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Myth II: Soulblighter

MobyRank MobyScore
Linux
...
3.4
Macintosh
92
4.8
Windows
86
4.0

User Reviews

Real-time tactical strategy at its best! Windows MojoHelperMonkey (39)
A better Myth Windows Terrence Bosky (5235)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Linux 11 3.4
Macintosh 3 4.8
Windows 30 4.0
Combined MobyScore 44 3.9


The Press Says

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100
MacintoshMac Game Gate
I would say that Myth II probably is the game of the year (yeah, we didn't get it until this year here in Sweden). If I didn't have a life, I would probably settle down on a remote island with a T3 line, a G3 and Myth II. This game is just a smash-hit. Even if it contains some bugs and general problems, it's not a big deal. And the shy requirements makes it a good game for you with older computers. So I say: Buy Myth II: Soulblighter NOW, that's an order!
100
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
Myth: The Fallen Lords contributed even more than the venerable Marathon series to Bungie's reputation. Multi-platform, it stretched the boundaries of real-time warplaying games further than Marathon had stretched the boundaries of the first-person shooter - which was quite a stretch. Combining strategy and tactics, adrenaline-pumping action and a compelling story, M:TFL was near perfection.
93
WindowsGameSpot
It would have been easy for Bungie to just leave things alone after Myth: The Fallen Lords. The game was a huge hit, met with critical acclaim at nearly every turn, and continues to be one of the most popular multiplayer games on the Internet. But thankfully for gamers, Bungie went back to the drawing board to craft a bigger, better Myth. Thus was born Myth II: Soulblighter, a game with the untainted heart and soul of its predecessor, along with slicker graphics, better gameplay, enhanced multiplayer options, a vastly improved interface, and a pair of powerful editing tools. Basically, Bungie left no stone unturned in its quest to improve an already solid product. As a result, Myth II is about as good as a computer game can possibly be.
91
WindowsGame Revolution
In the end, whether playing single player or multiplayer, Myth II offers the best real-time strategy experience in the industry. It has everything that made Myth one of the best games of last year, plus a free set of steak knives. Like Star Control 2 and Godfather II, Myth II is simply one of the best sequels ever designed.
90
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
At first I wasn’t convinced that this game was as good as it turned out to be. While in single player I did wish some of the new units had been introduced sooner, the overall experience of Myth II is exhilarating. The smooth and picturesque graphics, mixed with the addictively challenging missions are just two examples of the Bungie ingenuity. They’ve robustly improved just about every single thing, and as a sequel this game is everything it should have been. As a stand-alone game, I can think of few others that surpass it.
90
MacintoshHappyPuppy
From start to finish, Myth II: Soulblighter is a textbook example of how to make a great game. It's not revolutionary the way the original was, but I wasn't expecting that. Myth II is the jewel to Myth's diamond-in-the-rough. It's not a perfect game, but I really had to try to notice faults to find even small ones. Even if you're not a real-time strategy buff, Myth II is definitely a game to appreciate (it's kind of like Titanic that way). And to top it off, Bungie handles its own distribution, which for a company its size is extremely difficult to execute. Hats off to Bungie Software. This game will linger on my hard drive for a long time.
90
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
With an incredible mixture of story and tactics, MYTH: THE FALLEN LORDS raised the bar of strategy gaming considerably and snagged CGW’s 1997 Strategy Game of the Year award to boot. Following such a groundbreaking game is no simple task, but by introducing exciting new game elements, enriching the graphics, and streamlining the interface, MYTH II: SOULBLIGHTER easily meets the high standard set by its predecessor.
90
WindowsGame Over Online
I have been waiting a long time for a game that can completely immerse me into its unique atmosphere and keep me there. The sound, graphics, gameplay and the sheer amount of fun that can be extracted from this game make it in my opinion, one of the best games this year, if not the "Game of the Year". Multiplayer was excellent and I found the tutorial very handy.
90
MacintoshmacHOME
Between the fantastic single-player levels, the immersive strategy, the beautiful 3D graphics, and bungie.net, you can get so engrossed in an entirely mythical world that it becomes your only reality. If you don’t have a life, Myth 2 will suffice.
