Caverns of Xaskazien II

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Caverns of Xaskazien II
Stable game
Developer Jeff Sinasac
Theme Fantasy
Influences Caverns of Xaskazien
Released 2009 ()
Updated Apr 10, 2023 (1.12.43)
Licensing Freeware, Closed Source
P. Language
Platforms Windows
Interface Keyboard, Mouse, Tiles
Game Length
Official site of Caverns of Xaskazien II


Based on and developed alongside Caverns of Xaskazien. Under development since 2009.

In conjunction with its predecessor, Caverns of Xaskazien II has been in development since 1995. It is a completely playable game but will continue to receive free updates for the foreseeable future.

Game Features

  • A rich, graphical game, with loads of animation and dynamic, coloured per pixel lighting.
  • An exclusive orchestral soundtrack created for the game by professional film scorer, Dave Coleman.
  • A full sound environment with close to 1000 unique sound effects, volume keyed to the source’s distance from your character.
  • An intuitive keyboard and mouse interface.
  • An easy-to-understand UI that ensures all information any player could want on any topic is only a mouse hover away.
  • 300 visually distinct monsters, each with a dozen+ variants (including named boss types), and robust AI that differs by monster intelligence level. Summoning and Charm methods allow you to raise your own monstrous army to fight for you, too.
  • Merchants and NPCs to deal with, as well, each of which can run afoul of the monsters, just like you.
  • More than a hundred unique booby traps for the unwary, most of which may be set by players to trap monsters, too.
  • 125 base weapons and 75 base armour pieces, each with thousands of possible enchantment combinations and legendary variants.
  • Hundreds of unique magic items, mundane items, potions, scrolls, staves, wands, rods, food items, etc.
  • More than 200 unique spells.
  • Play as either sex in any combination of 38 Classes and 13 Races, and customize your character as you see fit through the upgrading of both Attributes and Skills.
  • A new Religion system in which you vie for the affections of dozens of gods and goddesses, and where you can devote yourself exclusively to one of 13 different religions.
  • Procedurally generated dungeons utilizing multiple generation methods to create caves, structured areas, labyrinths and even forests, supplemented by occasional pre-generated dungeons called Legendary Lands.
  • Hundreds of unique environmental features to interact with and use to your tactical advantage (or detriment).
  • Both random and scheduled special Events to mix up gameplay.
  • A comprehensive user's manual in the docs folder.
  • All for the low, low price of free