SpellForce 2 - Gold Edition presents the award-winning SpellForce saga hits: "SpellForce 2 – Shadow Wars" and the add-on "SpellForce 2 – Dragon Storm" for a spectacular game experience!Experience the age of heroes: roleplaying action & realtime strategy in a perfect mix of genres.
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Mostly Positive (227 reviews) - 70% of the 227 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 29, 2009

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“Europeans already know this is the best of the best; take the plunge and see why this is the most successful series overseas. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.”
9.5/10 – Worthplaying

“An ambitious effort, and a definite success. Conveying an interesting story with beautiful graphics, great voice acting, a nice soundtrack, and a tight control scheme, very few flaws are to be found in SpellForce 2.”
9/10 – Just RPG

“It's really hard to blend genres as thoroughly as Phenomic has done here and come away successful at all so it's a testament to the developer's dedication to the cause.”
8.4/10 – IGN

About This Game

SpellForce 2 - Gold Edition presents the award-winning SpellForce saga hits: "SpellForce 2 – Shadow Wars" and the add-on "SpellForce 2 – Dragon Storm" for a spectacular game experience!

Experience the age of heroes: roleplaying action & realtime strategy in a perfect mix of genres.

Mysterious powers arise from darkness and shadow. They are threatening Eo, the world of SpellForce, already devastated by wars and sundered by intrigues. A hero, born of the legendary Shaikan and linked by a life bond with an ancient dragon now holds the fate of the world in his hands! Unite powerful heroes and armies under your banners, as only with joined forces you can combat this threatening doom! The burden of ancient blood is heavy, and it is yours to carry…

  • Fight epic campaigns with your heroes, with over 90 hours of playing time.
  • Individual development of the avatar and heroes with an extensive skill tree!
  • Control various game factions with three races each in a life-like fantasy world.
  • Command infantry, mounted and flying units, and unleash the enormous titans!
  • Experience spectacular mass battles in breath-taking 3D graphics!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/2000/Vista 32 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2,5 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB Ram or higher (1024 recommended)
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB Ram (GeForce 4Ti or higher) (256 MB Recommended)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
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Mostly Positive (227 reviews)
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Mari Illustrious Makinami
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Playing it again after i noticed that SF3 is coming out this year.
It still makes a lot of fun, but the Hero and his "Companions" tend to be pretty OP. Hopefully they will change that a little in the next Game.

8/10 - still a good game and a cool combination of RPG and RTS.
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[SB]YankeeDoodle
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
This game has not aged as well as i had thought. It's slow paced and both the story and gameplay is less exciting than i remembered.
The other problem is that it's quite buggy. Not unplayable, but after several smaller issues and finally losing 1-2 hours of progress to a camera bug, I gave up. The game is just not worth the effort.
Too bad I got through 6 hours of game time on steam before the camera bug, so i can't get a refund.
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The Gelfbeard
( 66.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
Very poorly balanced game with plenty of gliches and flaws. It's clear they rushed production of this without being as thorough as the prequel.
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Ubermann
( 35.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
GAME-BREAKING BUGS!

The gameplay itself is fun; I put 35 hours into it and enjoyed nearly all my playtime. It's a great mix between RTS and RPG. The character progression has an old-school feel that gives the player a sense of ownership over the development of his/her party and the loot system meaningfully enhances the experience, giving players a tangible reason to fully explore and complete quests. The RTS elements are lacking, but the RPG elements make up for it.

The fact that the game is fun makes it all the more painful when you reach a point where you can't progress; the camera glitches, you can't properly move your character, enemies that are supposed to spawn don't spawn. There is no reasonable fix for this.

To quote another Steam user, "Nothing works. The game is bugged and the developers gave up on it. Move along." This is not the RTS/RPG game you're looking for.
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elinka_taylor
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
bought this game but did not get a complete cd key so could not get anywhere
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MaStUrBaTiNgWoOkIeE
( 119.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
Warcraft fans that like Dungeon Running and RPG will like this game.

I thought it was pretty damn good. I had fun.

The story is great for play through.

I like the customizaiton a lot and the characters you get in your party were great.

Quests too; pretty decent for quests.

