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  • genre rpg / adventure / fantasy
  • download size 1.9 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 2358 user ratings.
  • release date November 29, 2005
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English, German
  • developer / publisher Piranha Bytes / Nordic Games
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 2 HD wallpapers
  • 2 manuals (78 pages)
  • 3 avatars
  • soundtrack

What's cool about it:

  • Includes Gothic II and the expansion pack Night of the Raven
  • A great variety of roleplaying elements - from fighting to crafting
  • Massive, extremely well-designed environment makes for a strong immersion factor


A great empire teeters on the brink of annihilation. Outside the town wall, nobody is safe from cruel bandits. Survival depends on the success of a perilous mission. Answer the king's call for help as a fearless paladin, an unscrupulous dragon hunter or a novice magician. Enter a medieval world filed with armies of orcs, brutal beasts and other evils hidden everywhere.

Solve the secrets and riddles of an ancient culture. Find yourself buried in the dark caverns of the underground temple. Forced to survive on dripping water and small animals, you are rescued 6 months later by Xardas, the demon charmer, ready to embark on a gripping adventure…

How the story ends is up to you...

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Sexual Themes, Use of Drugs, Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.2 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.

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Put away those MMOs, Gothic 2 will show you what a real RPG is.

Posted on 2009-02-07 15:39:43 byethanpd's avatarethanpd:

Gothic 2 is an incredible, huge game that gives you plenty of different stuff to do. Hunting, skinning, cooking, rune-making, forging, mining, lockpicking, pickpocketing, sneaking, potion-making, herb-gathering, praying, etc. etc. There's even different guilds to join which each give your character a different path of development. This game cannot truly be explained, it can onlyread more be played. :D
The only reason I give this game 4 stars is because of the controls. While not as bad as Gothic 1, where you sometimes had to hit two buttons to perform one action, it's still not very intuitive. Yes, you can remap the keys to a certain extent, but I wish there was a way you could redo the whole control system for those that want something different, like allowing a point-and-click interface, for instance. This, unfortunately, had put me off from the game when I first got it and I didn't play it again until several years later. But if you stick with the game for a while, eventually the controls will become second-nature to you and you'll discover the awesomeness that was hiding beneath.

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Gothic 2

Posted on 2009-03-03 08:11:28 bythornton_s's avatarthornton_s:

Despite a few minor flaws & bugs(which have slowly been fixed, mostly) and an initially steep and frustrating combat/level up system, it is quite possibly one of the best free roaming action/RPG games around. With 3 major path choices there is a lot of replay value. You just need a lot of free time to get into it.

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My favourite game

Posted on 2009-04-11 06:53:37 byYeetamart's avatarYeetamart:

I realy love this game. Its combat system is great, the level system is great - giveing great freedom. The "guild" system makes it fun to complete this game many times. The story is epic, and even better if you play Gothic 1 first. Only negative thing I can say about this great game is the difficulty, as the game is realy difficult in the beginning, and gets easierread more and easier as you progress. If you like RPG's, and you dont mind loading a few times, this is the game for you!

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