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 Buying a ship
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows intro movie
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows intro movie - nice cast
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows intro movie - nice cast 2

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 (9329)
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 (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jan, 1997 92 out of 100 92
Edge DOS Dec 25, 1996 9 out of 10 90
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
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Apr 04, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot DOS Feb 06, 1997 6.8 out of 10 68
High Score DOS Mar, 1997 3 out of 5 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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