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.
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Release Date: Apr 26, 2012

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Buy Risen 2: Dark Waters Gold Edition

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

Buy Risen Franchise Pack

Includes 9 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, Risen 3 - Adventure Garb, Risen 3 - Fog Island, Risen 3 - Titan Lords, Risen 3 - Uprising of the Little Guys

 

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
29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
A game that really is a rough diamond. Those first three hours are the trial by fire. Your skills in combat are limited and you spend most of your time running around a jungle getting your ♥♥♥♥ kicked.

Shortly after that it all seems to come together, you realise the combat is all about timing, you get training to develop your skills and you fall in love with the charm that the game oozes. Its not the most polished game out there but some of the dialogue is fantastic and depending on your build you can have 3 or more alternative options in every conversation.

For example investing in Toughness makes you more intimidating to Npcs.
Cunning on the other hand improves your thievery ie. pickpocking and Silver tongue skill (persuasion).

One of the biggest choices in the game is the Musket/Voodoo decision. The guns make you more powerful in combat but believe me you are missing out on some rping goodness by not choosing Voodoo. Entire quest lines are altered just because of that choice and the conclusion of said quests is hilarious.

So if you see this game go on sale, you love classic Rpgs, ignore the metacritic and give it a shot.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
45.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Risen 1 took me 67 hours to complete and I thought it was great. I immediately bought risen 2 and risen 3. I am 30 hours into risen 2 and i am again loving this PB product. Not sure why all the hate for their games. I have been playing Computer RPGs since 1982 and these are great games. These are difficult games but if you stay with it you will be entertained and have fun. Two thumbs up.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
Risen 2: Dark Waters is a pirate themed RPG, which takes place after the events of the first Risen. It is a seriously underestimated game. I personally enjoyed playing it. It's a great game worth playing which has a good story, great well-made pirate atmosphere and world with many islands and places to explore. The only kinda negative things that i found in the game are some technical problems that may be found while playing (mainly fps drops, but they can easily get fixed), and the combat for some people seems to be bad and hard to manage.

I personally, enjoyed playing Risen 2 and I would gladly play it again for sure. I recommend it to any fan of pirates and RPG player out there. It's a quite good game and worth trying!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
In my opinion, the first game is better than this one. But Risen 2 is also a very good game for those who, like me, love a challenge. It's not a boring RPG, like, you arent going to face repetitive missions. You have to explore, search for information, negociate, and so on.
And also, the game is pretty well-made. The voice actors are good and the game is very immersive.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
41.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
4 years has passed and still enjoyable and fun to play
everything you like in an rpg game is here , open world ,exploration ,freedom , a lot of quest , choices that change the main plot , skills ...etc
the same thing that maid me love the first game is present here in this game and that is your choices and the side quest really do matters, in fact the whole plot of this second game was in the beginning a side quest that you can find in the first risen game ( so i suggest you to play the first game to really understand this one )
-beautiful and dynamic open world with amazing graphics to explore
-a lot of main and side quests that you can complete with different strategy ( sometimes you fight and sometime you think)
-smooth gameplay, easy to understand how the game works , skills are easy to use but a bit chaotic at the beginning and takes time to unlock them , in fact i had to use a cheat code to complete a side quest (require a high skill at the very beginning of the game with a find annoying ) + fast travel between location ( save a lot of time)
-no bugs or glitches except one time in a side quest, my partner was stuck and didn't want to move so i had to reload a save game ( you can save anytime you want and thats great)
-most of the achievements are easy to unlock ( just by playing) but the others needs the DLCs ( i hate that in a game)
finally i highly recommend this game to fan of the first risen game and also gamers that love a good RPG game , worth the money but you can always get in on sales
9/10
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