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Guild Wars 2

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Guild Wars 2 is an MMORPG and the sequel to the original Guild Wars game. It is set 250 years after the event of the last expansion from the original series, Eye of the North.

During these 250 years, massive creatures called elder dragons awakened and 5 races that were fighting each other are now fighting together against a greater threat, an elder dragon named Zhaitan that is spreading terror and corruption in all Tyria.

The player can choose from 5 playable races and 8 professions when creating a character, as well as some background story for his or her character. Each race have each own personal story related to the background questions answered upon game creation, while chosen profession have no effect on storyline. Each from 8 professions features a special mechanic related to it, along with different skills and weapon choices.

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Gamer.nl Windows Sep 24, 2012 10 out of 10 100
Digital Spy Windows Sep 07, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
G4 TV: X-Play Windows Sep 06, 2012 5 out of 5 100
Eurogamer.cz Windows Sep 16, 2012 10 out of 10 100
AusGamers Windows Sep 07, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95
Eurogamer.be Windows Sep 23, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Impulse Gamer Windows Sep, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Windows Sep 08, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Level 7 Windows Oct 09, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Splitkick Windows Oct 10, 2012 8 out of 10 80

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Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2012 – Best PC Game of the Year
    • 2012 – Best Role-Playing Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2012 – One of the Top 10 Games of the Year
  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - Best Online Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2012 - #2 Best PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2013 – #3 Community Favourite of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2013 – Game of the Year 2012 (Readers' Vote)
    • Issue 01/2013 – Online Role-Playing Game of the Year 2012 (Readers' Vote)

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