Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The game's depth allows many different strategies and styles of play, the multiplayer modes offer extended options, and the graphics make exploring each map a pleasure.
  2. It's bland food that is only slightly improved by the huge portions.
  3. The environments are lush and the special effects are well delivered. However, in regards to the actual game playing, this is a typical strategy game.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. [Anonymous]
    Aug 11, 2002
    10
    Truly a fantastic spiritual successor to Master of Magic!
  2. AnonymousMC
    May 18, 2009
    7
    It's a fine game. While some of the improvements made over the first game were really great in my opinion, others weren't, and theIt's a fine game. While some of the improvements made over the first game were really great in my opinion, others weren't, and the story - while still being ok for most of it - wasn't nearly as good as the first game's. What's really bad about this game is the atrociously poor AI which is WAY too easy to defeat and the clumsy interface. Full Review »
  3. AlbertoC.
    Jul 17, 2002
    10
    I can say only a thing......fantastic.