Gothic II: Gold Edition brings together the excitement of Gothic II and the add-on Night of the Raven to your fingertips! You have torn down the magical barrier and released the prisoners of the Mine Valley. Now the former criminals of the forests and mountains are causing trouble around the capital of Khorinis.
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"This content-packed entry is considered the best in the Gothic series. Unforgiving but rarely unfair, with meaningful & satisfying character progression"
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Reviews

"The folks at Piranha Bytes have done it again. I remember hearing all sorts of good reviews of Gothic I but whatever that game was, Gothic 2 is that and more." - Just-RPG, 97%
"The game is very good in what it does. It lets the player experience a fantasy story in a seamless medieval 3D world. This world is unique in its combination of details, believable NPCs and freedom of exploration." - RPGDot.com, 91%
"This really is a game you can lose yourself in because it really is enjoyable to just run around the countryside being chased by dangerous monsters, stumbling across hidden pirate treasures, battling it out with trolls, and basically seeking fame and fortune." - Gamershell.com, 92%

About This Game

Gothic II: Gold Edition brings together the excitement of Gothic II and the add-on Night of the Raven to your fingertips!
You have torn down the magical barrier and released the prisoners of the Mine Valley. Now the former criminals of the forests and mountains are causing trouble around the capital of Khorinis. The town militia is powerless due to their low amount of force–outside of the town, everyone is helpless against the attacks of the bandits.
  • Over 100 thrilling missions on the different settings
  • A detailed, lively game environment with over 500 individual characters (each with their own daily routine)
  • The player determines the course of the story himself
  • Fight with more than 200 different weapons and magical spells
  • Over 12 hours of complete, English voice output
  • Includes the Night of the Raven add-on

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/2000/ME/98/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB Ram or higher
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 32 MB Ram
    • DirectX®: 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Maybe i'm blinded by nostalgia, but I don't care. This game is exceptionally good for all those who seek a hard core RPG experience with a quirky plot and badass dragons.

The game runs great on my windows 8.1 gaming laptop, with no errors. I have read some negative reviews which claim to have problems getting the game to launch. If the steam version has some error that I am not aware of, then there is always the option to purchase Gothic II: Gold Edition from GOG.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I killed a dragon with dozens of summoned goblin skeletons. 10/10 would do it again.
PS: for Win 7+ users you have to patch it first (please refer to DaniLch guide), and it will work just fine.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
85.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Great game, runs perfectly on Win7. If you have troubles with starting it, close all background programs. And if this game chrashes during the loading screen, go to steam/steamapps/common/gothic2/system and rename Vdfs32e to something else and run Gothic 2 as admin.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
132.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Gothic II. What a great, rewarding and exciting game.

After a series of events, you break out of the colony with friends you made there. Freedom, right? No.
You weren't the only one to break out. Most bandits got out too and started to rob and murder innocent citizens of Khorinis. People see you as a nobody yet again, but slowly you gain respect and eventually become a respected man across the island, saving Khorinis from an evil force that's about to struck it.

Gameplay is improved in many ways over the first game. Controls don't feel stiff. Combat is fun and never gets old: you hold LMB and use WASD to swing your weapons in different directions, no button mashing involved.
You can join different factions: Paladins, Mercenaries and Mages. All of them are very different and have a lot of faction-related quests, so it's worth it to beat the game multiple times.
You visit a lot of places in the game: the main island of Khorinis, the colony from the first game (which is now abandoned, grey and full of orcs at every step that'll murder you in mere seconds), swampy Jarkendar from the expansion and some other minor ones. All locations are unique and different, NPCs have their own chores and the game feels alive. I'll be honest, I got immersed. I spent hundreds of hours wandering around and finding cool quests and secrets.

Gothic II is my favourite RPG and I beat it many times. It's the experience I will never forget.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
My personal favourite installment of the Gothic series.

- 30h of a solid walkthrough (probably longer if it's your 1st time playing the game)
- Fairly big gameworld divided into 3 (+1) areas
- Tons of sidequests, "secrets" and dark mushrooms <3
- Solid soundtrack and dark atmosphere

The only thing that bothered me was the AI, which is easy to outplay once you notice the pattern.
Given the fact it's 12 year old game it's definitely worth a try if you're not familiar with it.

Off you go now, Xardas awaits.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
69.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This game is everything. I remember , when I was a little child, I used to play it. I missed this game and bought it on steam, and Im happy that I have done that. This game is a deep sorry - RPG, and compared to the new RPG games, this game offers a more hardcore and more realistic gameplay. I would reccomend it to every RPG lover.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
One of the greatest RPG experience, highly RECOMENDED
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
93.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Best bloody game i've ever played 10/10
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90 of 164 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Good game, but do not buy it for Steam. Application errors and "access violations" up the ♥♥♥. Save yourself the headache and get the Gothic series from GOG.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Gothic II is a perfect action-adventure role-playing with a very huge open world that does not guide you with quest markers. Like the first game, you will find the first few hours quite difficult, but when you get some new gear, you will start enjoying the game.

