successfully joined 1 game [I've tried to join many], and the host disconnected shortly thereafter, rendering my efforts obsolete. I've also tried hosting multiple times. I will get a message that "x is trying to join your game", but they are never successful in doing so. Not sure if it is a bug, a lack of stable connection, or what, but multiplayer seems quite hit or miss.

Verdict:

If you did not play the first game, don't buy this. The first is a much more complete experience.
If you loved the first and are desperate to see where the story goes, buy this.
If you loved the first for what it was, and aren't too attached to the story, don't buy this.
The game simply lacks what made the first game worth playing - the quirky nature, originality, and great atmosphere - while not really fixing any of the detracting factors of the first game [lack of real diversity via skill tree].
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