Drakan: The Ancient's Gates - PS2

Also known as: Drakan 2: The Ancient's Gates', 'Drakan II: The Ancient's Gates

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Adventure: Role Playing
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Surreal Soft. Co.: Surreal
Publishers: Sony (GB/US/JP)
Released: 5 Jul 2002 (GB)
Unknown (US/JP)
Ratings: 15+
Features: Vibration Function Compatible, Analogue Control Compatible: analogue sticks only
Accessories: Memory Card


A reputable American software house, Surreal Software has produced a new thrilling and compelling role-playing game for PlayStation 2 called Drakan. It’s all about a woman and her dragon on a quest to defeat the evil Emperor of the Desert Lords. Now that’s a real RPG story!

Combining the technical and graphical expertise of Surreal’s developers, Drakan is, first and foremost, one of the most immersive games available for the 128-bit powerhouse. The story, although a little on the predictable side, captivates players and drives them through the game. And the fantasy world of Drakan is made even more believable thanks to the vast environments and superior level of detail afforded by PlayStation 2.

But enough about aesthetics and visual glamour, how does the game play? Very well, actually. Controlling both the woman and the beast, players enter a world in which the only way to survive, the only way to progress, is to work as a team. Co-operative play is the key as you depend on each other to fight your way past the emperor’s myriad cohorts. The massive game world spans five large areas that offer plenty of visual variety, if nothing else. Moving from ice caps to swamps to deserts, you must utilise a selection of magic spells and weapons to defeat your enemies. As with most other RPGs, be cautious, be resourceful and make the most of the game’s intuitive control system.

The original Drakan for PC was very popular. The PS2 version is three times the size of its predecessors and offers a commendable 40 hours of gameplay, although the game can theoretically be completed in a fraction of that time. It’s bigger, better and it’s definitely worth a few hours of your time.

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Drakan For Ps2 Press Release

25 May 2001


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