It’s been a generation since you vanquished the evil that plagued the Land of Ehb, and now…a new menace has awakened. In Dungeon Siege II, the sequel to the best-selling RPG from Gas Powered Games, you will be called on to again wield sword and spell to save the world from a growing abomination many years in the making.
User reviews: Very Positive (251 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 16, 2005

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It’s been a generation since you vanquished the evil that plagued the Land of Ehb, and now…a new menace has awakened. In Dungeon Siege II, the sequel to the best-selling RPG from Gas Powered Games, you will be called on to again wield sword and spell to save the world from a growing abomination many years in the making.
A thousand years ago, the crusaders of Azunai crossed swords with the legions of Zaramoth in the final battle of a century-long rebellion. As the tyrannical god Zaramoth struck the final blow through Azunai’s trembling shield, the earth shook. In that moment, the forces of magic were unchained, and both armies were consumed in a brilliant cataclysm that stretched for leagues across the Plain of Tears. Only a scarred wasteland remained as final testament to the First Age of Man.
And for a millennium, magic has continued to spread to the farthest corners of the world, freely flowing to any who would command it. But the tide of magic has begun to wane, heeding instead the call of an ancient legacy. From the Plain of Tears a new heir beckons, and with each day his strength grows. Consuming those who submit, eradicating those who resist. With none to oppose his ascendance, the circle will be complete, and an ancient age will begin anew.
What fate will befall the Second Age of Man? The time for judgment is nigh.

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP1 or newer
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz equivalent or higher processor
    • Memory: 256 MB of system RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon™ series 7000 or better/Nvidia® Geforce series/Intel Extreme Graphics 82845, 82865, 82915
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available hard disk space
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
Wish they would get access to the expansion. It's well worth it.
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36 of 49 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
To start, DS was a decently cool game. Basically, it was 3D Diablo 2 with a party. The graphics were awesome and there were seamless transitions into the underground/dungeons, you only loaded initially and using teleports.

However, this Steam release has two extremely deal-breaking drawbacks. The first is that the expansion pack is NOT INCLUDED. Unlike games like Age of Empires 2, where they incorporated the expansion into the vanilla game itself and made an entirely new one, this game does not even include the expansion, nor is it available for purchase as DLC. Thanks to the wonderful world of licensing, it's gone forever.

The second issue is that MULTIPLAYER IS DISABLED. This is because the legacy DS2 servers were hosted by GameSpy, which no longer exists (right? I thought the spyware would make them last forever!), and it seems that GasPowered did not believe this release would not generate enough money to justify a server of their own. What this means for you is that YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO EVEN CREATE LAN GAMES. It is conceivably possible to violate the Steam EULA to replace the .exe file with an old no-cd replacement and modify your hosts to not try to check in with GameSpy, but you will still run into This Bug. And so far, no one has found any solution to this problem, so in all likelihood, you will be playing in single player. This is really disappointing because, at least this problem, would have been a super easy fix on GP's part.

That said, this does not make the game unplayable if you want to do single player again, or if you've never played it before, you can have the single player vanilla experience for only $6.99, which is not too bad for a game with this much content. But for me, personally, I feel it's a disappointment and false advertising.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Just put it to rest after a lost weekend of it. I like it. I am a story person and as such I order my DSs 2>3>1. 1 didnt do it for me: I never finished. 3 was good although in retrospect having played it before 2 I realize it was short and mildly less absorbing than 2.
2:
positives:
-story often engrossing
-raising my pet to adulthood by feeding it swords, armor and accessories was delightful
-at least 50% of the banter was charming, voice acting was generally good
-pretty landscapes
-plenty of play hours per dollar
-important villain dissolves into (what looks like) black feathers at his demise; I approved.
-sometimes button mashing and the resultant monster dismemberment just hits the spot.
negatives:
-grind, mountains of creatures to fight and fight and fight to excess. Sometimes I began to wonder if the story would ever resume
-with so many enemies piled on each other in their eagerness to finish me off on the detailed background and smeared with the varied colors of lightning, fire, death and ice it often was difficult to see who was living and who was dead.
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME ON STEAM!

