Parkan II is an original concept game that will allow you to feel as a pilot of a spacecraft lost somewhere in the universe. Become a pirate or mercenary, get money to buy the most powerful cruiser and show them all who is to be the new master of the galaxy. Unforgettable adventures in the Parkan II universe await you!
User reviews: Mixed (53 reviews)
Release Date: May 11, 2007
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About This Game

Parkan II is an original concept game that will allow you to feel as a pilot of a spacecraft lost somewhere in the universe. The players are to explore hundreds of solar systems, take part in a series of fierce battles and meet a new enemy - a mysterious creature calling itself Gegemaunt. Become a pirate or mercenary, get money to buy the most powerful cruiser and show them all who is to be the new master of the galaxy. Unforgettable adventures in the Parkan II universe await you!

Key features:

  • Explore the awe-inspiring galaxy which evolves as you progress
  • Unique mix of several genres: action, RPG, strategy and space simulator
  • Huge game universe: more than 500 solar systems available for exploration
  • The player can choose any type of gameplay strategy, become a colonizer, pirate, trader or mercenary
  • Multiple diverse ways to modernize the spacecraft and battle suit
  • Wide freedom of action: battle in space and board enemy ships, explore planets, capture enemy bases and conquer solar system

    System Requirements

      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows XP/7/8
      • Processor: Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon XP
      • Memory: 1 GB RAM
      • DirectX: Version 9.0c
      • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Helpful customer reviews
    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    0.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 3
    Consider it like a B-Movie with great action. Sure, some of the actors cannot pronounce all the words correctly, but who cares when $#!^ is exploding! This game's genre lending was ahead of its time when it released, so it's still enjoyable. The feel of the space physics & music is well done. Still. it's a bit dodgy & confusing, but aptly so seeing the immensity and sheer scale of the universe. Not bad... prolly worth it?
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    2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
    1.4 hrs on record
    Posted: October 7
    if baught with a sale price, it's a OK game nothing spectacular.

    there are some things that seem wonky in game play, but nothing to the extent of ruining the game. there are some things with controls that took me a while to find like the greatly used "use" button. there are no key bindings for it from what i seen in controls so because of this i had to skip the tutorial.

    pro's:
    1: was cheap
    2: controls are okish
    3: steam cards

    con's:
    1: horrible voice overs (like listening to actors in a B rated movie)
    2: tutorial is lacking infermation on controls
    3: graphics
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    2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
    2.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 16
    Hmmm.. It all seems kinda, lame? .. Kind of confusing and frustrating. The intro is meaningless, dosn´t give you a clue about anything!.. The spaceship battles are boring, it dosnt even come close 2 the thrill a classic like Elite gave yoy.
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    8.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 25
    a game i want to like. however the random but steady freezes requring a forced sign out of windows kill's it.
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    47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
    40.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 6
    This is actually a pretty good game, kinda slow at the start and there is a learning curve, but if you stick with it the game is quite enjoyable. Though one thing that can be quite a pain is that at times the story can be a little hard to follow, but the log book can save the day there. There's quite a bit of space in this game, and the landing and moving about on the planets is quite unique (and quite well done to boot)! Let me say that I am a big fan of the X series (X Beyond the Frontier, X2, X3r, X3TC & X3 AP), and while is ain't X, nor is it ment to be, the fact remains that I find this game just about as interesting and enjoyable (and in some ways more maybe even).

    All in all this is an interesting take on a space sim. So, if your in to that, then you just might want to give this a try.
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    24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
    1.7 hrs on record
    Posted: May 4
    This is a great game. Sure it's a bit quirky, but it's got so much about it to love. If you like space gaming AT ALL, give this one a shot. Seriously, I say this as an expert. ;)
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    7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
    2.9 hrs on record
    Posted: September 15
    Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first-person action. In the game players will get an opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers. Players can do this in the cockpit of a spaceship, inside a tank or just with a laser rifle in hand. Gamers will have to fight against multiple enemies in outer space, on planets' surface, inside military bases or even in the debris of some ancient civilizations.The first thing that you will immediately notice about Parkan II is that it is really quite easy on the eyes. Granted, there are titles that have engines capable of higher degrees of detail and flashier special effects, but Parkan II’s graphics have a high degree of cohesiveness overall, thanks to consistent art design. There will be a large variety of ships to choose from in Parkan II, ranging from small fighter craft, larger assault craft, freighter ships, all the way up to your capital ships. The universe of Parkan II is based on what is essentially a story-driven sandbox mode where you can follow the main storyline or wander off on your own whims and have fun that way. There are many factions in the title, and while no specifics are available, it was mentioned that doing missions for or attacking the property of a faction will raise or lower your rep with them accordingly. Parkan II effectively combines two genres into one game, and if the other features were more polished, the game would be a complete success. By themselves, the space or land combat would be disappointing, but together they produce a fairly entertaining game. Even though the missions are repetitive and the universe is not that dynamic, space adventure fans will find enough to keep them occupied in the game, especially for the lowered price.
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.7 hrs on record
    Posted: August 14
    When I first started playing Parkan I had no idea what the heck was going on. I started my first mission, landed on my first planet and still didn't know what was going on.

