A.I.M. 2 is the sequel to the epic science fiction first-person action RPG developed by SkyRiver Studios. Its compelling story and unique look lift off exactly where the original ended. New clans led by Mechminds of the Fifth Generation are powerful and well-organized formations with far-reaching plans.
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Mostly Positive (116 reviews) - 77% of the 116 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 18, 2007

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A.I.M. 2 is the sequel to the epic science fiction first-person action RPG developed by SkyRiver Studios. Its compelling story and unique look lift off exactly where the original ended.

New clans led by Mechminds of the Fifth Generation are powerful and well-organized formations with far-reaching plans. Powerful groups have different interests that often crossed, war broke out again. However this time it is the struggle not for mere control, this is struggle for survival. The clans want to eliminate the weaker ones standing in their way and will stop at nothing to dominate their enemies. To achieve their goals they use not only military means, but economic ones as well. As of now none of the clans has managed to achieve complete victory.

You are a part of the oldest clan called the Reckoners, a dedicated group looking for the firstborn Mechmind of the Fifth Generation. This could be a chance to restore former might for your clan which has lost its power and even be victorious in the war.

This version of the game has been updated specially for Steam to make it compatible with modern PCs.

  • Original sci-fi storyline plunging you into the world of intelligent robots
  • Opportunity to create a personalized clan consisting of independently operating machines
  • Tactical operations as well as clan strategic management
  • 36 different gliders are available to fly
  • Huge game world with diverse locations, including subterranean caverns
  • Different options to interact with other Mechminds
  • Advanced trading system
  • Updated for compatibility with modern PCs

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1,5 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce3 or ATI Radeon 7500
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 768 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce FX5900 or ATI Radeon 9800
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
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Mostly Positive (116 reviews)
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playoftheyear
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
I love this game as much as any other game in my Library, the game loves me back too, thats why its scary. Everytime I "die" in the game, I get a crash to desktop- no matter when or where, I have to shutdown system and restart. I thought the game was fluid and the floaty controls were excellent for hovership or Gliders thats what the game calls them. So I thought a game about Artificial Intelligences conversing and socializing with each other is quite weird in itself and it is. The story is undeniably quirky and lacking human feeling because there are no humans. How hard could it be to try and bridge the gap between fighting mech clans and unite them together for the sake of theirs and the entire worlds fate. Well the AI has its own AI, you see.
Missions are granted at bases, most that I saw were standard fetch, delivery, terminate etc. There are game progression missions too, but sorting these from the rest is difficult and it should be so. Every mission changes the world, whether it be the economy which is always fluctuating, you can buy and sell as a trader or defeating a ♥♥♥♥ head mech that would allow you access to futher reaches of the zone, not to mention resolving parts of the story. It is a mystery too and quite intriguing in the respect that you do not have to worry about certain natural dialogue occuring. You are unravelling a mystery and learning to understand how mechminds compute. It is all quite innocent and brutal at the same time.
Like I said the controls were floaty, why so floaty? I will bet most refunds come from the tutorial. The glider they give you is atrocious. You will see if you play, luckily its only 5 minutes before you get right down and comfortable in a much better quality glider. Then the game takes off. I don't know if it would be so bad if there was voice acting. I think the environment would be fantastic if they had off kilter computer like voices, it would open up so much, but there is a ton of reading. Thankfully There is a ton of action and most is up to the player if they want to partake.
In finality this review is coming to an end. Beware this game is probably more than you asked for. If you believe in overcoming near impossible odds in an open world very foreign and very familiar GET THIS GAME and tell others. The Gliders are all upgradeable many times over, nothing for style, just don't try and read my mind after you play it. My short time so far has indebted me to write a review.
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tintit
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 22
This is the worst service ever. the game looks decent. yet it only run introduction and then error!!!!!
why sell a game that does'nt work?
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SsAaBmEuRs
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18
I was getting a headache from the controls. I have to pass on this one. Maybe I'll come back sometime. Too many other games to play, plus these other games probably won't give me a headache.
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One Man and his Droid
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
...current PC - Windows 10 / 64bit - 16GB RAM - tried single GTX690 GFX and dual running - crashed upon startup - didn't get it to work once... looks like due to age / not updating this title is now dead - avoid...
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YoYoStevo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
Game crashes upon starting a new game every time.
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HunterSK
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
Do I recomend this game? YES But only for nostalgia.


