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  • Summary: 400 years have passed since the vampire Kain damned the world in the original Blood Omen, choosing to rule the world in damnation then die for it?s salvation. Now Kain, who once controlled the land of Nosgoth with his vampire armies, finds his brethren slain and his dark powers stripped by a400 years have passed since the vampire Kain damned the world in the original Blood Omen, choosing to rule the world in damnation then die for it?s salvation. Now Kain, who once controlled the land of Nosgoth with his vampire armies, finds his brethren slain and his dark powers stripped by a mysterious figure. To reclaim his rule and exact his vengeance, Kain must dispatch armies of zealot soldiers and overcome legions of demons in order to uncover the ominous plot that threatens the land he seeks to conquer. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. One thing the developers had "dead on" is the games entire atmosphere.
  2. It isn't quite as great as fans of the series would like, but it still should be given a shot. It's also worth playing to those lonely for another vampire game or wanting a change of pace from all the first-person shooters.
  3. 74
    The battle system is fairly easy to learn and the puzzles aren't mind-blowing, but all in all, the game is very entertaining and that's what gaming is supposed to be about.
  4. If you're looking for nothing more than a vampiric tale of killing and consuming folks, Blood Omen 2 should be right up your dark, haunted alley. [July 2002, p.67]
  5. Snazzy graphics, professional voice acting, and captivating gameplay combine to create what is easily the highpoint of the series. [July 2002, p.78]
  6. It's a pity the game is so linear, because the game does look great, atmospherically set in the style of the Thief series, and the character is gloriously evil, thoroughly powerful and malefic.
  7. After two moderately interesting "Soul Reaver" sequels, the "Legacy of Kain" series ahs finally been stripped of any worthwhile gameplay, storyline, or atmosphere, leaving only a classic example of a dull, unimaginative, soulless game design... Please someone put a stake in the series, because it's done. [Sept 2002, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Gertkkk
    Feb 23, 2005
    10
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  2. EyadA.
    Jun 15, 2002
    8
    Very nice to any body who loves vampires and darkness.
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    8
    Lets tackle the bad points only: The puzzles are too easy, draining victims for a bigger health bar becomes a chore, and the need to build upLets tackle the bad points only: The puzzles are too easy, draining victims for a bigger health bar becomes a chore, and the need to build up your health bar means that you will almost never approach a situation stealthily even if you wanted to. On the up side it's a lot easier to hack old games so there's probably a way to give yourself a massive health bar from the beginning.

    Notice that I rated the game highly despite these criticisms, and note the things I didn't complain about: I never once said that the game was boring. It's fun, relaxingly paced, the story is compelling, and the dark atmosphere all make this game a joy to immerse yourself in despite the fact that it's now showing its age.

    On that note I should mention that if the game is crashing and you're running Windows Vista, 7 or 8 on a 64-bit PC: Try setting the affinity for CPU 0 only, rather than both. If you don't know how to do that, Google is your friend!
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  4. Mar 15, 2014
    7
    Still this game is good to play,yeah it's all about killing,blood sucking and solving very easy puzzles but the cool atmosphere,soundtracksStill this game is good to play,yeah it's all about killing,blood sucking and solving very easy puzzles but the cool atmosphere,soundtracks and the good combat may keep you playing this game till the end.
    I wish i played this in 2002 when it came out.
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  5. Nov 24, 2014
    6
    Despite some issues with controls (a seemingly clunky combat and movement mechanic), this is a great game. I remember playing this back whenDespite some issues with controls (a seemingly clunky combat and movement mechanic), this is a great game. I remember playing this back when it came out and loved it to pieces. It has great soundtrack and a good story (what's new - all LoK games do).

    Jimbo Rating: 6/10
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