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V2000 is a 3D space shooter based on the '80s game Virus.

Aliens are using a virus to corrupt and possess many creatures from different worlds by opening up links between the worlds they are trying to conquer. From many of these links emerged the hives.

The usual mission objectives in the game are to destroy the mutated creatures and the hives, rescue local inhabitants, while "beaming up" weapon upgrades along the way. Players are then awarded "trophies" for each world saved or if it is saved quickly. These trophies allow the player to receive new ships.


V2000 Windows And here comes the saviour! In every map the player starts at his home base.
V2000 Windows This is the first level's hive. Its usually protected by three creatures. Only after their death the player is allowed to destroy the hive.
V2000 Windows After destroying the creatures and their hive the world is safe, so we go down the hole to the second world.
V2000 Windows The movement of the ship suffers from some inertia (in all directions) so, sometimes the ship can go underwater.

Alternate Titles

  • "Virus 2000" -- Common title

User Reviews

Only for the fanatics of the genre. Windows C3R14L.K1L4 (1225)
Hard as steel Windows Ashley Pomeroy (233)

Critic Reviews

NowGamer PlayStation Oct 01, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
Attack Games Windows Dec, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Windows Oct, 1998 79 out of 100 79
Gamesmania.de Windows 1998 75 out of 100 75
Video Games PlayStation Oct, 1998 74 out of 100 74
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 1998 74 out of 100 74
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Oct, 1998 73 out of 100 73
Power Unlimited PlayStation Nov, 1998 7.1 out of 10 71
Meristation PlayStation Oct 06, 1998 4 out of 10 40


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The original 80s version originated as a hardware demo game called 'Lander' written to promote the capabilities of the Acorn Archimedes computer by David Braben. However, the full released game was called Zarch on that system, and Virus on the Amiga and Atari ST.
Contributed to by POMAH (36361) and Roger Wilco (1098)