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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.


Tribes 2 Windows Killed a first enemy
Tribes 2 Windows Dead team member
Tribes 2 Windows This was my first time when I saw a cancel button during loading
Tribes 2 Windows Creating new warrior

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Alternate Titles

  • "部落2" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Tribes 2: World Domination" -- Working title

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User Reviews

The perfect MMPOG for those who have an offline life. Windows J H (4)
Well, I was wrong. This game tops Tribes 1 in every way possible! Windows JL3001 (20)
Buy this now, or you will regret it! Windows Archagon (113)

Critic Reviews Windows Apr 05, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 05, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jun, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Windows Apr 05, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Gry OnLine Windows May 04, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
games xtreme Windows May 15, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85 PC Gaming Windows Jul 09, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Windows Apr 03, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 2001 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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 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.

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