The first true life simulation series set in the fascinating medieval Europe! The Addon expands and transforms the game into an even greater experience by adding a huge area including the cities of "The Hanse" located at the shores of the European seas.
User reviews: Mixed (46 reviews)
Release Date: May 18, 2007
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Buy The Guild II + Pirates of the European Seas

Includes 2 items: The Guild II, The Guild II - Pirates of the European Seas

Buy The Guild Collection

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

 

About This Game

The first true life simulation series set in the fascinating medieval Europe!

The Addon expands and transforms the game into an even greater experience by adding a huge area including the cities of "The Hanse" located at the shores of the European seas. Sea battles and naval trading are added to the gameplay, and a new campaign mode provides more than 10 hours of additional fun.


Key features:

  • Naval trading, sea battles
  • 4 new maps, 5 different types of ships, each one can be equipped according to your needs
  • Campaign mode including more than 10 hours of pure medieval fun
  • New buildings (harbour, fishermans hut, pirate outpost), trading station as upgrade
  • New professions: Pirate and Medicus!
  • 3 new offices and titles of nobility with new privileges

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
12.0 hrs on record
Do you like firebombs?
Do you like political assassinations?
Do you like artificially increasing the price of grain so that your inn has the only affordable food in town?
If you said yes to any of these questions, buy it now.
Posted: October 20
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
95.6 hrs on record
A game with a fantastic concept that was very poorly executed, full of bugs and extremely difficult.

The game remains largely unpatched since release for most of the inherent problems.

This is a family dynasty simulator in which you economically grow your family via businesses and diplomatic relations within your townships. You can take office in local parliament, ultimately running the town (this is extremely, extremely difficult to even get close to this). You run business' of various trades, IE a Pub or a Blacksmith, you find a woman to marry, and have children with her, growing your clan and ability to pick up new business through your children (once they are controllable and at apprentice age).

The Guild II has a relatively steep learning curve, and really is a good example of a difficult rts/rpg from early 00's.

The Guild II has a nice consistent fantasy middle age art style and it would be nice to see the game remade in the modern day in working order for its conceptual ideas and simply the fact that nothing really like it has come out since.
Posted: June 8
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28 of 52 people (54%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Skip this one. Go right to Renaissance.
Posted: April 28
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
3/5

+ multiplayer
+ gameplay
+ pirates
-/+ music
-/+ visuals
Posted: June 12
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Fun and very addicting!
Posted: July 14
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
This game is really clunky, difficult to get into, tedious and the voiceover in the tutorials is incredibly annoying. Would not recommend.
Posted: June 21
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3 of 12 people (25%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
I gave the game a chance. I very much had hope that it would turn out to be an enjoyable distraction. Paid 19.99 for the 3 game bundle version and I could cry over my stupidity. The game is kind of like a cheap version of the Sims Medieval meets age of empires. The tutorial was torment that I survived only to still be lost. The business buildings you can buy have an option that allows the computer to control them for the player. Which I assumed meant controlling any employees and assigning them to daily duties in the Tavern, bakery, farm or whatever building they worked. Along with the buildings upkeep and so on. But I found employee doing nothing. Had NO CLEAR direction of what tools or training I needed to provide an employee for a specific job. It has only been 24 hours since my purchase and completely uninstall the game. I think it is absolute bull I can’t get some of my money back. What happens to the games we don’t like or never play anymore? Can I gift it to another steam member? Transfer all the rights and such? I mean it is a purchased item I own and can’t return why can’t I give it away? Maybe someone else would enjoy it. Sucks I basically burned 20 bucks.
Posted: May 17
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2.6 hrs on record
0.5/10

terrible can't rotate building the pirate haven is just impossible to build and being a random villager in a town BORING
Posted: September 21
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9.4 hrs on record
AWESOME gem that can be played over and over and over and over and over again. Multiplayer doesnt work online but hamachi/tungle can be used to play with friends! How about steal riches from your friends family being a bandit, make awesome weapons to fend of evil thugs as a smith, farm the fields and own yer own pub, pick flowers and toad eyes to make evil potions to get ur way in politics, commend or stain other dynastys fame while being a respected priest in ur village. Its all about fame/politics/markets/fighting/romance/children/school/education/money etc etc
Posted: July 5
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Amazing game! A lot of depth next to endless play hours. I agree with the negative reviews in saying it has a lot of bugs, because it can at times, but, we're all gamers here so if ANYTHING bugs should be as normal to us as breathing. With that said, I would highly recommend this game, in the end its your choice.
Posted: December 12, 2013
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
99.5 hrs on record
Awesome extension of the Original game.
Lots of new opportunities to get wealth, and actually a campaign which is quite educational.

I've enjoyed countless hours with this game and still am.
Posted: March 24
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.4 hrs on record
Pirates of the European Seas is a stand-alone expansion pack for The Guild 2 that focuses mostly on piracy, naval trade and combat creating many more options for those that does not want prestige but notoriety.

The expansion adds a lot in terms of dependency between cities and this helps, in some degree, to alleviate the problems the AI have with maintaining production chains by letting the player sail around with ships trading between cities much easier and quicker than before. The piracy features also allow you a lot of new options in the opposite direction as you can now corner markets by denying access to certain raw goods in a specific city.

The developers also took great note of the community feedback and while Pirates of the European Seas is hardly bug free it is a great step forwards from the main game.

Pirates of the European Seas is a good solid expansion to an already entertaining concept and definitely worth a purchase if you liked The Guild II. It does however still suffer from poor AI and a somewhat broken economy.
Posted: January 14, 2013
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Overwhelmingly "meh". it's pretty fun and a decent timewaster, but it's just so lackluster. It's not adventure and action, but building a business from the ground up in this time period and slowly managing it is pretty fun. It's an alright game and worth it if it's on sale.
Posted: January 8
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
If you are going to get a guild game, get this one and skip the others, they are basically the same game but this one has an interesting campaign and refined gameplay experience.
Posted: October 27, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
so one time i met this guy when iw as going to the meat markert and i saw a day laborer so i seduced his wife and stole his rightful land

then i honormurdered him to maintain my respectability in the community which helped me meet the judge who i murdered secretly and then had a kid

i was a hanging judge too and then i killed people for fun but then eventually became duke of the lands with my 4th wife and her 2nd son

a day in the guild two life
Posted: May 22, 2013
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
If you're going to go for an enhanced version of The Guild II, may as well go for Renaissance instead of half-assing it with PotES.
Posted: June 1, 2013
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Actually had fun with this
Posted: February 9, 2012
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
I love this game!!! so much fun..
Posted: April 10
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
The Guild II offers you the opportunity to roleplay as a villager in the Middle Ages. Unfortunately, this is literally the most boring concept possible for a video game.

Based on what I've experienced in this game, dying from the Plague must have been a pleasant surprise for many people living in that time period.
Posted: November 27, 2010
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10 of 25 people (40%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
fun, play different people... do different jobs and can make your way up the government
Posted: January 17
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