Review: Privateer 2 The Darkening (PC, GOG version)

Posted: October 9, 2013 in Games, Simulation
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1996’s Privateer 2 was a great game. That’s no longer the case. Time hasn’t been kind to this strange, wonderful hybrid of big-budget film and space-flight simulator. The movies are fuzzy, the combat basic, the graphics dated. Nevertheless, it still has bags of atmosphere and it’s still a well-crafted game. There’s plenty to do – expect your campaign to include missions, trading, piracy and bounty-hunting – but it’s the star-studded FMV segments that take centre stage. This release has a few glitches, and you’ll need to apply a fan-patch to get it working properly, but patient gamers will find that Privateer 2 is a game that’s worth rescuing from cryosleep. 3/5


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