"Dark Reign 2 looks far and away better than many other real-time strategy games, and it is in the vanguard of RTS games as far as 3D engines are concerned."

Gamespot Preview, May 2000

In Dark Reign 2's apocalyptic future, an ecologically unstable Earth has fallen under the rule of a repressive world police force, the Jovian Detention Authority. Charged by Earth's elite with protecting their exclusive 'dome' cities, the JDA is locked in an ongoing battle to pacify the masses of urban 'Sprawlers' who dwell in the toxic, irradiated world outside. It is not until the occurrence of a single, catastrophic event, however, that the Sprawlers unite their unconventional technologies and weaponry to engage the JDA in the violent drama of Earth's final chapter. The battle unfolds on land, sea and air, and gamers can take up the cause of either side, fighting through 20 challenging day and night missions.

GAME FEATURES:

Real 3-D Terrain - While competitive RTS games rely on 2-D voxels, sprites or bitmaps, Dark Reign II's full 3-D engine supports multiple levels of elevation, line-of-sight restrictions and spectacular graphic effects. It also utilizes Intel's MRM (multi-resolution mesh) technology, adjusting performance to make full use of your machine's processing power.

Unprecedented Battlefield Control - The game's squad management interface includes special team groupings and team placement to allow unit control from anywhere on the map. The building manager feature allows you to manage the status of your buildings from any location.

New Strategic Options - Dark Reign II's 3-D battlefield delivers different strategic scenarios, including day, night, and day-into-night missions, inner-city battles, extreme weather, and the ability to control vital chokepoints.

Multiplayer Enhancements - Superior multiplayer features include robust Internet play, cooperative play, team play, alliances, map transfer, and a full 3-D map editor. Instant replay mode allows you to review past battles from any angle and even trade replays over the Internet.

Six Spectacular Playing Environments - Lush 3D worlds with snow-capped mountains, steamy jungles with vine-strewn trees and towering waterfalls, dry, rocky deserts, dripping, subterranean caverns, sprawling urban slums, and majestic, utopian dome cities.

Movies and Cineractives - Dark Reign 2 will include dozens of movies and cineractives that carry you through the story and from mission to mission to the stirring climax of the conflict.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
233 MH, 32 MB RAM, Windows 95/98, 3D hardware acceleration required

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE:
$49.95

AVAILABILITY:
Summer, 2000

             

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