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Homeworld 2

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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Platform: Mac
Mac
  • Sequel to the groundbreaking 3-D real-time space strategy game Homeworld
  • Enhanced visuals, richer tactics and strategic gameplay
  • Fight amongst nebulas, dust clouds, drifting space hulks, asteroids, and debris
  • Build your fleet and engage in 3-D space combat
  • Online and LAN multiplayer option for up to 6 players. Support only for Power PC Macintosh, 800 MHz G4 or better.


Product Details

Platform: Mac
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00026US3G
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 20, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,705 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Mac

Product Description

Homeworld 2 is your chance to lead the Hiigarans in the epic struggles they face to ensure their survival! Amazing new multiplayer modes for six-person multiplayer through a LAN or Internet connection

From the Manufacturer

Homeworld 2 continues the epic struggle of the Hiigarans and their leader Karan S'jet. Many thought their hardships would end when they returned to Hiigara, yet fate has not been so kind to the Exiles. Now the Hiigarans face a new and bitter enemy, a renegade clan from the eastern fringes of the galaxy, who wield the power of the ancients. Homeworld 2 chronicles the valiant journey of the Mothership and its crew into the oldest regions of the galaxy to confront their new foe and discover the truth behind their exile.

Features:

  • An innovative 3D engine generates cinematic-quality graphics, stunning special effects, and beautifully rendered ships. The sublime vistas and otherworldly splendor of Homeworld 2 are in the award-winning tradition of the original. In-game cinematics flow seamlessly in and out of gameplay as players command their armada around eerily beautiful phenomena of deep space, including giant asteroids, massive derelicts, gas clouds, and nebulae light years across.
  • A streamlined interface lets players take total control of their ships and explore the universe. And all-new camera panning makes maneuvering fleets in the thick of battle easier than ever. Zoom in to see objects in intricate detail, zoom out to get a panoramic view, or rotate your view of deep space a full 360 degrees.
  • In the dynamic 3D universe of Homeworld 2 the awe-inspiring phenomena of deep space - giant asteroids, huge derelicts, murky gas clouds, and vast nebulae - pulse with the energy that permeates the cosmos. These fully interactive phenomena - some strategically helpful and others fraught with danger - add another dimension to gameplay.
  • Two all-new customizable battle fleets, each with unique capabilities and spacecraft, enhance Homeworld 2's strategic complexity and tactical flexibility. Players can now group ships in strike formations that move together into combat. New ships such as the flak corvette and the marine frigate offer innovative tactical choices, while capital ships have subsystems like engines and weaponry that can be crippled while leaving the ship ready for capture.
  • New multiplayer modes and features allow up to six players to wage war via a LAN or over the Internet. Additional tools and modules enable the community to develop new missions and mods.

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73 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review for the Alaska Apple Users Group October 14, 2004
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Homeworld 2 is sequel to PC Gamer's 1999 Game of the Year, which was never officially released on the Macintosh (...). Like it's predecessor, Homeworld 2 is a stunningly beautiful strategy game driven by an enthralling and moving story. The innovative 3D approach inspired a series of similar games for Windows, but this is, fittingly, the first to make it to the Mac.

Long after the events of the first game, the Hiigaran people find themselves once again in a prophetic war of galactic-scale. The plot is captivating and does a phenomenal job of tying the individual missions together. The story unfolds through smoothly integrated scripted action with in-game dialog and complementary cut scenes between missions. The latter do not detract from the atmosphere either - they are uniquely artistic with simply animated grayscale visuals.

There is no overstating it: this game is stunning. The nebular backgrounds are lit by nearby stars, fighters leave elegant trails as they maneuver, engines glow ominously, and stylish ship hulls are dramatically lit. Even the violence of weapons, fire, and explosions are stunning.

It even sounds as good as it looks. Homeworld had an award-winning soundtrack and the sequel has a great one too. Sound effects are high quality and active stereo makes you really feel a part of the action. Orders from fleet intelligence and fleet command are well acted and the responses from your ships are varied enough to prevent annoyance.

You command the fleet to victory from the mothership with few allies and a determined foe. The basic mechanics of the game are like most strategy games. You have to harvest resources in order to research new technologies and build more ships to help you achieve victory.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No Tiger Problems Here August 6, 2005
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I don't have much to add as far as the content of this game, but I would like to say that I have been playing Homeworld 2 steadily over the last few days on 10.4 Tiger, and so far I have not encountered any problems whatsoever. So to all you potential buyers out there, don't let the previous reviewer scare you - Homeworld 2 runs just fine on Tiger. You now have no good reason not to buy this game.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware! July 27, 2011
Platform for Display:Mac|Verified Purchase
Mac users: The Mac version is only compatible with older PowerPC Macs - the current generation of Intel Macs cannot even install, much less run this game.

