Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire box art
Name: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Release date: May 8, 2018
Platforms: PC
Genre: RPG

Description

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is an RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment. It is the sequel to Pillars of Eternity. It is a direct sequel to the story. The player assumes the role of the Watcher, a character with an ability to look into other people’s memories. Watcher lands on the archipelago of Deadfire, where he meets different faction to search for a rogue god.

The game is played from an isometric perspective. The player can have companions, both old ones from the prequel or several new ones. Naval exploration also plays a large role. The main thing is the story, of course - true to any other isometric RPG there are hefty amounts of dialogue and world-building going on.

Recommendation

This game, the same as the previous one, is an homage to the lover of the classic isometric RPGs of old - from insane amounts of customization of the main character, lots of quests, very well voice-acted dialogue and an interesting world to explore. You’ll be swept up in the lives of the people you meet around the Deadfire, from pirates and priests to smugglers and queens. 

Metacritics Rating: 88 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 40-70 h

Our recommendation

f you love old isometric RPGs like Baldur’s gate, this game is going to be your thing.

Description

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is an RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment. It is the sequel to Pillars of Eternity. It is a direct sequel to the story. The player assumes the role of the Watcher, a character with an ability to look into other people’s memories. Watcher lands on the archipelago of Deadfire, where he meets different faction to search for a rogue god.

The game is played from an isometric perspective. The player can have companions, both old ones from the prequel or several new ones. Naval exploration also plays a large role. The main thing is the story, of course - true to any other isometric RPG there are hefty amounts of dialogue and world-building going on.

Recommendation

This game, the same as the previous one, is an homage to the lover of the classic isometric RPGs of old - from insane amounts of customization of the main character, lots of quests, very well voice-acted dialogue and an interesting world to explore. You’ll be swept up in the lives of the people you meet around the Deadfire, from pirates and priests to smugglers and queens. 

PILLARS OF ETERNITY II: DEADFIRE DLC LISTarrow

Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Story DLC

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What does it add?

In Beast of Winter, you embark far to the southernmost reaches of Deadfire, where frost and death have come into the realm of the living - and you will have to battle monstrosities from beyond and confront an ancient dragon. The DLC offers about 3-4 hours of gameplay.

Buy this if:

  • You want a new story to tackle in PoE 2
  • You like the theme of a dead land composed of frost and ice

Key store price: 7.21 $
Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: Aug 2, 2018
Trailer: YouTube

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What does it add?

In Seeker, Slayer, Survivor, you seek an adventure in the crucible of an arena dedicated to a hungry god,+ designed to test you and your party. It presents some of the most challenging foes, but also offers some of the best loot in the game.

Buy this if:

  • You went through the main story and are seeking a new challenge
  • You want new interesting, varied boss fights
  • You like the little puzzle elements implemented in the arenas

Key store price: 8.46 $
Traditional store price: 9.99 $
Release date: Sep 25, 2018
Trailer: YouTube

Miscellaneous

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What does it add?

The Explorer’s Pack offers the official soundtrack, a hat with an eyepatch called Defiant Apparel, a pet called Cosmo the Space Pig, a digital pen & paper game starter guide, digital map, and digital guidebook Vol. 2.

Buy this if:

  • You want all the goodies available for the game
  • You really want to be followed around by an ethereal space pig
  • You want to have the map available to browse through

Key store price: 12.28 $
Traditional store price: 14.99 $
Release date: May 8, 2018
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire screenshot
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire screenshot
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire screenshot
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire screenshot
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire screenshot
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire screenshot

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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC 49.99 $ 13.19 $
Deluxe Edition PC 59.99 $ 25.08 $
Obsidian Edition PC 74.99 $ 29.11 $
Season Pass PC 24.99 $ 21.60 $

Edition Chart

Standard Edition Deluxe Edition Obsidian Edition Season Pass
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Explorer’s Pack white checkmark white checkmark
Seeker, Slayer, Survivor white checkmark white checkmark
Beast of Winter white checkmark white checkmark
Forgotten Sanctum (upcoming) white checkmark white checkmark

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