Set several years after the end of Risen, raging titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of existence. Subsequently, monstrous creatures have risen from the watery depths of the sea and their attacks have brought all seafaring to a grinding halt.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,824 reviews)
Release Date: 26 Apr, 2012

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Includes 4 items: Risen 2: Dark Waters, Risen 2: Dark Waters - A Pirate's Clothes DLC, Risen 2: Dark Waters - Air Temple DLC, Risen 2: Dark Waters - Treasure Isle DLC

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Includes 5 items: Risen, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Risen 2: Dark Waters - A Pirate's Clothes DLC, Risen 2: Dark Waters - Air Temple DLC, Risen 2: Dark Waters - Treasure Isle DLC

 

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"Recommended for fans of games with choice and consequence elements."

About This Game

Set several years after the end of Risen, raging titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of existence. Subsequently, monstrous creatures have risen from the watery depths of the sea and their attacks have brought all seafaring to a grinding halt. The hero, now a member of the Inquisition, is sent out to find out how to stop the chaos caused by these creatures from the deep. His quest begins with rumors that the pirates who frequent the southern islands are the only ones who know a way to get rid of the creatures once and for all and end their reign of terror.

With an all-new pirate-based theme, Risen 2: Dark Waters aims to combine the most loved classic RPG gameplay mechanics of the original Risen with a fresh theme and setting on a huge variety of themed island locales. A third-person role-playing game set in a dark and gritty universe, Risen 2: Dark Waters maintains the most immersive features of the original Risen, with multiple approaches to every challenge allowing players to shape the game world based on their own decisions. These choices will serve to unlock new paths, features and additional skills for the character. Together with a highly interactive environment and a full day/night-cycle affecting countless aspects of the game world, Risen 2 will be set in the most immersive RPG game world so far.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (with Servicepack 2)
    • Processor: Dual Core with 2.1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB System RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 5.5 GB
    • Video Card: 512 MB Radeon 3870 / GeForce 8800 GTX
    • DirectX®: 9.1c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible soundcard
    • Additional: Keyboard/mouse or gamepad required Internet Connection required for online activation
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP (with Servicepack 3), Windows Vista (with Servicepack 1), Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core with 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB System RAM
    • Video Card: 1024 MB Radeon 4890 / GeForce GTX 260
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: 16 February
Bottoms up, Captain!

Oh lads, how I enjoyed this game. Robbing graves, fighting monsters and drinking rum is what you would expect from this game and it's what you get and I can't miss to mention digging treasures!

The world is divided into Lost realm and New World. Lost realm is where Titans fight each other in order to rule the world as the strongest power in the universe. You are starting the game in Caldera , mankind's last bastion on the Lost realm, and you arre given the most important quest - to save the world by killing one of the Titans, a sea monster known as Mara. It's not an easy task and you will have to do everything you can imagine for that, even be publicly expelled from the Inquision an organization protecting the manking. Your first step is to get an anciant artefact, a magical Spear, it's told to be the only weapon able to kill Mara. Rumor says pirate Captain Steelbeard has found it and you have to become a pirate to find him!

Gameplay and story are really exciting, but fight system is not so good and better to not mension boss fight which are more boring than interesting. Still game offers almost 30 hours of amazing gameplay.

6.5 /10
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: 28 February
I had a great time playing this game. Is it glitchy? Yes. Embarassingly so. Is it cheesy? Arrr. It be cheesy matey.
Nonetheless, it is also somewhat epic as an RPG and as a pirate game. It can be unforgiving at first, but once you get over the hump and start being able to afford upper tier training, things start moving really quickly.
The game itself is unabashedly silly as far as the dialogue goes, the graphics arent great by todays standards, but the gameplay is nonetheless quite solid, the cutscenes are pretty well done, etc....

This is a game you will love if you give it a fair chance, love RPG's, love pirates, and arent afraid of rough edges.

