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Description

Privateer 2: The Darkening is a follow-up to Wing Commander: Privateer. The player takes control of Ser Lev Arris, who is searching to regain his identity and memory. Like its predecessors, the game combines space combat simulation with exploration and trading. Along the way, the player can trade commodities, go on missions, attack strange mutants, rescue damsels in distress, meet weird characters, and visit unusual planets. It is possible to hire wingmen and cargo ships, as well as upgrade the current ship or buy new ones. Live-action movies advance the story.

Screenshots

Privateer 2: The Darkening DOS Buying a ship
Privateer 2: The Darkening DOS Crius Customs Area
Privateer 2: The Darkening DOS Navigation Map
Privateer 2: The Darkening DOS Flying in space

Alternate Titles

  • "银河私掠者2:黑暗之渊" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "The Darkening" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Not really that bad. It just requires a VERY open mind to enjoy. Zovni (9314) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
William Hurt, Amanda Pays and Clive Owen IN A FREAKIN' GAME!!! Michael McKinlay (5) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Goodish Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
A strange departure from the series, both superior and inferior Vance (98) unrated
A step back regarding game design Mr Creosote (32) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
For you to like this game you have to forget that this is a sequel and treat it as a totaly different product. William Shawn McDonie (1088) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Decent space trade/combat sim with decent FMV mobster_lobster (20) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
A $40 frisbee James Hicks (20) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars
This one was just "different" from Privateer; better in some areas, worse in others. Spectre (120) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Space shooter with a story Baxter (38) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Player (Denmark) 1997 93 out of 100 93
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Edge Dec 25, 1996 9 out of 10 90
PC Gamer UK Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1996 84 out of 100 84
PC Joker Dec, 1996 82 out of 100 82
PC Action Mar 18, 1998 2 out of 6 80
Privat Computer PC 1997 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Feb 06, 1997 6.8 out of 10 68
High Score Mar, 1997 3 out of 5 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Will editing money make you skip side quests? 1 Kreshna Aryaguna
Aug 15, 2012

Trivia

For as much of a new game as it is, there is at least one nod to the original Privateer in the sequel. There's a random mission in which you have to approach and identify a derelict starfighter. Nothing major, but upon contact with the ship you'll see that it's a 3d-rendered version of the Talon, the singlemost common ship in the original Privateer. Look for it in the manual also.

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Raphael (1159) added Privateer 2: The Darkening (DOS) on Nov 02, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Reptil3 (72)