It feels good to be bad, but it feels even better to be the embodiment of evil! Discover your evil side as you build your own underground kingdom. Carve out a living, breathing world and attract a host of devilish creatures to swell the ranks of your dark hoards. Form an alliance with the Horned Reaper and expand your empire in your quest to reach the daylight and invade the realms above.
Dungeon Keeper 2 is everything its predecessor was, only better and badder! It is probably one of the most addictive and fun games ever created; with tons of dark humor, smooth gameplay, and high replayability value. In addition to that there is a well designed multiplayer mode and a pet-dungeon module that tests your ability to build the ultimate underground labyrinth filled with traps, monsters, and other hellish devices. If you liked Dungeon Keeper you will love this ultimate installment of the Bullfrog series.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence, Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
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Posted on 2011-08-25 07:16:04 byLasharus:
GoG.com has listened to my greatest wish in including one of the best games I've played in my life. Dungeon Keeper 2, the sequel to Dungeon Keeper (yeah, surprise, I know), has a great deal to recommend it for.
Just to go through it:
Gameplay - Dungeon Keeper 2 took the gameplay from the first part, polished it up, and then let it run wild. They've changed some functionality, someread more of the rooms, and that's completely to be expected. As an example, creatures can only be trained up to level 4 in the training room, and then require a different room (the Combat Pit), to advance any further. This approach causes to player to turtle less and wait for his creatures to reach level 10, and interact with his creatures more to get them to as high a level as possible or necessary. Other new gameplay elements include the stunning of creatures as they are dropped - In Dungeon Keeper you could flood a hallway with your most powerful creatures the second you saw an attack coming. In the second instalment a bit more tact was required due to this new approach, though I understand that some may dislike this. Overall though, the gameplay is smooth and polished, and it feels good if you keep your dungeon running smoothly.
Of course, the basic mechanics remain the same - you have your dungeon heart, which is your life, essentially, your imps which do your menial tasks for you (though they don't cost gold to summon anymore, but rather the newly implemented mana), your portal which attracts your creatures based on the rooms which you've built, and so on. All in all, managing your creatures and your dungeon well is satisfying and well done.
Next up: Sound design. While the music often feels a bit like background noise (with the exception of the fairly nice theme that plays during heavy combat), it is spot on to suit the game's atmosphere. The other aspect of sound, the sound effects, are great. Each creature has his or her own unique 'voice', and they're easily recognisable. And, most importantly, we have the mentor. He who inspires us all with his instructions, and above all his unrivaled sarcasm. He plays his part brilliantly, and I've often grinned after a particularly nasty remark.
Graphics: Graphically the game was pretty good for its time. I'll admit I'm not the greatest judge on the planet, but the game looks great, the graphics very much suit its style, and it runs smoothly. What more could I possibly want? :P
Summary: All in all, Dungeon Keeper 2 is an absolute classic - in my opinion, put the knife down - that deserves to be played by as many people as possible. While it has its flaws - combat feels clunky, and creatures do get confused from time to time - the final product is one that I've thoroughly enjoyed time and again, and I've long awaited a version of the game that could be played on a newer PC because the game was, quite frankly, a ***** to get working on a newer system.
Thank you for this GoG.
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Posted on 2011-08-25 09:35:59 byquafe:
The game is great. One of the best ever made, in fact. But they way it's ported is horrible. It crashes constantly on Windows 7, sometimes in the middle of gameplay, other times when you press some button.
So, unfortunately, DK2 still needs serious works before it becomes playable. In its current state it should not have been released.
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Posted on 2011-08-25 12:44:04 bykostejnesmrtelny:
...not working on Windows 7.
Please fix it, GoG.
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