The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
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: Mixed (1,421 reviews) - 67% of the 1,421 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 22, 2014

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November 6, 2015

Van Helsing: Final Cut is released - Claim it free if you own the trilogy!

Welcome, fellow hunters!

As you might have noticed already, Van Helsing:Final Cut has just been released!
As a reward for our true fans, we are gifting the entire game for those brave adventurers who already own the full Van Helsing trilogy.

To redeem the free game, go to http://neocoregames.com/redeem/ and log in with your account.

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If you receive a "blank code", try again, we uploaded a fix - if it does not work, try disabling Adblock.

If you have a duplicate code, refresh the code page, log out of Steam completely, relog, refresh, and you should have a new key.

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September 10, 2015

Van Helsing 2 Changelog - V1.3.4b - September 10

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.

General Fixes
  • Fixed a missing string for the Portal trap.
  • Fixed an issue where the Build menu did not open in TD mode.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Shrines did not work.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not dismantle items into rune fragments.
  • Fixed an issue with the Restart feature of the Subterranian Incursion.
  • Fixed a major DirectX 11 shader bug where parts of the game world or UI kept disappearing.

Quest Fixes
  • Fixed an unopenable door for the Control Room in the Foundry.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not interact with the Carcass Pit.

Multiplayer
  • Fixed missing skill effects in Multiplayer Modes.

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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 SP3, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD4000, Intel HD4000 (min. 512 MB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 560 or Radeon HD5800
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
94.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2015
if you look at the other reviews, it is obvious that the coop is broken beyond repair. while that sucks, the single player works just fine and is quite enjoyable for those who enjoy rpg's (dragon age, mass effect,etc.).
over all this game is mostly functional and if you prefer playing solo like i do, than this is the game for you.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2015
Monster Hunter - Playtime to completion on normal - 11 hours / level 29

Van Helsing 2 is ultimately an improvement over the first game, but not without it's own flaws.

PROS:
-A good aesthetic that lends itself to the story and place.
-Fun skills.
-3 classes. You MUST specialize in a few specific skills to be effective. I used the same 3-4 skills through the whole game.
-Better (more consistent) difficulty curve than the first game. Not without it's spikes though.
- More forgiving than the first game.
-Aside from a small complaint or two (See below) I never ran into any bugs or glitches.
-A lot of skills. This merits multiple playthroughs.

Cons:
-I started with keyboard and mouse. The problem with this is with this setup, you have to click on specific enemies to shoot them. If you don’t click on an enemy, your character just walks to that place instead. So i ended up walking into fight when I intended to fight from a distance. With a 360 controller, you press the skill and it finds the closest enemy, This seemed to be a better method in my experience.
-Occasionally I would get stuck on geometry on the ground that seemed like i should be able to walk through.
-Pressing up on the controller (D-PAD) teleports you to the base. The issue is i accidentally did this quite often and i became annoying.
-Could have been longer (was hoping for >15 hours)

Overall a good action RPG and easily an improvement over the first game. I will eventually go through it again with a different skill set.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
When I first bought VH2, I had many of the same problems other people have mentioned with various glitches in the game, crashing to desktop repeatedly, etc. I left for a few months and came back, and it is now much more stable than earlier in the year. However, I still haven't enjoyed it. The wild spikes in difficulty were pretty frustrating. I would find myself going into a new area and having to constantly run while I heal up, after only being hit a few times. Aside from the weird jumps in difficulty, the gameplay on the whole just didn't really grab my attention. I wish I could be more constructive, but it's not anything I can put my finger on. I've thoroughly enjoyed the Diablo games, Torchlight, Dungeon Siege, but VH2 just felt very dry and wasn't for me.
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