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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 After some scouting, we find the first "easy" bugs. When the aim sight is over them it turns red. Fire!
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 These bugs are our enemies, so, shoot on sight!
V2000 Windows Ooops, I don't think its damaged, but a lot worse!

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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 Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 1998 83 out of 100 83
NowGamer PlayStation Oct 01, 1998 8.2 out of 10 82
Attack Games Windows Dec, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Windows Oct, 1998 79 out of 100 79
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 07, 1998 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker Windows Oct, 1998 76 out of 100 76
Video Games PlayStation Oct, 1998 74 out of 100 74
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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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.
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