The strategy part could've been a LITTLE BIT better, or at least unique...

But it's still great.
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Deckard[HZ]
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
If you are looking for a single-player RTS/RPG hybrid with way more emphasis on the RPG elements, then you might find this game appealing. I bought it because I had been led to believe it is similiar to Warcraft 3, which is more or less true: There are heroes, and there are different races. I have not played the game for a considerable amount of time so I will not comment on the story.

What I will comment on is what is probably the laziest programming I have ever seen in a game. The game has 3 modes:
Campaign, where you play through the main story and can save at any time.
Free mode, where you can play through other campaign-ish maps and custom campaigns at your leisure.
And Skirmish mode, which is just straight-up RTS against bots or on Lan.

Having gotten over an hour and a half into the main campaign with barely any RTS whatsoever, I decided to try out skirmish mode. Imagine my surprise then, when, after hitting the menu key, I found there was NO SAVE FEATURE. This is also true of free mode. The insane thing is, after doing some digging, I found out that you CAN in fact save, but only through using the case-sensitive console built into the game. So the game is perfectly capable of saving, but apparently it was too much work to add a friggin save button. This is seriously the laziest thing I have EVER seen in a game from a major developer/publisher, especially since they've had years and years to patch it in.

As for the RTS part itself, it's rather simplistic, you build buildings to unlock units and you can make heroes. You can't upgrade any units and the hero skills seem horribly unbalanced. You're better off sticking to Age of Empires 2, Warcraft 3, or any of the other RTS/Strategy games if that's what you are looking for.
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TormentorWartooth
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
It's a great rpg / strategy game. But the amount of BUGS make it almost unplayable, if you're copmmited to play it, remember to save the game a lot and think about using some cheat codes to balance. Sad, because the story tale and the universe created are both great
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Kelthorian
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
I can not recommend this to any fan of Spellforce 1. So many changes were made that aside from the lore you would say that this is a different game.

Cons:
1.
Character building was made streamlined to the point of making it fool-proof. You can no longer choose attributes only skills ( which come equipped with said attributes in the armor/weapons they allow to use ).
2.
Game is not designed to allow retries organically like the 1st. If one of your heroes or your Character die a countdown starts during which you have to ress them with either your Character/hero or at a Life Shrine ( a player made building ) or its GAME OVER. ALSO THERE ARE OBJECTIVES YOU CAN FAIL WTF? I mean yeah sure the 1st game 2nd campaign had you escorting refugees which could be killed except for that one immortal named char but it was keeping in tone with the rest of the game up-to and after that point. I would rather take 1 escort mission with a sily immortal grandpa than Spellforce 2's escort horses, on the bloody second map, for which the game can't be bothered to tell if they are being attacked. I guess Falkmar is being passive aggressive.

3.
Races also seem to have been streamlined. In your very first map you will notice in the new Headquarters building that there are 3 upgrades named for the 3 Light races. Im sorry but squishing Human, dwarf and elf ( which were 3 distinctly different races if not much by gameplay then by buildings and resource requirements) into 1 race is painful dumbing down. Just because you can't be bothered to make large enough maps for all the buildings required in the previous game does not mean you can suddenly make a all in one building for 3 races ( I mean FFS in the 1st game's second campaign you learn that the elves and dwarfs fought and killed each other at one point).
4.
This one is tied to 3. You seemingly only use 3 resources now........ Why? No seriously Why? Is it because of the 3 in 1 race thing. Dwarfs stopped using mithril and elfs stopped caring about trees? WTF is this?
5.
One of the worst pathfinding I have ever seen in a RTS. Have a group of mounted archers attacking through a chokepoint? Get used to the idea that those damned horses will now block any other of your units getting in range, guess they take attack orders a bit too seriously.
6.
BUGS.

Oh and as a last F U to the player, even the music seems to be mimicking Lord of the Rings in the first few missions. You can tell they couldn't be bothered to try and let Spellforce be it's own unique bland of RTS/RPG when the dreaded ''WIDER APPEAL'' feeling kicks in.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
44 of 47 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
64.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
This is a interesting mix of RTS and dungen crawler (even though it is more linear than most dungeon crawlers) where most of the time you will control a little party of 4 or 5 characters. The RTS part is really limited, but still most of the game is really fun. It has a REALLY elaborated plot, one of thouse plots that make a gamer like me go online searching for more about the story. I just didn't end this game because it is really really long (what I guess is a good thing). At some point of the game I already had some of the best items and most skills but the story just wouldn't come to an end.

