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 (751 reviews)
Release Date: May 22, 2014

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October 30

Van Helsing 2 - Changelog V1.1.04

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 v1.1.04

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 through the Trophy Window with a controller.
  • The "New Quest" Effect is now properly aligned if you are using a controller.
  • Increasing an attribute now correctly works for Katarina.

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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,

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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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
148.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Excellent follow up game to Part 1. Worth a 10 spot if you liked the first game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31

Hey look, you can import your characters from the first game too !
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Not nearly as cheeky and clever as the first game, but the gameplay is modestly improved. Some fun coop monster flood, well worth the purchase price on steam sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
80.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I bought VHII for 10 dollars with an online coupon. Even though I'm sure I didn't get the BEST deal out there I'd say it's money well spent.

I never played the first game. So, I started on this one with a new toon and leveled him up to 30 by the time I beat the game on Hard Mode. Then, went to veteran mode afterwards on fearless and had a blast. The loot was much better on the higher settings and for those who like crafting -- you can spend a good amount of time sifting through loot to enchant and enhance your gear to get the most defense/offense out of them. If you don't like crafting then I'd stay away from that part.

Replay value is fairly good. The story itself isn't spectacular, but if you're going for achievements it's always nice to get a few new options when you do the second run through. If you don't want replay value. It took me roughly 28 hours to beat it first time through on hard mode. So, again worth the ten bucks I spent. Voice acting for main toons is good, and side characters is a bit shady from time to time, but overall good with music that is also good. Nothing was annoying to my ears.

Tower defense is tricky. Harder the mode you put it on the less likely you are to succeed. Or, maybe I just suck at tower defense, but on fearless mode it was crazy as the joker with 300 minions willing to do his bidding.

Music - 7/10
Challenge - 9.5/10
Loot - 9/10
Skill system - 7/10
Story - 7/10
Price - 10/10
Overall - 8.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Good game. Can get a bit repetetive later on. Lots of different ways to play. References to other games and stories are entertaining if you notice them
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Just like the first with a lot of new features. Improved user interface, more skills to choose from, new items, scrolls, captains awaiting orders for missions, and so on. A giant step in the right direction.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game is awesome, most complain about the story but I never pay attention. I like the colors and action scenes just as good as the 1st one. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Well... I got this during the Spooky-Game-Halloween-Event at a reduced price. And I'm glad that it wasn't this expensive. It's not that it's incredible bad or something like this, but... I can't put my finger on it.

Let's name some points I kept in my mind.

It's hard. Okay, I might not be the most veteran ARPG-Player. Maybe hard doens't fit at all. It's balancing is kind of strange. Those who played it will remember a given mountain with some krystal-golems at its top. Playing at Normal I made my way up there and performed not this bad. But.... when stepping inside some given secret laboratories, where you may get you very own second companion... it just was like I swiched to Extra-Hard difficult. On step out of your spawn-point and get mauled in a matter of split seconds? seriosly, dafuq?

And switching to causel made this even more strange. Most time its kind of boring, but at all I play for the story waiting to unfold more than playing for the monster-hunt. But then, suddenly, Instant-Dead because of I don't even know. Or monsters that take so much damage I wonder if they got a Zero to much when getting their hitpoints. Just to meet something that was supposed to be a Boss (certain spiders), but that went down in a matter of seconds. Strange.

Maybe I performed this bad because of the fact I never used one of these essences or even the runes. Why? Well, most time it just didn't work. Combining essences? Well... somehow, yes, but wait, why did I get something I just can use as soon as I will reach level 40?
Applying Runes? Insert here, place there... the Forge-Key remain greyed out. Dafuq?

*sigh* Sometimes I wonder how stuff like this slip trough a honest form of quality-control. Wait, no, I can imagine. Because the guys who tested this were able to ask. Maybe its incredible simple to do rune-smiting and stuff, if you just watch out for a nifty litty thing, that wasn't in the quick-tutorial...

Anyway. I liked these two protagonists (Fluffy ^^), and for the next weeks I will recall words as "incredible" in a very special idom. Unfortunally I missed part One and be afraid that this may be necessary to understand what really happens there. And... seriously, anyone out there who played this who didn't know from the very first moment what absolut unforseeable plot-twist some time in the game will appear? I just waited the whole game for this to happen. And finally...

Well. Get it? Or leave it? Hard to say. Some day I will give the arcane dude a try, but for now I won't play any more, because the story has been told. I really liked all that stuff you may find at these maps. especially that rebel-logo in that factory ^^ And I wasn't disappointed with the loot it hide.
But... well. It's a nice story, it contains funny moments ("just pretend we didn'T saw anything") and so on... But at least these rebellion-captains are a bit static, as the whole hideout.
Aw... just drifting away. That game has much potential, but I didn't played out all of this. Grab it, when you like ARPGs and don't mind unspecial Skill-Trees and stuff but like a good novel to play.