The developers improved the gameplay in every possible way and the game is more challenging than the first Gothic game. There are tons of weapons, armours, skills, secret areas, monsters, characters, exploration, side quests, and much more.

This game requires the player to properly assign skill points to different stats as well as which faction they want to join. Each faction has its advantages and disadvantages. The game is very atmospheric and the soundtrack is nice. It is a rarity to have such things in a game these days.

The Gold Edition includes the Night of the Raven (Die Nacht Des Raben) add-on/expansion pack, which adds a brand new world, Jharkendar, with new content and major gameplay changes.

About the story, well, it starts off right after the first game ended, so I suggest you to try that first. Many characters from the first game return and there are many interesting quests to finish.

Gothic II is a must play for any hardcore gamer or those who enjoyed the first game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
One of the best and definitely the toughest rpg i've ever completed in my life.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Hands down one of the best RPGs of all time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
159.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
One of the best RPGs in the Steam catalog.

That's no overstatement. They threw in a massisve amount of content, in a giant open world setting. The difficulty level can be unforgiving, but once the nuances of combat are learned, the game is a joy to play. Everything works just the way it should and the OST fits it like a glove.

Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
I love this game so much, but I don't recommend purchasing it, at least not here, because it will not work on my machine running Windows 7. This is apparently a common problem with the game, with numerous solutions, none of which have worked in my case. I recommend reading about this game on the internet before purchase, especially in regards to running it on new operating systems.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Got this one as part of my "repetance purchase" (used to pirate a lot before Steam). Still as good as ever.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
dont talk to me unless you have beaten the orc
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Never played gothic? buy it ASAP!
Best game ever !
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25 of 48 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Let me first state that I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bit so these issues may not apply to you.

I cannot get this game to run functionally. I perused the discussion board and tried all the tips I could find. Alas, I could only get the computer to believe it's running but I never saw any windows or anything indicating that it was running that I could actually interact with. I deleted the .dll but, honestly, at this point I'm not sure if I want to bother more if getting it to function means deleting a .dll every single time I want to play.

This game may be very good and I bought it on sale so I'm not ♥♥♥♥ed off or anything. But as it stands I cannot recommend the game.

EDIT 07/23/14:

Much later than intended I attempted to solution provided in the comments of this review. It did not work for me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This is one of my favorite game series of all time. It's pretty dated now but just looking at the preview makes me want to play it again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Gothic 2: Gold is a game that you either love it or leave it. If you're willing to put in the time and effort, and there will be quite the effort, you'll find a truly wonderful RPG. Gothic 2 managed to iron out a few of the rougher edges of the first Gothic. The controls have improved, the glitches are fewer and less troublesome and the technical aspects of the game are much improved. I love this game. I loved the first one, I loved Gothic 2 when it first came out in North America in 2003 and I loved Gothic 2 Night of the Raven.

Gothic 2 Gold is the proper mix of quests, exploration and combat. But make no mistake, you will die. This isn't Dark Souls, but it can be brutal. The first ten or so hours see your character, no matter which class you choose, as pretty under powered. Enemies are tough and it's not always just wolves or orcs that will kill you. The controls are a bit stiff and until you get used to them, can get you killed. There are factions to join which can somewhat dictate which abilities you can learn, but no matter which faction you choose to side with you can choose how you want to progress. If you want to be a pure fighter, with a two handed sword, fine. A mage that casts massive fire spells, sure. A thief that likes to hang back, and use his bow, not a problem. Gothic 2 lets you decide and mix and match.

Although the game play is wonderful, I found the story in the first Gothic to be superior. Gothic 2's story is still engaging and fun, but it's not exactly the most original story telling in modern gaming, but still enough to keep you going. The music is effective if not a bit repetitive. The voice acting is where Gothic 2 really shines. In no other game will you hear such a varied and bizarre mix of voice actors. Some of them are terrible, which just makes me love them more. And finally the graphics are somewhat average. Even for 2002 they were a bit dated, but the draw distance is pretty impressive, especially for a game from 12 years ago.

Gothic 2: Gold holds a special place in my heart. It may not have a million mods like Skyrim, a massive budget like Dragon Age or a sound track like GTA 5, it's still great. There aren't too many RPG's out there like the Gothic series and Gothic 2 is still my favourite in both the Gothic and Risen series. It's fun, frustrating, exhilarating, challenging, engaging and satisfying. You could easily put 60 hours into your first play through and even more on a second if you're will to explore every bit that the game has to offer. For the price it's hard to pass up.
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