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Risen 2: Dark Waters
7.5 out of 10

Risen 2: Dark Waters

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Overall 7
7.0

Risen 2: Dark Waters Review

PlayDevil
10 September 2012
  • Summary: " Risen 2: Dark Waters " has a funny plot, but again is plagues by technical issues. The menu system is one of the worst I’ve ever seen on a console RPG. The lack of decent mapping and pathing is unacceptable in the modern era, and the dodgy animation is also not great.
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Overall 6
6.0

Risen 2: Dark Waters Review

ztgd.com
16 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Land lovers beware, pirates are on the open seas of consoles now. Our full review inside.
  • Pros: + Massive game, + Getting your own pirate ship
  • Cons: Graphics are rough, Maps/quest log hard to read, Combat is limited and mediocre, Poor translation from PC
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Overall 6
6.0

Risen 2: Dark Waters

Total Xbox
10 August 2012
  • Excerpt: With so few pirate games around — and classics like Sid Meier’s Pirates! and the Monkey Island series showing what the genre’s capable of — it’s easy to get excited at the thought of a full-on pirate-themed RPG. Even one as flawed as Risen 2: Dark Waters .
  • Pros: + A sprawling pirate adventure with plenty of depth.
  • Cons: - Unclear objectives and headache-inducing map will frustrate many newcomers., ? Piranha Bytes definitely has design chops, but can they harness their ambition and build a polished product?
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The Seas are Choppy, but There's Gold to be Found

GameCritics.com
5 June 2012
  • Conclusion: "Women love a bit of monkey petting."
  • Pros: The dialogue is frequently brilliant.
  • Cons: Starting a new game because there's no re-spec option.
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Risen 2: Dark Waters Review

GameBanshee
23 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Risen 2 is your quintessential two steps forward, one step back title. At its core, it is recognizably a Piranha Bytes game, and it offers the expected boons and drawbacks. It's fairly unforgiving at the start before becoming too easy at the end (at least, when I was wielding a musket).
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Expert Review

Game Observer
13 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes unveil the first trailer featuring scenes with pirate theme and new content.
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Overall 6
6.0

Risen 2: Dark Waters

one-gamer
28 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Whether it's the ropey and repetitive combat system, the linear nature of the seafaring, the peg-legged presentation, the senseless scaling down of the game world or the bloody loading times, this is yet another port that treats the Xbox like a poor man's PC - and both the 360 and Risen 2 deserve...
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Overall 5
4.9

Risen 2: Dark Waters (Xbox 360) Review

Canadian Online Gamers
7 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Risen 2: Dark Waters strives to deliver something we really haven’t seen before, an open-world pirate RPG that tempts players with the allure of a fully realized swashbuckling fantasy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Risen 2

OXCGN
24 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Pirates, monsters…and wenches! by Sam Warhurst ©2012 Sam Warhurst While I normally wouldn’t sit down to play a single player Role Playing Game (RPG), being more of a social gamer and playing online multiplayer games, Risen 2 certainly attracted me at first sight.
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OXCGN’s Risen 2 Review

OXCGN
24 May 2012
  • Conclusion: Not for the weak, impatient gamer, Risen 2 is certainly guaranteed to keep you busy for some time if you’re looking to invest with a new RPG. In the end, what more do you need to fill your spare time other than in a fantasy world filled with pirates, voodoo, monsters and wenches!
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