Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is the sequel to Savage: The Battle for Newerth, a fantasy and science fiction themed video game that combines elements of the first-person shooter, real-time strategy, and action role-playing game genres.
It was developed and published by S2 Games and is the sequel to Savge: The Battle for Newerth. It officially released on January 16, 2008. On December 9, 2008, S2 Games announced that the game was officially freeware, with a paid "Premium Account" option that expanded certain aspects of the game.
The game was released through Steam on July 13, 2008, and went free-to-play in December 2008.
Savage 2 combines RTS, FPS and RPG aspects into its gameplay. The game is played with two teams (the Legion of Man and the Beast Horde) fighting against each other on a large playing field in an attempt to eventually destroy the durable command center of the enemy team, thereby winning the game. The game is played in rounds, and no benefits carry over from each match, despite the RPG elements present in each match.
Most of the players on each team are "action players," fighting the other team's action players on the field, using powerful third person melee and weaker first person ranged combat. The action players can choose from a selection of unique units to play as, and may earn gold from their actions on the field, which in turn may be either donated to the team, spent on useful items in an RPG fashion, or used to buy more powerful units.