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  • Summary: With a new 3-D engine and a host of features -- gorgeous 3-D terrain and units, traditional top-down and immersive "on the battlefield" camera viewpoints, true line of sight, and unprecedented battlefield control -- DR2 will innovate the RTS genre and give gamers the most exhilarating warWith a new 3-D engine and a host of features -- gorgeous 3-D terrain and units, traditional top-down and immersive "on the battlefield" camera viewpoints, true line of sight, and unprecedented battlefield control -- DR2 will innovate the RTS genre and give gamers the most exhilarating war experience ever. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. In a few choice words, this game kicks Asteroids!
  2. Daily Radar
    88
    Arguably the PC strategy game of the year to beat.
  3. Puts its aging competition to shame with its polished visuals and offers a challenging, though sometimes frustrating, single-player experience.
  4. 80
    With its spectacular graphics, awesome sound, and easy-to-use interface, "DR2" is a perfect example of how to make a great 3D real-time strategy game, but the gameplay may be too familiar for gamers who have grown tired of the genre.
  5. Fans of 3D strategy could do much worse.
  6. An often entertaining and graphically stunning title that fans of the genre will want to play.
  7. CNET Gamecenter
    60
    A solid if unassuming 3D real-time strategy that will score well with "Dark Reign" and multiplayer fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BobJ.
    May 22, 2002
    10
    This game is one of the best games I have played. I especially like the multiplayer part of it.
  2. JohnRix
    Sep 25, 2002
    10
    I think that Darkreign 2 is the greatest game ever especialy the instant action.
  3. Sep 17, 2021
    8
    I played a lot with this title when I was a teen.
    It's just the run-of-the-mill RTS game with some unusual game mechanics.
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    I played a lot with this title when I was a teen.
    It's just the run-of-the-mill RTS game with some unusual game mechanics.

    For example, if I remember the resource here was simply the water that could be "extracted" from wells.
    In order to cripple enemy's supply there was water contaminator unit that could "poison" the water source. Unusual method in comparison to other games' resource management and tactics.

    The graphics and controls were all great of its age/era.
    I don't remember its sounds and story, but these must have been at least alright if I have such good memories like I do have.

    I bought it at GOG to relive the old memories of the game, but strangely the GOG release did not run properly under Win7 Pro (there was some graphics glitch that made the game impossible to play).
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  4. KrisB.
    Apr 2, 2008
    7
    Well balanced single player campaign caters to noobies to serious RTS strategists, on and offline multi is good, quite a good looking RTS for Well balanced single player campaign caters to noobies to serious RTS strategists, on and offline multi is good, quite a good looking RTS for its time. DR2 loses points however due to slow game speed, more lack of a game speed bar at all, very small unit and build trees. Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2021
    4
    Been a long time since I played this game, but I remember it bored the hell of out me. Played a lot of RTS games too.