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  • Summary: From the same core team that conceptualized and created Savage, Savage 2: A Tortured Soul transports PC gamers to the next level in multiplayer gaming. The sequel features enhanced character models, higher quality animations, bump mapping, realistic, reflective water effects, dynamic shadows, point lighting, and an enhanced particle/spell effect system. Gameplay is greatly superior as well due to a vastly improved melee system, an enhanced, officer-based battle grouping system, 20 unit class based system, FPS fast action paced gameplay for certain types of characters, third person RPG slower paced gameplay for others, better items with more RPG elements, and an improved spell casting system. The game also features a comprehensive single-player tutorial/training – something that many Savage fans requested and S2 Games feels is necessary in order to shorten the learning curve of a detailed game such as this. [S2 Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Savage 2 combines first/third person multiplayer action and real-time strategy and does it very well. The learning curve is quite steep, because the tutorial and the manual are lacking but that’s the only major problem with game. [Mar 2008]
  2. As a whole, Savage 2 follows very closely to the formula laid out by the original title. And despite the overall lack of players, those who enjoy both a challenge and strategic teamplay will find a lot to like in Savage 2.
  3. Predictably Savage 2 has its detractors as well as its supporters, but there’s no denying that there’s absolutely no other game series out there that does what it does.
  4. While it isn't a next-generation title, the game will provide all the exciting gameplay, depth of strategy, and replay value that gamers expect in today's multiplayer-only titles.
  5. If you can get past the steep learning curve, Savage 2 can be a lot of fun, whether you want to hack and slash or work with teammates on coordinating tactics. [May 2008, p.68]
  6. 67
    Savage 2 isn't perfect -- squads are semirandomized smatterings of players unable to communicate or coordinate fluidly as of this writing, and the game can be overwhelming to new players -- but its ambition is matched only by the amount of fun you'll have playing.
  7. 60
    The glitches and lag, however, are quite annoying, and the individual aspects of the title – FPS and RTS – just don’t compare to other standalone games.

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  1. Rob
    Dec 10, 2009
    It's exactly what I was looking as a 64 bit Linux user. The game reminds me of Rune but a lot much better. The developers went far and beyond for the Linux user. I love the game, we just have to continue spreading the news and experience. You've raised the bar. Kudos and thanks a lot! Expand
  2. AmourBizarre
    Aug 12, 2008
    This is a really exciting game and there is no other game like this. In the first games you play, you will have not a real chance vs the more experienced players. But you get better with every game and more and more familiar with the complexity of the game mechanics and the fighting system. Playing as a "soldier" on the battlefield is totally different from playing a commander. You can even be a builder (yes, these weak little busy guys, you probably know from many rts games). If the team works well together, you will have a very unique game expirience. On the other hand, this is also the only downside: if you have a bad team, especially with a commander, who dont know what do to, it can get a little bit frustrating. Cause its very hard to run around the map and try to solo everyone. Its all about the team. But this is a problem, that all team focused games (Team Fortress 2, Battlefield) have to deal with. Expand
  3. DarrenH.
    Feb 13, 2008
    I've played many types of games, but in every one, you always think "man if they would do this then this would be over the top.". With S2 you get MUCH of everything. FPS, RPG, RTS. And the transition between each type is fluid and smooth. It runs very, very smooth, and the graphics are great. One of the best games I've ever played. I've bought games from many of the big game publishers, only to have them just as buggy as S2 in the beginning. So at $29.99 it's a steal. Expand
    Jun 13, 2009
    One of the best - if not the best - multiplayer games out there. The reviews on this side is heavily outdated. Version 2.2 will soon be dropped which will refine the current melee. I hope there will be some "re-testing" then. Expand
  5. AlK.
    Mar 25, 2008
    This is a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. S2 works hard on this game to keep the community happy. I love it.
  6. Brandon
    Feb 9, 2008
    Good but it has some issues and it needs to be streamlined for better performance. I have a very high end gaming PC and this game will lag from time to time on me which it totally shouldn't. Sometimes has a low player base, but overall an improvement over the original. Wish there was a free to play mode though so we could get more players. (I paid but others are cheap asses. Expand
  7. STARSBarry
    Jan 13, 2008
    im sorry but this game is baraily playable, being a fan of the last game i was hoping for so much, what i got was a horrible laggy unstable peace of trash on a woefull engine that eats resources likes it crysis but displays graphics akin to doom 2.5

    iv seen single man mod teams do better in 2 weeks

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