You start by creating a character, specifying stats, race, gender, and origin story. The second game extends these options with undead characters. You then recruit up to three companions to adventure with. These are also fully playable and open up different interactions with the world and computer characters you meet.
Unlike other games where your party must stay together, individuals in your group can split up and go in different directions. So in multiplayer modes (including a split-screen option on iPad) you can adventure separately and then rendezvous at a later point. This not only lets you progress in more directions quicker but leads to complex battle tactics and role-playing opportunities.
The second game is set on the fantasy world of Rivellon, centuries after Divinity: Original Sin. You play a Sorcerer captured by the Divine Order and sent to an island prison known as Fort Joy. On the way there, a gigantic Kraken Voidwoken attacks and sinks the ship, but the player character is saved by a mysterious voice, who calls the player "Godwoken". As you progress you discover more of this story and its implications for the world. You can advance your characters through the skill crafting system that mixes and changes skills as required.
Other games in the series include:
- Divine Divinity (2002) on PC
- Beyond Divinity (2004) on PC and Mac
- Divinity II (2009) on PC and Xbox 360
- Divinity: Original Sin (2014) on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Divinity: Original Sin II (2017) on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Nintendo Switch, iPad
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Divinity: Original Sin II 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
You can play split-screen with up to two players on iPad, Switch, Xbox and PlayStation. Multiplayer is online only for PC.
You can play this game in the following styles:
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
Divinity Original Sin: Enhanced Edition
Divinity: Original Sin 2: Definitive Edition
Divinity: Original Sin: Enhanced Edition
Divinity: Original Sin: The Source Saga
Divinity: Original Sin II
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- You need a subscription to play online:
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Release Date: 14/09/2017, updated in 2019
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Players: 1-2 (4 online)
Accessibility: 23 features
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World