Shockwave 2

a game by Electronic Arts
Genre: Action
Platform: 3DO
Editor Rating: 6.7/10, based on 5 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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Shockwave 2
Shockwave 2
Shockwave 2
Shockwave 2

The now-classic Shockwave broke new ground, and unlike most sequels, Shockwave 2 dramatically outshines its predecessor. With a gripping blend of tense shooting, challenging strategy, and tantalizing full-motion video (FMV), this fantastic game breathes new life into the 3DO.

Star Wars

Decades have passed since the first alien invasion, and as Shockwave 2 opens, your crew stumbles across a surprise alien foray. In hot pursuit, you accidentally teleport with the fleeing aliens, ending up stranded in an unfamiliar solar system.

Operating out of the star-ship Cortez, you descend on various planets in a hover-craft, stationary turret, or fighter to uncover clues to find your way home. Before you leave, you customize your craft's armaments from a wide selection of lasers, missiles, nukes, scanners, and other helpful gadgets.

Locked On

The riveting shooting sends you out on missions like raiding alien prisons and fortresses, and the responsive controls help you glide through the combat. You'll long for an onboard map, though-it's far too easy to get lost in these unfamiliar worlds, and your flight path is no longer restricted as it was in the earlier games.

SW 2's excellent FMV cinematics build a taut tale packed with impressively solid acting and sensational movie-quality sci-fi effects. But you can't just sit back and watch. You'll find your way home only if you carefully glean tidbits from the cinematics to formulate strategies for completing your shooter missions. This sleuthing adds engaging depth that separates SW 2 from standard shooters.

Electric Shock

Graphically, SW 2 delivers clean, fluid FMV loaded with fierce aliens and unearthly structures. The quality slips a notch in the shooter missions, where the backgrounds suffer from some graininess. But the wild variety of alien craft and landscapes, which range from foggy grasslands to seething lava worlds, will definitely hold your interest.

This game thumps with superb sound. The throaty voice of flight control provides continual progress reports, and the combat effects sizzle with frightening realism.

3DO space jockeys will quickly become addicted to SW 2's ferocious, intelligent action. This one's definitely worth buying.

ProTips: * On Tesla, the scanner is essential for navigating the mazelike valleys. * Use locked-on missiles to cover Marshall as she approaches the Omaha on Meskeni. Lasers may accidentally damage your crew. * Before tackling a mission, use the Cortez's maps to scope out the terrain and note the coordinates of key targets. * On Khaslas, first blow up the waste site. Then, with a full load of fuel and Light RAMs, dash across the radiation zone to the left of the three teleporters to free the doctor from the Pericata hive. * Before you attack the prison on Sarconia, take out the four towers on the surface.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Another Shockwave. Some of you are excited, some of you are indifferent; I'm not really sure where I should stand. Shockwave 2: Beyond the Jumpgate is the newest 3DO space shooter, and has you battling a mess o' bad guys.This time, to supplement the game, the developers have decided to steal the plot from Stargate.

Find an artifact to operate the jumpgate for interstellar travel. This is a fine game, with much improved scrolling and some nifty graphics. The increase in battlefield size, the addition of 45 minutes of full-motion story and the ability to customize your ship put Shockwave 2 a cut above the competition.

Another Shockwave. Some of you are excited, some of you are indifferent; I'm not really sure where I should stand. Shockwave 2: Beyond the Jumpgate is the newest 3DO space shooter, and has you battling a mess o' bad guys.This time, to supplement the game, the developers have decided to steal the plot from Stargate.

Find an artifact to operate the jumpgate for interstellar travel. This is a fine game, with much improved scrolling and some nifty graphics. The increase in battlefield size, the addition of 45 minutes of full-motion story and the ability to customize your ship put Shockwave 2 a cut above the competition.

The groundbreaking one-player 3DO shooter returns for more stellar interstellar action. Thirty-seven years after the aliens were obliterated in the first Shock Wave, they've had time to collect themselves-and a few other alien races-and they're looking for trouble.

Operating near the Jump-gate on the starship Cortez, you arm your ship with a scorching array of guns, missiles, and special weapons, including rail guns, Piranha missiles, and nukes. For this sequel, EA revamped the 3D terrain, expanded the flight path, and added fresh full-motion video.

It's 37 years after the First Alien War, and you've been propelled through the Jump-gate into another solar system. With a fresh arsenal of three customizable weapons -an A-110 Barracuda Fighter, H-3 Typhoon Hovercraft, and Big Ben Gun - you must battle alien assaults across six solar systems. Enhancements include a 400 percent larger flight path, enhanced 3D terrain, three alien races with new combat vehicles, and 60 minutes of video.

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