In the second part of the unfolding saga that could also be enjoyed independently, you can explore new corners of this unique world and experience the mix of old-school gothic and mad science, with more action, powerful foes and plenty of stunning places to visit.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (710 reviews)
Release Date: May 22, 2014

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October 14

Deathtrap is going Early Access on October 22

Good news!

First I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who supported us and made it possible that we can do what we love and release titles like The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing series (yes the final episode is also on the way :) ) and Deathtrap which will gain its Early Access status soon.

Also there was a very positive feedback about the Tower Defense game segments we used in Van Helsing I and II, and considering the fact that we are huge fans too, it simply made sense to make our own TD game. :)

This will be our first attempt to implement user generated content as a feature, and this is one of the main reasons why we will need all the help that the community can provide so we can make it as good and polished as we've imagined it.

If you have any questions, first check " what the developers have to say tab on the store page", or feel free to visit the general discussions thread.

Thanks again,
Valkyrie
NeocoreGames

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October 3

Van Helsing 2 - Changelog V1.1.04c

Updates to The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client (in on-line mode) is restarted.

The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing II v1.1.04c

Major changes include:

Fixed bugs:

• Fixed a bug with the Ring of Guidance. The Wraith Leader no longer gets killed by other monsters
• You can now correctly navigate with the controller on the Trophy Display Window
• The "New Quest" effect and text is now properly aligned when using a controller.
• Increasing an attribute now correctly works for Katarina.

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About This Game

It all seemed so simple: defeat the mad scientist, free the land and ride into the sunset, but sometimes the fall of a villain only opens the way to more sinister foes. So the incredible adventures continue, and Van Helsing, the famous monster-hunter returns to save the day again with the help of his charming, ghostly companion, Lady Katarina. The gothic metropolis of weird science is on the brink of destruction as chaos rules the streets and a new enemy plots revenge. It’s time to enter the dark side of Borgova and the forbidden wilderness, but beware: you are not the only one behind a mask.

Main features

  • Three playable classes – In the sequel to this gothic-noir adventure, you can choose from three very different classes: the classic Hunter with shooting and melee skills, the magic-wielding Thaumaturge or the Arcane Mechanic, the master of deadly devices, all included in the base game.

  • Hunter’s Lair – The Lair returns in the sequel as your perfect hideout to stash collected loot, trade with non-playable characters, teleport between locations, forge new items, utilize the alchemy lab and accept new quests from allies who join the Resistance against the scientific scourge.

  • Extended Tower defense mini-game – With enemies invading in waves, you have the opportunity to defend your Lair and other strategic locations with deployable traps and several upgradable functions to ward off evil, now with improved gameplay mechanics and up to 7 levels presented as optional side quests.

  • Resistance Management – As the leader of the Borgovian Resistance, you will participate in the micromanagement of the allied troops, improve the equipment of the Resistance fighters or find loot that makes them more powerful.

  • Rage system – You can charge up to three skill modifiers called PowerUps on 8 active skills by way of spending Rage points collected from impressive feats.

  • Unique companion – Lady Katarina, a ghost with snappy wit, comes to the support of Van Helsing with her own set of abilities, behaviors, and two skill trees.

  • Runecrafting – Besides forging, enchanting and infusing items with essences, you’ll have another option to alter items to your liking. Artifacts can be taken apart, shattered into magical fragments to be turned into purely magical runes that can be altered and put on new items, changing them into various new powerful artifacts.

  • The Beast in the Lair - The Chimera is a unique creature, an artificial monster straight from the Ink. You can enhance its abilities and summon it into combat or send away to the Ink to hunt for treasure.

  • Hall of Trophies - You can decorate the Lair with trophies that give global modifiers to the game world, like empowering monsters, granting more spellpower to all allies or turning Katarina into a more lethal ghost.

  • Multiplayer – You and your friends can test your skills against each other via the PVP mode (8 players) or join forces and complete the story in the co-operative campaign (4 players).

