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Marathon 2: Durandal is the second game in the Marathon series, but it is the easiest of the three. In Marathon, you saved a colony ship from an alien attack. Marathon 2 is the counterattack. As you battle the aliens, you try to discover their origins and history, and information about the lost tribe, of which I shall say no more. Although the game is mostly fighting, there is a plot.
The scenario features plentiful ammunition and save points, but far more complex puzzles than before. Secrets provide you with even more ammunition. This scenario is very fair. Even when you're ambushed, you have ample space to avoid the problem. There are some new aliens, and the sound and graphics are far superior to those in Marathon. The multiplayer mode requires several networked computers, but multiplayer play is completely different from solo play.
You can find demos of all the Marathon games at the Bungie website at www.bungie.net/downloads/demos.shtml. The demo for Marathon 2, although short, provides a very accuarate preview of the game. ~ Alexander Goldman, All Game Guide