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  • Summary: Building on the excellent plot and gameplay featured in Myth: The Fallen Lords, Myth II: Soulblighter also upped the ante by incorporating destructible environments as well as new game modes. The near-infinite gameplay permutations that ensued, ensured that Myth fans had lots of new toys to play with in the game world. Myth II also enjoyed a comprehensive update in the shape of the the Myth II expansion pack: Chimera. [Bungie Studios] Collapse
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  1. Basically, Bungie left no stone unturned in its quest to improve an already solid product. As a result, Myth II is about as good as a computer game can possibly be.
  2. With various scenarios and landscapes, free Internet play, an excellent story and presentation, and one of the most terrifying main villains I have ever seen, Soulblighter will keep you happy (I haven't even mentioned the map editor yet!).
  3. Simply put, Bungie did an excellent job at reading the faults of the original by making change where change was needed and leaving the successful areas alone... In the end, whether playing single player or multiplayer, Myth II offers the best real-time strategy experience in the industry.
  4. Myth II has wanton carnage, great multiplayer action, and killer graphics. What more could you want? [May 1999, p.101]
  5. One feature I really loved about this game was the way terrain was handled... This is something that I felt was missing from most other games of this genre, and is a welcome feature that really brings the game to another level, especially in multiplayer.
  6. Fog, rain and lightning effects not only look nice, but also affect how you play - especially when you try your first grenade attack in the middle of a thunderstorm.
  7. Every mission gives you a new perspective on the game, causing you to re-evaluate your prior thoughts and strategies, giving priority to different units in different battles.

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Score distribution:
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  1. AlexeiS.
    May 11, 2006
    Best game of its genre! Warcraft and clones (AoE, etc) don't even come close!
  2. Nickme
    Aug 30, 2005
    The very best strategy game I have ever played! Possibly the very best game I have ever played! I really love this game a whole lot. Buyer beware: you will lose a lot of your life to this game but maybe thats a good thing. Expand
  3. AnonymousMC
    Sep 12, 2009
    I have actually played this game from start on - still playing it now. As previous useres have said - the game really is unique - and in my opinion better than any other rts as the fact of building stuff is left out and it's pure micro, amazing ballistics. You can play from big games up to 16 players with a hundred units to very small one's like those ww2 mods where you only control only few units, 1-3 sometimes more. For a beginner there is more than enaugh different maps to play everday a new one. Of course not all the maps are being played, but there is a great variety of plugins that simply give you a change in the scenery, or create a whole new "game" that is played completely different from the so called "regular" Myth. It's not only player vs player but also a lot of co-op playing - and since there are still mapmakers, there are always new maps, for both player vs player and coop appearing ( and there are 100s already waiting to be played ) Unfortunately there are some idiots that shout at new players - for not having played the game for 10 years, ignore them and find yourself someone that teaches you the game and you'll find someone that can provide you with the basics in no time. There's players from all timezones active, most ppl around 1am european time. cu on! Expand
  4. Jun 13, 2012
    Que de souvenir ... Un genre de stratégie maintenant éteint, malheureusement. C'était surement un des jeux les plus aboutis de son temps.
    Une durée de vie quasiment infinie et des batailles épiques, non par leurs tailles, mais par leurs intensités.
  5. JustinV.
    Apr 16, 2007
    BEST game ever. I played when it first came out and it just got better from there. WWII map rock in this game love the rpg flying in the air and killing the other players men in just 20 sec in the match. This game rocks buy it people are still playing. Expand
  6. Sep 28, 2011
    A fantastic game. Fun single player, awesome creative multiplayer. Mods galore. I had years of friendships and entertainment from this game. Pure strategic, tactical, and teamwork fun. Top honors. Expand