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.
User reviews: Very Positive (603 reviews)

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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
11 of 11 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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11 of 12 people (92%) 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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5 of 5 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
One of the greatest RPG experience, highly RECOMENDED
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
This looks like a great game. The steam version is complete and utter garbage and I have just wasted 5 hours trying to get this to work.
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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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97 of 102 people (95%) found this review helpful
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Gothic II is a gigantic game in a small world. The trick that the devs pulled to make the game seem so enormous was to make use of absolutely every nook and cranny on the map. Most of these places aren't even relevant to the main story; you can plow through the game several times over and still stumble across something new hidden in an easily missed gap between rocks or behind a waterfall at the bottom of a deep valley. Since the game doesn't throw powerful items or experience at you like lots of the loot-fest RPGs out there, the (usually) small rewards secreted away across the island are always satisfying to discover. This and the fact that the game is largely loading screen- and objective marker-free makes the whole world feel alive and supremely explorable. Just be careful; the game will hold your hand for a grand total of five seconds before booting you into a world where all of the local fauna have it out for you and will absolutely WRECK you if you aren't familiar with the somewhat clunky combat system. It gets easier later on but the challenge is always there. Don't be scared though; the danger just makes exploring that much more rewarding.
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19 of 22 people (86%) 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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88 of 155 people (57%) 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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8 of 8 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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
great game, so much went into the game, the fighting mechanics are great for the time it was out and the story is easily one of the better ones out here now
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
For Windows 8 users what needs to be done is to open task manager and end processes 'Logitech SetPoint Event Manager' and 'Windows Host Process (rundll32)'. In the game folder the gothic2.exe must be run in compatibility for Win XP (sp2), and in steam the 'steam overlay' must be disabbled for this game. Also running it in window (setted up in Gothic.ini) shows 100% of the game (in full screen line at the top is hidden).

For Win 7 I assume it will be simmilar, but the Windows host process might be called differently (perhaps just rundll32).

But apart from that it is an amazing game, even today :-)
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6 of 6 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Loved this game as a kid, coming back to it later it's still pretty good. Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit runs it fine.

The controls are super-awkward if you've gotten used to modern layouts, though.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
274.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Amazing... Just amazing...
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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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24 of 46 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
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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