Privateer 2: The Darkening

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
DOS
81
3.9
Windows
...
3.6
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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 Crius Hospital
Privateer 2: The Darkening DOS Flying in space
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows intro movie - nice cast
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows planet locations

Alternate Titles

  • "The Darkening" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Not really that bad. It just requires a VERY open mind to enjoy. DOS Zovni (9321)
William Hurt, Amanda Pays and Clive Owen IN A FREAKIN' GAME!!! DOS Michael McKinlay (5)
Goodish DOS Ashley Pomeroy (233)
A strange departure from the series, both superior and inferior DOS Vance (98)
A step back regarding game design DOS Mr Creosote (32)
For you to like this game you have to forget that this is a sequel and treat it as a totaly different product. DOS William Shawn McDonie (1088)
Decent space trade/combat sim with decent FMV DOS mobster_lobster (20)
A $40 frisbee DOS James Hicks (20)
This one was just "different" from Privateer; better in some areas, worse in others. DOS Spectre (120)
Space shooter with a story DOS Baxter (38)

Critic Reviews

PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jan, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Gamezilla Windows Oct 06, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Power Play DOS Nov, 1996 86 out of 100 86
PC Gamer UK DOS Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania.de DOS 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Action DOS Mar 18, 1998 2 out of 6 80
Privat Computer PC DOS 1997 77 out of 100 77
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Apr 04, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
High Score DOS 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

Origin also released a Deluxe Edition for Privateer 2, and it contained, besides all the regular edition items, a large-sized poster of the cover picture and a military-style badge (to sew on a jacket, i.e.). It is somewhat rare and sought after.

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