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  • Summary: Dark Prophecy returns gamers to the magical realm of the Sacred Lands where four races - the Empire, the Mountain Clans, the Legions of the Damned and the Undead Hordes - continue the battle for the destiny of their Gods. A decade after the First Great War, the final prophecy continues to unfold. [Strategy First] Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Outstanding in every way. All of the story elements, fantasy fiction races, and winning design elements have been retained, albeit in greatly enhanced forms that make everything feel fresh.
  2. A fascinating game that provides a tremendous amount of gameplay.
  3. A remarkable, well-designed program. It is challenging and entertaining.
  4. The turn based strategy game was surprisingly fast paced-there is so little waiting that I almost felt like I was playing an RTS.
  5. It grabs hold of the intangible elements of interactive entertainment -- atmosphere, compelling gameplay, and emotion -- and runs with them.
  6. The most remarkable aspect of Disciples II is how carefully all of the units have been balanced. [May 2002, p.82]
  7. Titles such as "Etherlords" have blown the genre open, and in comparison Disciples II seems markedly dated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jan 19, 2013
    After being tricked into buying the horridly boring Disciples 3, i had to go back to Disciples 2. Even after seven years of letting it sit on my shelf and playing much more graphically advanced games like Elder scrolls: oblivion and and Mass effect, Disciples 2 STILL manages to suck me into its world.

    Certainly, it`s a Might and magic ripoff, but `im okay with that, as D2 took just enough from it to be interesting and did its own thing.

    If you`re into deep turn based games that require your patience and greatly rewards it, then Disciples 2 is for you

    If you aren`t, you`ll probably get bored with it.

    And the king returned from his holy quest, and cried triumphantly: Behold! I have found a treasure long buried!

    And the people rejoiced!

    And there was much feasting, and singing, and merrymaking.
  2. Dec 18, 2013
    Amazing game. Great atmosphere with beautiful dark soundtrack and graphics. Love the game and wish someone would port it to iPad and make good sequel (normal D III, maybe still 2D with enchanted graphics for FullHD and new creature levels). Expand
  3. Dec 22, 2013
    One of my favorite turn based games...
    And can't say it have great graphics, but musn't forget when it was released...It's classic...
    to play it as SP same MP, good gameplay and good atmosphere with quite good storyline, heros and units... Expand
  4. Mar 19, 2012
    A nearly faultless turn-based strategy game with some RPG elements, Disciples II is surprisingly addictive. It featured gorgeous graphics for its time, and that in conjunction with the eery soundtrack created an atmospheric and immersive gameplay experience that still holds up today. Expand
  5. Feb 14, 2014
    Combat is the best aspect of this game, a few carefully balanced units that after many battles become extremely strong. Unit tree development is also well thought out. However you need so many battles to make your units strong enough, that you can play with only one army - you won't have the time to train another one.
    Once and if your army is defeated, you're good to restart the campaign..
    Cities are ok, maps are confusing and poorly drawn, even for a 2003 game.
    Campaign is only a pretext.
    Maybe MP has an interest, but I'm not into it.
  6. Oct 27, 2011
    Repetitive gameplay, austere combat that feels mostly down to luck early on, a confusing world map and bulky interface combined with a storyline that has been done to death, Disciples 2 simply does not invite the player to step into its world despite some of the very appealing art work. Expand

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