Escape to a puzzle game fantasy world with amazing creatures and weapons! Addicting gameplay blends with immersive roleplaying in this sequel to the award-winning Puzzle Quest!
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Very Positive (250 reviews) - 82% of the 250 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 12, 2010

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Escape to a puzzle game fantasy world filled with amazing creatures, powerful weapons, and challenging minigames! Addicting Match 3 gameplay is blended seamlessly with immersive role playing in this sequel to the award-winning Puzzle Quest! Jump right into the action and customize your character with any one of four classes, each with different skills and abilities. Gain experience and earn treasure as you progress through the adventure, unlocking new spells and harder Match 3 challenges! Are you a brave enough hero to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutches of the demon Gorgon?

Key Features

  • Learn to use new mana gems, spells, weapons and much more.
  • Customize your characters with 4 classes in both genders.
  • Explore an immense and immersive fantasy world in story mode!
  • Play tons of unique minigames to earn treasure and experience.
  • Upgrade and equip your character then battle your friends online!

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 @ 1.8 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 Mb (GeForce® 7 / Radeon® X800)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 475 MB Available HDD Space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9 Compatible Sound Card
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Very Positive (250 reviews)
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Grim
( 41.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
So I am battling a guy, I bring his armor down to 18, attack him, and he still blocks my attack, thus receiving only half damage. Then he proceeds to attack me, hits a critical (criticals can be blocked just like any other attacks), my 88 armor does absolutely nothing and I get damaged for 1/3 of my health. That is all you need to know about Puzzle Quest 2. Blind luck and nothing other than blind luck. Art style is cool I guess.
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paynetcu
( 38.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 23
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jmason333
( 85.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
This sequel is as much fun as its predecessor while offering a very different, very enjoyable style of “dungeon exploration” gameplay. Highly addictive with elements of both a fantasy role-playing game and a puzzle solving app combined. I highly recommend this game for anyone who enjoys either. Well worth the investment!
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Wedge
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
It’s like Puzzle Quest but with achievements!
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moonracer
( 33.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
The original Puzzle Quest felt novel with the idea of using a match 3 game to determine the outcome of an RPG battle. This is mostly more of the same. However I think it loses a bit by trying to go further in the RPG direction as that tends to add more time between match 3 games. And the story is pretty generic. It's a delicate balance.

I'm a little on the fence here over whether to recommend the game as I grew bored and never finished it, but you might enjoy it if you haven't experienced this kind of game.
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Huge Assassin
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
wOw, what an action packed amazing game
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Long-Haired Hare
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20
This is a novelty I picked up mostly thanks to the Extra Credits crew pointing it out in their "Games You Might Not Have Tried" series.

I'm a sucker for match-3 types of games, I'll admit it. Add on an RPG system and this is the odd hybrid you get that I'd like to sit down and properly give a longer take on rather than just a few idle minutes fiddling around with how things work and being surprised at how actually very well the pieces all fit together.

It's weird, but in the most fascinating ways. Certainly worth a look, at least.
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Kitty Krusader
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
Puzzle Quest 2 is an interesting take on the Bejeweled formula; adding an rpg style element to the mix. I do enjoy the game for what it is, but it does get a bit stale after the first few quests. The game basically becomes repetative dungeon crawling, where you roam from point A to B, forced to fight battles along the way. The fights themselves aren't very challenging and the only thing that seems to change is the increasing length of time for each battle, as the HP of everything increases as you level up.