90
MacintoshMacworld
Bungie has done a marvelous job of enhancing what was already a stellar game. It's a foregone conclusion that fans of the original will buy Myth II: Soulblighter. If you have the slightest interest in real-time strategy games, check it out.
90
MacintoshAll Game Guide
Overall, what we have here is a sequel that takes what made the first game fantastic, tweaked it, added some stuff, and listened to the players who played the original Myth. The result is a fantastic sequel that shows that a sequel can be a lot better than the original while being innovative in its own right. If you have any interest in fantasy warfare, great graphics, fast tactical action, and lots of good violence thrown in for good measure, than you'll love Myth II.
90
MacintoshMacNN
Myth II: Soulblighter is a legendary accomplishment and a step forward for the entire game industry to follow. Bungie has once again blown life into a genre becoming increasingly repetitive, and this is one game that is arguably the most innovative of all time. Myth II is a sure fire winner that will delight players for years to come.
90
WindowsAttack Games
Jag är glad att Bungie gjorde det mindre lyckade Myth 1 med den galna idén att snurra på världen du befinner dig i. Annars hade de aldrig gjort denna suveräna uppföljare. Spelet hade fått en tia i betyg om man ser till nyskapande och utförande, men på grund av den bristfälliga artificiella intelligensen blir det bara en nia. Och för att de vägrar lägga in en kompass.
90
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Bungie не стала изобретать велосипед, а выпустила достойное продолжение своего лучшего произведения. Косметические изменения, новые юниты и оставшийся в неприкосновенности принцип игры заставят всех фанатов не один день просидеть за прохождением сложных миссий, а новички наверняка полюбят вторую часть, даже если и в глаза не видели первую.
90
MacintoshMac Gamer
When you get down to it, Soulblighter is a refinement and extension of Myth. If you played Myth, you'll know whether the sequel is interesting. For those who didn't play Myth, think real-time-strategy. This is not -- in the traditional sense -- a resource management game. While I like network play, I'm interested enough in the solo game that the network problems aren't bothering me too much. I hope they'll have the networking problems I had fixed by the time I finish the campaign, though. I'll give this a cautious thumbs-up, on the expectation that Myth players are interested enough in the solo game and editing tools to wait for the fixes to the net game.
89
WindowsIGN
I highly recommend this game to anyone, even those who have never played a RTS game before. Sure, it's very similar to it's predecessor, but Myth was a great game and Myth II breathes enough new life back into this series to qualify as an incredibly fun game with tons of replayability.
88
WindowsPower Unlimited
De verbeterde en afwisselendere graphics, de nieuwe units en speelomgevingen maar met name de gebruiksvriendelijke interface maken dat Myth 2 sterk uit de hoek komt. Het is natuurlijk niet allemaal bijster origineel, maar waarom een spel radicaal omgooien, wanneer het origineel baanbrekend en geweldig was? Wat mij betreft is Myth 2 gewoon een topper van formaat en dat is geen mythe.
88
WindowsStrategy Gaming Online
The past few years have been quite good to the gaming industry. New technologies have risen that enhance every gamer’s experience. Games have come and gone. But there are a few games who just don’t seem to fade away and hence, become labeled « classics ». I think that Myth II: Soulblighter has what it takes to be this kind of game.
88
WindowsPrivat Computer PC
Myth 2 har mange småændringer hist og pist, og det har resulteret i et langt mere helstøbt produkt end etteren. Myth 2 kan nydes af gamle fans såvel som de "ikke indviede".
87
WindowsGame Over Online
Great fun, especially if you are a fan of the RTS genre. This game gives you the opportunity to be the commander you've always wanted to be, without the hassles of micromanaging SCVs and peons. Good game, excellent graphics (if a bit on the slow side), fun multiplayer, great sound, excellent story-driven missions. All in all, a great game.
87
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
De grafische pracht is zeker met een 3Dfx kaart een streling voor het oog. Je kan zelfs de namen van dorpjes lezen op de wegwijzers die je tijdens het spel tegen het lijf loopt. De seizoenen en landschappen verschillen ook van missie tot missie. Tel daarbij de prachtige filmpjes en storyline en je hebt een topper in huis. Enig minpuntje is dat het roteren en draaien van de camera er soms wel eens kan voor zorgen dat je in de war raakt en troepen uit het oog verliest. Maar dit is dan ook de enige banaliteit waar ik iets over kan zeggen. Binnenhalen die handel!
