Anna must find a way up to the floating Temple of the Clouds and with the help of her mystic animal guides find and save the children of light from the evil Empress Pandora.
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Release Date: Jun 11, 2007

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Anna awakens on a mysterious tiny island after escaping the destruction of her underwater kingdom. She must find her way to a mystical floating cloud city in the sky, seek out the four Children of Light and save them from the twisted clutches of the Evil Empress Pandora. Along the way she must rescue and heal enchanted animal slaves hidden in a vast temple complex suspended by massive balloons. Each animal becomes her friend and guide as she navigates the eerie halls and twilit chambers. She must use her wits to search the sprawling sky temples for artifacts and clues and rescue the children before the Empress succeeds in unveiling the darkest of plans.

• This sequel is twice the length of its bestselling precursor, with hours of breathtaking hidden object mystery and adventure in majestic city in the clouds.
• Unlock unique and beautiful animal guides to help solve each expansive puzzle level.
• Collect crystal dolphins to add to your healing powers. Use it to help your friends.
• Who can you trust? Untangle the lies of the Empress and her secret servant.
• Solve elaborate puzzles with found objects and magical artifacts to bring harmony to the ancient, mystical city in the clouds.
• Can you save the children of the Light before its too late?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
I wrote a detailed review for the first Empress of the Deep and I don't feel up to writing another so I'll just quickly list the similarities and differences.

- Number 2 is slightly longer than 1, much more so if you spend time in the bonus area and playing the new ZEM game.
- Graphics are better. In fact, I've played this game more than once simply to view the beautiful scenery.
- Puzzles aren't too difficult.
- More and clearer hidden object areas than the first game.
- Story is still very cryptic.
- Still has "Area Cleared" stamped on places where you've completed everything. Such a great feature!

In my opinion, Empress of the Deep 2 is the best of the trilogy. However, as much as I love this game, I still recommend trying to find it on sale because of its short length. Really though, I think this is one of my favorite hidden object games. It's almost as if the developers took some of the lovely places I've dreamed of and placed them in their game.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2015
Well done! After playing the first installment, I wasn't expecting much from this game but I'm glad that I decided to play it anyway. There is a decent amount of progress both in HOG scenes and puzzle design. Also Gogii Games managed to fit in some well processed plot explanations, accompanied by some bonus content.

Following the explosion of the Arc of Humanity, Anna manages to escape in the nick of time. We awaken - this is becoming a thing now: passing out and waking up in completely unfamiliar territory - on a small island. The book that lets us communicate with Jacob is badly damaged, and our only clue is a doming piece of land far up in the sky: the Sky Temple is our next target. There, once again Anna's resolve and judgement will be tested by mystical forces. Will she be able to don the royal tiara and take the title of the Empress of the Deep?

Let's see what has changed since the first game, shall we? Art design is just as beautiful and imaginative, this time heavily influenced by Far Eastern concept of aesthetic, alongside preserving the former Atlantean theme. I'm glad to inform you that resolutions are much better and the former grainy texture is no more. Voice acting is nothing spectacular - still a bit tedious and unimaginative - but there is a certain amount of improvement.

This time, we face better HOGs thanks to resolution changing, but they are still considerably hard for the genre. Puzzles are ordinary, with still pretty art design. Now, Empress of the Deep 2: Song of the Blue Whale being a collector's edition here, contains some bonus content which would present you a brief glimpse on Pandora's perspective, our evil twin sister. When you complete her story through some memory logs, you'll gain access to a pretty fun casual game.

Scenario presentation is far better than the first game, and this time we face far better plot deceptions. There is an explanation for constant puzzles, the cause lying behind Pandora's evil, and even a second look on Jacob's personality and loyalty. The ending was somewhat foreseeable, yet made it obvious that Anna's story still didn't end. There are still questions to be answered and I'll salute the developer if all will be properly revealed in the last game.

As it is, Empress of the Deep 2: Song of the Blue Whale is a beautiful and imaginative HOG, with the only minus being that one should play the former game to establish a decent understanding of the storyline. If you managed to bear the first one, you'll most definitely enjoy this one!

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
First off let me say, skip the first game, you don't really need to play it to get what's going on in this one, save yourself the cash and the headache. Much, much better job in this game, lots of content even if it did only take me a few hours to get through it. I guess it feels substantial because of all the things you need to do. Graphics are great once again, mini games now come with a question mark so you can see what you are meant to do and the HO scenes are the right side of difficult. There are better HO games by this developer but this one is worth a look if you need to kill time.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Short version: 73%
Empress of the Deep 2, the middle part of a trilogy, faithfully follows the footsteps of the first game with even more astonishing visuals, better gameplay, and a more rewarding puzzle system.

Long version:
Empress of the Deep 2: Song of the Blue Whale changed little over the previous title: it still feels like a mixture of Myst-like adventure games with classic hidden object mechanics, plus a few easy puzzles added on top.

This continuity is reflected in aesthetics that feature the same Jules Verne-like design (with greater detail); plot which takes the Empress to a sky temple where she learns more about what happened during the century she spent asleep; and gameplay that makes you explore four different temples and makes you do another lap after you are seemingly finished– although this time the goal is to free the spirits of the four seasons by rescuing a number of animal guardians.

Maybe these recurring elements will make you feel Song of the Blue Whale is just the same game packaged under a different title, but in reality it’s a solid middle pillar in the trilogy, which itself is a good, recommended series for all hidden object fans.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
If you played the first game in this series then you will enjoy this game. If you're a fan of the genre you may want to pick a better game, however.

