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  • Summary: Blood Omen 2 puts you in the role of the vampire Kain as he searches for his slain brethren. You'll move through crowds while cloaked in stealth, feed on the peasant herds, and use mind control to overcome vampire-proof inventions. With each success, you gain dark powers that give you accessBlood Omen 2 puts you in the role of the vampire Kain as he searches for his slain brethren. You'll move through crowds while cloaked in stealth, feed on the peasant herds, and use mind control to overcome vampire-proof inventions. With each success, you gain dark powers that give you access to treacherous new areas and help you fight stronger enemies. As you develop your vampire skills, you'll unfold the continuing epic of Nosgoth and Kain's attempts to rule over the realm . Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 90
    One of the messiest, darkest, and most amoral titles to come along in some time. If that doesn’t bother you, you’re in for a treat.
  2. Blood Omen 2's world is so realistically brought to life that you'll be checking your fingernails for grit after climbing Kain up the sides of rocky walls. [Apr 2002, p.63]
  3. While this story is rather cheesy, the subtleties Crystal Dynamics used to take this posterboy of evil, and put him in a protagonist role, is fascinating. [May 2002, p.86]
  4. It's not a triple-A, system seller, but it's a solid game none the less. If you enjoy story-driven games, gothic settings, or vampire bad asses, you'll enjoy BO2.
  5. An intriguing storyline helps carry Blood Omen 2 past the fangs of graphical flaws.
  6. The presentation and story can’t hide the flaws. Aside from boss battles, the combat system is weak and needs some serious tuning for future games.
  7. 40
    The story could easily have been told in a third of the time, leaving room for more substantial narrative and perhaps even more inventive level and game design.

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  1. FatTony
    Mar 30, 2002
    10
    This game rocks. I cannot get over how much fun this game is. The story is even equaly as good.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 27, 2002
    8
    Great graphics and an amazing storyline that complements the others. But a bit to linear for my taste, which is the only thing that keeps it Great graphics and an amazing storyline that complements the others. But a bit to linear for my taste, which is the only thing that keeps it from getting a 10. Expand
  3. MichaelC.
    Oct 16, 2003
    8
    I definitely enjoyed this game. I'm a big fan of the running storyline and how it ties in with the other games in the series. Graphics I definitely enjoyed this game. I'm a big fan of the running storyline and how it ties in with the other games in the series. Graphics and sound are above average. The action isn't real in-depth, but is still a lot of fun. My only major complaint is the amount of running back and forth and flipping levers; it makes the game much longer and doesn't involve as much thinking as one would think. They should've cut most of this out and added more fighting elements. Luckily, this is just what they said would be fixed for the next in the series- Legacy of Kain: Defiance!! Expand
  4. DrakeD.
    Aug 9, 2005
    8
    Love lok series gory, fun, but can get boring really easy puzzles deserves a 8.
  5. Ladrin
    Jan 18, 2003
    7
    Blood Omen 2 is definitely pleasing to the eye with a storyline that will keep you intrigued and entertained as long as you are familiar with Blood Omen 2 is definitely pleasing to the eye with a storyline that will keep you intrigued and entertained as long as you are familiar with the background story of the last game and maybe Soulreaver. If you don?t mind over-the-should third-person, this game starts out great. Good action, weapons and blood drinking until toward the end where all that?s new is abilities that are only really needed against bosses or used in case scenes that would have been better off in a cinematic. Expand