DescriptionPrivateer 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.
- "The Darkening" -- Working title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: "Simon says"
- Gameplay feature: Slavery
- Genre: Simulation - Space trading and combat
- Merchant / Trade-oriented games
- Privateer series
- Theme: Amnesia
- Visual technique / style: Live-action cutscenes
- Wing Commander spin-offs
- Wing Commander universe
|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|
|Gamesmania.de||DOS||1996||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Nov, 1996||84 out of 100||84|
|PC Action||DOS||Mar 18, 1998||2 out of 6||80|
|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||50|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Will editing money make you skip side quests?||1||Kreshna Aryaguna
Aug 15, 2012
TriviaA very strong rumour (read: unproved but very strongly backed) says that in a a post Wing Commander 3 press release Origin had prepared a 3 space-sim lineup on the wake of WC3. Wing Commander 4, Privateer 2, And a little british game already in development called "The Darkening". Subsequently thanks to WC4's humongous budget and the fact that The Darkening already had a working rendering engine and was in Beta. Privateer 2 got scrapped, and the Darkening became what we know now as Privateer 2.
Furthermore, it seems that original promotional material for Privateer 2: The Darkening referred to the game simply as "The Darkening", offering further indications that Erin Roberts' game was christened a sequel to Privateer after it was completed.