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 (246 reviews) - 70% of the 246 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 (246 reviews)
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Veldricnord
4.9 hrs
Posted: August 31
I bought this game hopng to entertain myself for a while, but the cd key is too long to input. the steam cd key is so long, it litterally fades off. total waste of money. please help if you know how to fix this issue.
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skypot
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
It is ok, not bad as an add-on and give it try... Though I prefer Spellforce 1, everything is richer and strike you with amazing content and quality
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BlackHard™
30.2 hrs
Posted: August 14
Lovely strategy and rpg, but i want russian
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Merlin
50.8 hrs
Posted: August 2
I have been playing this game many years ago and now returned.
I am playing it on a 4k 65inch TV. I set the resolution via the ini file.

But now on to the review itself. The game starts kinda slow but stick with it and you won't regret it.
It's aged very very well considering that it's 10 years old. The story is really good and evolves slowly. There are also many smaller side quests that are pretty interesting and or funny.
I love the mix between RTS and RPG in a party. It's especially nice since it forces you (in a nice way) to update the equipment of your heroes. And make no mistake, these heroes really feel like heroes compared to your normal units.
While some reviewers said you don't need any tactics it's not true in later levels. You need to balance your party and als think about what speels and abilties you should use to fight in a certain area or a certain enemy.

That being said I can't wait for the story to continue in the third part.

PS: If you enjoy the story there are books sold. The background story makes the game even more enjoyable.
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Integer
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 1
I purchased this game in 2016, hoping that there was still somthing interesting in this game 10 years after its relase given the good reviews and it's more recent extensions. Unfortunatly I think this game is totally outdated now and I really regret spending 15€ on this.

The graphics looks quite ugly now but I did not expect much for a game released in 2006. More importantly is the gameplay for me and I found it very dull: it's a mix of a very basic RPG and a basic STR; you just select your characters and send them on the ennemy and you're done. Sometimes you collect a piece of equipment to upgrade the existing one, or you level up gaining a useless ability... no tactic to master, a very simple character management, boring story and boring quest (you will soon be ending up passing all dialogues). To sum up, the gameplay offers no deepness and I don't think this game was much more interesting in 2006.


Obviously I don't recommend this game and if you are looking for a mix of RPG & RTS, I suggest you go for Warhammer Dawn of War 2 instead, it will not give you much more on the RPG side than SpellForce but Dawn of war is much more interesting in terms of strategy and tactic.I don't know how Spellforce 3 will be, but given what I see on the second game, I think there will need radical changes in the gameplay to make it an interesting game.
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Kawaii Badger
2.6 hrs
Posted: July 29
ok so 1st i had to put in a stupid long key code because i couldn't paste it and 2nd it crashes on intro
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rmonz
67.9 hrs
Posted: July 27
Game view freezes several times throughout play while attempting to solve a puzzle or operate a lever. Task manager is required to close down game and resatart again only to find error occurs frequently at certain points in the game maps.
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john
3.8 hrs
Posted: July 25
Camera is broken . Clunky conrols. Gold edition does not include all DLC. Much better options out there for less. Keeps asking for key upon loading. The game is in need of fixing, yet the dev is working on Spellforce 3 while this version rots.

Read the forums for more.
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Blue
78.9 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 19
Overall I would give this game a 5/10.
For every good outstanding quality there is another bad one.
Cutscene coding causes some scripts to cause the game to permanently freeze. However it has some interesting creatures. But the day night lighting effects will sometimes flip out or have so little light its almost impossible to see. But then it has interesting ideas for party configuration and branching ability trees. But then the fantasy is so generic.

Get this game, or don't. you may or may not be finding something you like.
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nikisss69
18.2 hrs
Posted: July 15
Fairly decent game if you could just zoom out and see what is going on
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
50.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
I have been playing this game many years ago and now returned.
I am playing it on a 4k 65inch TV. I set the resolution via the ini file.

But now on to the review itself. The game starts kinda slow but stick with it and you won't regret it.
It's aged very very well considering that it's 10 years old. The story is really good and evolves slowly. There are also many smaller side quests that are pretty interesting and or funny.
I love the mix between RTS and RPG in a party. It's especially nice since it forces you (in a nice way) to update the equipment of your heroes. And make no mistake, these heroes really feel like heroes compared to your normal units.
While some reviewers said you don't need any tactics it's not true in later levels. You need to balance your party and als think about what speels and abilties you should use to fight in a certain area or a certain enemy.

That being said I can't wait for the story to continue in the third part.

PS: If you enjoy the story there are books sold. The background story makes the game even more enjoyable.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
47 of 50 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 53 people (87%) 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
50.7 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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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
41 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,584.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I played a bit. It was fun.
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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
35.7 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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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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