The aptly named 'Maniac' at GameXcess has posted a cool article on the top five videos of Privateer 2, a game chock full of wild and amazing cutscenes. CIC Yellow already has most of the Privateer 2 cinematics online in high quality, but this exposure brings more well-deserved attention to the particularly unique setting of the Tri-System. Check out the top picks here.
It’s time for another gamexcess.net Top Five video series. I’ve given this one a lot of thought, and you probably would’ve known it was coming if you check out our twitter feed, but this week’s top five is for the little known game Privateer 2: The Darkening. A classic DOS and Windows open universe deep space dogfight simulator. It was a serious precursor to games like Starlancer and Freelancer.
It was also my first exposure to Clive Owen, as this was one of his first high profile American roles. He would later get a tremendous following during the BMW Films series (if you can find those anymore, enjoy) and later when he played the lead antagonist in The Bourne Identity. But more than just Owen, the game had Brian Blessed, John Hurt, David Warner and Christopher f'ing Walken, the later two responsible for delivering what is probably the greatest acted piece in the history of the world.
So join me as I take a look at the top five scenes in Privateer 2: The Darkening! Enjoy.