Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Those with the ultimate system and mad teamplay skills will eat this up, though; it's a triumph of teamwork, dynamic gameplay and some serious strategy.
  2. 100
    Fantastic online multiplayer action that will rack up your phone bill in days.
  3. Destined for greatness. With its unmatched multiplayer gameplay, incredible depth, and huge online community, everyone should experience Tribes 2 for themselves.
  4. Redefines the team-based warfare genre with its vehicle combat, high-adrenaline missions, and mind-blowing graphics that will have you drooling over your keyboard, while dodging spinfusor discs. Shazbot, this game kicks ass!
  5. You won't find a better team based action game on the market.
  6. This is what multiplayer gaming is all about. It's "Tribes" on steroids.
  7. Tribes 2 rocks. I have no choice but to come right out and say it.
  8. The appeal of online warfare with this attention to the extras (turrets and vehicles) makes this an awesome online gaming experience.
  9. The latest all-action game that still has lots to offer the strategy gamer so go, go go!
  10. I'm hooked. It's been a long while since I found myself staying up until 3:00 in the morning for days on end. Come to think of it, the last time I did that was when I used to play "Starsiege: Tribes."
  11. Visually, Tribes 2 will make you wet yourself with joy (that is, if you are lucky enough to own a fast computer) and you'll be treated to some breathtaking special effects.
  12. New weapons, new vehicles, amazing graphics, stunning sound, and gameplay that really encourages teamwork... it's almost perfect!
  13. Dynamix's final release serves as a mark of excellence in action-based strategy, open-ended gameplay, good graphics, and pure fun, with only a few stability issues and level design flaws offsetting an otherwise solid effort.
  14. 89
    Amazingly fun. We're playing the hell out of it around work and home.
  15. An addictive and challenging step forward for team-oriented shooters. [June 2001, p.87]
  16. 89
    Its fast-paced action, great vehicles, awesome weapons and huge battles all make Tribes 2 a great experience that you will enjoy for months to come.
  17. The learning curve is straight up with no handholds or shortcuts; there is just no quick way to get going on the servers. However, once you get a hand on the gameplay, Tribes 2 will definitely be a title that will keep you coming back for more.
  18. A deeply challenging and unforgiving game that rewards perseverance but leaves those looking only for a little diversion writhing in agony.
  19. Tribes 2 could have been the ultimate on-line game that stood for years, but its slightly uninspired weaponry, occasionally bland level design and a control method that needs a whole world of tweaking, leave it open to much (if only slight) criticism.
  20. It's with the large team games that Tribes 2 is really impressive. The scale of these games is unmatched; there will often be 40 to 60 (or even more) players on a single server.
  21. Successfully fuses brains with brawn, and delivers one heck of a memorable team-based, multiplayer experience.
  22. In short, then, you should buy this game, and if you play anything online this year, make it Tribes 2.
  23. 80
    If you're patient and spend a good amount of time playing against the AI bots, your enjoyment of Tribes 2 will increase tenfold.
  24. Provides a justification for buying a Pentium V; the best of its genre.
  25. It’s got some very good features (voice communication, integrated community options, good team action), making it a game I can recommend if you’re willing to suffer through the growing pains.
  26. If you've never played Tribes before, well, heed my advice - "There ain't no butter like butter that's washed down with a healthy helping of squirrel."
  27. This is one fantastically exciting shooter with a richly detailed game environment and varied gameplay.
  28. Most of the pieces are in place but they are rough around the edges -- even after seven patches. If, however, you are able to overcome the technical difficulties, a great game can be found.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 19, 2011
    10
    innovate game play (skiing, jet-packs) combined with large maps, solid vehicles, semi customisable bases and deployable equipment. huge player counts (forget 8v8 or 16v16- it is usually 32v32 or even 64v64). very, very customisable characters (choose each and every weapon, grenade, pack) that can be changed between quickly (without even having to suicide like other games of genre). easy to use, very useful pre-set voice commands, huge scope for teamwork. it had it all, and is still (in my opinion) the best online game ever made -comparing it to everything to date. Full Review »
  2. May 16, 2012
    10
    Epic game, great player control, tough learning curve, but it's epic once you get the hang of it. Still being played today. The community has set up their own master server, that's how awesome it is! Full Review »