85
WindowsFreak
משחק ממוצע מינוס, מי שאהב את הראשון, כנראה יאהב את זה. מומלץ בחום בינוני עם רוטב עגבניות וזיתים סוריים.
83
LinuxGamer's Pulse
All in all, Myth 2:Soulblighter for Linux isn’t just a good Linux port - it’s a damn good game, period, once you get past Linux’s 3D hardware quirks. We recommend it heartily to any Linux user looking for a solid RTS game.
80
WindowsPower Play
Soulblighter ist eigentlich nichts anderes als ein Myth-Missionpack. Neue Inseln, neue Abenteuer wie der Volksmund sagt. Aber auch im zweiten Teil amüsieren die fast schon knuddligen Spielfiguren, und wenn so ein paar Ghoule explodieren, kommt es schon mal zum einen oder anderen Spritzer. Daß daraufhin die Körper in einem Sternchenregen vergehen, wirkt eher unfreiwillig komisch. Soulblighter und seine Horden sind auf jeden Fall nichts für Anfänger, ein paar Semester auf der Ritterschule solltet Ihr Euch schon gönnen, damit Eure Truppen nicht den Horden von Untoten und anderen halbverwesten Kreaturen zum Opfer fallen. Naja, so hat man mehr vom Spiel, da ein Level mitunter erst nach einigen Versuchen so richtig zu Siegesglück führen will. Sound und Grafik sind nach wie vor rühmenswert, wenn auch nicht mehr State-Of-The-Art. Nach über einem Jahr reicht es diesbezüglich einfach nicht mehr zum Klassensieger, wohl aber zum Erreichen des Klassenziels: der Käufergunst.
80
WindowsGamesmania
Soulblighter ist ein solider Nachfolger, der die Stärken von Myth konsequent ausbaut, ohne allerdings das Rad neu zu erfinden. Myth II ist schöner geworden, hat noch mehr Atmosphäre und macht nach wie vor eine Menge Spaß. Wer den Vorgänger mochte, kann sorgenfrei zugreifen. Ärgerlich ist lediglich, daß die mit aktuellen 3D-Karten möglichen Auflösungen denkbar schlecht ausgenutzt werden.
80
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Det här är alltså ett spel för strategimästarna snarare än för adrenalinhetsarna, men gillade du ettan så kommer du att älska det här - det är mer och bättre av samma vara förstår du.
80
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
At first glance, Myth II: Soulblighter appears nearly identical to the first game. The gameplay hasn't changed much, apart from the addition of new units and maps. The interface has received a few tweaks (adjusting unit formation and direction are much easier now). The graphics are improved as well with the addition of indigenous life, animated structures, and more frames of animation for the units. Despite the irksome bugs (Bungie claims they are working steadily on a patch), if you enjoyed Myth: The Fallen Lords, you'll enjoy Myth II: Soulblighter. And with the rate at which players are creating new multiplayer maps and variations with Fear and Loathing, the enjoyment should last quite a while.
80
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Finalement, malgré une jouabilité perfectible, Myth 2 tire plutôt bien son épingle du jeu, parmi la multitude de jeux de stratégie temps réel qui sortent en ce moment. Sa petite touche d'originalité, des graphismes 3D magnifiques et une bonne ambiance médiévale, autant d'atouts font de Myth 2 un excellent jeu.
79
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Myth 2 unterscheidet sich vom Vorgänger nur in Details: Es gibt einige hübsche Partikeleffekte, ein paar zusätzliche Einheiten sowie eine neue Kampagne. Außerdem wurde die Physik-Engine ein wenig aufgemöbelt, weshalb Sie Bäume jetzt auch abfackeln können. Alle weiteren Änderungen verschlimmbessern die Steuerung, lassen sich aber wieder abschalten. Die Grafik ist nur noch »gut«; mich stören vor allem die stark gefilterten Nahsicht-Soldaten. Nichtsdestotrotz unterscheidet sich Myth 2 wohltuend von den üblichen C&C-Klonen. Die gut ausgedachten Missionen verlockten mich immer wieder zum Weiterspielen, bis ich schließlich vor Soulblighter selbst stand. Alles in allem ist das Programm empfehlenswert – für harte Myth-Fans, die vergeblich auf eine Addon-CD gewartet haben, oder Echtzeit-Strategen mit Fantasy-Faible.
75
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Noch immer werfen Zwerge ihre Sprengladungen so ungeschickt ins Getümmel, daß mitunter auf einen getöteten Feind drei gleichzeitig außer Gefecht gesetzte eigene Kämpfer kommen. Das Handbuch preist zwar die Realitätsnähe dieses "Friendly Fire", allerdings sollte man angesichts wandelnder Leichen und pyrotechnisch ausgestatteter Zwerge mit solchen Argumenten vorsichtig sein. Die Truppen sind inzwischen folgsamer, jetzt schauen sie dafür oft gelangweilt zu, wenn einer der ihren von Monstern auseinandergenommen wird. Trotzdem, wer mit diesen kleinen Mankos leben kann, wird dank stimmungsvoller Kulissen und der einfachen Bedienung auf seine Kosten kommen und reichlich Spaß haben.