A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
While you're a hero out to stop an evil force, the game is excessively violent and bloody. There are also sexual images and references, as well as profanity.
Positive Role Models
Your character is considered a hero, who is locked in the castle of the evil lord Gandohar at the start of the game, but because you rely so heavily on violence, the protagonist isn't a very good role model.
Ease of Play
Thanks to the tutorial help at the start of the game, Two Worlds II shouldn't be too difficult to control for players. The manual also has a controller diagram, with an explanation of what each button does. Missions start off easy, such as follow this or find that, etc.
Violence & Scariness
Between the cinematic sequences, flashbacks, and gameplay, this fantasy role-playing game has many violent scenes. This includes hacking and slashing with swords and other weapons, images of impalement, blood that splatters, and in one scene, a bird that is pecking at the eyes of a fallen soldier. There are scenes where the violence is shown in slow-motion and close-up. An imprisoned woman is slapped across the face by a knight early in the game, too. Enemies often cry out in agony when killed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The game has many scantily clad women -- revealing cleavage, stomach, and hips -- and in one scene, bare buttocks, as the camera follows behind the female character. Women are also quite well-endowed in this game. The game references sexual activity and prostitution, such as "[He] did force himself on me." Journal entries make reference to sexual fantasies, such as bondage.
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While not frequent, there is some strong profanity in this game from time to time, including the word "f--k," "s--t," "bitch" "bastard," "hell," and "damn." These words can be heard during dialogue sequences.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Two Worlds II is a very violent game and features many images of combat and death, and in some cases, imprisonment and torture. Scenes of war are quite common -- and this includes the ability to slay enemies and see the attack in slow-motion and close-up for dramatic effect -- plus there are gratuitous blood sprays, impalement, and at least one scene of violence against women. While most victims are fantasy creatures, gamers can also hack and slash at innocent human townsfolk and they'll beg for mercy. The game also contains some nudity (bare buttocks), revealing clothing on women, and some strong profanity, too.
Is It Any Good?
While there are a few minor issues, Two Worlds II is much a better adventure than its 2007 predecessor -- thanks to more interesting missions, characters, environments, upgradeable skills, and high-definition graphics and animation, plus an improved third-person combat system that makes it easier and more rewarding to take down enemy forces. This sequel also includes a new skill-crafting mechanics that lets you design your own unique spells. Two Worlds II also introduces many multiplayer options for Internet-connected consoles. Those turned off by the original game's sloppy execution will be pleasantly surprised with this sequel. Just be aware of the mature content seen, heard, and read in this video game.
Note: The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game are the same.
Online interaction: Gamers can play online with or against one another. This includes the violent imagery as seen in the single-player campaign, along with the ability to chat with one another via headset microphone so that conversations can be unpredictable.
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