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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 (PlayStation 2)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    RAZIEL RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE!

    Raziel emerges from the time portal and returns to different eras of Nosgoth's past in his relentless pursuit of Kain. Confronting the shadows of an unremembered past, he discovers a web of destiny stretching far into Nosgoth's dim, unrecorded history. As his destiny comes full circle, Raziel finds his personal vendetta transformed into a hero's journey, with the fate of Nosgoth hanging in the balance.

    FEATURES
    • Acquire new and improved Soul Reaver weapon enhancements, physical abilities and relics to interact with the environment and unlock the dark secrets of Nosgoth.

    • Devour the souls of new enemies including vampire hunters, vampires, Sarafan warrior-priests and extra-dimensional demons.

    • Immerse yourself in a gothic realm of highly detailed architecture and environments supported with an intriguing storyline, compelling voice-over and no loading times.

    • Bonus DVD features include: detailed history of Nosgoth, soundtracks for both Soul Reaver games, amazing cinematic movies and much more.

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (813) on May 16, 2012.

Back of Case (Germany):

    Raziel sinnt auf Rache!



    Dem Zeitportal entkommen, taucht Raziel in verschiedene Zeitebenen von Nosgoth ein, um sich an Kain zu rächen. In der Vergangenheit entdeckt er düstere Verstrickungen, die sein Land einst ins Verderben führten. Als sich seine Vorsehung erfüllt, erhält Raziel die Macht, den Weg des Schicksals zu verändern. Wird Nosgoth sich aus seinen Ruinen erheben um im alten Glanz zu erstrahlen?

    Besonderheiten
    • Episches Actionspiel mit neuer Engine: hochauflösende 3D-Grafik, phantastische Lichteffekte und gewaltige gotische Architektur nutzen die Innovationen der Playstation 2 voll aus

    • Keine Ladezeiten! Mit der innovativen Data-Streaming-Technologie gibt es in Soul Reaver 2 keine Ladezeiten zwischen den Welten.

    • Riesiges kampfsystem: alle Fähigkeiten aus dem Vorgänger bleiben Raziel erhalten, zusätslich bekommt sein Soul Reaver völlig neue magische Kräfte und Raziel erlernt eine Vielzahl neuer Combos und Ausweichmanöver, um auch die hartnäckigsten Gegner zu besiegen

    • Bonus DVD: Detaillierte Geschichte von Nosgoth, kompletter Soundtrack, Hintergrundstories uvm.

    Contributed by Mobygamesisreanimated (10788) on May 08, 2005.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows:
    "Having a storyline worthy of Anne Rice and sporting some of the most impressive voiceovers, Soul Reaver takes top honors in this department."

    "Hands down these are some of the most sharpest and good-looking visuals I’ve seen for quite sometime. Characters emote so well you’d think you were watching a movie."

    "The new refinements more than make you want to come back for more. The solid story and quality voiceovers also make this title a must play" - Tbreak.com

    "...Soul Reaver 2 does an excellent job of evenly pacing the gameplay and delivering a solid audio and visual performance"

    "Yet another Soul Reaver means yet another solid game. While some aspects of the game could use a bit more work, in the long run the game is definitely superior to predecessor in every way" - GamerWeb

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on May 21, 2004.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows / PlayStation 2:
    "...We believe there are only three words in the entire English language that can accurately represent its glory: sweet, sweet candy." Daily Radar

    "Looking at the wealth of stunning visual effects in this game one can see why. And visual appeal was certainly not all there was to brag about. Some of the levels we viewed employed innovative lighting that tied directly into the puzzle and level design aspects as well." IGN online

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on May 21, 2004.

Atari Australia website - Windows / PlayStation 2:
    DESCRIPTION:
    Soul Reaver 2 picks up where Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver left off, with Raziel having just plunged through the Chronplast time portal in his relentless pursuit of Kain. Over the course of his journey, Raziel must unearth the mysteries of Nosgoth’s ancient races, and expose the machinations behind the corruption of the Pillars, and the vampire genocide. Throughout the game, Raziel acquires numerous new abilities, weapon enhancements and spells, all of which play a crucial role in the completion of his epic adventure.

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Deep storyline involving overlapping quests in a non-linear game world that require exploration and problem-solving
  • More in-depth puzzles and richer puzzle mechanics – more cerebral puzzles requiring exploration and attention to surroundings
  • Seven elemental forges – Dark, Spirit, Light, Fire, Air, Earth and Water – each imbues the Soul Reaver with a new set of mechanics that enable the player to interact with the game environment in new ways
  • Raziel can gain more than 40 new abilities throughout the game
  • Enhancements and additions to the combat system – more weapons and enemies with different types of vulnerabilities, that have to be dispatched in different ways
  • Highly detailed character models – 5-6 times more polygonal detail (Raziel is made up of 3,000 polygons, compared to 500 on the PS1), and high-resolution textures with greater colour depth

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on May 21, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    A STORY BEYOND TIME. AN ADVENTURE BEYOND BELIEF.



    Raziel emerge from the time portal and returns to different eras of Nosgoth's past in his relentless pursuit of Kain. Confronting the shadows of an unremembered past, he discovers a web of destiny stretching far into Nosgoth's dim, unrecorded history. As his destiny comes full circle, Raziel finds his personal vendetta transformed into a hero's journey, with the fate of Nosgoth hanging in the balance.

  • Acquire new and improved Soul Reaver weapon enhancements, physical abilities, and relics to interact with the environment and unlock the dark secrets of Nosgoth.

  • Devour the souls of new enemies including vampire hunters, Sarafan warrior-priests, and extra-dimensional demons.

  • Immerse yourself in a gothic realm of highly detailed architecture and environments supported with an intriguing storyline, compelling voice-over, and no in-game loading times.

  • Enhanced graphics and combat system designed specifically for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69569) on Jan 01, 2003.