Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996)

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Ser Lev Arris wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and where he is coming from. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen 10 or more years ago because ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Kane
Assassin #3
Melissa Banks
Canera Captain
Uncle Kashumai
John Rowe ...
Alberto Fossa
Jonathan Chesterman ...
Angus Santana
Auntie Maria Gabriel
Ade Sapara ...
Assassin #1
Fairmang Singhateh ...
Assassin #2
Su Lin Looi ...
Assassin #4


Ser Lev Arris wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and where he is coming from. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen 10 or more years ago because he had a disease which was not curable then and that his starship crashed shortly before arriving at Crius star port. As he recovers in the hospital still without any memory he is hijacked by two men in dark uniforms and put in a starship where he looses consciousness. When he wakes up again, he finds himself to be on the planet Hermes. An adventure to find out about his roots begins... Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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[Lev Arris goes aboard the Kindred flagship and comes face-to-face with his brother, a hideously disfigured man dragging along some kind of pumping organ on a long, veiny tail]
Kronos: You! You look... you look the same. How I hated that face. And how I loved my own.
Lev Arris: Well it's just as well you're so well adjusted, Sar, otherwise that could have driven you a little crazy. You look like shit, by the way.
Kronos: Shit? Shit? Still the same old smug Vell, eh? Well, your face might be new, but that's the only thing ...
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a good-looking fun space trader
2 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

privateer 2 is a dang good game, and definitely a worthy addition to any wing commander or space sim fan's collection. However, it is a bit too easy, and sometimes the dogfights can get a little boring.

Then again, after you have finished the main game you can continue playing on as long as you like. There are some fine actors involved and although some of the video is quite long and annoying, there are some great effects.

It isn't another wing commander game, but it is nonetheless fun and similar in many ways. So if you see it on the discount shelf of your local video game shop, snap it up and you should be pleasantly surprised.

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