- .exe is different from the original, because of this mods and the modding SDK will not work
- multiplayer is disabled
- there is no integration at all with steam
- 50% of the time it won't even start a game because of new graphics card
- the game has a 4:3 resolution which mean it won't work on modern monitors (which are pretty much all widescreen)

Better throw the 6$ in a fire, will be a better use...
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
I would recummend this game to anyone who loves a good singleplayer rpg, although the disc version has multiplayer you can find mods that re-enable multiplayer for the steam version, that is the only fret I have.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
You get way more in game than what you pay for, it's fun and very enjoyable. The story is really enticing you will find yourself actually konwing the areas and the name of the characters also there is a huge amount of lore involved in the game. There is a specific feature in the game which is that you have to type in your spells in a pedestal by using your keys and it will grant you the buffs, I found that pretty neat feature in the game there is also the characters that are involved in your trip eachone has a specific personality according to their race which is another great feature to have a game that this cheap not to mention the loot and the dungeon crawling is fun and rewarding mostly because there are tons of secrets and areas to explore.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
I agree with Bhun, the only reason i bought this was so i could play DS 2 broken world, but the game didnt come with it, and then DS 1 dosent even work, i am vary let down, it is still a good game, but steam dropped the ball this time.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
82.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
Not only was this game one of the most played games in my childhood but still even one of my most played and favorite games even now. I have made characters that I gave backstorys for and even tried making this in a RPG maker. SIMPLY PERFECT!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Expansion not included, not cool.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
47.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
My first RPG after the Might&Magic series and Diablo series. I loved this game the first time I played it and I still love this game. I have had this game since the year it first came out in stores and was ecstatic when it came out on steam!! I play many different ways with different characters. Experimenting with allies and pets and skills is what keep me pouring hours into the game. there is replayability with this game as the dialog of certain characters is worth building different parties. I think this is one of those games that will have me hooked to the day I die XD brilliant!! 10/10 Mate!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
My favorite of the series, although the steam version has some issues, i think if you like old-school rpgs its worth a look.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
Truly representative of the party based RPG genre, Dungeon Siege allows you to build your party in a myriad of ways to represent the characters that you want. Want to be a spellslinging archer who can dodge out of the way of attacks in melee? You can do it. Want to be a master of all weapons? you can do it. Want to be a true mage, master of every discipline? You can do it. Want to be a warrior that augments his own prowess with buffs and summoned companions or even normal animal companions? You can do that too.

Experience freedom alongside an interesting story and more threats than you know what to do with.

The only thing I can complain about with this game is there is a tad too much combat, making finishing it a significant investment of time. Especially if you want to make cross discipline warriors so you need to find all the enemies so you can train.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Immersion at its finest. What DS 1 should have been. Improved what the 1st game had to offer in basically every aspect. It is indeed a huge timesink but thats what translates to great RPG's. To me it is one of those rare timeless masterpieces.
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13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
BEST GAME EVER
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
I was completed addicted to this game back in my childhood. Back when dual wielding was rare, this game was unique in its own way compared to the other RPGS. I highly recommend this to new gamers if they wanna taste of a classic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
love it !!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
BEST GAME EVER!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
yo why dont u have this game yet. good as ♥♥♥♥
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
458.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
This is a great game. I like this game a lot as I played it when it first came out and I hadn't played it since then until the Steam version came out and I bought this game a while back. Yeah the graphics might be dated and other things but I love the pause feature in this game and ability to mod it.

Even just playing the regular game without mods is very fun and I have spent quite a bit maxing out characters. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone who wants to hardcore game on it because this game is more like you grab the good items as you go along and rarely needs farming ever. I really love how it is not a grind and I can continue just going through the story and relaxing back while playing.

I also see people complaining about no multiplayer. Do you really expect a game made over a decade ago to have multiplayer? That is a waste of money for the company to host servers on a game this old.

Overall I'd recommend this to anyone looking to relax and have fun time playing a game instead of being in a constant grind for items and levels.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Is it just me or did anyone else who's attracted to women fall madly in love with Taar? I've been hooked on Dryads for years because of her.

