Some sports are often best left out in the open air, rather than on a video game. But its surprising what developers can accomplish to change your views of whats possible within a video game. A fine example of this is IncaGolds Paintball Heroes 2 for PC.
It has to be said that games based upon Paintball are indeed rare, but for IncaGold to have enough success with the first in the series to warrant a sequel shows just how much fun a video game conversion can be.
Like its predecessor, Paintball Heroes 2 is played in the first-person perspective, similar to classics such as Quake and Doom. But instead of mass destruction weapons, players are armed with guns loaded with paint bullets. As with real life, the goal is to splat the opposition as many times as possible without getting hit yourself. The non-violent game is not only a game of attacking, but of stealth as well. You must hide strategically behind walls and other objects if you are to succeed in this game.
There are five playing areas in all, including a giant silver factory, each of which has been well designed. When there are as many as 16 players in the game simultaneously, there arent that many places to hide. Be cautious. Five great game modes, including Capture the Flag, Assassin and Lone Soldier, help to give Paintball Heroes 2 plenty of variety and longevity. A network play option is perhaps the strongest attribute of Paintball Heroes 2, and offers players infinite amounts of unpredictable gameplay.
Paintball Heroes 2 could be seen as a non-violent game of Quake 3 Arena, and whats wrong with that?