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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 Most of the scenery is covered by water, and there is the usual fog to hide the rest of the map.
V2000 Windows In the second level the player must prevent the creatures from kidnapping the people (within the given time).
V2000 Windows When you start a new game you are presented with the game's history
V2000 Windows After destroying the creatures and their hive the world is safe, so we go down the hole to the second world.

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 (1113) added V2000 (Windows) on Jun 04, 2002
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (33730)