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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
OK, this game has been out for over 5 months now (version 1.1.04c) and it does not have a working multiplayer. You just can't connect to games that you friends are creating and I can't see any multiplayer games in lobby.
Basically it says to host that someone is trying to connet and that's it.
Until the devs fix the game I am not recommending this game to anyone!
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Like the first installment, it's good for hours of playtime, but it suffers from many of the same issues. I had to turn almost all the graphics enhancements off to reduce the lag, as that's what killed me 9 times out of 10. Gameplay consists mainly of spamming the same powers over and over ad nauseum and using a health or mana potion intermittently. I ignored the tower defense section almost entirely and delegated the tasks to NPCs. The story was not all that interesting again, and the voice acting for the assisting characters got on my nerves. The ending to the game is underwhelming, and they expect you to play through the campaign again in order to unlock scenarios. I say, to what end?
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
its hard to say that i dont rexcoment this, i likded van helsing 1, but this made me pretty mad.. The leveling a ok , but the skill tree was sth that i dint like it at all... also the poor looting, i was with the same helmet for 9 hours of gameplay, also the enchanting is quite bugged.. The last level is so wtf.... enemies were rediculus and without logic spawned form here and there, but anyway it manage to made me left it unfinished and this is a game that has to be played a lot..
i dont want to play it at all... The only thing i liked in the game is the beast that i got, this is amazing, but overal the game lacks to may thing.. the storwas so and so , i expeceted more, but i could live with this... Houmor imported from tones of games/movies/books was fine but i think they over did it a bit..

anyway if you find it on sale go buy it , but dont expect it to be better than 1 .. sadly :(
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
SADLY THIS GAME IS BUGGED TO HELL AND THE DEVS ARE USELESS,OR THE BUG DEVS ARE!!!!.....and its a friggin great game....they should be lined up and shot....sorry ...its a great game but so bugged i cannot reccommend at this many bugs....and i love it....EVEN I CANNOT COPE!.....
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23.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
After enjoying the first game I picked this game up cheaply with all the DLC during a sale and its worth every penny. Having played through it only recently (Oct 2014) I didnt experience any problems or crashes at all so I'm assuming all the issues mentioned in other reviews have been patched. The game feels very similar to the 1st and retains the witty dialogue and great maps, mobs and combat. A quality well game that I feel deserves the full price so anything less is a no-brainer ! And if you havent played the 1st game .. get that too ! :D
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28.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Excellent fun! Modestly intrigueing story! About as good as the original.

Customizability abounds.

If you like torchlight or diablo, you'll like this game!
The DLC isn't half abd either.
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3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Great game. The only probleme is that it feels like a big expansion and not a new game. Sill, if you liked the forst one you'll like this one.
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29.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
This game is incredible, i personally prefer it compared to diablo 3. They did an amazing job on the storyline and cutscenes, although there is minor glitchs where the game would crash in certain spots or being stuck in one spot.Overall though Amazing game definatly recommend it! :D
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
If you like diablo style games, think of this one as the best diversion you can get. What i mean by that is that it's not quite a game you can play for 700 hours and still feel like you need to get that "one last item to round out your build" it's more of a game where you play through it's 2 or 3 times, 30-40 hours later you are done with it. Loot is solid, however the quantity of loot also means that you rarely find the thing you know was an "awesome drop" it's more a case of constantly equipping and enchanting the latest and greatest. Although there are some pretty cool items every now and then that break that rule.

The world and graphics are purposely desaturated and have a steampunk kind of vibe to them. The game can crash quite easily, and there are things that prevent it from running if you don't have a certain runtime or soundcard driver or (insert reason). And that's a shame, one day you may wonder what everyone is talking about when they say it crashes a lot, the next you find out what they are talking about and get just as frustrated as them at the game simply not running.

The game uses a 32bit and 64bit runtime, and the 64bit in van helsing 2 is not quite the big difference in performance than it was in the original game. Both run fine, perhaps the subsequent patches have helped that respect. The games import option was originally not working, and you had to start a high level build, that has since been fixed so i won't hold it against the game. The sequel is a better all around game, bigger, with more to do. The original has been patched to be in line with VH2, whereas it originally was a "one playthrough game ends" game. Which severely limited the games lasting power to about 6 hours. Now that those issues are addresses and you can play again, with new characters and item drop chances - and also you can play through the first game and then import into the second. My score of both games (since they are connected now) has improved.

The first game get's a 7/10 the second game get's a 8/10, if they manage to make the lasting power and game size of the third game as big as the first two combined. That'll likely get a 9.
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
I really wanted to like this game(and I would if it had a different name)as I loved this 1st but pt2 seems more like the devs were trying out ideas for the other game they are creating instead of actualy focusing on the universe they created in the 1st game. It's not that it's a bad game it's just that I feel cheated. Like I spent money on a game that was suppose to take me further into the world of Borgovia but instead just felt like a story that was quickly thrown together and thrown into a hybrid tower defence/rpg(sound familiar?!)
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14.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
The incredible references of Van Helsing II is an honest action-RPG that doesn't try to break the mold. It's a bit short, but still enjoyable. They tried to add so many game mechanics to it that some of them feel unfinished or without any purpose other than existing, and some of them are so obscure or confusing that I wasn't able to understand how they worked. Most of them have to do with item customizing, but the equipment you find in the field is usually plenty good enough.

Word of caution: optimization is a bit wonky and some computers have encounter spots in the game where the is incredible lag, although overall it ran pretty smoothly for me and my friend. Coop feels solid, and there weren't any major game-breaking bugs in the way.

In summary, it's a good game and completely worth the budget price it carries.

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