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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 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
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  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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