V2000

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
69
2.5
Windows
78
2.6
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Description

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.

Screenshots

V2000 Windows The movement of the ship suffers from some inertia (in all directions) so, sometimes the ship can go underwater.
V2000 Windows After some search you can find a nice power up, which gives you an aim sight.
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 After the end of each world this game map appears.

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

PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 1998 83 out of 100 83
NowGamer PlayStation Oct 01, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1998 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 07, 1998 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker Windows Oct, 1998 76 out of 100 76
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
Power Unlimited Windows Nov, 1998 6.9 out of 10 69
Meristation PlayStation Oct 06, 1998 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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 (35860) and Roger Wilco (1099)