Unreal II for PC / Windows is a sequel to one of inarguably the best action games ever created - the original Unreal belongs to the greatest classics in the history of gaming.
Although the sequel is set in the same, fictional and futuristic universe, the player is taken to places completely different to the areas visited in the original game. The player assumes the role of a new character – an ex-soldier called John Dalton, currently a representative of the law (an equivalent to a Sheriff). Everything begins when the protagonist is patrolling areas in a distant sector of space, aboard a vessel named Atlantis. John is accompanied by a team of three – Ne'Ban, who is the pilot, Isaak – the engineer, and Aida – a female special forces officer. Things get difficult when an interstellar war outbreaks. The conflict involves several alien races, armies of mercenaries, and the infamous Earth's infantry. Thrown into the midst of the war, the protagonist has to take responsibility for colonists inhabiting the sector, as well as archeologists, miners and other civilians. Finding the source of the conflict and putting an end to the war is the protagonist's additional task.
The player is required to complete thirteen story missions set in jungles of tropical planets, ancient ruins of a city belonging to an alien civilization, underground tunnels, unstable surfaces surrounded by volcanos, inside alien industrial installations, in the abyss of an ocean or aboard an alien spaceship. The game offers fifteen weapons, including also those from the first installment - rocket launcher, assault rifle, sniper rifle or the grenade launcher. As for the new ones, the player will find mainly the Leech Gun that slows the enemies down, Takkra, which casts deadly drones at the enemies, and a mysterious weapon powered by PSI energy, called MindClaw.
In each of the missions, the player completes tasks requiring different tactical approaches. Among different kinds of assignments, the player will be required to attack the enemy's position along with a support team, defend the base, free hostages, escort civilians or steal intelligence. The player fights different alien beings, humans or mercenaries here. In total, Unreal II for PC / Windows brings 24 new kinds of enemies. After completing a mission, the protagonist returns to Atlantis, which circles on the orbit. Here, the player can learn about the next mission, check the items obtained and talk to the other crew-members.