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8800 GT, Intel HD4000 or AMD HD3850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 275 GTX or AMD HD5770
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 330M, Intel HD4000 or AMD HD4670
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 285M or Nvidia 640M or AMD HD4870
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Will be an awesome gaming experience once the devs decide that their customers shouldn't have to edit registry, swap exe files, and so on and so forth. It has been a dissapointment to see how bad the support offered by the developers really is. I am a huge fan of the first game and was so thrilled for the release of this one, only to find that I can't play after finally settling into the game and a crash occured. ...And there's no real help or answers. This is being sold to you as a presumably "finished" product. Beware, I've seen Betas that were more polished and in order (also, they actually worked). Hope a gigantic patch is coming soon, until then....Uninstall. Will update if there is change.
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
This game Is a great play. If you liked the first Van Helsing, then this is next one to grab.
Posted: October 19
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
I can definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes isometric loot ARPGs. You can play it on you own in the singleplayer or play with other people in the multiplayer. The multiplayer works fine but it's a bit unbalanced. The enemies don't get stronger when you play with more people. It makes it a bit too easy.

But before playing you should consider to play the 'The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing I' plus the DLCs so you can import your character to this game and play to the new max level of 60. Unlike the first game, which had only 1 class and later got 2 more classes, VH2 has 3 classes from the beginning.
VH2 is quite similar to the first game but it tells a new story, introduces new enemy-types and has a reworked tower-defence minigame ( it's better in my opinion).

Stuff that's new:
  • It adds new, more powerful skills for the 3 classes
  • The items look better and have more variety
  • You can grow your own pet chimera, which will bring you gold, more rare items or special potions and you can summon it to support you in battle
  • You can craft your own items. After recruiting a certain NPC you can dismantle items you don't need and trasmute them into runes. With this runes you can create your own items with the stats of your choice. But don't worry that doesn't make the game too easy, crafting is quite expensive and you have to sacrife alot of items to get enough runes
  • Lots of new funny references (Hannibal Lecter, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Lord of the Rings, etc.)

Like VH1 it's very addictive but it still has some of it's flaws.
  • The hit feedback is as bad as in VH1. Most of the attacks just don't feel as powerful as they should
  • Some enemy-types are very unbalanced (some are just cannon fodder others have a insta-kill ranged attack)
  • Mana drain <--- I hate it :/

But after all it's a nice, very addictive game for a low price.
Posted: October 10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
A great hack'n slash game I recommend it becouse is fast ,easy and has a nice graphic.The storyline is somehow boring but has a lot of funny dilogues.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
I wanted to love this game. I didn't. It feels like one of those kid movie sequels where the first movie was unique and the second movie is a sad reiteration. Though the cobat in this game can be fun at times & the characters have an interesting dystopic steam punk flair, the user interface is fatally broken.

Basic locamotion is a struggle at times with many of the landscape features like short bushes hampering what should be a relatively smooth process. Mere movement shouldn't engender such frustration in my books.

None of the user-interface mechanics are self-evident or even remotely simple to figure out. There seems to be a flawed breakdown in the translation to "full controller support." One prime example would be the "hall of remembrance" mechanics (which for those of you who might not know is a 'castle defence' type of mini game with a challenging series of defence battles) Well, the masterminds behind this game have allocated the same key to "start all over again at the beginning" that you use as your main attack. So you'll be clicking frantically fighting off wave after wave of mobs & then when you finally finish your reward (if you accidentally hit attack again even once) is to have to start all over again. This could have been easily remedied with a confirmation window asking if you did indeed want to start all over & lose all of your hardwon progress (confirmations are not a new concept in the game world... usually a standard thing to keep gamers from wanting to tear their hair out and uninstall your game). Granted you can set your own key-bindings for attack skills but let's be honest, X is standard for attack and there are only so many buttons on a controller. Not that you'd need that many with this sequel, to be honest. I was very surprised at how downgraded the skill tree was from the first game. Some things are the same (though you might not want them to be) ... almost all of the NPCs say the exact same thing as they did in one. (Like the enchantress) who says "you seem tired" (funny that's exactly what i'm thinking about the NPC dialogue, tired.

