Darkest Dungeon 2

Name Darkest Dungeon 2
Early Access Release Oct. 26, 2021
Store Epic Games Store
Genre RPG, Strategy
Platform/s PC
Mode/s Single-player
Price TBC
Rating 16+ PEGI - Violence
Developer Red Hook Studios
Publisher Red Hook Studios

Darkest Dungeon 2 is a single-player strategy-based RPG that is developed and published by Red Hook Studios. It is the sequel of the highly acclaimed Darkest Dungeon. The Early Access for Darkest Dungeon 2 releases on October 26, 2021 for PC via Epic Games Store.



 What's new in Darkest Dungeon 2? 

  • Campaign Run Time
  • Relationships
  • Meltdowns
  • Quirks

Players can expect shorter runs, rather than the first large campaign. Players will be given the chance to focus on just four Heroes this time compared to the faster turnover rate of the previous game, where replacing crazed heroes was the norm. This time the run will only take five hours, so character Quirks may be more dynamic and affect gameplay early on for the rest of the party. This time though, the full stress meter triggers a meltdown instead of a heart attack, affecting their vitality and relationships, which in turn also affects other Heroes' sanity.

Combat will remain similar to the first edition of the game, but will appear in 3D. Some aesthetic changes to characters and animations during combat have been modified. 

Stats like hit points, speed and resistance will still remain in the game, however familiar stats like accuracy have been wiped completely from the mechanics of the game. There are no more upgrades to armor and weapons to simplify combat and Builds.

Most Effects from the previous game- immobilizer, stun, bleed, blind and some combo attacks have more been turned into tokens.

Trinkets will now also be able to grant effects and play a bigger roll in combat since they are the new main equippable items without armor upgrades. 


Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across a decaying landscape in a last gasp attempt to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within...


Darkest Dungeon 2 Overview

"Darkest Dungeon 2 is a challenging gothic RPG about the stresses of dungeon crawling. You will lead a band of heroes on a perilous side-scrolling descent, dealing with a prodigious number of threats to their bodily health, and worse, a relentless assault on their mental fortitude! Five hundred feet below the earth you will not only fight unimaginable foes, but famine, disease, and the stress of the ever-encroaching dark. Darkest Dungeon focuses on the humanity and psychological vulnerability of the heroes and asks: What emotional toll does a life of adventure take?

Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You’ll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.

Darkest Dungeon is not a game where every hero wins the day with shiny armor and a smile. It is a game about hard trade-offs, nearly certain demise, and heroic acts." 

- Official Website



Darkest Dungeon 2 Key Features

Darkest Dungeon II

Gather your courage and ride out into the chaos of a world undone.
Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across a decaying landscape in a last gasp attempt to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within...
Roguelike Run Structure
Each journey is less than 5 hours, and progress you make opens up new hero abilities, items, and stagecoach upgrades that can be used on your next adventure!

The Affinity System

As travels progress, heroes bond with each other or grate on each others’ nerves, leading to desperately needed combat synergies or journey-ending dysfunction. Manage their stress and interaction to keep the team together until the bitter end.

And more...

Rest your weary, shell-shocked heroes at the Inn, where you can manage their stress and relationships with a variety of diversions and delights.
Uncover and experience the tragic origin stories of the heroes.
A stylish and dynamic evolution of Darkest Dungeon’s signature art style.
A return of the narration system and voice actor Wayne June!
Exciting improvements to the turn-based combat from Darkest Dungeon.



System Requirements


  • Windows OS: Windows 10
  • Windows Processor: AMD Athlon X4 | Intel Core i5 4460
  • Windows Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Windows Storage: 6 GB
  • Windows Direct X: DX 10
  • Windows Graphics:  Nvidia GTX 950 | AMD R7 370


  • Windows OS: Windows 10
  • Windows Processor: i7 6700k
  • Windows Memory: 16GB Ram
  • Windows Storage: 10 GB

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