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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 Race Selection: The Undead Horde. The Undead Horde specialize in paralyzing opponents and shroud them with death magic.
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows Thankfully in campaign game, the computer opponents are much more pro-active in diplomacy compared to other strategy games.
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows At the beginning of the first turn, opponents will introduce themselves.
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy Windows The game options offer a very wide array alternatives to fit your style of play.

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 (19845) 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
HardGamers Feb 23, 2002 90 out of 100 90
ActionTrip Feb 22, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Armchair Empire, The Feb 28, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpy Jan 30, 2002 87 out of 100 87
GamingExcellence Mar 12, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Jan 25, 2002 B+ 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ESC Magazine Apr 19, 2002 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 14, 2004 11 out of 20 55

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Alexander Schaefer (2318) added Disciples II: Dark Prophecy (Windows) on Mar 14, 2002