A confirmation window would also fix the problems with the vendors. It is very easy to accidentally sell some great piece of gear with no buyback option as well. Or accidentally waste your money buying gear you never meant to purchase. And don't even get me started on the mess they've made of the inventory system which was just great in the first game. (I would have to cuss). ;)

Furthermore, this sequel seems to be plagued with many of the same basic running flaws as the first game. I was so excited to get an especially great enchant, only to have the game crash & not save it. My rig is exceptionally good (custom built for gaming) so i know the crashing is not because of my set up.

It's more than a bit of a heartbreak that a game with such potential (and such lootastically instant gratification via pillaging) is so .... well, broken. It makes me wish i worked in the industry so i could fix it up. It could have been legendary.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
64.5 hrs on record
This is a fun action RPG. Worth getting if you like gothic/mad science steampunk settings & humor in your games.
More skills, a new rune-crafting system, improved Tower Defense maps, army management, co-op & PvP Multiplayer, and the optional ability to avoid Tower Defense missions make Van Helsing 2 a definite improvement over Van Helsing 1 for me.

Skill trees from Van Helsing 1 have been improved, with more skill choices & a bigger range of secondary abilities.
Skill points, Ability points, and Reputation buffs can be respeced on the main character and the sidekick at your home base, so you are never locked into unworkable playstyles for too long.
Posted: October 23
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
If you are a Diablo/Baldurs Gate/Path of Exile (and many many more) this is a game I recommend for you. A continuation of the series (you can actually import your character from the first game) and game that stands on its own as well, this game will provide you many hours of entertainment.
Posted: October 5
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Keep crashing after having played for 20-30 minutes. dont know why. disappointed again... for stream service. :(

The game is overall... 60/100 I think. It's totally a wrong way to present MMo RPG.

And... the storyline... so bad.

If u think FFXIII has a good storyline... go for van helsing 2.

If ur adult n picky... well it's up to you to buy it or not. remember the crush.
Posted: October 14
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I xxxxxxx hate this ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ game, becauuse its impossible to start, otherwise i peobebly love it, because the first one was grreat, except the level roof onn level 30, that was i bit irritating i think,
Annyway, back to my problem of not beeing aele to start hellsing 2.
I have tryid exactlöy everything in every possible way that is described in forums and sutch, but it doesent help.
I get verry frustated sincw i have been waiting whit hith hopes infor the release of part two,
Cann someone help me?
i even bought a dlc for the fame in hope it would solve it, but no,
So help is needed delux.
Posted: September 28
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78.8 hrs on record
I liked the predecessor and I like this game. The basic skeleton of van Helsing 1 and 2 are remarkably similar and work well in both games. Also, I think they've kept the quirky humor and atmostphere pretty much intact. Most of the new additions I think add variety and a freshness to the experience. The so-called "Tower Defense" missions work better this time, I think. The towers are more varied and pack a punch and combine in various interesting ways. Sending the generals on missions was fun too, though not very dramatic.

Pros:
* Better graphics than the first and lots of much more interesting spell visuals
* More varied due to lair upgrades
* The chimera is useful
* Loot optimized GUI: both I and II need to be complimented on the GUI. It allows in almost all circumstances the kinds of comparisons you need to do. For instance, it's just great to be able to shop, then open Helsing's character tab to check up on DPS or whatever. All the panels that open are clearly optimized and always show just the right information (very few exceptions - it's impossible to get the details with crittical hit chance, mana regen, etc. while shopping.
* Nice new inventions in loot. Like the charged items, Ring of Guidance, etc.

