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Two Worlds II

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Violent, mature fantasy role-playing game adventure.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

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

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.

 

Sex

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.

Language

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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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

What's it about?

It's no secret the first Two Worlds didn't wow over most game critics -- with an average score of only 58.5 percent between Xbox 360 and PC, according to GameRankings – but Polish developer Reality Pump has turned things around for TWO WORLDS II. This impressive sequel takes place in Antaloor five years after the events of the first game, challenging you to escape imprisonment with the aid of some unlikely allies, investigate the mysterious roots of the evil mage emperor Gandohar, and carefully traverse the lands amid a brutal battle between resistance forces and Gandohar’s monstrous minions. This fantasy RPG has you master various skills of might and magic, complete epic quests, and unravel a mystery that hits a little closer to home than previously thought.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether the gore, sexual references/imagery, and profanity are all required for this game to be well-received by gamers and critics. Because combat is central to these kinds of fantasy role-playing games, violence is a given, perhaps, but does it need to be this bloody (including The Matrix-style slow-motion camera effects)?

  • Why do games like this sexualize women? Why do the women in this game need to have large breasts and show cleavage or bare stomachs?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Price:$59.99
Available online?Available online
Developer:Southpeak Interactive
Release date:January 25, 2011
Genre:Role Playing
ESRB rating:M for Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence

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Parent Written bythe best reviewer December 17, 2013

Two Worlds II

this game was really disappointing, i thought this game was gonna be like Skyrim. This game is pretty violent but its ok for 13+
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written byXeNo123 August 3, 2011

o_o

sometimes the reviews on this site are dead wrong... This is one of those times. I've played this whole game and there are no "hips" or "buttocks" in the game, but yes there is a normal ammount of cleavage and yes you can see stomach who gives a crap. and yes there are the words goddamn and hell but other than that there is nothing else, and those two are used as "then just lockpick the goddamn thing!" and "Ware the hell are we?" so if, 1. If you don't believe me and think I'm just trying to protect a game that should not be played by children or anyone under 17 then at least go on youtube and look at gameplay yourself and don't have your choices made for you by a bunch of parinoid morons. 2.People like lindsey678 are total WING NUTS! she's the kind of person who thinks that her neigbhors are out to kill her so please don't listen to the idiots who run this site and are allowed to write comments like lindsey678.
Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 February 26, 2012

Good,but low on fun.

A little bit of violence,language and sex here and there,add that up and you'll get a game good for 12s up.Also,I was pretty disappointed with the game especially since it cost 60 bucks.
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