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Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a role-playing adventure about a fated hero who must hunt down the dragon that (literally) stole their heart. Play involves traversing the world, interacting with locals and using swords, bows, and magic to defeat huge beasts. It stands out for how other player's champion characters join your game, complete with abilities and knowledge from their other adventures - and the mysterious curse that has the potential to ruin your progress.

It's a single-player narrative game with a focus on real-time action. You create a main and companion Pawn character. They are joined by other player's Pawn characters who offer not only abilities but knowledge about the world. In this way, you decide how to approach different situations and level up your characters.

As you venture beyond the safe borders of your town, you encounter diverse monsters and decide between engaging in battles or finding alternatives. You learn to adjust your party’s setup, use the surrounding terrain, and choose which monsters you take on. There are also travellers, merchants, soldiers and other characters in the world, all going about their daily lives.

The result is a Dungeons & Dragons style role-play with a focus on whacky computer characters, unexpected interactions and relatively simple combat. It balances the open world feel with a relatively directed story full of secrets to discover and items to wield. On top of this is the mysterious Dragon's Bane infection that players are never directly told about, but that can wreak havoc in the world and limit their adventuring options.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Dragon's Dogma 2 3 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Role-Play game with Action, Adventure, Collecting, Communication and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game. While it is a single-player game, you can import Pawn helper characters that other players have made online. While these characters talk and bring with them experiences of other games, they don't include any user-generated content that would fall outside the age rating.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 35 hours and 40 hours to complete. You could spend many more hours seeing everything the game has to offer.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Violence. The violence includes a character's still beating heart being ripped from their chest and devoured by a dragon, and a Gorgon being beheaded. Combat features realistic violence, including sight of blood and injuries. Dialogue includes use of mild bad language, such as '*!@?*', and some sexual references, although no sex is depicted. Some partial nudity occurs in a bathhouse, where characters' genitals are covered by steam but their buttocks are visible.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Online Interactivity, Strong Fantasy Violence.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You don't need as quick reactions or the level of resilience of games like Elden Ring. To follow the story you have to have some patience and good comprehension skills.

CostsCosts

Dragon's Dogma 2 usually costs £53.98 to £61.99. 

Dragon's Dogma 2

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/03/2024

Price: 30% off

Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Role-Play (Action, Adventure, Collecting, Communication and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Capcom (@Capcom)


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