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Risen 2: Dark Waters Review

By BwwDtt | 07 December 2020
Average: 10 (1 vote)

Risen 2: Dark Waters is a computer role-playing game from Piranha Bytes, which is the sequel to the first part of the Risen series.

  • A great soundtrack that fits perfectly into the atmosphere of the game
  • Large open spaces for exploration and a vast map consisting of several islands
  • The fascinating storyline and many colourful characters
  • Several types of specializations and professions for a character
  • Large selection of different kinds of weapons and equipment

Risen 2: Dark Waters Gameplay

Risen 2: Dark Waters takes place several years after the events of the first part. After defeating the Fire Titan, the land continues to be torn apart by other Titans in the same way. Besides, many other monsters have appeared that attack ships that have gone to sea. The desperate main character finds solace in alcohol. However, he is distracted from this occupation by the sudden meeting of Patty, who, as it turns out, survived the last shipwreck. From Patty, her character learns about a mystical weapon that protects against the attacks of sea monsters. Together with Patty, our main character goes in search of her father in the hope that he will help them stop the final destruction of the world.

The developers of Risen 2: Dark Waters managed to combine in their new project the best qualities from their previous project - the Gothic series of games. An exciting storyline with no less exciting side quests, as well as complete freedom of action in the open world — this and much more have been added and refined since the first part of the Risen series.

Open world of Risen 2: Dark Waters

The player will have the opportunity to explore huge locations that gradually open up during the passage of the storyline. You can do world exploration, treasure hunting, robbery and much more. Each island keeps many secrets and mysteries. The game encourages the desire to explore with many valuable artefacts and items of equipment.

Storyline and side quests in Dark Waters

In addition to a well-developed plot that captivates from the first minutes, the game has no less exciting side missions. In the world of Risen 2: Dark Waters, the player will meet many NPCs who will share their stories with him, but they will also need help. A vast number of side missions with which the gameplay will increase by tens of hours.

Enemies in Risen 2

The game world is fraught with many threats in the face of not only people but also mythical creatures.

Enemies in Risen 2 Dark Waters
During the adventure, the player will have to face many monsters, ranging from panthers and monkeys to leviathans and mighty titans.

Risen 2: Dark Waters has a lot of mini-bosses and bosses. It will be possible to overcome them only with the right equipment, a strong character, and the help of loyal allies.

Talent and skill system in Risen 2: Dark Waters

As the player progresses, the player will be able to teach the character many different techniques, while simultaneously improving the attributes necessary for their study.

Talents and Skills in Risen 2 Dark Waters
Five directions of development will help turn the main character into a professional thief, a strong warrior or a powerful sorcerer.

Also, the player will be able to master various crafts, such as blacksmithing. The development will be helped by special NPCs specializing in one or another kind of activity.

Weapons and equipment in Risen 2

In Risen 2: Dark Waters, there is a wide selection of different types of weapons of several categories: melee, firearms, throwing, as well as some unique types. Also, the player can equip his character with different clothes, including amulets and earrings.

Appearance and Soundtrack of Risen 2: Dark Waters

The game amazes with its beauty and elaboration of locations.

Talents and Skills in Risen 2 Dark Waters
Five directions of development will help turn the main character into a professional thief, a strong warrior or a powerful sorcerer.

During the exploration of the world, the player will come across many beautiful views of the seascapes.
All this is complemented by a soundtrack that fits perfectly into the gaming style.

Risen 2: Dark Waters System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB System RAM
  • Graphics Card: 512 MB Radeon 3870 / GeForce 8800 GTX
  • CPU: Dual Core with 2.1 GHz
  • File Size: 5.5 GB
  • OS: Windows XP (with Servicepack 2)

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB System RAM
  • Graphics Card: 1024 MB Radeon 4890 / GeForce GTX 260
  • CPU: Dual Core with 3 GHz
  • File Size: 5.5 GB
  • OS: Windows XP (Servicepack 3), Windows Vista (Servicepack 1), Windows 7