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  • Summary: Raziel returns to various eras of Nosgoth's dark past in his relentless pursuit of Kain. Encounter new enemies as you unearth the mysteries of Nosgoth's ancient races, and expose the schemes behind the corruption of the Pillars, and the vampire genocide. [Eidos Interactive]
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. This game packs an incredibly well-scripted storyline with puzzles, and outstanding graphics to deliver an intriguing third-person RPG that is a joy to play.
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    A delight on the senses...it's pretty damn fun to play.
  3. The unique play mechanics of Soul Reaver 2, as well as its impressive graphics and excellent story, make it easy to recommend to fans of action or adventure games.
  4. The graphics are lush without being garish, and the music is haunting and evocative. [Mar 2002, p.61]
  5. There is a certain "been there, done that" feel that weighs everything down. That, plus a few significant design miscues, make for a game that comes up a wee bit short when compared to the often outstanding original.
  6. The team that developed Soul Reaver 2 took an intriguing saga and weighed it down with so much dialogue and so many confusing plot points that even David Lynch would be hard-pressed to wade through it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Mar 22, 2012
    Soul Reaver 2 is a truly sublime plunge in a world so complicated it'll make your head pound. That said the plot, the story, the voice-acting and the lush visuals are all spot on however the control scheme and the constant backtracking may be appalling to some. Highly recommended for fans of the series!!! Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2013
    This is a classic!

    Immersive, clever, enjoyable game.

    The plot is solid, the music is fantastic, I hope that eidos consider a remake of
    this game.

    A must play for a real gamer.
  3. ShadowWalker
    May 18, 2002
    Only one thing to say: MAGNIFICENT!!!! Compelling story, excellent atmosphere. You will adore it. There is only one problem: you won't want to take your eyes of the computer screen! Expand
  4. EdRM
    Jun 19, 2005
    Fantastic an truly amazing. Great, I mean, great plot and excellent gameplay. Wonderful looking graphics. Go play it now! Incredible compelling.
  5. AlexK.
    Mar 4, 2002
    The graphics and music are haunting and deep. It was the story that compelled me to finish the game. I am enamoured by the whole medival story, the drama, torment and romance each character brings. At the end, it leaves you thristing for more. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2012
    This review contains spoilers. This game has an amazing and hard story, merged with great gameplay and soundtracks, which make, of this, another great game in the Legacy of Kain series.
    Somehow, this game makes you so satisfied when you finish the Soul Reaver's "expansion" that you feel very happy and very sorry when you complete the game, because you wanted it to last even more.
  7. Mar 8, 2013
    Crazy sound bugs followed by crashes occur often from the start of the game, combine this with not being able to skip lengthy scenes and you have a waste of time. Expand

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