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Privateer 2: The Darkening (Windows)

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Description

Privateer 2: The Darkening is a follow-up to Wing Commander: Privateer. The player takes control of Ser Lev Arris, who is searching to regain his identity and memory. Like its predecessors, the game combines space combat simulation with exploration and trading. Along the way, the player can trade commodities, go on missions, attack strange mutants, rescue damsels in distress, meet weird characters, and visit unusual planets. It is possible to hire wingmen and cargo ships, as well as upgrade the current ship or buy new ones. Live-action movies advance the story.

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Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows intro movie - nice cast
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows intro movie - crash
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows talking to NPC
Privateer 2: The Darkening Windows browsing database 2

Alternate Titles

  • "The Darkening" -- Working title

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The Press Says

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
Gamezilla Oct 06, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 04, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

A very strong rumour (read: unproved but very strongly backed) says that in a a post Wing Commander 3 press release Origin had prepared a 3 space-sim lineup on the wake of WC3. Wing Commander 4, Privateer 2, And a little british game already in development called "The Darkening". Subsequently thanks to WC4's humongous budget and the fact that The Darkening already had a working rendering engine and was in Beta. Privateer 2 got scrapped, and the Darkening became what we know now as Privateer 2.

Furthermore, it seems that original promotional material for Privateer 2: The Darkening referred to the game simply as "The Darkening", offering further indications that Erin Roberts' game was christened a sequel to Privateer after it was completed.

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Reptil3 (82) added Privateer 2: The Darkening (Windows) on Oct 10, 2003
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