The game is a nice time killer but if you haven't played the first one, I would recommend that over this game as it actually poses a challenge.
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pango
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 22, 2015
It is a good game but for me the fun was waiting for it to be on sale, stalking it and pouncing when the time was right and it was 75% off!
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DeathForseen
( 43.9 hrs on record )
Posted: November 16, 2015
A little dumbed down from the original PQ. The updated graphics are great. Too bad there won't be another decent PQ ever. 😢
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
85.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
Developed by Infinite Interactive and published by Namco Networks America, Puzzle Quest 2 is the sequel to the award winning Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords. This title is a match 3 puzzle roleplaying game and certainly one of the best in the genre. Your chosen hero is tasked with reclaiming the once peaceful village of Veloren from the evil clutches of the demon Gorgon. Many fans claim that this title is not as heavy on the R.P.G. elements as the first game and that the story is just not as expansive as the first title and I would definitely agree. With that said, roleplaying elements are still present albeit slightly lighter in application. You pick from four different character classes and earn XP as you do battle across the outskirts of Veloren. As you level up, your earned XP will allow you to upgrade a number of abilities such as Strength, Agility, Intelligence, Stamina and Morale. Your character is also able to equip a number of weapons ranging from swords, axes, bows, etc. and even a flintlock pistol...one of my personal favorites I have to say. There is also a wide variety of armors, shields, spells and poisons at your disposal as well, however, some of these items are specific to the character class that you have chosen.

Gameplay is quite similiar to that of Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords so fans of that title will immediately feel at home. The goal is to match a set of three or more gems in order to earn mana and action points. Mana powers the equiped spells in your spellbook and action points allow you to attack with your chosen weapon or devices. At the conclusion of each battle a certain amount of gold and experience points are awarded as well as the possibility of loot. The puzzle battles in this game, in my opinion, are some of the best you can play in this genre. This title is extremely fun and addictive like these games typically tend to be. Some days you could log on and play a few quick battles for fun just to get your fix and other days you could find yourself playing for hours on end in one sitting. The story, while not as grand as the first title, is entertaining and makes you want to continue playing to the conclusion. Aside from the basic puzzle battles, there are also quite a few unique minigames to play where you can earn additional treasure and experience.

Graphically, this game is the best looking match 3 puzzle R.P.G. available even better looking than Gyromancer in my opinion. Visually, it takes everything that Puzzle Quest did and just polishes it to perfection. The isometric game world is highly detailed. You will see lots of interesting things in the backgrounds of the many dungeons, castles and structures that you explore. The puzzle battlefields are gorgeous and vivid. The gems are beautifully animated and extremely detailed. The hand drawn character art and attack animations just look fantastic. Sound effects and music in this game are also implemented just as well. The score fits the fantasy theme of the title perfectly and does it job competently yet I have to say it's still not as great as the musical scores in Puzzle Quest and Puzzle Kingdoms. I actually downloaded those soundtracks and find myself listening to them quite often because they are just that great. The sound effects are crisp and hard hitting. When you make a match three, combo or cause a cascade of gems to drop you definitely know it. Also, when you use a melee, ranged weapon or a spell the sound effects are phenomenal. I particularly love the click click boom of my flintlock pistol...so awesome! A pistol in a fantasy game...don't even ask it's just awesome and you know it is.

I've spent quite a few hours in this game and will continue to do so in the future because it's just so entertaining. Fans of match 3 or puzzle/R.P.G.'s should not be dissapointed in this title. It's definitely one of the better games of the genre and anyone looking to try one of these games for the first time should get either this or the much acclaimed Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords. Game on!
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94 of 128 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
If you haven't already, play the first Puzzle Quest, where you battle warlords all across the lands, build your castle and tame ferocious beasts and gain their powers.

Unless you prefer to battle hordes of rats after hordes of rats after hordes of rats in someone's damp basement, in which case this game is for you.

The gameplay is of course much more polished and varied, but with the grand atmosphere of the first replaced with you being pest control, it becomes a grind with nothing to motivate whatsoever.
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38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Puzzle Quest 2 deviates in a good number of ways from its predecessor. Most notable are the changes to mana and that you now have a weapon. Overall I'd say it was a good change, as it doesn't feel like a recycled version of the first game at all, while still having the same basic gameplay.

With the mana changes, it's harder to become godly, but it also feels like every level gain is a really tiny improvement. Heavily investing in one stat has diminishing returns (which is fine from a balance perspecive). Enemies scale up a bit faster than you do, and once dead they stay dead, so there's a strange sort of progression going on there since you can't grind forever.

Similar to the first game, the encounter rate is through the roof. Fortunately you can skip a good number of encounters by simply ignoring the monsters. There's far less quests, but most of the quests in the first game were pretty pointless to begin with, so I guess this is can be seen as a good thing.

