Parents' Guide to

Black and White 2

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teens: Skip this frustrating and limited sequel.

Game Windows 2005
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Black and White 2 provides a fun premise and a unique concept, but it doesn't offer the kind of quality provided by the successful first installment. There are no enemy gods. Instead, the most powerful foe is the enemy's creature, which can be fairly easily dispatched. In fact, it is almost impossible to lose, with enemy AI barely more intelligent than the rocks players can use to crush armies.

The design is also bad: Menus are buried and controls are clumsy. Players may get frustrated performing simple tasks, like picking up an individual villager. Finally, replay is limited -- the game provides no multiplayer options. Also, only the nine campaign levels can be replayed, and once players complete the game, they don't have the option to go back to a particular level.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: October 4, 2005
  • Genre: Real-Time Strategy (RTS)
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Use of Alcohol, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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