The Guild 2 Renaissance (2010)

About This Game

Renaissance is a medieval life simulator where the player starts off controlling one man or women, builds a fortune through one of four professions, and lays the foundation of a dynasty. Through four professions open dozens of careers, from bakers, smiths, carpenters, miners, woodsmen, preachers, doctors, thieves, bandits, mercenaries, pirates, politicians, inn keepers and more. The player builds businesses, runs for political office, marries and has kids to establish a bloodline, and when the first characters life comes to an end, the game continues through the child of your choosing as you continue to build power and prestige.

Renaissance is the third stand-alone expansion released for The Guild 2. This version is also the first to come from Runeforge, whereas the others came from 4-Head Studio. It includes many new features over it’s predecessors, including some very much welcomed bug and stability fixes.

For centuries Europe has been dominated by the church and nobility. On the shoulders of ordinary people the servants of god and the noble families justified their power and wealth. This was the incontrovertible, divine world order. A truly dark era…

In the 14th Century the world order is beginning to transform itself. Due to trade and commerce an increasing middle class obtains more and more power and wealth. Entire towns purchase their freedom and more privileges from the nobility. Reading and writing is no longer the domain of the nobility and the clergy and the invention of printing information may eventually be spread everywhere. This is the beginning of the Renaissance…


  • Eight completely new professions: mercenary, grave digger, stonemason, juggler, innkeeper, banker, miller and the fruit grower.
  • New goods, buildings, ambient details and effects.
  • All new scenarios (“Transylvania”, “The Rhineland” and “The Alps”) & bigger world maps.
  • Improved AI, title and nobility system as well as new options (e.g. “God Measures”, levels of difficulty).

Game Details

Genre Simulation – Strategy – Historical
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: Deutsch, English, español, français, italiano
Released July 27, 2010
Size 2 GB
Company Runeforge / THQ Nordic GmbH

Intro / Trailer / Walkthrough

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 800 MB HDD space, Mouse, Keyboard.


The Guild 2 Renaissance (2010)

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