developer: Reality Pump
publisher: TopWare Interactive / Zuxxez
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-2
Call of the Tenebare is a second major expansion to Two Worlds II – third-person fantasy RPG game created by the Polish studio Reality Pump in 2010 for PC, X360 and PS3 and other platforms. It’s release was a big surprise considering that the last DLC for Two Worlds II, called Pirates of Flying Fortress, was created almost five years earlier.
The new adventures begins when half-orc woman DarPha – a character known from the core game – asks you for help in solving a problem of mysterious kidnappings. It quickly turns out that an unknown race of vile rat-like creatures is responsible for them… and they serve some even more dangerous entities that wish to destroy the world of Antaloor. The player has to gather allies – both old friends and new characters – and save the realm before it’s too late.
The new story campaign provides a vast new region to explore. It consists of locations placed both on the surface (e.g. villages, ruins, abandoned towns, graveyards, woods, swamps) and undergroud. Call of the Tenebrae offers at least a dozen or so hours of gameplay which you spend on following the main plot and completing numerous subquests.
During the struggle with the Tenebrae you have also chance to acquire more powerful items (weapons, armors, etc.), learn new skills or use upgraded, enhanced alchemy system. There are also new enemies to defeat, including bosses.
Call of the Tenebrae for PC, X360 and PS3 enhances only the singleplayer story mode. It doesn’t offer any new maps or other upgrades for the multiplayer.
Call of the Tenebrae was released alongside the remastered version of Two Worlds II for PC, X360 and PS3, so it offers significantly better graphics than the 2010’ core game. There is also hour or so of new music in the expansion.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8