The Guild 2 is the shining successor of the ultra successful medieval life sim, Europe 1400. The Guild 2 is a unique mixture of RPG and life simulation in an immersive middle ages scenario. The player and his party become part of history and can even change it in real-time. Go back to the dark middle ages and found a new dynasty!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (289 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 12, 2006

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Includes 4 items: The Guild Gold Edition, The Guild II, The Guild II - Pirates of the European Seas, The Guild II Renaissance

 

About This Game

The Guild 2 is the shining successor of the ultra successful medieval life sim, Europe 1400. The Guild 2 is a unique mixture of RPG and life simulation in an immersive middle ages scenario. The player and his party become part of history and can even change it in real-time.

Go back to the dark middle ages and found a new dynasty! Take care of yourself, because your opponents never sleep! Marry a beautiful wife and make new friends... control your life! Hand down your skills and your descendants will greatly appreciate it!

Key features:

  • Middle Ages come to life! Experience the end of the middle ages like you have never done before in a beautifully crafted and immersive 3D world.
  • Everything's realtime. Walk around the streets and accidentally watch an execution of a prisoner or a rich merchant being robbed by one of your opponents.
  • Keep your power growing. Be a successful merchant or a cunning thief and watch your dynasty thrive or fail and see your party and family diminish.
  • Build your own character. State-of-the-art role playing features allow you to create your own unique character and play in a party of up to 3 members with different strengths and weaknesses.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 capable graphics adapter with Pixelshader Model 1.1
    • DirectX®: DirectX9
    • Sound: DirectX9 capable
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz CPU or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 capable graphics adapter with Pixelshader Model 2
    • DirectX®: DirectX9
    • Sound: DirectX9 capable
Helpful customer reviews
76 of 79 people (96%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Me and my bandit buddies, robbed some guy as he was walking through the countryside.

He then ran off to the courthouse to dob me in to the popo. On the day of my court hearing, I kidnapped the guy who dobbed me in, and then went off to my trial. The court denied, the case because the guy didn't show up to the trial he was started. The court fined him for wasting their time.

His wife then started a case against me for kidnapping. I didnt want to have two mouths to feed so I jst sent her on a long, permanent vacation.

She never showed up to the trial and I was let free again. The court then thought their family was the biggest bunch of ♥♥♥♥wits, and branded them as outlaws.

I let the guy go, and watched all the local town guards chase him and kill him.

I adopted their children, and made them watch me burn down their old house. Now they work on my slave camps, I mean farms.

10/10, would ruin lives again.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
I first got this game when it came out in 2006. My dad almost didn't let me play it when we saw the opening cinematic because of the beheading scene. Naturally I quickly fell in love with this game. It is charming, the execution of the mechanics are GREAT, and as for the simulation style... well I have more hours logged on this than I do the Sims 2 and 3 combined. IT IS AMAZING! The fights, the murder, taking over a government and wiping out the local populace, destroying the economy etc, its just so much fun. Yes, the graphics are rather dated but it was made in 2006. You will have trouble playing on newer computers but that is not the game's fault it is your computer. I personally have no trouble on my Windows 8.1 and have 30+ hours logged on this version alone. The original disc version game I have more than 1000+ hours logged and I look forward to many more on this. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GAME TO ANY SIMS PLAYER!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
I started playing with The Guild: 1400, which I'd seen at a local thrift shop and thought looked interesting. I quite liked it, so I bought the sequel: The Guild II.

I'd have to say that it generally lives up to the original. It's very similar gameplay, although the changes, especially to the UI, can take some getting used to, if you're coming from 1400. The graphics are, of course, markedly improved.

Worth the money if you liked 1400. Probably worth the money if you like these kinds of games. I liked it, anyway.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
This game is weird..
I hate it, but cant stop playing once i started a new dynasty..
weird controls, buggy from time to time, but some very interessting mechanics

If you like trading/simulation/medieval, worth a shot!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Today I robbed a church.
I cut purses in the market and left those inclined to complain laying in the street bloody and broken.
I seperated fools from their money and goods at every turn.
I have woo'd women, lied to men, and bribed officials.
I have no regard for authority or Gods; I worship only coin and will tolerate no blasphemy.

Imagine what awaits me tomorrow...
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Great game, fun to play, classes afford entirely different playstyles.
Little buggy here and there and hard to find online guides for but that is part of the charm.
If you have worries buy it onsale.
You won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Got jumped by 3 women and was knocked unconscious into a lake 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Just a terrific game overall, I enjoyed the original and this sequel is quite a good following. I enjoy intricate games of management and this game delivers well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
I like the game for sure the only propblem i have with it is that it randomly turns German (characters speakin it) and i don't see a way to change it to only English and it's kinda anoying me so any help is apreciated
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14 of 28 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
DON'T BUY!!! More bugs than a wenches blanket.

