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Parkan II (Windows)

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As the pilot of the Parkan, a former anti-pirate patrol cruiser, you are sent 17 years back in time to search for and prevent the reasons for an ongoing catastrophe which threatens the colonised space of the present. Your journey takes you deep into an almost unknown and war-torn region of space, now ruled by several clans of droids - and your only clues are a missing science ship and a strange anomaly found somewhere in that galaxy.

Parkan II is a mixture of space and first person action with a mission-driven and non-linear storyline. The game features several hundreds of solar systems with anything from one to ten individual planets per system, on which the player may land. Depending on the standing with the particular clan owning the planet, the player can trade, get news or missions from the base or even invading and conquering it in an FPS like way. The same applies to many ships you encounter on your travels between the planets.

While most of Parkan II's gameplay is based on action, simulation and roleplaying elements are also included. Your ship's as well as your battle suit's systems and weapons can be upgraded with better equipment and there are various combat drones to help you with fights on the ground or in space. As the interface and controls for your ship and suit are almost the same, the transition between both is almost seamless.

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Parkan II Windows The ship's command bridge
Parkan II Windows Parkan II main menu
Parkan II Windows Drones tearing an enemy cruiser apart
Parkan II Windows Friendly planetary bases allow trading and repairs

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The Press Says

Game Captain Aug 11, 2006 76 out of 100 76
Out Of Eight Jul 10, 2007 6 out of 8 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2007 67 out of 100 67
GBase - The Gamer's Base Aug 14, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
4Players.de Aug 12, 2006 61 out of 100 61
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2006 55 out of 100 55
PC Games (Germany) Aug 28, 2006 53 out of 100 53
eXp.de - Extreme Players Aug 10, 2006 5.1 out of 10 51
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jul 03, 2005 47 out of 100 47
PC Powerplay Aug, 2006 34 out of 100 34

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Zonker (861) added Parkan II (Windows) on Aug 18, 2007