Disciples II: Dark Prophecy PC

Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. It grabs hold of the intangible elements of interactive entertainment -- atmosphere, compelling gameplay, and emotion -- and runs with them.
  2. 80
    It provides simple, addictive gameplay for the novice with enough depth for all but the most spreadsheet-crazed war gamer.
  3. The exceedingly detailed characters have been perfectly animated, and simply look great regardless of whether they are wielding their swords and axes or casting spells.
  4. A remarkable, well-designed program. It is challenging and entertaining.
  5. DP is addictive. Sitting down to play through a few turns can easily suck hours from your life as a "few turns" becomes 50 turns.
  6. A fascinating game that provides a tremendous amount of gameplay.
  7. 87
    This is an addictive, gorgeous, and challenging game that shoves a pie in the face of those that continue to foster the notion that turn-based strategy gaming is dead.
  8. 86
    One of the more addictive and entertaining strategy titles I've played in quite a while.
  9. It's one of those very rare computer games that draws on all the usual fantasy conventions but presents them in truly inspired, artistic form...[It] has an elegant simplicity about it.
  10. The turn based strategy game was surprisingly fast paced-there is so little waiting that I almost felt like I was playing an RTS.
  11. This game gave me a new respect for turn-based strategy.
  12. Titles such as "Etherlords" have blown the genre open, and in comparison Disciples II seems markedly dated.
  13. 100
    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.
  14. 80
    You won't hear complaints about the graphics, which are absolutely gorgeous. For one, there is a certain style to the artwork; it's not quite anime, but it does have a hint of it.
  15. A satisfying, complete, and reassuringly familiar gaming experience.
  16. PC Gamer
    82
    For well-crafted turn-based strategy with stunning artwork and powerful AI, Disciples II is the way to go. [Apr 2002, p.70]
  17. Computer Gaming World
    80
    The most remarkable aspect of Disciples II is how carefully all of the units have been balanced. [May 2002, p.82]
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jan 19, 2013
    10
    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 onAfter 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.
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  2. Oct 26, 2015
    10
    I come back to this game every year and it's still so fun to play, especially after incredibly disappointing fail of the game which isI come back to this game every year and it's still so fun to play, especially after incredibly disappointing fail of the game which is Disciples 3. This game is inspiration to my top 10 all time favorite games which are Discord Times and Legends of Eisenwald.

    This game is simply a masterpiece.
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  3. FayezM.
    Mar 16, 2002
    10
    Great Graphics. Extremely interesting.