The game has some age on it. It's not super complicated like others that are available now, but it didn't have to be. Trying to keep your party alive in a skirmish was enough to make you wish you had a diaper on. The story was great and most of the characters where likable. The voice acting was ok.

I think it's way better than the 3rd installment.

The dryad Taar had an INCREDIBLY sexy voice. Srsly. She could read a dictionary to me any time.

Make sure you know where your hot key is to use potions as well as the hot key to select specific members and the whole party. Health drains fast. Even faster when a caster's mana dries up.

There are different skill levels for the game. They encouraged you to up the skill level in an interesting way. Not sure if they're the first to do it or not, but it was effective - you could have more characters in your party if you choose a higher challenge.

Which leads me to one of the greatest things about this game! The dialogue!! (Oh, and do yourself a favor and find the mod that takes care of the issue where everyone stops talking and you miss out on that part of the story if a bad guy walks up and attacks. Which happens ALL THE FREAKIN TIME!) The inter character banter is flawless. No matter what combination of characters you have or how many, they all interact naturally in conversation. They seem to develop sort of complex relationships between them. They say different things to each other depending on who's there. I've played the game through a billion times over the years and I'm constantly hearing new things.

Someone needs to make a NPC follower of Taar for Skyrim and all other sandbox games I like. WHERE IS THE FUNDING FOR THIS!?!?

The game does have a massive inventory of weapons, armor, rings, amulets, shoes, reagents, bathroom accessories, nicnacks, etc etc.. Also, look up the mod that changes the size of your stash box to 255x255 squares. There exists one to do the same with your pack mule and your own inventory. Bump up the resolution and collect some loot!

It's also a pretty long game. You're not going to beat it in a few hours. Even if you cheat via the console, it'll still take a few days. There's SO MUCH territory to cover, puzzles to solve, banter to listen to, cut scenes, missions, shopping.. The boss fights are also super long. Not that they're oppressively hard (though they can be on Legendary), they just require a lot of tactics and strategy. And the bosses have insane HP pools.

Games as of late have really lost the charm this little gem has. Yeah, the graphics aren't what games have today, so don't get your hopes up if you come across a mod that makes all the girls sans clothing. Though the world does look pretty good. It also doesn't have much in the way of DLC and fortunately you don't have to bust your wallet out and type in credit card numbers every five seconds to get one item you need to progress like those lamentable "free to play" crapsterpieces. When you enchant items, you don't need a doctorate from MIT like the spells in Lichdom.

But, you do have to be careful where you spend your skill points, lest you ruin a character. You do have to plan ahead. You do have to be quick on the keys. But most importantly, you are definitely rewarded for it all.

If you've made it this far, you prolly will buy and play the game. I'd like to leave you with one piece of advice that will save you much frustration, and it has to do with elevators:

When you put your party on a lift to go up or down into a new area, there is one glitch in the game that will bone you. Even if you get all your characters on the platform; for whatever reason, when you trip the lever to move, one or more of your people will say "I'm out, peace!" and walk off the platform before it stars to move. Often times dumping you into a mob of baddies you simply can't beat with only half your members (or even sans one).

So here's what you do. Arrange all your peeps on the platform. Move one of them right next to the lever and use them to pull it. This way, when you go down, if there are a billion bad guys, you can use that same character to bring your party back to safety before anyone dies.

If you can't get them all to go up or down at once, and this happens, here's the strategy that I have used for years.

Set everyone's AI to aggressive. Try to get your magic users to all go down. Leave the Melee and archers behind except for one (which you will keep selected and control) next to the lever. The reason why you do this, is because a melee character will run off the platform as soon as it touches down and end up toast. The magic users will stay on the platform and hit everything from a distance.

KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON HEALTH!! If you're fighting low level creatures, come up once the lowest health meter is at 1/4. If you're fighting high level creatures, come up as soon as the lowest one is close to 1/2. If they're super high creatures (and this is actually a good strategy to kill them period) then go down and only say there long enough for your mages to charge their spells. They'll continue to pelt the baddies as you're coming back up. While you're in your safe zone, use that time to heal and let your mana recharge.

Love and cherish Taar. She is the soul and conscience of your group.
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