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  • Summary: With a new 3-D engine and a host of features -- gorgeous 3-D terrain and units, traditional top-down and immersive "on the battlefield" camera viewpoints, true line of sight, and unprecedented battlefield control -- DR2 will innovate the RTS genre and give gamers the most exhilarating war experience ever. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. In a few choice words, this game kicks Asteroids!
  2. Arguably the PC strategy game of the year to beat.
  3. Puts its aging competition to shame with its polished visuals and offers a challenging, though sometimes frustrating, single-player experience.
  4. It is without a doubt the best looking RTS title to date, and with its super camera system is destined to be the benchmark which other forthcoming games in the genre look to for guidance.
  5. Fans of 3D strategy could do much worse.
  6. Not much innovation, but a solid 3D RTS that purists and online addicts should enjoy. [Oct 2000, p.139]
  7. There's nothing all that special about the units or the missions, and there's absolutely no innovation to the gameplay itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. JohnRix
    Sep 25, 2002
    10
    I think that Darkreign 2 is the greatest game ever especialy the instant action.
  2. BobJ.
    May 22, 2002
    10
    This game is one of the best games I have played. I especially like the multiplayer part of it.
  3. KrisB.
    Apr 2, 2008
    7
    Well balanced single player campaign caters to noobies to serious RTS strategists, on and offline multi is good, quite a good looking RTS for its time. DR2 loses points however due to slow game speed, more lack of a game speed bar at all, very small unit and build trees. Expand