Cons:
* Short'ish game (but good replay nevertheless due to the different classes and builds possible)
* Somewhat weak ending, but at least they're consistent as van Helsing 1 was like that too
* Chimera needs to stop clawing at the invincible cat in the Lair (noisy, annoying)
* The nice new inventions could've been polished off a bit. Like ... can I recharge an item? (dunno)
* Just couldn't make Rune Crafting work. Seems I miss some essense capacity thingy ... no ideas how to buy or make one. Never inserted a rune in anything. Strange, since most of the game is so intuitive and simple
* Forging. Yet another feature I never found any use for in either game.
* ... and you don't even get to meet Vlados (like WTF)

Given the decent price it's a good buy, and if you like the genre and liked van Helsing 1 then this is a game worth buying. There's just enough new inventions to give it a familiar yet fresh feel. So it's a kind of "polished van Helsing 1". I think it'll fly this time, but the next installment should definitely do something extra to keep the attention of the fan base. For instance adding in some more choices and have those affect the story considerably (guys, it's not like you need to go all Witcher 2 on us, just throw us a bone relic...)
Posted: September 26
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0.6 hrs on record
I like first game very much, and second game too They remember me Diablo, its like old days. But Van Helsing still need updates because still there are tons of lag.
Posted: September 26
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6.8 hrs on record
If you like "rpg" / "hack n slash" / or how ever you would call this genere , that exactly what you are searching for.
The greatest advantage in this game is that unlike many rpgs which are based on mindless farming for useless pixels this game is much less addictive and time consuming , and yet fun and enjoiable , so if you love rpgs and love having some real life thats the game for you
Posted: September 27
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25.1 hrs on record
Few bugs here and there, but nothing game breaking from what i saw. My opinion a good game that can only get better
Posted: October 16
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40.8 hrs on record
Great Games for fans of Diablo type RPGs.
Supports Co-op play (played with 2 other friends to the end) and was VERY Fun.
The game can be diffifcult at times for some of the boss battles (expect to die...)
There ia a LOT of depth/customization to the game in the skills, abilities and items, MUCH MORE thant Diablo
Overall rating for this is an 8.5/10
It would have been even higher but we did encounter a few places where the maps have bugs (a 3d collision problem and it it took us some tries to get our co-op game connected and synce'd, but as I said we were able to finish the full game and we all really enjoyed it.
I am purchasings the Ink Hunt expansion right now
Posted: October 16
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7.5 hrs on record
overall the game would be fun if things like the middle mouse button worked(even when I remap it to a key on the keyboard it won't work) so that means you can't do the tower defence quest... long story short, go play something else!
Posted: October 20
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104.0 hrs on record
Solid ARPG with witty dialogue and the potential for hundreds of hours of replayability. There are a number of faults, but the game is overall quite enjoyable.
Posted: October 20
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1.0 hrs on record
I rather enjoyed the first game and was looking forward to a continuation of the story with the second installment. I got that, but what I was not expecting was that the second game (other than the story) was identical to the first. You have the same "classes", with the same abilities, that you level up all over again. If they were going to go this route they should have at least allowed a save game import function from the first one. After less than an hour it just felt like I was starting a new charater from scratch (I was) with nothing new to look forward to except enemy units and locations.
Posted: October 6
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0.2 hrs on record
Archangel-2 steps from hell
Posted: October 7
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26.8 hrs on record
Game play is excellent, but you only get half a game. The level cap I believe is 60 and in order to get there you need to play the game at least twice. So you gotta finish round one, put your settings on 'Veteran' and GRIND your way through the levels again. The DLC is pathetic, PIGASUS is not worth it. Millions to buy something. The other DLC for the Ink areas are small and pathetic. I am pretty disappointed in how this game is packaged. On the plus side I got it at 50% off, so I did get what I paid for, a half a game.
Posted: October 13
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19.7 hrs on record
Very much a straight continuation of the previous one, same type of story and humour. (All of which I approve of greatly!)
Adds a lot of new skills and passives as well for both you and Katarina (your ghost buddy), which is fun as well!
The interface is somewhat updated as well, which is also nice.

Only issue you might run into (solo at least) is small random difficulty spikes where the majority of mobs will not be a problem, and then something runs up to you and one-shots you.

All in all very much worth it.. and gawd damnit now I'm waiting for number 3 for the continuation of the storyline...
Posted: September 28
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