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SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars [European]- IBM PC Compatible

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the gameplay and action. The graphics and story are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the AI and multi player mode.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars [European]- IBM PC Compatible is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars [European]- IBM PC Compatible

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars [European]- IBM PC Compatible from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other PC Games on Amazon.com.

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50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Spellforce 2

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SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars (PC)

 

2004's SpellForce: The Order of the Dawn was a potent blend of real-time strategy and role-playing that was hampered a bit by some lackluster pathfinding and control issues. Now, the series returns with SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars, and developer Phenomic...

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SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm Preview

 

Only a Dragon Storm can overcome this menace.

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SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars

 

When it debuted in 2004, the original SpellForce: Order of the Dawn presented itself as a mixed-bag game, combining elements of RPGs into a somewhat standard, if a bit streamlined, RTS environment. The mix sat well with dedicated RTS fans, though some...

Much better blend of RPG and RTS elements ; Solid, deep storyline this time out ; Great single-player, offline mission to play through ; Not as buggy in terms of getting troops to take smart routes from point A to point B

Online mode feels tacked-on and not very deeply developed ; The voice acting and music don't add much

Still an eye-candy title, SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars earns kudos for delivering a better blend of the two genres it draws from, RTS and RPG. This one has a better story that makes playing through it worth the time investment.

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Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars Review

 

I remember a day when a game's genre was its genre. Things didn't mix – an action game was just an action game, for example. You didn't have one of the many half-assed attempts at putting together two genres that shouldn't ever mix. Sure, some were...

Overall, Spellforce 2 is slightly above average. It take two portions of a game that wouldn’t succeed on their own and combines them into a package that proves to be fun with a large amount of gameplay. If you’re looking for RPG or RTS innovation,...

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SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars

 

A dash of role-playing sprinkled with real-time strategy is a recipe for success in SpellForce 2 - Shadow Wars.

Effective blend of RTS and RPG gameplay; tons of content; awesome co-op free mode

Predictable AI; poor sound; lacks formations for large armies

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SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars

 

In the spirit of action-RPGs such as Diablo and Dungeon Siege (and the original SpellForce: The Order of the Dawn), SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars offers fantastic landscapes to explore, monsters to defeat, and character skills to acquire. In the role of the g

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SpellForce 2 - Faith in Destiny Scenario 3: The Last Stand

 

For the first time in SpellForce, you play not as the hero to tell his story, but rather as one of the NPCs. The stories of the scenarios are set before Faith in Destiny and are briefly mentioned there. The scenarios pick up these discussions of their...

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SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars

 

A heady cocktail of RPG story and RTS thrills, mixed by barmaids in chainmail bikinis. Luscious!

Nice balance between RPG questing & RTS action ; Astoundingly good unit pathfinding

Some dodgy voice acting ; Plot veers dangerously towards cliche at times

If the game has any major flaws at all, it's that whilst the two halves of the game, RTS and RPG, mesh together brilliantly, if you take either of those elements in isolation, they're perhaps a little on the lightweight side. Fortunately, the game does...

Product Specifications

The most beautiful, perfect and deadly of the Dark Races - the Dark Elves - are in league with the mysterious Shadows and are threatening to overrun the realms of all the races. Fighting against the sinister "Pact", players take on the role of the Avatar who was born from the blood of the last dragon and haunted by a dark secret. The Avatar must reforge old alliances in order to face the invasion and save the world of Eo - but the true battle is waged within his soul.

Game

Context:Fantasy
Elements:Role playing game (RPG) - action RPG / Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
Online Play: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Aspyr Media
Model:2: Shadow Wars
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Spellforce

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:CD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - role playing game (RPG) / Games - strategy / tactics / wargame

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP
Platform:Windows