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Dungeon Siege II: Broken World (Windows)

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Valdis is dead. Slain by your own group of adventurers in Dungeon Siege II. The Second Age of Man has begin after the clash between Valdis' Sword of Zaramoth and the Shield of Azunai, provoking yet another cataclysm bringing destruction across the land.

Yet, you find yourself only a pawn to a darker and powerful evil: The Overmage, who has been waiting for that day for a thousand years to bring his race of Familiars back, whom were banished from the Land of Aranna, one thousand years ago. It now has been a year now as you have been searching for clues to the whereabouts of the Overmage. Your leads now bring you again to the remains of a Dryad colony. Another adventure begins...

Dungeon Siege II: Broken World introduces new additional features of the original game and access to two new character classes: the Blood Assassin and the Fist of Stone.

The Blood Assassin class combines ranged and combat magic, focusing on blood sacrifices and offensive traps, while the Fist of Stone class combines melee and nature magic, focusing on defensive strategies and earthquake based attacks.

A new playable race is now available: The Dwarf, in addition to two new pets. Another new feature is the recipe feature, where you can now create unique or special items based on recipes. Besides the new monsters and items, there are also minor changes and improvements in gameplay as well as in graphics.

To play the add-on, you need a character which has already finished the main game or you may choose one of the pre-generated characters provided.

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Dungeon Siege II: Broken World Windows Dead elves in some crypt
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World Windows Mini-boss - I guess it doesn't like us
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World Windows Fighting with new mordens.
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World Windows Main menu

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The Press Says

2404.org PC Gaming Sep 08, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamesmania Sep 06, 2006 72 out of 100 72
4Players.de Sep 10, 2006 72 out of 100 72
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2006 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Aug 28, 2006 70 out of 100 70
GamingExcellence Nov 13, 2006 6.6 out of 10 66
GameSpy Aug 28, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxVideoPC.com Aug 12, 2006 12 out of 20 60
GameDaily Aug 14, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 04, 2006 11 out of 20 55

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Trivia

Campaign

Not quite sure if they included this little information in the package, but you cannot play Dungeon Siege II: Broken World until you complete the campaign in its predecessor Dungeon Siege II. Well, the game does upgrade Dungeon Siege II to patch version 2.3 with additional spells, characters, etc. but if you haven't completed the previous game yet, you probably wouldn't want to pay money just for a patch...

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Sicarius (61021) added Dungeon Siege II: Broken World (Windows) on Sep 07, 2006