-Since this game is pretty old, I would recommend it for Nostalgia, if you played this game a long time ago like me.
-It crashes and has a handful of bugs but mostly minor ones that cannot affect your gaming experience too much.
-It would have been awesome if they made this game Multiplayer.
-It is really hard to get used to if you are a new player.
-Good storyline

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PixelBuster
( 32.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 16, 2015
Recommended to people who enjoy a little grinding every now and then. Because theres nothing better, than wasting all of your energy on a ship and then having to have almost no energy for repairs and thus being forced to return back a bit to grind some more crystals. As people say, it is buggy. Yes. But theres fixes to that in the guide section which works great. Owned the game on a CD from 1C but lost the CD and noticed it here, I dont regret buying it twice and unfortunately you can't buy the first one.

Positive:
A rather unique story line.
A rather fragile (and hard to maintain) ecenomic system.
A game with more than one way to pass it.
Suiting music to the setting of the game, making the general atmosphere is pretty amazing.
Customization of your glider lets you be just what you intend to be.
The game can run on even the oldest of computers. (If you turn off steamoverlay to reduce the RAM usage)

Negatives
It is ineeded bugged up, unfortunately the dev's didn't patch the game, but the are fixes to it.
A rather hard start, being a loner is not easy in a field of war.
Lack of explanation of the hotkeys, to know how to turn on some of the things you need to go to settings.
Too short of a tutorial, it only covers up the basics of movement and control, but not of economy.
Lack of tips.
No open end. Unfortunately, once you finish the mainquest, the game ends and puts you in the main menu.

Overal:
To people who never played this series, recommended for a new experience. It will be a pretty unique game for them IF they're willing to fix some bugs by patching their game. If you dont want to bother fixing it, you'll miss out on a great game. I personally recomend this game and one of those who are still hoping about the third part. Try it if youre willing to deal with it, itll be a new experience.
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Nice Peter
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 18, 2015
Play with a joystick.
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Lorenzo
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 12, 2015
Best gamecrashing simulator.
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Flaming Monocle
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30, 2015
Was looking forward to playing this - heard some good things, but refuses to run on my machine. I've seen others with similar issues, but having tried every fix imaginable, I couldn't get it to run beyond the intro. A shame.
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01
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18, 2015
Neither "Recommending" or "Not recommending"
There's a distinction between a review and a recommendation and both of them shouldn't be mixed together.
This is a review.


Setting is fantastic, the spirit of sci-fi is strong in A.I.M. universe.
But other than exploring the sectors, it's very tedious to actually play it after getting a hang of it. Interaction with enviroment is rather limited.

There are many gliders and upgrades to pick from, but they must be grinded for. Gliders and their equipment in hangar can be sold at the same price they were bought for, making amount of money (energy crystals) a substitute for an "experience bar" that measures character's (mechminds) progress besides the ranking system.

Controls are decent, and after getting certain add-ons and upgrading engine - it's really nice to actually glide over the sectors.

Combat is fun around places with busy trafic but it never reaches a scale of war. Just random dogfights. AI isn't challenging either.

Clan managment is rather limited (having two sliding bars for adjusting role ratio) and having clan doesn't provide any actual benefit as it simply serves as a plot point / plot key. Recruiting clan members just reduces things to shoot at, eventually eliminating the only source of action there is in game.

Side quests are mostly unmemorable (there are few that reveals interesting bits of lore).

While trading has the same patern acros all sectors and it's satisfying overall, each structure still has to be visited seperatly while searching for good oportunity to profit before starting trading runs, since there's no remote way to monitor stock even in captured structures that belong to the clan and that's bothersome. Without presence of the player in the sector economy eventually colapses - AI traders can't sustain sector on their own.

Graphics are fine.

Localisation could've been done better.

Had to disable music since it plays in loops due to some bug.
Experienced movement bugs as well.
Game crashes from time to time.
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im with stupid
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31, 2015
Unplayable due to bugs. Crashes to desktop at the end of the long start video, or if you try to play the introduction / instructions. The file to fix one of the crashes is supposedly available off an unresponsive Russian web site, but it didn’t download for me. Why not just patch your game? uninstalled.
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mrhade
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8, 2015
Unplayable, mouse sensitivity in game set to lowest setting and still needs to go much lower. I could barely control my vehicle.

I turned music off and it stayed on.

