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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 Windows dialog choices
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows intro movie - crash
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows let's make our ship more....lethal
Privateer 2: The Darkening DOS Landing on Crius

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. DOS Zovni (9314)
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 Player (Denmark) DOS 1997 93 out of 100 93
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jan, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Edge DOS Dec 25, 1996 9 out of 10 90
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 Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 84 out of 100 84
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Privat Computer PC DOS 1997 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot DOS Feb 06, 1997 6.8 out of 10 68

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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