Dragon’s Dogma 2 details

Format PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Price $69.99 / £59.99
ETA Out now
Pub Capcom
Players 1 (with social features)
Length 50+ hrs
Accessibility Remappable buttons; run toggle/hold; optional motion sensor controls; various camera adjustments; subtitles (with background options); ability to hire powerful allies.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is an open world adventure like little else. At a glance the map might make you think of the likes of Assassin’s Creed, Horizon Forbidden West or Elden Ring, but in truth this is more of a dynamic sandbox, designed so you can be let loose on the world to discover your own adventure.

One has us hunting for glowing crystals that wither when lantern light falls upon them, meaning we have to put up with the darkness if we want to stuff them into our pockets. Another has us fighting through zombies, tossing aside the corpses of ones about to explode with a foe-flinging class skill and fist-bumping our pawn when the undead are vanquished, then uncovering a rare piece of gear… only to realise the path we took has been flooded by an even bigger legion of the undead. Whether it’s equipment or simply lots of ore to scoop up, everything you find can be valuable as you can use most materials to give boosts to gear or sell it to fund the purchase of many expensive items – fast travel stones, for instance, cost a rather hefty sum of gold.