Game deleted.
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dan
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28, 2015
A.I.M. was one of the best games I've ever played, however, I think this one needs a bit more.
Still, great game. I strongly recommend to play the original game before even thinking of buying this one.
So far, the only bug I've found happens when you enter the Destroyed Sector; game crashes.
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Ascot
( 20.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 18, 2015
Great storyline, great rpg system, great lore, but the graphics for 2007th year are pretty bad. If you like an rpg game with a great storyline, and you don't care about the graphics, then it's totally what you need to try.
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Obey the Fist!
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9, 2015
A good solid premise, I can live with the bad translation, but the game is too buggy to actually run.

Seconding the negative reviews here - don't buy this one, it's not stable enough.
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NikolasoN
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9, 2015
I like this game since i was 9. Very good game.

Unfortunately, i didn't find first part of this game in steam. Add please :)
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Ithaqua
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7, 2015
SkyRivers & 1C is russia's version of explosive diarrhea.
This game is just bad.

Good:
Concept
Uninstalls easy

Bad:
You need to install a patch from VK (or other places) to even get it to run.
A.I.M.2 is actually worse than #1
Controls SUCK.
Translations is .... less than 100% right.
No cards, no achieves, limited support.
Unless you speak russian most of the discussions won't help.
The publisher has a bad history of support and dealing with non-russians (in my opinion)
Y2k graphics in a 2007 game

Overall:
God I wish this was a good game. I want a game like this, but one that doesn't suck.
This is just bad. Even free in a bundle is too expensive.
I'm not sure what drug the people who put up the 47 positives were on, but maybe it would help this game.
Russia has great guns, great jets, great math & science education, a nut job running the country & a huge amount of resources. But their video game companies are just garbage. This game is proof.
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maskedman381
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29, 2015
Bad game. Not worth any money.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
I love this game as much as any other game in my Library, the game loves me back too, thats why its scary. Everytime I "die" in the game, I get a crash to desktop- no matter when or where, I have to shutdown system and restart. I thought the game was fluid and the floaty controls were excellent for hovership or Gliders thats what the game calls them. So I thought a game about Artificial Intelligences conversing and socializing with each other is quite weird in itself and it is. The story is undeniably quirky and lacking human feeling because there are no humans. How hard could it be to try and bridge the gap between fighting mech clans and unite them together for the sake of theirs and the entire worlds fate. Well the AI has its own AI, you see.
Missions are granted at bases, most that I saw were standard fetch, delivery, terminate etc. There are game progression missions too, but sorting these from the rest is difficult and it should be so. Every mission changes the world, whether it be the economy which is always fluctuating, you can buy and sell as a trader or defeating a ♥♥♥♥ head mech that would allow you access to futher reaches of the zone, not to mention resolving parts of the story. It is a mystery too and quite intriguing in the respect that you do not have to worry about certain natural dialogue occuring. You are unravelling a mystery and learning to understand how mechminds compute. It is all quite innocent and brutal at the same time.
Like I said the controls were floaty, why so floaty? I will bet most refunds come from the tutorial. The glider they give you is atrocious. You will see if you play, luckily its only 5 minutes before you get right down and comfortable in a much better quality glider. Then the game takes off. I don't know if it would be so bad if there was voice acting. I think the environment would be fantastic if they had off kilter computer like voices, it would open up so much, but there is a ton of reading. Thankfully There is a ton of action and most is up to the player if they want to partake.
In finality this review is coming to an end. Beware this game is probably more than you asked for. If you believe in overcoming near impossible odds in an open world very foreign and very familiar GET THIS GAME and tell others. The Gliders are all upgradeable many times over, nothing for style, just don't try and read my mind after you play it. My short time so far has indebted me to write a review.
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69 of 72 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2014
The one of the most undervalued games made by russian gamedev, in my opinion.
Good story, stylish design, great music, big open world with own secrets.

The game about Artificial Intelligence, enclosed in small indestructible ball, which controls a large battle machines, designed to exterminate all what it considers as enemy.
But these robots doesnt want to kill all humans, it's too mainstream, moreover they would worship humans if they had them on their abandoned planet. But no one forbids them to fight each other. Or to trade. Or to be a courier.

I strictly recommend you to also to play the first part of this game (AIM, 2004). In some aspects, it better than this part, better story, in particular. Sadly, we can't buy it on Steam.

On the other side - this game is a bit buggy. But i hope, it will be fixed in future.
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42 of 56 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
Great game and one of my favorite! If you like open world games you need to play it, because game contains unique game experience. Unique setting not leave you indifferent.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28, 2015
A.I.M. was one of the best games I've ever played, however, I think this one needs a bit more.
Still, great game. I strongly recommend to play the original game before even thinking of buying this one.
So far, the only bug I've found happens when you enter the Destroyed Sector; game crashes.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
I like this game since i was 9. Very good game.

