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V2000 (Windows)

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V2000 is a 3D space shooter based on the '80s game Virus.

Aliens are using a virus to corrupt and possess many creatures from different worlds by opening up links between the worlds they are trying to conquer. From many of these links emerged the hives.

The usual mission objectives in the game are to destroy the mutated creatures and the hives, rescue local inhabitants, while "beaming up" weapon upgrades along the way. Players are then awarded "trophies" for each world saved or if it is saved quickly. These trophies allow the player to receive new ships.


V2000 Windows After some search you can find a nice power up, which gives you an aim sight.
V2000 Windows When the ship takes too much damage it gets smoky like this.
V2000 Windows We can change the resolution up to 1024x768 and enable 3D acceleration (however it runs sluggish [!] on modern hardware, better go for software mode)
V2000 Windows The player's machine has two flying modes, aircraft like and hovercraft. (in the picture, aircraft mode)

Alternate Titles

  • "Virus 2000" -- Common title

User Reviews

Only for the fanatics of the genre. C3R14L.K1L4 (1225) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars
Hard as steel Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated

The Press Says

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Attack Games Dec, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Oct, 1998 79 out of 100 79
PC Games (Germany) Oct 07, 1998 78 out of 100 78
Gamesmania 1998 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1998 74 out of 100 74
Power Unlimited Nov, 1998 6.9 out of 10 69


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The original 80s version originated as a hardware demo game called 'Lander' written to promote the capabilities of the Acorn Archimedes computer by David Braben. However, the full released game was called Zarch on that system, and Virus on the Amiga and Atari ST.
Roger Wilco (1105) added V2000 (Windows) on Jun 04, 2002
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (35030)