Over a hundred years have passed since the events described in Blood
. CABAL, the cult dedicated to the worship of the Dark God Tchernobog, has turned into a huge corporation that calls itself "CabalCo", controlling much of what is happening in the dark, futuristic city. The undead gunslinger Caleb awakens from his slumber and continues his relentless pursuit for revenge. The company CEO, an ambitious man named Gideon, will stop at nothing in order to attain the kind of power CABAL was wielding before. But in order to fulfill his plans, he must get rid of Caleb first.
Like its predecessor, Blood II
is a first-person shooter with a horror theme. The game uses the LithTech engine. There is a vast variety of weapons as well as a greater number of different enemies than the previous game. The levels themselves are rather diverse as well: In the first chapter alone, the protagonist travels from an ornate museum to a huge science facility, alleys of an ominous city street, and a futuristic flying machine. The game features a dark techno soundtrack. The player may choose to play as Caleb's companions that appeared in the first game; however, cutscenes are displayed only if the player selects Caleb.
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The Press Says
||Aug 13, 2001
||8.8 out of 10
||Feb 04, 1999
||84 out of 100
|Game Over Online
||Nov 27, 1998
||81 out of 100
||Nov 22, 1998
||8 out of 10
|FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
||May 04, 2002
||79 out of 100
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)
||Nov 29, 1998
||75 out of 100
||Dec 04, 1998
||7.4 out of 10
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
||Nov 15, 1998
|Svenska PC Gamer
||69 out of 100
||May 25, 1999
||60 out of 100
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The final credits scroll of the first release contained anti-credits that made fun of people the Monolith staff didn't like. GT Interactive made them remove this in later releases and they are were also cut out by the first patch (which is pretty much required to get the game to run correctly).
On November 30, 1999, Blood II: The Chosen
was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. More information about what this means can be found in the
Blood II: The Chosen
contains a lot of generic and cliche'd FPS elements, and the designers are self-consciously aware of this, including jokes such as a mission briefing that tells you to "push some buttons and kill some things" (that's really what it says, word for word), and a huge glowing sign advertising "Silver Key Industries."
Open Source release
As of 2005, Blood II: The Chosen
is open source and its full code can be downloaded from the Blood 2 homepage.
There is a secret room in one of the levels parodying Unreal
. It has a picture of a leaping Skaarj Warrior on the wall and the inscription: "I [heart] Skaarj".Information also contributed by
Mickey Gabel and