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Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (Windows)

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Description

This is the second part in the Disciples Series from Strategy First. It continues the plot of Disciples - Sacred Lands, ten years after the defeat of the undead hordes.

Although the game may look very similar to the more known Heroes of Might and Magic series due to its turn based game style and its 2D Graphics, Disciples 2 offers some very fine and unique features to make it a game worth looking at.

The game plays at a fixed resolution of 800x600, just like HOMM3. You'll either have the chance to play one of the single scenarios, play the campaign or join a multiplayer-game. A scenario editor is also included in the game package in order to create missions on your own.

The core part of the game is the very well written campaign. Here, the story of Disciples II is told. You'll have to play each faction of the game: The Human Empire, The Mountain Clans, The Undead Hordes and Legion of the Damned. Just like in Blizzard's Starcraft, the story is linked together in the four parts of the campaign - you don't know what happens in the end unless you've played all races.

The game not only focuses on the development of your heroes but also on your other characters. You don't send forth huge armies like in other games of the genre, you control parties similar to typical role-playing games. Each member of your party has special abilities you'll have to use with care in order to remain successful in the game.

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Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Thankfully in campaign game, the computer opponents are much more pro-active in diplomacy compared to other strategy games.
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Dragons are very efficient in hunting for food (in this case my troops), since they roast their prey before they catch it!
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Race Selection: Legions of the Damned. The demons focus on greater direct damage in combat as well as spells. Their ways are through deceit and illusion to confuse enemies.
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Main Menu

Alternate Titles

  • "圣战群英传II:黑暗预言" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Disciples II: Канун Рагнарека" -- Russian title
  • "Disciples II: Mroczne Proroctwo" -- Polish Title

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Finally a Turned-Based strategy game WORTHY of "replacing" Heroes of Might & Magic Indra is here (19822) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

The Press Says

Withingames Feb 14, 2002 5 out of 5 100
ActionTrip Feb 22, 2002 90 out of 100 90
IGN Jan 28, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Jan 25, 2002 B+ 83
ESC Magazine Apr 19, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Stratos Group Apr 07, 2002 3.8 out of 5 76
Game Watcher Nov 11, 2003 7.3 out of 10 73
PC Zone Benelux Mar, 2002 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Feb 06, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com May 07, 2002 14 out of 20 70

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Alexander Schaefer (2319) added Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (Windows) on Mar 14, 2002