In Gothic 2, the barrier has fallen and escaped prisoners have been flooding through the pass to Khorinis, endangering the city that has the same name as the island it stands on: Khorinis. The nameless hero has been saved by Xardas the Necromancer from the ruins of the Sleeper. Barely alive, he must gather his strength and defeat the dragons. The colony was left without workers, forcing the king to send an expedition into the mine-valley known from Gothic 1 to get the ore. The valley is overrun by Orcs who took over the lands after the humans left and are besieging the paladins in the Old Camp. The Old Camp has been burned down by dragons and orcs and only the inner castle remains. A large wall has been erected to the west side of the valley, making the Swamp Camp inaccessible. The New Camp has been abandoned also and is covered in snow for some strange reason.
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1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.
NOW. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors even the emotions of both friends and enemies The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people he cares about are counting on him.
The intense, real-time gameplay of Half-Life 2 is made possible only by Source, Valve's new proprietary engine technology.
Source provides major enhancements in:
Note: Natively available for Linux.
|Sacrifice||In Sacrifice, players control a wizard and battle up to 4 other wizards in various landscapes ruled by Five Gods. These landscapes are vast, floating islands, whose composition and architecture are defined by the Gods themselves.||0678.05.21 Patch #3|
In the distant future a small group of human exiles have been doomed to fight for survival on the edge of the galaxy. Through military strength, espionage and deceit, a unified Terran government has maintained an uneasy peace. As resources run short, however, these Confederate nations find themselves looking towards the rich worlds of their alien neighbours, the enigmatic Protoss. To further complicate matters, it seems that a previously unknown and deadly species known only as the Zerg has entered Protoss space and is destroying everything in its path. The time for war has come...
|1.16.1 (Brood War)||Brood War Patch