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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 Tutorial level
Tribes 2 Windows Killed a first enemy
Tribes 2 Windows Dead team member
Tribes 2 Windows Incoming missile

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

Game Over Online Apr 29, 2001 95 out of 100 95
GameZone Apr 02, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
PC Gamer 2001 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) May 06, 2001 85 out of 100 85
games xtreme May 15, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Action Apr 05, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 26, 2001 8 out of 10 80
2404.org PC Gaming Jul 09, 2002 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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
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