The "Guild II" is the "base game" out of the "Guild II" series as far as I know... http://store.steampowered.com/app/39650
Yeah, but isn't Renaissance supposed to be standalone Guild 2 + something extra? And Pirates also looks like it's standalone? I just don't know.
Yes I thnk that you were right that the "expansions" for "Guild II" were "Stand Alone".......
Game info :
The Guild 2 :
The Guild 2 is the shining successor of the ultra successful medieval life sim, Europe 1400. The Guild 2 is a unique mixture of RPG and life simulation in an immersive middle ages scenario. The player and his party become part of history and can even change it in real-time.
Go back to the dark middle ages and found a new dynasty! Take care of yourself, because your opponents never sleep! Marry a beautiful wife and make new friends... control your life! Hand down your skills and your descendants will greatly appreciate it!
Key features:■Middle Ages come to life! Experience the end of the middle ages like you have never done before in a beautifully crafted and immersive 3D world.
■Everything's realtime. Walk around the streets and accidentally watch an execution of a prisoner or a rich merchant being robbed by one of your opponents.
■Keep your power growing. Be a successful merchant or a cunning thief and watch your dynasty thrive or fail and see your party and family diminish.
■Build your own character. State-of-the-art role playing features allow you to create your own unique character and play in a party of up to 3 members with different strengths and weaknesses.
The Guild II - Pirates of the European Seas :
The first true life simulation series set in the fascinating medieval Europe!
The Addon expands and transforms the game into an even greater experience by adding a huge area including the cities of "The Hanse" located at the shores of the European seas. Sea battles and naval trading are added to the gameplay, and a new campaign mode provides more than 10 hours of additional fun.
Key features:■Naval trading, sea battles
■4 new maps, 5 different types of ships, each one can be equipped according to your needs
■Campaign mode including more than 10 hours of pure medieval fun
■New buildings (harbour, fishermans hut, pirate outpost), trading station as upgrade
■New professions: Pirate and Medicus!
■3 new offices and titles of nobility with new privileges
Guild II: Renaissance :
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)