This game has the potential to be an absolute classic. I bought a hard copy years ago and loved it... At first but then the bugs began to show, frustrating game breaking bugs. Having to re-load the entire game every few minutes to continue playing.
Seeing it on steam years later I bought it thinking "steam would have made them fix it surely" nope.
Having played the game on three different systems over the years I can tell you the bugs are persistant and the devs have abandoned it completely in spite of still making money from it.

Shame on steam for selling this broken game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
This is a great game, a bit complicated so I do recommend going through the tutorial to avoid some frustration. If you're debating between this and the Sims Medieval, go with Guild II, it is faaaaaaar better made, with realistic simulation of dynasty compared to the paltry 'take a walk in forest and click dialogue options' offering of SM. The graphics are a bit dated now, but they still look good for this kind of game.
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165 of 168 people (98%) found this review helpful
81.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Don't let the Metascore fool you, this game plays better than its rating. This game is great for those who enjoy business and life sims, plus it's in the medieval times. I became addicted to this game because of its political mechanics, and how you rival other dynasties through out time (Through business trade, political regard, and even combat). I have played too many hours on the Guild 2 and the others in the bundle, and I'm always finding out new ways to do things. Does it have bugs? Yes. Is it pretty behind in terms of graphics? Yes. But to me, it's a really good game that I can spend 10 hours on in a row and not get tired of it. If you feel iffy about the game, then just get it when it's on sale. However, I highly recommend this game and The Guild 2: Renaissance and would say they are worth their standard price.
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193 of 224 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
A dude from a rival dynasty killed my daughter. I went to the courts with evidence of this. On the day of the trial thugs beat me up and almost made me late. On arrival I found out all the jurors were of that same rival dynasty. They promptly declared the murderer innocent and made me pay a fine for wasting the court's time.

10/10
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64 of 70 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2014
After Starting as a rouge and pillaging caravans, kidnapping people, breaking into houses, pick pocketing random people and burning down rivals buildings for sh**s and giggles i learned a valuable lesson ..

The court's are rigged cause i did absolutely none of the above.

9/10

Would/Will terrorize the countryside again.
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57 of 61 people (93%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This game is so underrated. If you google The Guild 2, you will be overwhelmed with negative comments about the buggy release. Most of these issues have been fixed, and the game is definitely playable. If you want to play multiplayer though, you will have to download some 3rd party software, as the multiplayer servers have been closed. Would reccomend.
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63 of 75 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2014
Jesus. Make your own merchantile empire, become a king, become a crimelord, be a simple farmer. you can do ANYTHING. there are so many things to do in this game you'll never finish learning how to move around this vast world. that might be a problem in the beginning, but once you learn the basic, the fun never stops.
The UI is very easy to read. you'll know what every button does in no time and will have complete control over your character's actions.
The music and voices are simple yet memorable. it helps the atmosphere a lot.
It's totally worth the prize. very nice game.
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75 of 97 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2014
Once the game started I imediately kissed the first random woman I could see, she then complimented me on my kissing skills and then took out a knife and started randomly fighting a guy in the streets.

11/10 best realistic medieval simulator.
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
It has a learning curve. It REALLY has a learning curve.
But there's a ton of depth in this game. And if you're a fan of the Sims, Majesty, or both, you might enjoy this. It's difficult at times, but fun for fans of simulation games and medieval settings.
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41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Better than WoW guilds.


You buy a house and some slaves that get materials and craft a bunch of ♥♥♥♥, ship it to the market as you run down to the market to get some more materials but get slapped by some random woman you offended somehow. Take it to court and be massive wimp and they'll execute her so you can steal her position as a Jailor and randomly jail people and send them to the dungeon where they get whipped until they confess something. I dont remember if it worked on kids but i remember trying.

You'll atleast spend like 1-3 hours on this. I got it for free so I dont have alot to complain about. It's really strange and hard to understand in some way but If i spent more time with this I'd probably be able to explain better.

EDIT: It is buggy as hell too, mechanically its not impressive but its an interesting mix between shop management or something like that and some Sims elements. It's also a very difficult game in a sense, if it's on sale consider atleast if this is something you'd like to try out. Consider heavily though, as its still not an amazing game.
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74 of 103 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Burned down the whole city as a priest
10/10
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80 of 114 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
It twas the 23 of august in the fine year 1684 the charing rouge sir fartletart woke up in a town unbeknowest to him. The first thing he did was kiss a nun... the nun then beat him to death.
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