The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is the second part of the downloadable Japanese science-fantasy RPG game. The title has been created by Nihon Falcom. The game’s release date is February 13, 2018. The first game of the series was released on the market less than a year earlier – on August 3, 2017. The sequel has a much larger world than the one known from the original. The main character Rean decides to grab his sword again and journey through the expanded world of Erebonia with his friend, the Divine Knight Valimar. They set off in search of their missing friends and their goal is to end the conflict before the price becomes too high.

How to Download The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

You can download this Japanese RPG game from both GOG and Steam. To start the download, click on the Download button at the end of this review. The game is available on Windows, PS3, PS4 and PlayStation Vita platforms. The PlayStation versions were released earlier – in 2014 and 2016. In 2017 yet another game of the series was released – The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, but at the time of writing it is available only for PS4.

The Plot

The game picks up one month after the first part ends. In Erebonia a civil war breaks out, and the battles fought between the conflicted parties bring bloody and suffering. We get to know the main character, Rean, just after his successful escape, when he is near his hometown. Fear of his loved ones pushes him to successive sacrifices and draws him into action. The protagonist decides to take matters into his own hands and sets off to rescue his relatives, at the same time trying to restore order in the kingdom. Your duty – play as Rean and save Erebonia.

The game has turn-based combat, just like its predecessor. The system is improved with new combos. There is also a new move available called Overdrive Mode, which allows the entire party to continue the attack for three turns in a row. This opportunity will undoubtedly be useful when fighting stronger and more powerful opponents.

Remember that this diverse and huge world is worth exploring. In Erebonia, you will find many NPCs who will give you additional quests. These will give you the opportunity to earn more experience points and receive valuable items.

Don’t be afraid of long journeys. In this part of the series, various means of transport have been put at your disposal. If you want to go to the far corners of the universe, decide to use an aircraft. However, if you are a supporter of moving on the ground, use a horse or motorbike. This will significantly speed up your exploration of the world and will maximize your opportunities of accepting the non-linear quests.

In The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II, Rean is also able to form alliances with independent heroes. Thanks to this, you will be able to interact with them and exchange goods, purchase new equipment and perform training to learn different skills.

The Review of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II runs on the same graphics engine as its predecessor, so the visual experience is quite similar. The graphic design is typical of Japanese cRPGs and is done in anime and manga style. The smoothly animated characters and multicolored textures are the distinguishing marks of the title that will attract the fans of the genre.

The second part of the series offers exciting gameplay, non-linear missions, and above all, the opportunity to save the beautiful world. Assume the role of Rean today and fight for Erebonia. gives this game a rating of 10 out of 10. Check out why.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
The Legend of Heroes: The Trails of Cold Steel II is a manga RPG with a turn-based battle system, in which you will breathe the atmosphere of science fiction and fantasy in a classic Japanese cRPG. Download the game and experience a great adventure.
10 Total Score

User Rating: 3.33 (6 votes)
Nihon Falcom
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File Size
19 GB
Kasia Dalecka

Kasia Dalecka

Kasia Dalecka is a game reviewer from Poland. She's been playing video games since she was a little girl, and she's been writing about them for the past few years. Kasia has a passion for story-driven games, and she loves to find hidden gems that fly under the radar. When she's not writing or playing games, Kasia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and exploring the great outdoors.

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