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: Mostly Positive (76 reviews)
Release Date: May 18, 2007
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Packages that include this game

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 Gold Edition, The Guild II, The Guild II - Pirates of the European Seas, The Guild II Renaissance

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Includes 14 items: AquaNox, AquaNox 2: Revelation, ArcaniA, Gothic® 3, Neighbours from Hell Compilation, Painkiller Hell & Damnation, Painkiller: Black Edition, Panzer Elite Action Gold Edition, Silent Storm Gold Edition, SpellForce - Platinum Edition, SpellForce 2: Gold Edition, SuperPower 2 Steam Edition, The Guild II, The Guild II - Pirates of the European Seas

 

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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
As The Guild II this game contains all that it's predecessor had, with a couple of new additions.

The expansion is worth taking if you buy the entire collection because the only new features are but few a professions and a campaign with a story consisting of 4 missions.
As always The Guild is buggy and there will be glitches and odd graphical artifacts from time to time.

If your only desire is to get a working Guild game in singleplayer and multiplayer as well then I can direct you to Renaissance: http://store.steampowered.com/app/39680/
It has everything from the previous Guild games - the professions from Pirates of the European Seas patches, mods, a more or less active community.
Minus the campaign, you won't miss anything.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to try and make your way in a world of corruption, religious intolerance, violence, hatred, greed and injustice? Well look no further, the Guild 2 offers you a chance to carefully weasel your way to the top of the food chain via sabotage or bribery, blackmail or brute force.
The Guild 2 offers a variety of settings for you to play the game. The year starts in 1400 in a variety of famous French, German, Danish & Austrian cities. The Pirates of the European Seas adds the larger maps of London, Denmark, Holland, Southern Sweden stretching to western Germany. This is because of the addition of sailable ships which can be used for either fishing, exploration or piracy. Before you start a game, you have to choose the rules. There is a difficulty slider, it only effects how much money you start off with, I put it on easy because you start off with 10,000 gold. There's also multiple game types you can choose from, eliminating your enemies, rising to power, gaining wealth or just free mode.
After that you choose your emblem and then character creation. You only have the option to create one playable character. Gender is important in the sense that if you choose to play as a woman you will be incapacitated during pregnancy. However once you marry, you play as your spouse. Making a family is important for your dynasty's survival. There are four classes available and you cannot change them in game. Scholars, Rogues, Craftsmen & Patrons,
Each class has a variety of buildings they're allowed to build and purchase. There are level requirements to upgrade your buildings, however gaining experience is done easily by going through stages of life. (marriage, children, politics)

Overall I would rate the general gameplay extremely enjoyable, on the highest settings this game looks very pretty despite its poor choice in character quality and design. If it were more realistic looking, this game would be fantastic.
There are also serious game breaking glitches, including pathfinding problems for the handcarts that transport your important products to be sold at the market.

TL;DR:
- This is a Medieval jerk simulator.

- Having a wife & kids is important, you age faster than you'd expect.

- There's four classes, each with respective roles in medieval society. With the Pirates of the European Seas, you can fish and also attack trading ships.

- There's various ways to lose, the most obvious is by death, you can also be in debt for two seasons in a row and will be exiled.

- The politics of the game allow you to dispatch your rivals in a variety of unique ways.

- Finally, the glitches. The Guild 2 has multiple glitches despite the fact that it is aged they will probably have no fixes.
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38 of 40 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
95.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2014
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.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
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.
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
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.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
136.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2013
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.
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46 of 79 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 28, 2014
Skip this one. Go right to Renaissance.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
99.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2014
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.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2013
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.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2014
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.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1, 2013
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2013
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
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
3/5

+ multiplayer
+ gameplay
+ pirates
-/+ music
-/+ visuals
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
58.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2013
Wonderful Sim and RPG. The blend of what and RTS an RPG and The Sims wouldlook like in a living simulated medieval Europe. This will keep you occupied for a LONG time.:)

There is a gigantic world of opportunities and ways to play. Something which is quiet daunting for new players as it can be overwhelming to just start in any particular class or job.
Also, the game is difficult. Very difficult at times.
When a rivalling family has it out for you and you happen to be unprepared there is are few things from stopping them from ending your line before dawn.
The difficulty slider only affects the amount of money and what social position you have in your city, the rest is a flowing, living community at any level.
So, for those who are willing to put some time into it, there is a sea of possibilities to play with and the very nature of the fluency of the world makes it so that every play through will be different.
As a final note: when out of ideas, you should try the ‘Back to the Roots: Sovereign edition’ realism mod, which, apart from a whole spectrum of realism tweaks and additions, adds a bunch of new social interaction options and job paths and the final political goal of becoming the sovereign of your country!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2012
Damnit!
I love this game. Well i played a lot of The Guild (first game), and wanted to try out all the new stuff in this game. But it keeps crashing and it's as buggy as always.
Shame really, they have a great idea and atmosphere, but the game just stinks with all the bugs.

Gonna uninstall or loose my mind. QQ
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Bugridden mess. Still an interesting game despite it's VERY noticeable flaws.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Basically just a copy and paste of "The Guild II".
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Game is very limited... POINTLESS GETTING JUST GET GUILD 2
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
Fun and very addicting!
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2012
Actually had fun with this
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