For centuries Europe has been dominated by the church and nobility. On the shoulders of ordinary people the servants of god and the noble families justified their power and wealth. This was the incontrovertible, divine world order. A truly dark era… In the 14th Century the world order is beginning to transform itself.
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Release Date: Jul 28, 2010

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Stand-Alone version, The Guild II or any of its add-ons are not required to play this game.

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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

For centuries Europe has been dominated by the church and nobility. On the shoulders of ordinary people the servants of god and the noble families justified their power and wealth. This was the incontrovertible, divine world order. A truly dark era…
In the 14th Century the world order is beginning to transform itself. Due to trade and commerce an increasing middle class obtains more and more power and wealth. Entire towns purchase their freedom and more privileges from the nobility. Reading and writing is no longer the domain of the nobility and the clergy and the invention of printing information may eventually be spread everywhere. This is the beginning of the renaissance...

Features:

  • 8 completely new professions: mercenary, grave digger, stonemason, juggler, innkeeper, banker, miller and the fruit grower
  • New goods, buildings, ambient details and effects
  • All new scenarios ("Transylvania", "The Rhineland" and "The Alps") & bigger world maps
  • Improved AI, title and nobility system as well as new options (e.g. “God Measures”, levels of difficulty)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 capable graphics adapter with Pixelshader Model 1.1
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3.5 GB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX9 capable graphics adapter with Pixelshader Model 2
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3.5 GB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
My story:

Life in our little town was relatively peaceful and slow going. My wife and I started some small business and supply lines and slowly worked our way up the social ladder. We made our fair share of enemies along the way, due to no fault of our own other than our slowly growing success and monopolizing of the business estates in town.

Along the way we had our son "Ordo." Ordo wasn't a particularly special boy. His schooling was poor due to our lack of funds and title at the time, but he did his best and eventually grew old enough to be handed the reigns of a small bakery.

Ordo had a bit of a problem though...he was very clumsy.

At the age of 26, while courting his wife, he sprained his ankle on 2 separate occasions while strolling through the town with her, requiring medical intervention each time. Fortunately he never lost her favor (possible due to his wealthy family and her lower class...) and ultimately married her.

Then on the night of their wedding, while consumating their marriage and trying for a child, somehow Ordo managed to break a bone. The problem was that there wasn't any medical facility of a high enough level in town to heal his wound. So Ordo, after breaking a bone while boning, shortly after midnight in the middle of winter... had to make the grueling trudge to the big city on the other side of the map to try to see an experienced Dr.

He nearly made it... but unfortunately succumbed to his wounds just outside of the hospital.

Luckily enough those few hours of marriage resulted in a beautiful baby girl who grew up and went on to college becoming a schollar and a doctor. When she came of age, she built a great hospital in our small little town so no one would ever have to die boning again and no more children would be left fatherless.

9/10 would experience awkward deaths again.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
The game is so under rated it is unreal.
Major learning curve, but sooo worth it.

Hundreds of hours worth of game play here guys. For me, this gem is going in my top five games of all time.


My one gripe is the lack of polish, and sh-it AI building managment. Some crummy bugs also. Which would normaly be a game killer playing any other game, but The Guild 2 has sooooo much to offer in terms of content, and it is so unque, that I cant help but look the other way. Mainly because there are ZERO other games like this.

It is a good game well putting several hundred hours into.
If they had fixed the above issues, The Guild 2 would be a ♥♥♥♥ing MASTERPIECE!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
What a great game

Wife gets captured and tortured
Wife confessed to being a witch(she actually wasn't)
Wife went to court
Wife was fined
10k in debt
reloaded because it was bs
Happened again
reloaded even farther
Dude was captured
I murdered the person in charge
I was finally free

I was selling women
A little boy walked up to, and payed for one
They had "fun"

10/10 would do it again
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Even with the "latest" patch (4.21), the game is still a buggy mess. Fun concept on paper, would be great, if the bloody thing worked. Hold out for Guild 3.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Played it mostly when there was no internet. It's a great game but you'd get bored of it once you keep on doing the same thing repeatedly. Get a gambling table to make money, bribe to get friends and go higher in politics, spread your rogue minions, make gear for minions, get a king, kill the king, be the king and have everyone in your family hold a seat to secure your rule. It's hours of good fun. When you get bored, you could go explore other professions and realise later on that it's a pain to micro-manage. It still has a few bugs, but you can just save a lot (can be a pain).

