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Arris wakes up in a hospital after surviving the crash of the spaceship Canera. He can't remember who he is or what he was doing on the ship, when a group of assassins break in and try to kill him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clive Owen ... Lev Arris
John Hurt ... Joe Kane
Jürgen Prochnow ... Xavier Shondi (as Jurgen Prochnow)
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 (Clive Owen) wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and from where he is coming. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen ten 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 loses 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

Release Date:

20 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Privateer 2: The Darkening See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Origin Systems Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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The game's Creator and Director was Erin Roberts, younger brother of Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander franchise. This game is the sequel to "Wing Commander: Privateer", which was directed by Chris Roberts. See more »

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In the public records, the entries for the minor planets each have the wrong background as their photo (except for Petra). See more »

Quotes

[Lev confronts his brother, a hideously deformed man]
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 that is. You're history, the firm's done quite nicely without you.
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Interesting engine, poor streaming video
15 December 1999 | by chvideoSee all my reviews

The first time I heard of this game the title was only 'The Darkening' and the preview of it interested me. When it got the Privateer label I thought it would be even better, but I was confused because the preview described a game that took place in a different universe than that of the Wing Commander series, which is where the first game is set.

Regardless, this game has an interesting and stylish flight engine which I thought was really cool--except the fact that you can't hyper-jump when enemies are around, forcing you to fight them (very annoying). Not to mention some of the cool landing cutscenes and interesting computer interfaces in port.

However, the video scenes are pretty bad and have poorly mixed audio--half the time I couldn't understand what anyone was saying.


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