Fortunately the mini-games are toned down and varied, and luckily opening treasures has no failure. So it's nice to have freebies every now and then to break up the monotony.

The story, as best I can tell, bears no relation to the first game. Not that either one is special, anyhow.

If you like Puzzle Quest 1, I'd say this is a worthy addition. If match-three games aren't your thing, this game won't do anything to appease that feeling. I'll give this an 8.
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43 of 59 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2014
After enjoying the original Puzzle Quest, I thought I'd give this a spin. It's much less fun than it's predecessor, it's very repetivite and not very rewarding. As you progress enemies take longer and longer to kill but offer no challenge whatsoever.

Avoid!
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2015
Takes the Puzzle Quest formula into Diablo-like dungeon crawling. Started out addicting, but became really repetitive - too often fighting the same enemies over and over. Not nearly as good as Puzzle Quest 1 or Puzzle Kingdoms, and doesn't hold a candle to Might & Magic Clash of Heroes.

And, at least as the Assassin, it was too easy. Switched to "Hard" difficulty shortly after starting to play, and almost never lost a battle.

That said, there's still fun to be had here if, like me, you like the match-3/RPG genre.

6/10.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
162.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
My hours logged should be enough testimony to the quality of this game. A bit grindy perhaps, but it's easy enough to play.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Okay, imagine Puzzle Quest with new classes and abilities and equipment except there's no world map (everything is zoomed in and room-based), EVERYTHING is about 3x slower (walking speed, combat animations, unskippable messages), 80% of battles are just cannon fodder, and there's not much dialogue or plot. Also there's no main base, which means no research, mounts, sieging, or crafting.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2014
Coming after the complete mess that was Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, Puzzle Quest 2 returns to the tried-and-tested Puzzle Quest formula we know and love with some enhancements to the gameplay and a streamlined story/quest mode. It's a good game (I wouldn't have played it for as long as I did if it wasn't) but leaves some things to be desired.

First things first: the game is *incredibly* slow compared to its predecessor, both in character movement on the map screen and within the gameplay itself. And whilst the story of the original didn't set any new records in originality, Puzzle Quest 2's story is both completely unrelated to the first and so boring that I just skipped it entirely. They have also stripped out large chunks of the sidegames in the first game (castle building, mount training, item creation, etc) and replaced them with laughably easy "unlock doors" and "disarm traps" minigames.

The addition of the new weapon system makes things interesting, and opens up a new strategy to the game. But towards the end of the game I found this just made the game a cycle of building up weapon points, and unleashing them on the enemy - ending the fight within a few turns of doing so and reducing fights to a monotonous routine. The armor/blocking mechanic is also interesting at first, but to be honest it just makes the game slower.

That all said though, it's still a good game. Three-in-a-row game mechanics are simple and addictive, and I don't feel that the time I spent playing the game was wasted, but I don't see myself replaying it any time soon due to its slow nature (compared to the first game that I completed at least five times.)

If you like three-in-a-row games then you'll like this. But I would recommend the first Puzzle Quest a lot more than its sequel.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
I've sunk more hours into this than I would like to admit. Great if you want a point-and-click meets bejeweled type game. Definitely fun and easy to set down when necessary.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
Meh. Alright game, but not as good as 1.

PQ2 was very streamlined compared to PQ1, though not as streamlined as Marvel Puzzle Quest. Compared to 1 there are neither elemental masteries nor elemental resistance. Your weapon is now an activatable ability, which you use a new type of gem to activate. The weapon becomes your primary form of damage.

The fights are alright for the most part, except for the one or two times your weapon is replace by a very, very awful item that you have to use to kill a tough boss. That fight ruined the game for me.

The overworld isn't a map so much as it is an explorable world, but with that comes confusion and annoyance. There are secrets to be found but they're not very well hidden, and the paths are almost always blocked by a beastie of some sort. You know, except for when they aren't, so you go around the entire dungeon just to avoid one fight. I don't recall if monsters respawn or not, but I believe that they do not.

The entire experience was less enchanting than that of PQ1, but that doesn't mean this is a bad game. It just doesn't live up to my expectations.
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