    After actually reading and listening to a bit of AI that speaks to you within the game, she gave me some good pointers to go look at my mission log book. The game is pretty cool, and reminds me of Star Trek Online way before it was even a thought. Parkan goes as follows, you have a ship that can be modified in many different ways. The suit you use when you transport to worlds can also be customized and weapons changed. The game is a FPS/RPG type game where you are able to build diplomatic ties with certain factions.

    The gameplay itself is first person in the ship and first person on the planet. The ship controls are done with the keyboard and mouse and provides for a decently rewarding firefight. This game provides it's own unique approach to FPS/RPG. It's not FULL OUT customization on the ship and suit (colors, decals... bla bla) but shooting rockets or lazers, go ahead and go nuts choose which one you'd like to shoot.

    Would give it an 8 if it was substantially different.

    7.6/10
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    2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
    15.9 hrs on record
    Posted: May 9
    I really enjoy this game.. When it ISN'T crashing on a loading screen, which happens maybe every half hour? It's an incredibly fun space-sim-ish type of game, and I would really recommend it to anyone into that kinda thing, but only if they don't mind the added inconvenience of having to boot it up again every half hour.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    10.6 hrs on record
    Posted: May 8
    This is one of the better indie games out there. If you like fast paced free roaming Space Sim/FPS Exploration, this game might be for you.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    1.3 hrs on record
    Posted: September 2
    An realy good old Space RPG, Sim-Action Game mix Russian Develop.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    23.2 hrs on record
    Posted: June 5
    Very interesting, yet simple little game. The translations aren't perfect so there is a little bit of the backstory lost from it, but it definately kept me busy for many hours!

    It's actually pretty well polished for what they put in. Rather than a lot of games that try to blend multiple genres poorly, this one actually kept each part of the game simple, and working properly. I do wish there was more to it, but I'd take a complete game that works as expected.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    2.6 hrs on record
    Posted: June 18
    I was surprised by the possibilities in the game, especially considering it's a 2007 title. Definitely worth giving it a try if you like space sandbox games.
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    9 of 21 people (43%) found this review helpful
    5.7 hrs on record
    Posted: August 14
    The Russians can be weird cats when it comes to open-world gaming. Their strategy seems to be "throw everything in". Sometimes, this works, as in the case of "Space Rangers" and "The Precursors". In the case of Parkan 2, it doesn't. What you get here is an open-world sci-fi thing that combines both a poor, repetitive space shooter/trader, and a really poor FPS. Combine that with low-budget, constant asset reuse, and remarkably bad translation and voice overs (the same guy literally voices over multiple characters, and it's beyond terrible) and you have a real dog. If you really want something like Parkan, head over to Gamer's Gate and pick up "The Precursors" -- while it has a similar lack of polish typical to Russian games, it is far better at doing what Parkan 2 tries to do, plus there's a community patch that fixes most of its problems.
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    4 of 11 people (36%) found this review helpful
    1.2 hrs on record
    Posted: June 25
    Where do I start ...
    The main idea of the game is good and it feels like an interesting game, but there are many problems.
    The game was released in 2007, but graphics looks like from ~ 2000th. First time playing game crashed after 10 minutes.
    Battle system is complex and poor. It is impossible to understand what to do. Plot is quite stupid also there is way to much text to read. While music and sounds are quite good, dialogues are horrible.

    All in all, this could have been a great space andventure game, but becouse of All these disadvatages game is not worth spending your time and money.
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    11 of 26 people (42%) found this review helpful
    2.1 hrs on record
    Posted: June 5
    ....one of the worst "tutorials"...had me going around in circles for hours trying to find the objective.

    Without a guide.... "good luck" there is no map, and there is no indicator telling you where to go or what to do, and the action keys seem to be mapped at random.

    Besides this, the voice acting is terrible, there's hardly any since of direction, there are TOO MANY keyboard inputs to keep track of and remember, the interface is TINY on higher resolutions, poorly written dialogue, and all the enemies are exactly the same droids. (no humans or aliens)

    Why oh why do I torture myself. >.<
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    1 of 14 people (7%) found this review helpful
    0.4 hrs on record
    Posted: July 28
    The voice acting makes me want to vomit.
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    2 of 40 people (5%) found this review helpful
    0.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 29
    jack ****. this game is terrible. 0 stars
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    86 of 98 people (88%) found this review helpful
    2.3 hrs on record
    Posted: April 16
    The game is quite good (I played it time ago), but the Steam Version crashes on landing on a planet. Let's hope this issue is solved and it doesn't add itself to the "forgotten old bones" Collection. NOTE: As I comment in my May 28 posting, all the bugs were promptly solved by the developers and the Game works fine now! :^)
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    36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
    3.6 hrs on record
    Posted: April 17
    Very addictive game, great game concept! Fly the galaxy in a "ship", land on planets and take over outposts, board ships and plunder the loot, upgradeable combat suit and ship(s).

    Yes, the game crashed, once, and not once since. Easy (enough) to read displays. Decent graphics for its time (and for most indie-level games today), wide open play, great sandbox feel (after you play awhile, it opens up).
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