developer: Pieces Interactive
publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4
Magicka 2 is the sequel to the hack-and-slash game from 2011, praised for its rich and unique humor. Pieces Interactive, the developer of Magicka 2, is also known for developing such titles as: Magicka: Dungeons & Gargoyles, Leviathan: Warships and Puzzlegeddon. The action of Magicka 2 takes place in the world of Midgard. Most of the mages in Midgard were killed or lost during a great war. Those who survived not only fell into madness but also became very aggressive towards everyone and everything around them. The player must now command this, less then friendly, rabble and once more wage an epic battle against evil. Just like in the first game, this journey will also be full of humor.
As one of the magi, you have a very unique system for creating spells. To cast a spell, you need to combine different elements. Every element will add a specific effect to your enchantment, which allows the player to experiment with different combinations. Magicka 2 promotes replaying the chapters by using artifacts and modifications acquired later on in the journey, as they change the way the levels are meant to be played, either by making them more difficult or just giving them a fun theme or gimmick.
Magicka 2 is focused on the co-op mode. You have to cooperate with the other players to achieve success and progress in the game, but you also need to be careful as you could, unintentionally of course, wound or even kill your fellow mages. The co-op mode is available for every game mode in Magicka 2.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD A8-3850 2.9 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 640/ Radeon HD 6670 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8
Minimum: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0 GHz/AMD A4-4000 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce 550 Ti/Radeon HD 5850 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8