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Age of Sail II (Windows)

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Age of Sail II is the sequel to Age of Sail. As its predecessor the game is set between 1775 and 1820 and focuses on tactical naval combat. The player can either tackle one of the about 100 historic sea battles or one of the six campaigns, mostly about the Napoleonic Wars and the Revolutionary War.

During the battles the player indirectly commands his ships. Tactical decisions range from ship positioning, used ammo and the crew disposition, e.g. some are assigned to repairing the ship and other are assigned to the cannons. The player also can assign ships to groups with different orders. While the game is basically in real-time the player can pause it anytime to give new orders or speed it up.

In comparison to Age of Sail this installment features a 3D engine with a rotatable camera, coastal features and variable weather. There are overall 1200 ships from 11 nations.

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Age of Sail II Windows The fort has cripled this ship.
Age of Sail II Windows The blue area shows how far our cannons can shoot.
Age of Sail II Windows One of the six campaigns available
Age of Sail II Windows Our cannons can seriously damage other ships.

Alternate Titles

  • "航海时代II" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "大航海世紀II" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "Век Парусников II" -- Russian spelling

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GameZone Feb 16, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Gameswelt Feb 19, 2001 79 out of 100 79
IGN Feb 09, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 16, 2001 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Feb 12, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 20, 2001 70 out of 100 70
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 6.3 out of 10 63
Gamekult Feb 26, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Game Over Online Mar 22, 2002 59 out of 100 59
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 59 out of 100 59

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Kasey Chang (3654) added Age of Sail II (Windows) on Feb 02, 2001