Dark Reign 2

Moby ID: 2270

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The sequel to Dark Reign: The Future of War comes in real 3D, which is not the only new feature in this title. Gameplay is still the same like it used to be some years ago - just another RTS from that point of view. Music is dynamic and changes when it comes to a battle. Between the missions are short rendered clips. The coordination of the units is easy, and the terrains are unique in this game.


  • 黑暗王朝2 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Average score: 82% (based on 29 ratings)


Average score: 2.7 out of 5 (based on 15 ratings with 2 reviews)

Not what it could have been.

The Good
It had decent music. The swooping 3-D could be kind of cool.

The Bad
It was too trendy. Activision tried to update their extremely good, if overshadowed original and flopped. This game just paled compared to the original. The 3-D view would never allow you to get back far enough to see everything around you. The story line wasn't much either.

The Bottom Line
Even if you liked the original, I would say pass on this one. There are too many better titles out there. (Ouch, I payed $40 bucks for this game).

Windows · by Jeff Watts (18) · 2001

Good core mechanics, bad 3d controls

The Good
This game continues the LOS tactical gameplay from the original. Music was interesting. The 3d maps fit very well with the LOS tactical gameplay (unlike Dark Reign 1's 2d game engine mimicking elevation).

It has boats!

The Bad
The camera ruins the game. Unless you mod the game, you go nuts adjusting the camera when you want to be dealing with the game. The minimap would SPIN around which was frusteratingly confusing.

The game moves way too slow. The unique unit ai seems to be missing. The graphics are still bad because I cannot associate with some blue flying cylinder that is supposed to be a 'air plane'.

This game is also way too green.

The Bottom Line
This game had lots of potential. It is fun in multiplayer but be sure to get the mods that fixes the camera.

(I notice that with the pricing, Dark Reign 2 is cheaper than Dark Reign 1. That should tell you something!)

Windows · by Jonathan Hollas (24) · 2005


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

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Game added by DaHero.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Sciere, Patrick Bregger.

Game added August 31st, 2000. Last modified October 15th, 2023.