Unfortunately, i didn't find first part of this game in steam. Add please :)
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Creators had left this world leaving machines with a simple a.i. Most machines just followed his program - moving to perfection. For this they fought and traded. These machines could not die, because after the destruction of their "physical shell" - glider, all accumulated information and "computer center" - mechanoid remained intact. And behold, one momet in this world of eternal war without death, world of eternal race for perfection came mechanoid which first began to think about something that is not a direct consequence of initial program: what it is? who are the creators? for what they have left them on this planet and where gone?
best expressed by one reviewer. "AIM" can be considered pioneers of genre ciberhippy on our computers, under the blue sky over the green meadows intelligent machines lead leisurely struggle for universal unity of reason. I'd like to see these machines have become happy."

will tell nothing more :)
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
Great storyline, great rpg system, great lore, but the graphics for 2007th year are pretty bad. If you like an rpg game with a great storyline, and you don't care about the graphics, then it's totally what you need to try.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2015
Neither "Recommending" or "Not recommending"
There's a distinction between a review and a recommendation and both of them shouldn't be mixed together.
This is a review.


Setting is fantastic, the spirit of sci-fi is strong in A.I.M. universe.
But other than exploring the sectors, it's very tedious to actually play it after getting a hang of it. Interaction with enviroment is rather limited.

There are many gliders and upgrades to pick from, but they must be grinded for. Gliders and their equipment in hangar can be sold at the same price they were bought for, making amount of money (energy crystals) a substitute for an "experience bar" that measures character's (mechminds) progress besides the ranking system.

Controls are decent, and after getting certain add-ons and upgrading engine - it's really nice to actually glide over the sectors.

Combat is fun around places with busy trafic but it never reaches a scale of war. Just random dogfights. AI isn't challenging either.

Clan managment is rather limited (having two sliding bars for adjusting role ratio) and having clan doesn't provide any actual benefit as it simply serves as a plot point / plot key. Recruiting clan members just reduces things to shoot at, eventually eliminating the only source of action there is in game.

Side quests are mostly unmemorable (there are few that reveals interesting bits of lore).

While trading has the same patern acros all sectors and it's satisfying overall, each structure still has to be visited seperatly while searching for good oportunity to profit before starting trading runs, since there's no remote way to monitor stock even in captured structures that belong to the clan and that's bothersome. Without presence of the player in the sector economy eventually colapses - AI traders can't sustain sector on their own.

Graphics are fine.

Localisation could've been done better.

Had to disable music since it plays in loops due to some bug.
Experienced movement bugs as well.
Game crashes from time to time.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
Play with a joystick.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Game crashes upon starting a new game every time.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
...current PC - Windows 10 / 64bit - 16GB RAM - tried single GTX690 GFX and dual running - crashed upon startup - didn't get it to work once... looks like due to age / not updating this title is now dead - avoid...
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I was getting a headache from the controls. I have to pass on this one. Maybe I'll come back sometime. Too many other games to play, plus these other games probably won't give me a headache.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
This is the worst service ever. the game looks decent. yet it only run introduction and then error!!!!!
why sell a game that does'nt work?
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3 of 13 people (23%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
Best gamecrashing simulator.
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7 of 23 people (30%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2015
Unplayable due to bugs. Crashes to desktop at the end of the long start video, or if you try to play the introduction / instructions. The file to fix one of the crashes is supposedly available off an unresponsive Russian web site, but it didn’t download for me. Why not just patch your game? uninstalled.
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2 of 14 people (14%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
Was looking forward to playing this - heard some good things, but refuses to run on my machine. I've seen others with similar issues, but having tried every fix imaginable, I couldn't get it to run beyond the intro. A shame.
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12 of 36 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2014
Очень интересная игра относящаяся к разряду культовых. Затягивает на пару дней.
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3 of 20 people (15%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 8, 2015
Unplayable, mouse sensitivity in game set to lowest setting and still needs to go much lower. I could barely control my vehicle.

I turned music off and it stayed on.

Game deleted.
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4 of 23 people (17%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
A good solid premise, I can live with the bad translation, but the game is too buggy to actually run.

Seconding the negative reviews here - don't buy this one, it's not stable enough.
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