The biggest flaws in here is the RTS part of game, that is really limited and simplistic, and specially the fact that that the game is quite buggy (some major bugs might even prevent you from continuing some quests).

The best part of it is the plot and the combat system. It's kind of hard at first, but once you get used to this different combat mechains you will really enjoy it.
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46 of 52 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
Hybrids of game genres never quite seem to strike it right, but Spellforce 2 is one of those rare exceptions; fixing most of the problems suffered by the original, both its RPG and RTS elements are now considerably more enjoyable and the graphical presentation finally makes the game a serious contender amongst some stiff competition.Spellforce 2 combines the best features of the fantasy RPG and RTS worlds, from strong character development, to massive, resource driven battles-all strewn across gorgeous landscapes. Throw in a wealth of online options-most notably cooperative play-and you have sleeper hit in the making.An ambitious effort, and a definite success. Conveying an interesting story with beautiful graphics, great voice acting, a nice soundtrack, and a tight control scheme, very few flaws are to be found in SpellForce 2.This game is sure to satisfy action-RPG gamers.
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2014
Hours upon hours of fun co-operative quest driven missions ontop of a brilliantly told story. One very under rated game!
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2014
When I started playing Spellforce The Order of Dawn, I absolutely loved the story line, characters and lore. However, the quests , item stats and character/map graphics left much to be desired. These flaws have been very much fixed in Spellforce 2. Although the story was not as good as in Spellforce 1, it still sucks you in and drives you to play trough the whole campaign. The multiplayer would be enjoyable if there where more players, and if the resources would slowely regenerate as they did in Spellforce 1. This way they could be protected, adding more tactics to the game. The talent trees have been overhauled as well, forcing you to choose a certain path, which was not the case in Spellforce 1. All in all I would recommend it mainly because of the story, lore and character designs.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Not as good as Spellforce 1, but it is still a beautiful game.

Storywise, Shadow Wars is both good and bad. I didn't like the boss, but the journey was okay. Dragon Wars part was a lot better, especially because it continues the story even further - with the knowledge from Spellforce 1, too.
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,531.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I played a bit. It was fun.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2015
A fun blend of RTS and RPG. The graphics feel very dated and there are some minor bugs at times. However, I really enjoyed it.
It is simple, and contains the usual resource gathering from RTS titles like AOE/Settlers/Starcraft etc.. But adds the dimension of having a hero who can level up and gain skills. The units of each faction are interesting, although I feel there could be one or two extra per faction.
A minor criticism is that, unlike more modern RTS, it does not make use of cover or terrain. This puts Spellforce 2 in the "old RTS" category.
If you can pick it up on a steam sale - good for fantasy RTS people. But don't expect AAA graphics or polish.

6.5/10
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 20, 2012
This game is an amazing blend of RPG, RTS and bad voice acting. I love it!!!
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
106.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
This game is fun especially if you're into rpg-rts games.

It's a good buy especially with its price. This has a warcraft feel in it.

the camera bug though is progression breaking, however quickly skipping the cinematic will avoid it.

What do you get in spellforce 2? it's an old game but it can punch newer games in the RTS genre and knock it out.

Graphics isn't really too outdated. (Not the case with cinematics.)

In the 100 hours I played I only played it in story mode. In which you'll experience the RPG-RTS in full blast.

You can have your fill in fantasy land with this game, with dragons, dragon-blood infused humans who are basically immortal. Elves, Dark Elves, Dwarves, Undead, Orcs ,Shadow beings and many more.

Grab it on sale for maximum fun and less wallet gouging!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2014
They have blended the genres in a most excellent way, making this game a pure joy to game. Sure there is a few bugs as well as sudden crashes but as long as you keep in mind to save often, it becomes a minor issue. The journey through the game is long, and the stories being told is intresting, making it a game that will keep you occupied for quite some time.
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