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Tribes 2 (Windows)

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Description

Tribes 2 is the sequel to Starsiege: Tribes. Like its predecessor, it is a team-based first-person-shooter designed primarily for online multiplay. While getting kills certainly helps, the player must also achieve the various objectives specified in the scenario, ranging from attack-and-hold objective, to assaults on enemy fortresses, taking enemy flags, and more. Each member must weigh the trade-off between firepower and protection, as well how much ammo to carry. Tribes 2 adds vehicles to the mix, as well as a new race, and larger maps.

Weapons vary from the sniper laser rifle to chain guns to grenade launchers to the massive mortar. Tribes 2 adds three brand new weapons, including melee shock lance, missile launcher (used against the new air vehicles), and ELF gun (drains energy from target).

The game supports multiplayer over Sierra's WON.NET, which was also used for the multiplayer part of Half-Life.

Screenshots

Tribes 2 Windows No white light, no tunnel - that's how death looks like
Tribes 2 Windows Incoming missile
Tribes 2 Windows Dead team member
Tribes 2 Windows This was my first time when I saw a cancel button during loading

Alternate Titles

  • "部落2" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Tribes 2: World Domination" -- Working title

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User Reviews

The perfect MMPOG for those who have an offline life. J H (4) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Well, I was wrong. This game tops Tribes 1 in every way possible! JL3001 (20) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Buy this now, or you will regret it! Archagon (103) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

Peliplaneetta.net Apr 05, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Gamer's Pulse Apr 13, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Gamezilla Apr 16, 2001 90 out of 100 90
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2001 84 out of 100 84
GameGenie 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Gameplanet Apr 23, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Super Play Jun, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Tribes 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Free download

As a promotional tool for the upcoming Tribes: Vengeance, both Starsiege: Tribes and Tribes 2 have been released for free download at FilePlanet.com by Vivendi Universal. The download page for Tribes 2 is here.

Server shutdown

The official Sierra game servers were shut down on 1st November 2008.

Information also contributed by Sciere

Related Web Sites

  • Planet Tribes (Large site with everything relating to the Tribes series.)
Erwin Bergervoet (302) added Tribes 2 (Windows) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8740)