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Risen 2: Dark Waters (Xbox 360)

Risen 2: Dark Waters Xbox 360 Selection screen


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The town of Caldera is in deep trouble. The Fortress of Crystal, the last haven of the Inquisition and the Old Empire, harbors a mysterious cave that may protect it from the assault of the Titans. Luckily, two of the Titans began fighting each other, which gives the Inquisition time to coordinate their activities on the land. However, a sea monster known as Kraken attacks and destroys their ships at sea. Pirates roaming about prevent supplies from being delivered to the fortress. In this troublesome time, the hero is sent on a quest to find a legendary treasure and perhaps figure out a way to destroy the Titans.

Risen 2: Dark Waters is an action role-playing game and a direct sequel to Risen. It features the same main character, now a member of the Inquisition. The game's action takes place several years after the events in the first game, in a pirate-themed, Caribbean-style world. The gameplay follows more or less the same recipe as all other Piranha Bytes games since Gothic, placing emphasis on dialogue, reputation building and world exploration.

The game allows the player to explore a world that's split into several islands, each loaded separately during gameplay. Not all islands are accessible from the beginning, but as the story unfolds, all of them can be explored by the player. The magic system has undergone a severe overhaul: the emphasis is now set on voodoo magic which deals with mind-controlling spells and curses. The close quarters combat system has been simplified. Also, unlike its predecessors, the game prefers to offer the player a more or less unique way of reaching the game's end. There is little in the way of faction joining in Risen 2; there is a line between different factions, but the difference between them is not as critical as it was before.


Risen 2: Dark Waters Xbox 360 Legendary Items provide you with additional permanent stats
Risen 2: Dark Waters Xbox 360 Scenery with the local natives at night
Risen 2: Dark Waters Xbox 360 Skill screen
Risen 2: Dark Waters Xbox 360 Talents screen

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Gry OnLine Aug 10, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
3D Juegos Aug 02, 2012 7.1 out of 10 71
Videogameszone Jul 31, 2012 69 out of 100 69
Meristation Jul 31, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) 2012 6 out of 10 60
Official XBox Magazine Aug 10, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 31, 2012 12 out of 20 60
Vandal Online Aug 11, 2012 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Informer Magazine Aug 09, 2012 5.5 out of 10 55
The Video Game Critic Jul 30, 2013 D- 16


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Alex M. (1020) added Risen 2: Dark Waters (Xbox 360) on Jun 28, 2012
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