Lots of maps to try if you get bored.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
This Game is a perfect Example for a good Idea badly realised.
You start with a single workshop and are bound to build an Empire.
But You should be very carefull, which Craft You choose, because there are many worksops very dependend on the Market for raw materials - and this Market only has wares someone produces, that means You or Your KI-Opponent. But the KI is so bad, that some wares are never produced at all and so your workshop soon goes out of materials and becomes bankrupt.
The KI for Automanagement is even worse (on Autoselling and -producing, the KI even sells the raw materials needed for crafting, so Your workers will be without work and You again will be bankrupt), so You have to do the mikromanagment on Your own - all the time. This may be nice at the beginning, when You have only one shop, but already in the midgame You will have about 5 to 7 shops, and neither of them will work, if You dont sell and buy and produce every Item by Yourself.
But even if You are ready to play a Game like that, even You like the mikromanagment, I Wouldnt recommend the Game. Because You need to do the Mikromanagment of Your family, too. Find a mate, educate your children and so on - and of course become elected in court, visit the doctor, eat, drink, sleep, all of it at the same time. And a lot of the features arent even explained or seem to have an effect. So none of my characters has ever eaten, because there are no negative effects, at least none I could see.
With all of this to do, im lacking the Game "Guid". A Game where you had to raise money to fight Your opponent via intrigue, violence and trickery.
The foundation for a good Game is there - the economic processes are quite nice and it is fun to bring your first shop to maximum level. But by then the KI of Your opponents and the catastrophic and suicidal automanaging-processes destroy every fun.
If You wanna play "The Guild" wait for the Guild III or play "The Guild I" Not this. spare Your 10 bucks.

plz notice that english is not my first language
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
I am mixed about this game. Bought it to get a feel for when Guild 3 came out.

...I bought a farm for grain, then a windmill to turn grain into flour, then a Weaver for cloth from the wool from the farm, then a bakery to turn flour to biscuits, then a mine for iron, then a foundary to turn iron into tools and then spent my time getting stuff to where was needing and selling the surplus. The chain grow.

Married, had 2 kids, married the son. Started a rogue thingie... then realised.. was this it? Would I just be doing this same process slowly taking over each and every building?

I started a scholar to try... will this be same thing? Rogue? I Feel a LOT less flare for it now. Was great at first though.. now.. not so sure.

I though the RPG element would add something that city builders lacked (I played Skylines and it was just this process non stop), but its not enough to keep me hooked, even though I love the initial idea behind it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
This game explains modern day politics very well. Bribe everyone, then bribe everyone some more to get into your desired point of office.

If someone else in office is too expensive to bribe, either have them killed or fabricate fake evidence to the point they get the death sentence.

10/10 Real World Knowledge
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I'm probably one of the only people who loves to waste time micro-manage crap, this game is near literal heaven for me...though that one time when playing a patron and just getting curb stomped by the guy's own wifes' father first making my patron fued and then proceeds to sick his entire family's rogue possy onto him for whatever reason...hours of money, climbing the title ladder and such wasted for the stupid father who probably had family issue...

At least my experience didn't include having any of my characters break a "bone" during consumating. That didn't happen, yet :P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
this game is hard get into but fun i like i would total recommend game and you should get it
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stormdude
53.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
Wow.
As one would expect from german clockmakers, there really is so much depth in this game.
Its buggy as f**k, but if you save your game and reboot it, (which doesn't take much time, or if you corrupt save, hopefully the game saved 15 mins ago) you would have no problems continuing.
The micromanagemet is a nightmare but some of us are here for that.
So replayable.
I currently have been playing a game for a week. I own a cathedral surrounded by a factory of money printers...(banks)..and the irony is not lost on me.
Its a ♥♥♥♥en clickfest, forget trying to set routes.
But somehow this game is a joy.

I am peeing in my pants for Guild 3 and I will slay if its ♥♥♥♥.
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vlade
39.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
I really like this game.Great crafting and trade game.Ok graphics.Concept is simple but challenging depending od thesetup.start with some money pick a profession(choose wisely).You can be patron(food and farming),craftsman,rogue and scholar.Best money is in trade centers.You also have politics and intrigue.Itc...
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Crosshairs
19.7 hrs
Posted: September 17
Dont buy. Game is bugged. One of your characters may randomly attack without reason then get aggro from gaurds every time you regain concious instantly putting you back on the ground for some long ♥♥♥ sleep time. Dont know why this studo made a game that doesnt even work properly.
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