Pathologic 2



The first game was weird, but fun to watch on youtube. I backed the 2nd on kickstarter.

Pathologic 2 is an open world survival thriller set in a town that’s being consumed by a deadly plague. Face the realities of a collapsing society as you make difficult choices in seemingly lose-lose situations. The plague isn’t just a disease. You can’t save everyone.
Get to know it, winning the affection of the locals and gaining allies, or try to carve your own path alone. Explore the Town, its inhabitants, and their traditions; fight both the plague itself and its victims; try to make a difference before the time runs out.

Figure out who killed your father while fighting a deadly plague. It’s up to you to assume his mantle of the town’s Chief Medic.
Find your alleged twin sister. Was she the one who had brought the plague to this town?
The local kids are hiding something. Try playing by their rules.

You only have 12 days.


The game will now be released in 3 parts, the first is the Haruspex which comes in Q2 2019. I actually don’t mind that they are only releasing one character at a time, would be good to have a break between characters. The Haruspex was the one I played the most in the original, gonna cut me out some good organs.


I really liked Pathologic but I didn’t understand it and didn’t come close to beating it. I mean, people were dying and I didn’t seem to be helping or figuring out why, but the mood and the sense of place was really strong. I am definitely curious about the sequel.


This can’t not be awesome. Even the alpha demo was pretty great IMO.


How long was the alpha demo? I avoided it since I thought it was the actual full game only unpolished and buggy, but if it is something like the Marble Nest where it just gives you a taste I’d be up for it.


Ah the Marble Nest is what I played, I didn’t remember it had a fancy name.

From the Steam page I see there’s a public alpha, but I havent tried that:


I hope they’ve eased-up on the difficulty a bit, or whatever else it was that always stymied my attempts to get into it. I really want to love Pathologic, but plying it always seemed a bit much. It might not have been a difficulty issue, maybe it was some UI problem or something. The presentation was certainly rough. But what atmosphere!


If anyone is on a mailing list for Ice-Pick Lodge or TinyBuild you may have received an email to get a key for a demo for Pathologic 2 recently.

The demo features two intros, part of the first game day and the unique ending , which won’t be available in the final version of the game.

Full game releases May 23rd.


Put about 2 hours into the demo, but ran out of time before finishing everything. Might give it another go tomorrow, but it’s pretty awesome so far. Loving the atmosphere and soundtrack. The game is creepy as hell. Looks like there are ferrymen now to take you all over the town. That should help remedy one of the bigger flaws of the original, which were the tedious walks all the way across town. Looks like you can only save in certain places, which is good for me since I would savescum like crazy otherwise. I’m glad they are starting off with the Haruspex, he was the character I played the most in the original. It’s really cool how both familiar and new it all is. It still needs some extra polish and bug fixes though.


Nice trailer.

I hope this time the game is slightly easier.


Did they announce it for consoles?