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Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (Windows)

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83
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Description

This is the second part in the Disciples Series from Strategy First. It continues the plot of Disciples - Sacred Lands, ten years after the defeat of the undead hordes.

Although the game may look very similar to the more known Heroes of Might and Magic series due to its turn based game style and its 2D Graphics, Disciples 2 offers some very fine and unique features to make it a game worth looking at.

The game plays at a fixed resolution of 800x600, just like HOMM3. You'll either have the chance to play one of the single scenarios, play the campaign or join a multiplayer-game. A scenario editor is also included in the game package in order to create missions on your own.

The core part of the game is the very well written campaign. Here, the story of Disciples II is told. You'll have to play each faction of the game: The Human Empire, The Mountain Clans, The Undead Hordes and Legion of the Damned. Just like in Blizzard's Starcraft, the story is linked together in the four parts of the campaign - you don't know what happens in the end unless you've played all races.

The game not only focuses on the development of your heroes but also on your other characters. You don't send forth huge armies like in other games of the genre, you control parties similar to typical role-playing games. Each member of your party has special abilities you'll have to use with care in order to remain successful in the game.

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Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Leader (hero) recruitment for the Legion of the Damned
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Race Selection: The Empire - The Human empire focuses on defensive tactics and magic as well as healing capabilities.
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows At the beginning of the first turn, opponents will introduce themselves.

Alternate Titles

  • "圣战群英传II:黑暗预言" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Disciples II: Канун Рагнарека" -- Russian title
  • "Disciples II: Mroczne Proroctwo" -- Polish Title

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User Reviews

Finally a Turned-Based strategy game WORTHY of "replacing" Heroes of Might & Magic Indra is here (19706) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

The Press Says

Game Vortex Feb 18, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Click! Aug, 2002 5.5 out of 6 92
GameZone Feb 21, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Armchair Empire, The Feb 28, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamers' Temple, The Feb 07, 2002 88 out of 100 88
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Jan 25, 2002 B+ 83
GameGenie Feb 25, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamesmania Aug 02, 2002 74 out of 100 74

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Alexander Schaefer (2326) added Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (Windows) on Mar 14, 2002