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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
85
3.9
Windows
81
3.9
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Description

Following the events in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Raziel discovers a way back through time and encounters one of the Circle of the Nine, Mobius the timestreamer. Mobius urges Raziel to continue his quest for revenge and destroy the vampire lord Kain. Raziel reluctantly agrees and heads off to discover the knowledge and weapons that will allow him to achieve his goal.

Soul Reaver 2 is a third-person action game with puzzle-solving and some platforming elements, similar to the previous installment. The game world is viewed from behind Raziel's shoulder; the player can move him in any direction, climb, attack, swim, jump and use specific abilities. Raziel retains his special moves from the previous game, which include gripping onto the sides of ledges, climbing walls, and gliding downwards with his torn wings. Like in the predecessor, Raziel can travel between the material world and the spectral realm at will, gaining access to new areas by exploiting distortions that existing between the mirrored worlds. As before, he must drain the souls of his enemies to prolong his existence in the material realm.

Raziel no longer gains abilities from absorbing great souls and instead must imbue his Soul Reaver weapon by activating certain elemental temples. Once activated, various "elemental fonts" can be used to charge the Soul Reaver to specific attributes. Raziel can arm himself with a variety of other weapons including daggers, swords, axes, spears as well as the Soul Reaver and bare-handed claws.

Unlike the previous game, Soul Reaver 2 is linear and follows specific paths through different areas. Raziel cannot return to certain areas once he has left them behind. The game features diverse puzzles, often involving blocks or manipulation of different devices. One common theme is "light puzzles" where Raziel must reflect light, using mirrored objects, so that they touch switches or objects which require activation.

Screenshots

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 Windows The savepoints of Blood Omen are back, with a whole new colour.
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 Windows The Soul Reaver is ready for play.
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 Windows This is the material realm...
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 Windows What? Two enemies?

Alternate Titles

  • "ソウルリーバー2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Linear, but still good fun to play! PlayStation 2 Reborn_Demon (124)
Dramatically improves upon the original, but loses quite a bit in the way... Windows Zovni (9366)
Continue Raziel's journey into the deep secrets of Nosgoth's history... when perfection gets even better. Windows Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
An amazing piece of game with stunning graphics... Windows Eldarwen Taralom (3)
A narrow, one way alley, but it's great to play and there are no block puzzles! Windows munchner (11)

The Press Says

UOL Jogos Windows Dec 09, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone PlayStation 2 Nov 08, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamers.at PlayStation 2 Dec 30, 2001 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2001 17 out of 20 85
PC Zone Benelux Windows Feb, 2002 82 out of 100 82
PSM PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 B 75
Just Adventure Windows Jan, 2002 B- 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Best writing...ever? 3 Donatello (384)
Jan 05, 2014

Trivia

When Raziel enters the 'full circle' room for the first time (the room with the snake on the ground), in Moebius' crusade era, there are paintings on the wall depicting the Sarafan warriors and a statue of Raziel himself. Well, if you look at Rahab's picture, you'll see a couple of seahorses carved in his armor. Funny thing, since Rahab will be the first vampire with the ability to swim in the first Soul Reaver...

I've been staring at the other paintings to see if I could find anything interesting but no luck.

Dumah is depicted with some blue vampiric demon stalking behind him, but I ignore if it's supposed to mean anything. Also, at some point I thought I saw some spider-ish design on Zephon's armor, but I might've been too tired by that time, as I didn't see it the second time I looked...

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