Developed by Legend Entertainment (Wheel of Time, Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali), Unreal II - The Awakening is a single player experience. It is designed to immerse you in a living, breathing world of stunning, yet menacing beauty. The game takes the concept of the first person shooter and drops it into the middle of a Hollywood Sci-Fi blockbuster movie of Epic proportions. The story unfolds through high intensity combat missions linked by a narrative framework of in-game scripted sequences. Each mission will feature a different tactical situation, including hostage rescue, civilian escort, assault on an enemy base with a squad of friendly troops, defense of a structure or area against attacking enemy waves, stealth infiltration and reconnaissance, or more traditional FPS search and destroy sorties. With the Unreal Editor software bundled once more, one can expect many game mods as people create their personalized Unreal universes.
I feel like this game would've fared on its own much better if it went further overboard with variety of settings and enemies and such. As is it's kind of stuck in the middle ground of not being Unreal enough for fans, and not being unique enough for its own sake. Putting interesting settings (like a living planet or alien ships and such) aside, this is a very average and cliche FPS, and mediocre at that. Such a shame, but it's still fun imo. It's more of a guilty pleasure for me, especially since I've spent considerable ammount of my early gaming years playing this and Painkiller.
Great story, atmosphere and production values. But gameplay feels like an afterthought. Not bad, but doesn't even come close to its predecessor.
the begginning really sucks... But when you reach later maps you get so many cool weapons that you cant stop playing
The best game about cosmic adventures.
An outstanding game overall,but lacks the fast paced action and aggressiveness of the previous Unreal games. The story is good and carries you through different levels on different planets. Characters are great and you kinda get attached to your crew members of the ship. Interesting level designs and a variety of weapons to carry(some of them turn obsolete as you progress through the story).
There is a certain beauty to this game that strikes me and impresses me.
Good but it's not similar to unreal 1.
It's not really Unreal. Different weapons from the classic suite, all new aliens and enemies except the Skaarj (and they don't really factor in to it much)...
But don't let that put you off. This is a very good game with a solid storyline and a delightful cast of characters. Wonderful scenery abounds as you tromp across the far reaches of space, and the banter is excellent throughout.
And the ending... gets me every time.
If you have recently found that you like Unreal then take my advice, this game is really not worth playing and is literally the worst Unreal game in the franchise. I played this fully through once after buying the Unreal Anthology and it disappointed the crap out of me.
Don't get me wrong, It's really descent title, not a masterpiece, but a good game. But it completely lacks an atmosphere of the first Unreal! There are no iconic weapons such as Flak Cannon od ASMD. The Skaarj appear on maybe three missions and there's no Nali and Na Pali. Most of the game you'll be fighting human mercenaries with hitscan weapons. The levels are very small which is a contrast to Unreal's large and complex maps. The plot is predictable and the characters aren't interesting.
It's a good reminder how not to make sequels next to Deus Ex: Invisible War and Duke Nukem Forever.
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Highest Rated (3 agree) 7/10
I feel like this game would've fared on its own much better if it went further overboard with variety of settings and enemies and such. As is it's kind of stuck in the middle ground of not being Unreal enough for fans, and not being unique enough for its own sake. Putting interesting settings (like a living planet or alien ships and such) aside, this is a very average and cliche FPS, and mediocre at that. Such a shame, but it's still fun imo. It's more of a guilty pleasure for me, especially since…
Jul 27 2019 by Blue199