Loved it on the PC, totally bummed that I can't run it on my new iMac.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful game, but not a $50 game November 7, 2005
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
HW2 is all of the things everyone else says: It's visually stunning, without crushing your processor, the music and sound effects in general are amazing, and the actual gameplay is quite enjoyable. The pace is generally slow and stately, with bursts of frenetic combat. You definitely feel the hugeness and majesty of space while you're playing it, and that, combined with the fact that you never see a human face or figure, create a strange sort of detached, lonely intensity to the game.

The controls are demanding, no matter what anybody says. Maneuvering your fleet from one point to another in the 3D space is a real hair-puller-outer, never mind trying to use the waypoint systems, and the fact that you have to micromanage I find more frustrating than challenging. Things like having your workers automatically repair damaged units nearby and the like, which games like WC3 have managed to make a matter of course, don't seem possible with this game. The fighting units are not particularly diverse...they seem to go big, bigger, biggest, with the minelayer and the capture vessels being the only ships with unusual functions (and the minelayer seems to be a favorite target of the enemy AI, so you never really get to see it do its thing).

The missions in the Single Player mode are really compelling, but don't cry out for a replay once you're done, and the Melée mode doesn't stray much from the typical RTS formula of build up your forces and technology and then go fight. I don't play online so I can't testify as to the value of the game in that area. And I have yet to find the community of modmakers and custom-map makers that other RTS games like Warcraft, Total Annihilation and so on have inspired, which would definitely give some legs to this game.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Game but Not for Lion January 14, 2012
By Webduo
Platform for Display:Mac|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Always loved this game, but unfortunately it does not install or run on Lion operating system and the game manufacturer has no intention on making it so.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does not work on Mac OS X 10.4 May 9, 2005
By Beku
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Great game! Unfortunately it does not work on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and there are no patches available from Aspyr yet (as of May 2005). I had to set up a second partition on which I installed Mac OS X 10.3 just to play this game. However, HW2 is totally worth it. I played the original Homeworld back in 1999 and also Homeworld Catalyst. Homeworld 2 boasts a new in-game menu interface which does not look as nice as I would have expected from Relic but is easier to use and more effective than the menus in the original Homeworld. Missions are more difficult now. This can be frustrating at times but also makes sure you play the game for a long time.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware December 28, 2009
Platform for Display:Mac|Verified Purchase
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
This is an old game and will not work with the newer Mac Pro computers. Because it is an old game the manufacturer said they will not be updating it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars won't work
This version will not work on newer Macs. I took a chance that it would and lost and I loss.
Published 9 months ago by Doug J Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Aweome game
Love this series and this was one of the first games I got when I got a new PC. I play it now with Home world Complex.
Published 9 months ago by Cony Metcalf
4.0 out of 5 stars Was a great game.......
.......But should have been warned that it does not work on the newer macs. Oh well. I guess I can relist it. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Brian Slagboom
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not work under OSX Mountain Lion
If you have not yet upgraded to Mountain Lion, and are playing this game; congratulations... because once you do, this game will no longer be supported. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Joshua Turcotte
4.0 out of 5 stars Hell yeah
I remember loving this game when it first came out. It's still wonderful to play, especially multiplayer. Single player campaign isn't as good as the original. Read more
Published 23 months ago by S. Li
1.0 out of 5 stars Game has not aged well
I thought it would be fun to play a retro strategy game. I needn't have bothered as this game shows its age all too well. Read more
Published on April 10, 2012 by Carey Feazel
1.0 out of 5 stars DOES NOT WORK ON INTEL-BASED MACS
Great game but false advertising by Amazon! This is a tremendous game! I loved it so much back when I first played it in 2004. Read more
Published on August 21, 2011 by M. O. Ellis
1.0 out of 5 stars WHAT???
Ok first off i was exited about playing Homeworld 2. ive heard its a great game. i would say the same if i could even play the thing but i cant. Read more
Published on April 13, 2011 by ??
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent beginning but then monotonous.
This is one of the better strategy/resource space games I've played. It starts off excellent but after a short while becomes monotonous. Read more
Published on March 2, 2011 by donWolf
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Strategy game
Homeworld 2 is very good. it has action, 3d battles and makes you think about how you should defned and attack with your fleets. Read more
Published on February 28, 2011 by Gemstone
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