Black & White 2

  • Developer: Lionhead Studios Ltd.
  • Genre: Strategy/Wargame
  • Originally on: Windows (2005)
  • Works on: PC, Windows
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Game Overview

Well the basics of the game in God

Trash Generated being a god was easy, and if Black & White 2 is anything to go by, it would seem that our god has abandoned us. I mean, when was the last time our divine leader helped us build that new multi-storey car park? How about a disembodied hand hurling fireballs at our enemies? Or have you ever somehow ended up next to a woman with no memory of how you got there and decided that god wanted you to devote your life to breeding? Well, maybe that last one still happens, but if god really wants to impress us, he should probably try reading this guide...

Pick me up

There's an unlockable feature in the tribute menu called Multi Pickup, and you should buy it as soon as you can - it's an almost indispensable advantage when doing pretty much anything in the game. Use it to pick up loads of villagers at once and make an orgy of disciple breeders to boost your population, or use it to pick up entire forests and dump them in your storehouse. You'll need it for a lot of these tips too.

Baby boom

If you want a big army you need a big population, and if you want a big population you need to make your city the most debauched and immoral pit of sex and indecency this side of Amsterdam. Build blocks of flats nice and high, stick fertility statues on every corner and make as many disciple breeders as you can. It won't be pretty, but you'll soon have a fearsome and probably inbred army. Much like Basildon.

Creature feature

Probably the hardest decision you'll ever have to make in your entire life, choosing a creature isn't something you want to rush into. The monkey is a good all-rounder, the lion is an expert fighter, the wolf is a hard worker and the cow is just plain funny. No matter which creature you choose though, it'll be moulded into whatever you want it to be, so evil killer cows aren't out of the question.

Is it a bird?

On the fourth island, the first time you face off against the Norse there's a path near your village leading to a cave, where you'll find that annoying indestructible man from the first game. Throw him as far as you can to earn tribute, or if his smugness irritates you, just chuck him in the torture pits for eternity. Try sticking him on the plume of steam coming from the mountain to really send him flying.

Working wonders

The trick to charging your epic miracle doesn't lie in the number of unfortunate worshippers you have - it's actually all about productivity, and the easiest way to boost productivity is to show your people what happens to those who aren't productive. Place lots and lots of punishment spikes around your epic wonder, assign at least 50 worshippers to it and watch those miracles charge like there's no tomorrow.

Weight watchers

There's a reason the obese are horribly ridiculed at a young age - if you don't destroy their self-confidence early enough, they'll take over the world unopposed. Fat creatures can deal and take a lot more damage than your average creature, but at the same time they sacrifice their speed and probably have increased chance of heart failure later on in life. Force-feed creatures to bulk them up.

Do the logomotion

OK, it's neither the most impressive nor concealed easter egg we've ever seen, but you'd be surprised how overlooked this is. During the intro when the falling blocks create the Lionhead logo, hold the left mouse button and drag around to move the box and generally make a bit of a physicsbased mess. Fun!

Resistance is fertile

You've just destroyed an entire army, the corpses of the fallen lay strewn across the land. What a waste eh? Best put those corpses to good use: pick them all up (see how useful Multi Pickup is?) and I dump them in your fields. Nothing makes crops grow faster than the vital nutrients provided by decomposing bodies. Efficiency at its most morbid.

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System Requirements

Processor: PC compatible,

OS: Win9xWindows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game Features:Black & White 2 supports single modeSingle game mode

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