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  • genre action / rpg / fantasy
  • download size 6.3 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 54 user ratings.
  • release date April 24, 2012
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages Audio and text: English, German. Text only: French, Italian, Spanish.
  • developer / publisher Piranha Bytes / Deep Silver
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual
  • 4 avatars
  • 6 artworks
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • With an all-new pirate-based theme, Risen 2: Dark Waters aims to combine the most loved classic RPG gameplay mechanics of the original Risen with a fresh theme and setting on a huge variety of themed island locales.
  • A third-person role-playing game set in a dark and gritty universe, Risen 2: Dark Waters maintains the most immersive features of the original Risen, with multiple approaches to every challenge allowing players to shape the game world based on their own decisions. These choices will serve to unlock new paths, features and additional skills for the character.
  • Together with a highly interactive environment and a full day/night-cycle affecting countless aspects of the game world, Risen 2 will be set in the most immersive RPG game world so far.


Set several years after the end of Risen, raging titans have devastated the world and pushed humanity to the brink of existence. Subsequently, monstrous creatures have risen from the watery depths of the sea and their attacks have brought all seafaring to a grinding halt.

The hero, now a member of the Inquisition, is sent out to find out how to stop the chaos caused by these creatures from the deep. His quest begins with rumors that the pirates who frequent the southern islands are the only ones who know a way to get rid of the creatures once and for all and end their reign of terror.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Bad Language, Drugs, Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Processor: Dual Core with 2.1 GHz, Memory: 2 GB RAM, Hard Disk Space: 5.5 GB, Video Card: 512 MB Radeon 3870 / GeForce 8800 GTX, DirectX 9.1c, DirectX compatible soundcard. Keyboard, mouse or gamepad required.

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User reviews:

Better than you've probably heard, but not as good as PB's best

Posted on 2014-04-11 04:46:49 bybhlaab's avatarbhlaab:

I found it to be perfectly acceptable up until the very end. I mean, it is certainly the least-best game in the pirhana bytes stable so far, and I can't really disagree with the general arguments put forth by much of the poor feedback this game has gotten from both hardcore Gothic fans and mainstream outlets,
I found the islands fun to explore and impressed with how much contentread more there is compared to Risen 1.
So, it has a lot of problems, and it's dumbed down compared to its predecessors. But it is charming and has just enough of the Gothic DNA in there to not be a waste of time.

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Great Exploring, Tedious Combat

Posted on 2014-04-10 09:21:15 byTallima's avatarTallima:

Risen 2: Dark Waters is my favorite game on the planet as far as exploration goes. The open world hides the leftovers of tiny stories throughout its land. You'll find the remnants of ancient fights, travelers who succumbed to the perils of nature, temples of lost civilizations and caves once dwelt by humans or still inhabited by dangerous creatures.
All the while, you'll be engagingread more in a wonderful story about sabotage, betrayal and, ultimately, trying to save your people.
But this game is only mediocre as far as sound effects, music and voice overs. Nothing is jarringly bad, but nothing is very compelling, either.
The worst part of the game is the tedious combat. Where at first it's fun, it slowly becomes tedious in the areas where you must go it alone. What is wonderful about the combat is that it is challenging enough that you really feel vulnerable in the wilderness, which only helps the feeling of accomplishment as you explore. But over time, the combat aspect of the game bored me.
Even with the good and the bad, I've never played a game quite like RIsen 2. It's certainly not Risen 1, nor is it quite like anything else -- for good or bad.
So, is this game for you? If you love to explore in a dangerous land, if you enjoy stories of pirates or if you enjoy the challenge of mastering a difficult game, then you'll probably enjoy Risen 2. Even if you don't find it compelling enough to finish, it's still worth a go for the unique thrill.

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As good as Risen 1

Posted on 2014-04-10 10:18:02 bysMull's avatarsMull:

Everything that was good about the first can be found here too. I never understood the complaints. I just finished the game a day ago and loved it.
I really liked how fresh the game felt thanks to the setting and theme. Love the pirates, the voodoo stuff with the natives, the dialogue (often very funny), the characters, the pistols, the voice acting, the treasure hunting, the crewread more aspect, parrots and monkeys and ghost pirate captains and drinking rum and swearing and referring to the main enemy as that bitch Mara.
Just a fun game. Does it have problems? Sure, though i can't remember anything that really bothered me. It's a great action/adventure RPG with a unique feel to it.

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