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Tyrian 2000 (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (21 votes) 3.9

The Press Says

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The DOS Spirit
Hvis du liker Raptor: Call of the Shadows, kommer du til å elske Tyrian 2000. Her er ingenting overlatt til tilfeldigheten, kvalitet ljomer i alle kilobytene og det er vanskelig å ikke bøye seg i støvet. Originalen var genial, og denne finpussede versjonen er endå bedre! Det eneste som mangler er vår erverdige «Golden DOS Spirit»-utmerkelse, og våpengalleriet er fulltallig.
Titul z roku 1995 exceluje zejména ve variabilitě - mezi misemi lze v obchodě nakupovat vybavení a zbraně, neopakují se ani nepřátelé, ani sprity pozadí, potěší i přítomnost příběhu v pozadí celé hlavní kampaně. I grafické zpracování je pak na solidní úrovni, i když nízké rozlišení leckoho možná nepotěší...
The Next Level
The biggest highlights about playing Tyrian 2000 was its retro atmosphere and approach. It reminded me of the era when shooters were abundant; which leaves me wondering 'what happened to the shooter genre?' Though Tyrian 2000 may not entice the common gamer, anyone looking to take a trip down memory lane should certainly give this game a chance.
Electric Games
By today's standards, Tyrian 2000 is way behind the times. The game has added features, but the game wasn't modernized. This still looks just like Epic's DOS game that came out years earlier. While it has been refitted to run under Windows and has some extra features, it is basically still an old DOS game. Had XSIV really wanted to pursue a modernization of this game, it would have been nice to see 800x600 graphics resolution, support for 3D sound, etc. Unfortunately, that isn't the case - this is still the old DOS game with some new features. Bottom Line: The old DOS game Tyrian made to run smoothly under Windows with some new gameplay features added in. It's a fun game, but it's an OLD game.
PC Player (Germany)
Das alles wirkt wie ein Ausflug in die Vergangenheit; aber auch da gab es schon weitaus bessere Ballereien für Ihren PC. Tyrian 2000 hat bestenfalls Nostalgiewert.
Game Revolution
Overall, the game is supremely lacking. Really only aimed at a few, very select gamers who are stuck in the old Aero-Fighter genre of shooters, Tyrian 2000 is just a more complicated version of 1942. This genre has been basically beaten to death; everything that could be done has been done. This time, they didn't even bother to update the graphics. My recommendation: don't bother even looking at the box.