The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

Leif Johnson
Top Critic
7.4 / 10.0
May 30, 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II has some launch issues, but it's a respectable and funny action RPG.

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8 / 10
May 27, 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II taps the spirit of classic action role-playing games and delivers a great combat system and an exciting world.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is a much better showing than the original. It's what a sequel should be; it improves on nearly everything while adding brand new ideas to the pile. Best of all, the core gameplay mechanics are still a blast to use and really spice up a genre that if often left untouched. It certainly has its shortcomings, but fans of games like the Diablo series, Torchlight, Titan Quest, or Path of Exile will love it.

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Jul 8, 2016

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II arrives on Xbox One and brings the franchise's trademark humor and steampunk setting to consoles, along with a few new features.

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75 / 100
Jun 4, 2014

As a general rule – when your game's release date is just a year after the first, but you've more than doubled the amount of content, you might want to rethink that timeframe. The team has been hard at work on these issues, and there have been frequent updates since release, each nailing down small portions of bugs and balance issues, but it's hard to make a second first impression. Despite the technical issues, NeocoreGames ultimately delivers more of what we fell in love with in the first Van Helsing title. Hopefully they take a little more time to iron things out to conclude this very compelling trilogy.

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Jul 13, 2016

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II builds upon the original foundation, but it is still an average Action-RPG that features the usual genre tropes. Unfortunately, there is very little to set it apart from its predecessor, let alone the rest of the ARPG crowd.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2016

Van Helsing II is more of the same, both good and bad. I really enjoyed the core game play, loot gathering, and environments in the game. I did not appreciate that most of the technical issues of the first title on consoles also came with it.

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5 / 10
Aug 23, 2017

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II improves over the original in some ways, but fails in many others. There are a number of great quality of life improvements here and two new classes are very welcome. Unfortunately, the meat of the game is the combat, and it's just not very interesting. It becomes a chore to trudge through enemies and there's not even the pull of an intriguing or interesting story to keep you motivated.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is not just a Diablo clone. It's incredibly fun and offers a wide variety of unique aspects of the game to have it stand out on its own. If you didn't play the first game, you may be a little confused in terms of the story, but it's an incredibly fun game.

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87 / 100
May 22, 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II offers a memorable experience that will leave players eager for more hack and slash gameplay at it's finest, and this game is yet another must own for any Action RPG fan.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2014

For all intents and purposes, Van Helsing II is more of the same. It just so happens that "same" is really, really good. Action RPG players should not pass this game up, and dungeon crawling fans looking for a satisfying loot and stat game need look no further.

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6 / 10
May 22, 2014

Van Helsing 2 is a near-complete title that NeoCore are clearly racing to finish in time for release day. It'll end up a better game than the first, but will almost certainly retain some deadline-crunch bugs until a couple of patches are out of the way.

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4 / 5.0
Jun 30, 2014

A gothic action RPG jeweled with easter eggs and playful banter, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 is a gripping experience bursting at the seems with personality.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2013

Although buggy at times, the overall design and experience of the game is immensely satisfying and entertaining. At $15 for the base game and $20 for the Complete Edition on Steam, it may be a bit expensive, but there is plenty of value for money. A must play for any ARPG fan.

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7.4 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2014

There is no question that Van Helsing II is head and shoulders above its predecessor in terms of game play and in the replayability factor that the additional two classes bring to the game. It's a solid entry into the aRPG market and one that fans of the genre are sure to enjoy. It's a fantastic bargain and quite a lot of fun to play.

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7 / 10
May 26, 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II continues the humorous dialogue (be prepared for many pop culture references) between Van Helsing and Lady Katarina, who still follows him around. Not much has changed in how the game is played, but I still find the skill trees and crafting mechanics too convoluted and in need of simplification.

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89%
May 23, 2014

Not just another Diablo clone.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2014

While there's enough content to keep players satisfied, the indistinguishability residing within it's control scheme and gameplay mechanics, make the experience feel all too similar to other games within the same genre.

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4 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2014

Next to score: All in all, I left this game feeling perplexed.

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7 / 10
Jun 13, 2014

It's not quite up there with the best in the business, but NeocoreGames should be happy with the steps they are taking to get there, and I have trust that Van Helsing III will be even better. Fans of the genre should fully enjoy what is on offer here, and newcomers who are looking for a few days of cooperative fun –  problems with pacing and small glitches aside – should gather some friends and sit back and enjoy a few evenings of Victorian dungeon crawling – it's finger clicking good.

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