At a sale price I would recommend this game, at full price no. While it is improved somewhat from the last installment and does last longer, it's still very easy to finish in one sitting. The story was a little better but also more confusing, I still have no idea what kingdom Anna is even an empress of or what the heck is up with the spirits you save in this game. Obviously it's a magical world but there are still a lot of gaps.

The highlight of the game is the ZEM mini game you get to play when you finish the game. It is quite fun. But over all the game is decent, not amazing. And the voice acting still needs work.

Now I want to play the third game and see what Anna does with her magical dolphin fairy powers...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
The hidden object puzzles were meh, the other puzzles were far too easy. I couldn't get into the story at all - partly because of the bad voice acting, and partly because, well, it was stupid.

There are many far better hidden-object puzzles out there, so I would skip this one. (But I'll still continue on with the last installment in the series, because I'm a stupid completionist)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
Remember Empress of the Deep? After failing to save the Ark, thanks to your evil twin sister Pandora who had with her a giant explosive, you're waking up on a beach, with a new mission: get in the Temple of the Clouds or the Palace of the Sky and free the Children of the Lights and their guardians. However, another voice is also speaking with you, so, unless Pandora faked her death, you have to listen to Jacob and this new protagonist...

The plot is expanding: Pandora cursed the floating Palace and it's up to you to restore harmony, as the Empress of the Deep that isn't still crowned (but when would you have found time previously?).

Once again, the settings are really good: colorful, cheerful, dark,... anything related to the four seasons. Based on the same mechanisms as the first Empress of the Deep, this sequel is worthy. The puzzles aren't too hard though I had to skip one: despite pressing the right button, the game kept telling me it was wrong - a problem of a hitbox too small, making me go back to square one, which is annoying. BUT yeah, I've said "Skip". I found a Skip button :).

The Collector's Edition is also giving more information on your life before being pushed in the water by Pandora and on her state of mind. The extra game (ZEM) is also challenging - I will not say addicting but it is really a good idea.

The soundtrack is also quite good, as the voice actings.

And guess what? There is a To Be Continued. I don't understand why, as you're restored harmony but by reading the plot of the third game, the TBC is kinda... not really tied to the main plot. I mean, there is no cliffhanger in the ending.

I recommend the game. Really. I enjoyed it a lot.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Like the first entry in this series, it's especially easy. However, there are now more and better hidden-object scenes,. such that you can honestly classify this as a "hidden-object game."

But I enjoyed it less than the first one. The go-there-do-this gameplay is boring, the story holds no wonder, and there's no additional revelation about the game world. It almost feels like a bonus level for the first game.

But production values are OK. If you enjoy especially casual point-and-click adventures, you might like this one.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
Puzzles, strategy and hidden object based game -- I love this type of stuff! It was really fun and a lot more engaging than the first one. It had a story line that was quite lacking in the first. Defintely a game to try out if you like this genre of game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2015
Been playing this with my 6 year old daughter. She loves the game. Its "interesting" enough for the parent to stay engaged. I recommend it to parents who wants to play a game with their kids.
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2.3 hrs
Posted: June 19
I would have enjoyed this game a lot more if there was less maniacal laughing. Like, there are ♥♥♥♥ tons of "ambient" maniacal laughter. Doing a puzzle? *high pitched laughing*. Navigating maps? *high pITCHED MANIACAL LAUGHING*. Trying to sleep after playing the game? *GETS WOKEN UP AT 4AM HEARING HIGH PITCHED MANIACAL LAUGHING*.

Very obnoxious. Other than that, it's decent.
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6.8 hrs
Posted: May 17
This game had pretty good graphics and interesting visuals. The game itself was pretty good and the storyline was different if not a bit annoying at times. Nothing too terrible though.
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9.7 hrs
Posted: April 15
This game has a deep and rich story line that really draws you in. would rate 10/10 for graphics and animations as it really draws you into the game. I couldnt stop playing till i had finished (around 9 hours) as it encaptured my attention for so long. If you are going to buy this game i would recommend you sit down and play with a friend or pal to share the fun enjoy :) .
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3.8 hrs
Posted: April 14
Well I haven't played the first part but after completing this I am looking forward to buy first part also...
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5.2 hrs
Posted: April 9
The plot is pretty imcomprehensible to anyone who hasn't played the first game (like me!) but the difficulty level is good, the game is a good length, and on completion, you unlock a replayable mini game which is genuinely fun.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: February 14
Part 2 is a vast improvement over the first game. Movement is much faster, there is less traveling between distant and completely unrelated points on the map, and things follow a far more logical sequence. I easily played through it in one sitting.
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3.4 hrs
Posted: January 21
Empress of the Deep 2: Song of the blue whale continues the story of Anna from the Empress of the Deep game.

This game definetly improves on the game that came before it, adding new functions that freshen up game play. The world feels larger as well, with more to find and do than ever before.

Fun puzzles
Great story line
A very nice sound track

The voice acting. A complaint my friend and I had while she watched me play this game is that the voices of almost all the characters were almost annoying enough to want to mute them. Still, its all for the puzzles. However, this is my only complaint.

Would I recommend this game? Absolutely! If you can get your hands on this game, then do so and enjoy the beautiful world you'll be placed in. I await with baited breath for the next one to be released of this as well!
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4.8 hrs
Posted: November 1, 2015
Would you like to completely relax, this is a good bet. But they could remove the laughter here. 5/10
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