The classic continues
Descent is a kind of game that will influence a whole era and set a footpath for action games of the future. Descent 2 continues that path. A true 3D action shooter game, Descent 2 is set in space, with you in a huge and very complicated maze that you have to find your way out of. Each of the many levels is set in a mine which is inside an asteroid. The goal is to get out of there, while killing aliens that come at you and solving puzzles without which you can't go out. Descent 2 is rather more like an expansion to Descent than a stand alone game, since it uses the same engine and graphic interface, while the only new things are a few weapons and more powerups. The graphics themselves are fantastic, and what makes this game truly remarkable is the complete movement freedom ingame. You have six full degrees of freedom, meaning that you can turn anywhere you want. There is no up-down-left-right. Your movement is expanded tenfold, making the game run a lot smoother and faster. In any case, Descent 2 is a worthy sequel and definitely one of the best FPS games out there.