||(Win95/98/2000/Me/NT) (Retail) (TRIBES2PR)
The Ultimate Team-Based Action
Experience Awaits You...
Building upon the award-winning Starsiege Tribes, Tribes 2
inserts you into breathtaking worlds where brainpower and teamwork are the only
true keys to survival. Join an existing Tribe, start one of your own, or enlist
in a new race added for Tribes 2: the BioDerm Horde. With unprecedented
innovations in teamplay and tactical warfare, Tribes 2 summons your intellect
and gaming prowess in unimaginable ways.
Take arms and fight alongside more than 60 others (either
human or AI teammates) with all-new weapons, missions, gametypes and vehicles
via the Internet or over a Local Area Network (LAN). Or choose to play
single-player campaign and training missions designed specifically to ease
gamers into action.
A completely new graphics engine adds tremendous depth and
unparalleled replayability to Tribes 2. Players can also generate their own
sophisticated maps "on-the-fly" using a revolutionary terrain editor embedded
within the game. Further, community-building innovations found in Tribes 2 will
drastically simplify recruiting, building and communicating with your tribe.
The Tribes of Man face a new threat: The BioDerm Horde.
Genetically engineered as a slave race, The Horde is driving toward the heart
of the Empire in an explosive frenzy of rage and violence. Humanity must
Team Combat on an Epic
Multiple Game Types: Favorites like Capture the Flag welcome
new additions like Flag Hunters, Rabbit, Siege, and more. Translation: Huge
variety. Huge replayability.
Vertical Mayhem: Use the jets to soar over canyons, lava, and
mountains, and even propel yourself while underwater. In battle, go vertical to
dodge enemy fire and deliver carnage from above.
Weapons: Several new weapons, including the Shocklance and the
Missile Launcher, complement a revamped and potent arsenal of sniper rifles,
mines and grenades.
Terrain Editors: Build your own sophisticated maps in minutes
with a robust `Point & Click' Terrain Editor. Alter terrain formations
(including composition and height), structures, water levels, and weather.
Communications Features: Tribesplayers unite with fully
integrated communication features. Email your tribe members. Create and view
tribe and player Web pages, Tribes 2 news, forums, and more. And in-game voice
communications mean less typing and better coordination.
Single Player Gameplay: Tribes 2 provides an authentic
multiplayer experience offline. Compete alongside and against
computer-controlled `bots' on several battle maps or through an immersive
Unparalleled Teamplay: It's all about dynamic play for you and
more than 60 others. Adapt your tribes tactics, strategies, and individual
player roles on the fly to fit the war being waged. It's the only way to ensure
survival, and ultimately, victory.
Vehicles: Perform reconnaissance with single-seaters. Cripple
enemy defenses with your team mates in assault tanks, bombers, and personnel
carriers. Three classes of ground and air vehicles are at your disposal - and
Environments: The breathtaking worlds of Tribes 2 are
tormented with real-time weather and elemental hazards, including wind, rain,
snow, fog, lava, water, sandstorms, and lightning.
Innovative Gameplay: Compete in epic multiplayer battles.
Coordinate tactics and strategies with teammates to defend your base, destroy
your opponent's , capture their flags and guard your own.
Windows 95/98: 233 MHZ or faster, 32 MB RAM, 500 MB
free hard disk space plus space for saved games, 16 bit capable 4MB PCI or AGP
video card with DirectX 7 compatible drivers, 4x CD-ROM drive, DirectX 7
compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard, Windows Media Player 6 or higher.
Windows NT is not supported.
Gaming Gods by Bongboy
"In 1998 Dynamix treated us to the best ever team-based
combat game, Tribes, sure it was online only and we
all had slowdems, but that's how it should have been and it worked
spectactularly. The netcode was tight and the gameplay was stunning. A tough
legacy but Tribes 2 has lived up to it and surpassed, possibly being one of the
few games ever that lived up to the 3 years of hype poured on it..."
"The new Tribes 2 engine is stunning, everything looks
better than Tribes, there is less of that bizarre warping that Tribes level of
detail reducer caused, and screaming over the landscape in a Shrike really
makes you appreciate why it took 3 years to develop.
"One of the major problems Tribes had was queuing for the
inventory stations, in Tribes 2 you select you want beforehand and stepping
into an inventory station causes that loadout to be issued, so it becomes a
matter of stepping on and stepping off."
"The netcode in Tribes 2 is very tight, capable of handling
64 players with ease, and more if the bandwidth permits. I have never
experienced significant lag even on a 57.6 it was pretty smooth and a joy to
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