Tribes 2

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Tribes 2 is the sequel to Starsiege: Tribes. Like its predecessor, it is a team-based first-person-shooter designed primarily for online multiplay. While getting kills certainly helps, the player must also achieve the various objectives specified in the scenario, ranging from attack-and-hold objective, to assaults on enemy fortresses, taking enemy flags, and more. Each member must weigh the trade-off between firepower and protection, as well how much ammo to carry. Tribes 2 adds vehicles to the mix, as well as a new race, and larger maps.

Weapons vary from the sniper laser rifle to chain guns to grenade launchers to the massive mortar. Tribes 2 adds three brand new weapons, including melee shock lance, missile launcher (used against the new air vehicles), and ELF gun (drains energy from target).

The game supports multiplayer over Sierra's WON.NET, which was also used for the multiplayer part of Half-Life.


Tribes 2 Windows Incoming missile
Tribes 2 Windows No white light, no tunnel - that's how death looks like
Tribes 2 Windows Intro movie
Tribes 2 Windows Third person view

Alternate Titles

  • "部落2" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Tribes 2: World Domination" -- Working title

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User Reviews

The perfect MMPOG for those who have an offline life. Windows J H (4)
Well, I was wrong. This game tops Tribes 1 in every way possible! Windows JL3001 (20)
Buy this now, or you will regret it! Windows Archagon (102)

Critic Reviews Windows Apr 05, 2001 93 out of 100 93
GameZone Windows Apr 02, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jun, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Windows Jun, 2001 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 06, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Apr 18, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Krawall Gaming Network Windows May 14, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jun, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameGenie Windows 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2001 75 out of 100 75


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1001 Video Games

Tribes 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Free download

As a promotional tool for the upcoming Tribes: Vengeance, both Starsiege: Tribes and Tribes 2 have been released for free download at by Vivendi Universal. The download page for Tribes 2 is here.

Server shutdown

The official Sierra game servers were shut down on 1st November 2008.

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Related Web Sites

  • Planet Tribes (Large site with everything relating to the Tribes series.)
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