Cultures 2

Cultures 2

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    demo
  • Total Downloads:
    62,625
  • Date Added:
    October 23, 2003
  • File Size:
    69.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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A good economic strategy game should really come with a handy set of operating instructions. While Cultures 2 is aesthetically dazzling, it is incredibly difficult to play. The demo does not include instructions, aside from a few help pages that still don't outline keystroke or click patterns to command your units. For example, during testing, we tried to build a structure in our virtual world. We spent a half hour trying this function and that, only to realize we had to right-click on the building task--a control we felt not exactly intuitive. Cultures 2 won't let you reassign controls, either. General interface issues, such as unit information bars and menus, appear in different places at different times, making it challenging to figure out what unit is currently selected, and what powers belong to which unit. On the plus side, it's easy to get swept away by the sheer beauty of Cultures 2, as the world is drawn in impressive, full 3D, with vivid colors and realistic detail. Voices are differentiated, giving personality to each character, and background noises complete an engaging environment. While there's no overall soundtrack, we didn't miss one. This demo version lets you choose your challenge: economic or warring. Overall, despite its handful of design flaws, Culture 2 offers plenty of eye candy and challenging action for fans of strategy games.
 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome!"

    July 23, 2008   |   By Puric3

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

    Pros

    ALL!

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  • 5 stars

    "I ALREADY HAVE THE GAME AND IT IS BETTER THEN OTHER RTS GAMES BY A LONG SHOT!!!"

    April 10, 2006   |   By jac994

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

    Pros

    i have this game and i can tell you the way your villages act its like you only have to build buildings and give the villages jobs and they can look after themselfs and the campain missions are sweet

    Cons

    its so addictive

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  • 4 stars

    "A good game"

    March 28, 2006   |   By Neo Patrix

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

    Pros

    Upgradations from Extrators to respective fields are really good. Good town planning and required basic needs.

    Cons

    1)It was just a demo!!!

    2)Why do soilders run away from battlefield to eat food??????

    3)Demo version did not have any scenario combining town creation & military activities.

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  • 5 stars

    "one of the best RTS games i have ever played!!!!!!!"

    June 30, 2005   |   By sillyscru

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

    Pros

    Cultures has a great story line first of all. the game play is fun and the sound track is excellent. the graphics are among the best you can get for this type of game and the year it was made. recomended for all RTS/Buliding gamers.

    Cons

    great game but the controls are tricky till you figure them out just use the tutorials and you'll get them quick enough to have some fun.

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  • 2 stars

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    May 12, 2005   |   By metro_mv

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

    Cons

    It was really difficult to figure out how to play the game. Whenever I would do something wrong, it would beep but wouldn't tell me what was wrong so that I could learn from my mistake. The help files are almost completely useless.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Game"

    January 02, 2005

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

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  • 5 stars

    "Great way to pass the time"

    December 23, 2004   |   By AOO

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

    Summary

    The graphics are a little toonish, but that's not always a bad thing. Though you do not directly control what your villagers do, you are in charge of their well being. The game runs smooth supporting nearly no end of villagers. (I'm talking 200+ little villagers running around and carrying out actions at the same time.) The music is fitting to the viking setting, and realism is their with the birds, bears, dogs, and voices along with other sound effects. While you won't understand what they are saying, it's not hard with the dialog display above, and little symbols displayed above their heads. The drawbacks...well...finding players to play multiplayer is near impossible, and the vikings do have a small tendency to screw up what you want them to do, or get killed by themselves.

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  • 5 stars

    "this is good"

    July 31, 2004

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

    Summary

    This is good, though you might want to wait for the full version to arrive.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good game"

    June 05, 2004

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

    Summary

    This game is a good variation on most other games because it is more realistic than other games. It is more based on micromanagement that combat but that doesn't matter

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  • 5 stars

    "its alright"

    February 23, 2004

    Version: Cultures 2 demo

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher JoWood Productions
    Publisher web site http://www.jowood.com/
    Release Date October 23, 2003
    Date Added October 23, 2003
    Version demo
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Strategy Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 69.11MB
    File Name cultures2demo.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 62,625
    Downloads Last Week 11
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Save-disabled 2-level trial
    Price Free
     
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