Gothic II

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Solid RPG mechanics – New areas to explore – Continue the adventure
Bad
  • Some poor translations ruin the experience
8

Gothic II is the sequel to the first hit Gothic game and builds on the foundations set by the original. The game is again set in the medieval world of Khorinis but expands the games reach to plenty of new locations for players to explore.

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The game has a single expansion pack available (Night of the Raven) that unlike other expansion packs is linked directly into the main campaign rather than being additional content on the end. For this reason players are recommended to get the expansion at the same time as the core game if they wish to experience it.

Gothic II continues the story from the original game and takes place after the barrier around the mining camp has fallen. In order to protect the world outside of the dome the king sends a large number of troops to the island in a bid to also secure the ore there. During this time a new evil is introduced into the game world and the player again finds themselves in the middle of this battle between good and evil.

This time around the evil is led by a group of powerful dragons and the player quests to learn more about their motives in the world and ultimately stop them entirely.

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While some of the old locations return they are mostly limited to the early parts of the game allowing players to experience an entirely new world.

On the gameplay side of things fans of the Gothic series can expect much of the same with Gothic II. The same varied approaches to combat are there with plenty of new skills and magical spells to use in your arsenal. Crafting also makes a return and forms a greater part of the gameplay than in the previous instalment.

Summary:

  • Same old solid RPG features.
  • Improved detail over the original Gothic game.
  • Explore new areas in the game world.
  • Continues the story from the first game.
  • New spells and focus on crafting.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on July 26, 2013. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

2 Comments

  1. The best RPG with an enormous open world. Large areas and land. Even Better than FABLE-Lost Chapters. Even being so old the graphics are still among the best and top games available. I am currently going through it.

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  2. really awesome game i want a rebo0t of this game. .! anybody find a game with this great stroyline please leave message for me thankyu

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