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Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (Windows)

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Genre
Perspective
Theme
83
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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 The game options offer a very wide array alternatives to fit your style of play.
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Training camps may cost a heavy purse of gold, but you can pump up your trainees into elite troops in no time!
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Lookout, I've got the BIGGEST demon around! Meet Asteroth and his savage double attack!
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Thankfully in campaign game, the computer opponents are much more pro-active in diplomacy compared to other strategy games.

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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User Reviews

Finally a Turned-Based strategy game WORTHY of "replacing" Heroes of Might & Magic Indra is here (19677) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

The Press Says

Withingames Feb 14, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Game Vortex Feb 18, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Just RPG Mar 25, 2003 92 out of 100 92
Click! Aug, 2002 5.5 out of 6 92
Game Chronicles Apr 08, 2002 9.1 out of 10 91
GameZone Feb 21, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Jan 28, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania Aug 02, 2002 74 out of 100 74
Jeuxvideo.com May 07, 2002 14 out of 20 70

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Alexander Schaefer (2326) added Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (Windows) on Mar 14, 2002