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 (1,198 reviews)
Release Date: May 22, 2014

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Includes 4 items: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, Van Helsing II: Ink Hunt, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II - OST, Van Helsing II: Pigasus

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Includes 6 items: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Blue Blood, Van Helsing II: Ink Hunt, Van Helsing: Arcane Mechanic, Van Helsing: Thaumaturge

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"The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II has some launch issues, but it's a respectable and funny action RPG."
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July 2

Van Helsing II Changelog - V1.3.2 - July 2

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

New Feature: Mantis Bug Tracker
We are implementing a new feature: the Mantis Bug Tracker! The bug tracker allows people to submit issues via a web browser after registration. The progress of fixing can be followed as well, so now you can see who fixes your problems and when! It can be accessed via the ESC menu in-game. Note that you have to have the Steam Overlay enabled as the bugtracker opens in the overlay.
Please provide as much data as you can when submitting bugs, and do not send in duplicate issues, or issues belonging to other games - select the right game before you submit something. Thanks!

General Fixes
  • Controller users can now use the split window better, the right stick steps one if moved horizontally, and steps 10 if moved vertically.
  • Controller users can now buy potions more easily, the counter starts at one when buying.
  • The LT sign will now appear above player heads when facing an elevator.
  • The Resistance spy can no longer die.
  • Fixed numerous DX11 issues.
  • Controller users will now be able to select their characters more easily.
  • Fixed missing textures on the controller UI.
  • There will be no more "stuck" button labels on the Resistance Management's controller UI.

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May 22

Van Helsing III - Out now on Steam!

Fellow Hunters,

Van Helsing III just got released for PC and Mac! This means that the final fight of the trilogy is here, so get prepared for an epic finale!

Discount for Van Helsing 1 and 2 players!

Also, we would like to honor veteran hunters who own Van Helsing 1 or 2 - they can buy the third game with a 20% discount!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/359900

Of course, we will not abandon the series - in fact, we will start on going back to the first two games and patching them up based on your feedback over the years.

Thanks for staying with us so far, keep being an awesome community!

Regards,
The NeocoreGames Team

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
28 of 42 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This game seemed promising, but has a number of bugs that make it unplayable. The only reason that there are positive reviews here is that the people writing them did not attempt multiplayer. These are some of the bugs were unable to fix over several hours of attempts:
*Stats from gear are not being applied to damage
*Mobs stand frozen after death and do not despawn
*Enemies are invisible to one player
*Projectile effects are invisible
*Cannot attack or target enemies
*Enemies ignore player
*Enemies path or are knocked into unreachable locations
*Game crashes during load screens
*Load screens persist for several minutes
*Quest objectives do not complete even when conditions are met

I just wish somebody was answerable.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
67.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
YES.

I mean, it's a great game. Finished it singleplayer with a completely new character (i.e. I didn't start in veteran mode) in like 16 hours I believe, but I did not find all the secrets. Started veteran and I'm still having fun with slightly harder enemies and - of course - better SHINIES. Hopefully I won't miss things this time.

The story was fine, although a few things were predictable, but I didn't mind. OST is great, Katarina is awesome again - although I'd wish for a few new lines instead of those we already know from VH1 (mainly talking about her reactions to "send to town"). Also perhaps different voice packs for different class (you have three to choose from). But still, I can't complain much about the visuals nor sound (some monsters sound stupid when they get hit repeatedly, but whatever). VH2 also has several new features compared to VH1, mainly Chimera (I'm not gonna spoil it, but it's a fun thing) and generals (or whatever they were called, those guys you send out to do missions). And the tower defense minigame is back (this time we have 6 different levels).

The only thing I fear about is multiplayer, since I've heard that there are still MP bugs, similar to those VH1 had. However, as I haven't played MP yet, I'm only mentioning things I've read on the forums - nothing I've experienced myself. I did have some trouble with VH1 multiplayer, though...

Did I mention the OST and Katarina are great? No? Well, OST and Katarina are great.

tl;dr: Buy it if you like aRPGs.

EDIT: So, I now had a chance to play multiplayer. In fact, went through the whole first playthrough with a friend and on the veteran one now. Yes, this game still has some glitches, but not even half as bad as VH1. No more incredible, random lags during any dialogue. I (as a non-host) did crash a few times, maybe thrice during that one playthrough. There are other glitches such as "invulnerability bubbles" staying on champions despite them being vulnerable (you can see their HP go down, though, so that's a clear indication they're not immortal ;-)), had some (mostly allied) characters keep running into a wall, etc. But the gameplay is smooth and frankly - I'd say that considering my friend's laggy connection (he lags on TeamSpeak!) this game somehow manages to workaround those lags well. Well, that's if you get used to the fact that each of your hit is slightly delayed, but that's not a problem after you play for a bit. I don't even pay attention to that anymore.

So, yes, this is still "thumbs up" and still "definitely recommended".
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
This game seems pretty fun, and has good control options (including WSAD controls, neato!), but when my friend and I tried to coop the game we got stuck due to bugs pretty early in.

Long story short, in Coop play, the objectives don't always mark themselves as completed. And there's no way to reset the quest. Thus, your only option is restarting the game again.

Super ouch.

I'll update this review if they patch it at a later date.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Personal rating 8/10

A little fun game, a lot like diablo but it's way more friendly. I strongly recommend getting this if you enjoy diablo type of games. It has improved from the very first game on every aspect of the game. This game has a great value for the money.

Pros:
Cracking jokes, references from other games or movies (such as batman sign in the sky or half life sign on the wall,star wars, alien and so on...you have to look out for those well worth it.)
Good story took me 20 hours to beat the game, i wasn't rushing tho.
Simple controls, variaty of items to satisfy your builds.
Visually looks very appealing for such a small game, it looks even better than diablo 3 in my opinion.

Cons: had a few crashes, that's the main reason why i didn't give this game a higher rating than 8/10.

Improvements? set items could get a small boost to the drop rate, fairly difficult to obtain a full set.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
My husband and I played through VH1 together, and bought 2 to play together also. Unfortunately it's unplayable and we had to give up after trying for a couple of hours. He created the game and I would join his, and my side of things was buggy right from the first scene with Prisoner Seven. Also, neither of us could import our characters, so we had to start over. Hurray!

Some of the bugs were odd but not a big deal: I would equip an item and I could hear his character say "I can't equip that." and his Katarina would respond to me equipping gear on mine or giving her items to hold.

I was constantly running into problems seeing enemies (at all), having them appear to still be alive and standing even when they were supposed to be dead, no ability animations, abilities not working at all, cut-scene conversations being repeated on my side which forced both of us to wait for me to be able to click through it all again before I could move, etc. So I would leave the game and come back, and things would work for a few minutes before breaking again. After doing that several times I started to crash instead of just bugging.... we gave up after the fourth time I crashed in 20 minutes.

Before he and I started this together, I played it alone for nearly 2 hours with no problems at all. It just seems to be multiplayer that's awful. So so disappointing.
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