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Risen 2: Dark Waters Gold Edition





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Risen 2: Dark Waters Gold Edition





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.

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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.

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.

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  • Includes 4 items:

    Risen 2: Dark Waters:

    Risen 2: Dark Waters - A Pirate's Clothes DLC: A set of stylish items for the player that includes a hat, boots, trousers, pistol and a special ring to increase the rate in which the player accumulates experience by 5%.

    Risen 2: Dark Waters - Treasure Isle DLC: Uncover the mysteries of the Air Temple in this exclusive new adventure. Explore an additional island with new characters, quests and enemies.

    Risen 2: Dark Waters - Air Temple DLC: Treasure Isle offers the chance to hunt down the lost treasure of Captain Steelbeard, who left clues to its hidden location in his diary.

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Deep Silver
Piranha Bytes
Deep Silver
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP (with Servicepack 2)
  • Processor: Dual Core with 2.1 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB System RAM, 5,5 GB free HDD space
  • Video Card: 512 MB Radeon 3870 / GeForce 8800 GTX
  • DirectX: DirectX 9.1c
  • Sound: DirectX compatible soundcard.
  • Other: Keyboard/mouse or gamepad required
  • Internet Connection required for online activation.
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Underrated and imaginative


This game gets a lot of hate. Undeserved hate I might say. Usually it's about the game not being gothic-like enough or some such. But that's actually what makes it such a great game! Risen 2 follows up gothic-ish Risen game that was pretty much Gothic 1 or 2 all over again but under a different name because of legal issues. And it was a good game, but nothing really new. Then came Risen 2 that gave the players and option of becoming a pirate captain with parrot, rum and stuff! I mean how cool is that? There aren't very many pirate rpg games, in fact there's mostly just this game in that department. But it's not just the setting that makes it fun and original. It's also the new mechanics and skills that go with the theme like using your parrot to distract enemies, sending your trained monkey to grab stuff, digging up treasures from secret maps and one of the most interesting games is the indirect voodoo magic. Usually magic goes like throwing fireballs and stuff. This game's magic is about curses, buffs and controlling people with voodoo dolls which gives you new dialogue and quest solving options. And then there's ofcourse cannons, pirate ships, muskets and pistols. Overall it's a unique and entertaining game that is much better than what the reviews usually say. It tried to bring something fresh and different and it did succeed.

Why so few pirate-themed RPGs?


Don't buy Risen 2 without the DLCs. Not because it's a bad game but because you will want them later anyway. So maybe it's better to buy them one as one better-priced pack? Risen 2: Dark Waters is a sequel to a RPG game Risen. This time the game is pirates-themed, and it does the job of being a pirate RPG very well. Before Assassin's Creed IV there were surprisingly few options when it came to pirate games, and Risen 2 is good enough to be often considered better than its successor, Risen 3.

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