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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (39 reviews) - 76% of the 39 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 11, 2007

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About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
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 manage to bear the first one, you'll most definitely enjoy this one!

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
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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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 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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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
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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