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Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996)

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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Diane Duane, Nick Elms (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Lev Arris
John Hurt ... Joe Kane
Jürgen Prochnow ... Xavier Shondi
David Warner ... Rhinehart
Amanda Pays ... Assassin #3
Mathilda May ... Melissa Banks
David McCallum ... Canera Captain
Brian Blessed ... Uncle Kashumai
Christopher Walken ... David Hassan
John Rowe ... Alberto Fossa
Jonathan Chesterman Jonathan Chesterman ... Angus Santana
Mary Tamm ... Auntie Maria Gabriel
Ade Sapara ... Assassin #1
Fairmang Singhateh Fairmang Singhateh ... Assassin #2
Su Lin Looi Su Lin Looi ... Assassin #4
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Origin Systems Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Unlike Origin's other space flight simulation games, the cockpit communication screen shows only still images rather than videos when the other pilots speak to the player. Some of these images are photoshopped to make the pilots look like mutants, or, with Kindred pilots, blurred to hide their faces. See more »

Quotes

Xavier Shondi: I hear you've got yourself a ship.
Lev Arris: You must have good ears.
Xavier Shondi: Got a little time on your hands?
Lev Arris: Who's asking?
Xavier Shondi: Xavier Shondi, with an X.
Lev Arris: Lev Arris, with a Y.
Xavier Shondi: Y?
Lev Arris: Why do you want me and my ship?
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Follows Privateer (1993) See more »

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Very good space flight/action thriller for PC
23 June 2002 | by CitrusBlastSee all my reviews

Even though the game is 6 years old, it's gameplay is on par with (or even above) some more recent space games. As Lev Arris, you awake in a hospital, with amnesia, and you must pilot your way around a Tri-system of planets, space stations, pirates, babes and bozos in search of anything that will lead you to a clue about your past. The game is native to DOS, however, there is a Deluxe version native to Windows, though I would gladly give up the availability of Windows XP for good ol'fasioned Win98 to play Privateer 2. All in all, I give this game a 9.5 out of 10, but since I can't choose.5's, I'll just give a good hardy 10/10.


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