By the way, what be a pirates favorite letter? "R" you say. Nay, it be the C. *rimshot*

Anyway, I give this 7 Arrs out of 10.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
206.2 hrs on record
Posted: 16 November, 2014
I actually enjoyed this game. Not boring at all. Game play was good as was the story line, voice acting and animation. Kudos to the Developers.
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29 of 45 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: 15 November, 2014
7/10 - Much worse game than Risen 1, combat is for no reason worse and the whole game feel less polished, like almost low-budget title. The pirate theme is new and somehow welcomed change, Patty is funny and story isnt bad either. Shame the Gothic feel from Risen 1 definitely died with this game.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: 15 January
Terrible controls. Character movement not fluid. Key-binding options too restriced. Locked user interface.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: 29 October, 2014
The story is fine, although I didn't play the first one. It was sometimes frustrating because it was slow at loading and had to save too many times while fighting, and also the game ran slow on my computer. But the gameplay was good, the story wasn't exactly short and upgrading skills took time. But after the final fight, you can't do anything, so if you missed some missions you have to load your last savefile before going to the Water Temple . But it's overall a nice game. 7/10
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: 15 December, 2014
Tedious eurojank WRPG with fun dialogue and role-playing mechanics. I personally enjoy it, and it's one of the few pirate RPGs out there.

Get parry and flourish asap if you want to make the rest of the game tolerable even if you don't want to spec in swords.

Get in a bundle. Get in my bundle.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: 29 January
You should play this game if you meet the following requirements:
- you're lucky enough to get the game working on the first try
- you are willing to do much of reinstalling, updating and verifying
- you don't care about achievements
- you don't use quick save every 30 seconds


+ great environmental details, landscapes, day/night cycle and weather
+ Jaffar, ♥♥♥ yes!
- not so great voice acting
- few of the nice elements like sand, parrots and powder barrels weren't enough to make the dull and repetitive combat more dynamic
- the cutscenes aiming to be dramatic ended up being ridiculous
- story was rather unremarkable and the whole world coulda been a bit more unique and more creative
- Kraken fight, really?
- this game doesn't replace quicksaves so make sure you have a good 10-15gb room for them
- it's weirdly disconnected from steam, so you'll have to work hard to get any of the 'do this x times" achievements

Rpgs are my life and I love the pirate theme, but this game just didn't work for me. I hear Risen 3 is much better. Onto it.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: 12 December, 2014
Combat is absolutely dreadful. Really, really, really, depressingly bad. I got stunlocked and killed by two crabs. It's not fun.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: 26 January
I tell you do not waste your money, and you tell me thank you brah :D!! I am big fan of risen 1 & 3, but this risen 2 is just a big suck at almost everything!!! Stiff combat, and am saying it one more time... VERY STIFF AND CLUNCKY COMBAT!!!.
I think the combat is enough to make the game unbearable!!!

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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: 5 January
This game was a real disappointment to me. I've really liked the first Risen, but Risen 2 is nothing what the first game made me expect from it. Developers have completly broken the combat. It was challenging and enjoyable in Risen 1... Here it's almost like combat from some MMORPG where you keep clicking and use special attacks. Changing the whole theme to pirates just doesn't seem fitting because the first game was nothing like this. The story seems generic and not really immersive... I've bought this game back when it was out, at a full price, and really tried to enjoy it, but I just couldn't. While Risen 2 is not THAT terrible, it just didn't meet my expectations. It has little to do with Risen 1, and I can't say I'd recommend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: 9 March
What happened to Risen? I recommended the first very highly as the "Dark souls of RPGs", but something along the way went missing in Risen 2. It's got the same unforgiving combat and rough-around-the-edges questing systems that I loved about the first, but a piece of the magic is gone. All the jungle areas were too similar, and too big. And I didn't encounter any areas that really interested me, teasing me to brave monsters above my pay grade in exchange for fabulous game breaking rewards. We fight monkeys and boars in this game. I had to remove it after a few hours. Maybe it gets better later on, but I just couldn't get through it. Disappointed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: 5 April
A slow, dull combat system, robotic world and uselessness of half of the skills that you can level up make this game a complete failure. This completely ruined the Risen series for me.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
100.2 hrs on record
Posted: 2 January
This part of the Risen trilogy was the worst of them-It is good game with classic Risen atributes like good story and quests very good graphics and you will like to play this game but the developers spoiled the game with many bugs-there were 7 spoiled achievements until they removed them and very bad combat system also spoils the good atmosphere of the game.
But still it is good RPG game.

Rating: 86%
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
60.0 hrs on record
Posted: 8 March
A great RPG/Adventure game. The first 2/3 of the game I'd say I preferred the original, but towards the end I was all about #2 (I also haven't played Risen in a couple of years so my memory of it is a little foggy). I do like how Risen was more like Gothic overall, and Risen is definitely more challening than #2.. There were times it felt easy for this kind of game (I played it all the way through on Medium except I turned it on easy during the annoying target practice part). Risen 2 does have some pretty good graphics, but nothing mind blowing. There are also some graphical glitches from time to time, but nothing major. It doesn't run as smooth as the first Risen either. I also do prefer the combat in Risen, but after unlocking a ton of skills the gameplay in Risen 2 does get better and better as you go. The story also gets better the further it got along, but I also think that Risen and the Gothic games I played are the same in that way. Well, in the Risen and Gothic games everything just seems to get better and better. They're all really fun games that put a big emphasis on exploring. Exploration is the main ingredient, and Risen 2 gives you lots of area to explore. It's not a huge game, but it is big. The soundtrack is pretty solid, too. The voice acting is good most of the time. Some of the dialogue is fun. Most of it is kind of what you'd expect in a RPG game like this, but the pirate theme adds some rough dialogue that can be amusing. When the game was all said and done I felt I had enough, but I really enjoyed my time with Risen 2. It's an underrated game, for sure. 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: 14 April
The combat system was shockingly bad, had to put the game down after two hours and haven't touched it since.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: 29 March
I wish i had just sold this game to some chump after my friend gifted it to me, I hate haveing to see it in my steam library, I couldnt care less for the story and in my opinion, its not worth the price.

I played for a good part of a hour and then just gave up, my friend is adament that he learned valuable life skils from this game or some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, but all I learned was to ditch him and go find some friends who dont have the intelligence and easly amused mind of a 4 year old.
And dont even get me started on the pathetic excuse for voice acting and dialogue.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: 16 March
I saw this game sitting in my steam list - no idea how I got it - and decided to give it a go.

It seemed like an interesting pirate-style RPG, however when I started into the game I was given the intro of a very generic plot (which I won't spoil in case someone actually wants to try this for some reason).

The game looks okay, not great by any means, until you leave the starting area that is. The pop-in is unbearable (at highest settings mind you). Walking 5 meters from a tree makes half of it's leaves dissapear, textures flicker in the distance, and lighting bug out _everywhere_.

The gameplay is even worse, after completing the tutorial you're put out into the "open" world (which from the little I saw in my 20 minutes of trying to get the game to work was not very open at all).
Here you will HAVE to do "side" fetch and work quests to get money to buy the items REQUIRED TO PROGRESS IN THE GAME, but the game does *NOT* tell you this, not only that, but *GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO DECLINE THE JOBS*.
I successfully got stuck here because I didn't have enough money to continue and there were no NPCs I could talk to, or any dialogue options to bring back the possibility of getting money. It tells you "Save often" on the loading screen, this most be why.

I came across numerous physics glitches, and the AI seems like they were copy/pasted from another game and not even slightly adapted. They would spin around in circles randomly, have trouble sitting in chairs (walk around them for a good minute and a half first) and have trouble attacking you as well.

The combat is clunky and floaty at the same time, if you hit an enemy they slide back an unreal distance without even playing an animation, there is only 1 button to attack, no heavy attacks, no other types of attacks.
You will spend most of the game pressing one button, and ignoring the "blocking" because it's literally useless.

Along with that, the framerate, for a game that looks barely on-par at best rarely exceeds 45fps even in the starting area on an R9-270.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: 28 February
This game is full of faceless characters(The characters can't keep the pirate theme intresting), uninteresting plot points(Fantasy RPG in a pirate game) and sad sad combat(In the time I spent with the game, headshots and all, nobody dies) couldn't keep me intrested for an hour(only .6), stay away from it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: 21 March
Will not load. The splash screen displays, then disappears. Nothing in task manager.

from the youtube gameplay videos, this game doesn't look worth all the troubleshooitng anyway


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