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 (78 reviews)
Release Date: May 11, 2007
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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
    25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    2.9 hrs on record
    Posted: September 15, 2014
    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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    14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
    0.8 hrs on record
    Posted: October 3, 2014
    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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    8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
    2.3 hrs on record
    Posted: January 13
    Parkan 2 tried to create a 3D space exploration game with planetery combat,space dogfights and political aspects. This is what I call a holy grain of space games if it can be done right .

    Unfortunetly clearly 1C did not have experiance to pull this off . This game is the bare minimum of what we want from it .It is playable . However the overall half-♥♥♥♥♥ design makes it feel like they run out of money or just got lazy .

    Unlike 2D Space Rangers 2 this game is striped of all the style and atmosphere that made Space Rangers great .

    Saying all that I have to give them creadit for trying something so ambitious .

    This game isn't horrible but you have to be open minded and forgive some of the flaws .

    6/10
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    12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
    2.5 hrs on record
    Posted: January 11
    I bought into this game based solely on it's concept. I want to love this game so much, it has, at least in theory, everything I want in a space game. Spaceships that you can walk around in, planets you can visit, multiple factions you can join, a free roaming (but sometimes limited for story reasons) sandbox universe... It even has in-ship fighting where you can get boarded by enemies or board enemy spacecraft to comandeer it yourself.

    The game is a few years old, and the mileage doesn't give it any compliments. It has aged, and it hasn't aged well. It most likely wasn't even very visual-heavy back when it was first released back in 2007 either. But that can be forgiven. The real problem with this game is how the awesome concept is being executed. It's executed poorly. I walk around, doing stuff, going, "Ah, wow, this would have been cool if they had made it like that," or "this is kind of amazing, I wish they had expanded on that" etc. Also, the planets and stations feel copy pasted and empty, defeating the purpose of being able to visit them anyway.

    In short, though it has many features, none of them feel fleshed out, and some are flat out stupid in their lack of polish. The story isn't anything to write home about either, possibly due to poor translation and sub par voice acting. Want to spend 5-8 hours tops fooling around in a semi open sandbox space sim thingy? It's 5 Euros or your regional equivalent. Is it worth it? Your call. I bought it, played it for a bit, kinda liked it, it was average. But I left it feeling unsatisfied. I would recommend waiting for another game that does this but better.

    Pros:
    Great concept
    A few hours mindless fun

    Cons:
    Poorly executed concepts
    It ain't no looker
    Feels empty
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    4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
    4.5 hrs on record
    Posted: February 25
    Parkan 2 is a game that I recommend because:
    - have a good price
    - is a method to banish boredom
    - is a Sci-fi game
    - have trading cards

    Enjoy!
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    6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
    1.3 hrs on record
    Posted: September 2, 2014
    An realy good old Space RPG, Sim-Action Game mix Russian Develop.
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    7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
    1.4 hrs on record
    Posted: October 7, 2014
    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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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    15.1 hrs on record
    Posted: February 4
    This game is so cool, so I even bought steam version, while I had DRM free ones - still dont regret, this game might seem to be old but it has a great story which will suck you in after first 10 minutes of playing.
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    5.3 hrs on record
    Posted: February 26
    I AM TONY STARK WITH A TIME-WARP ENABLE SPACESHIP IN THIS GAME.
    10/10 WOULD PARKAN III
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    4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
    1.3 hrs on record
    Posted: December 18, 2014
    Decent game but the graphics should be a bit better... Overall meh.
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    1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
    0.7 hrs on record
    Posted: February 21
    Far be it from me to run this into the ground.

    If this is their own engine, then obviously a lot of works gone into it, Its all very shiny (for the sake of it ??).

    I guess I was looking for some sort of No mans sky fix (before its out) landing on planets ect..

    This is not that fix.

    Like alot of the reviewers, its hard for me to pin point one thing.
    The team are obviously very talented and ambitious and what an indie tech demo (circa 2004) !! but Its a case of very generic art direction.

    I should have trusted my gut instinct on this one. I considered getting this for WEEKS

    I can imagine people that like stuff like Chrome might get into this.





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    93 of 109 people (85%) found this review helpful
    2.3 hrs on record
    Posted: April 16, 2014
    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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    54 of 58 people (93%) found this review helpful
    40.3 hrs on record
    Posted: May 6, 2014
    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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    38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
    13.7 hrs on record
    Posted: April 17, 2014
    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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    27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
    1.7 hrs on record
    Posted: May 4, 2014
    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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    22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
    1.4 hrs on record
    Posted: April 18, 2014
    I've played for about an hour and thought I would post a quick review because there isn't many so far. I'm running windows 7 with a decent system and haven't had a crash yet. I haven't gotten to the open world part yet so far its been pretty much guiding me along but its been a ton of fun.

    The story doesn't make a lot of sense so far. The movie seems sort of confusing but I think I got most of it. The voice acting while not great is horrible either. The little messages telling you want to do and explaining the game can be vague and sometimes you will get three or four of them right in the middle of a fire fight and don't have time to read them. Thankfully they save them all so you can go back and read them. All in all it did a pretty good job of teaching me how to play it a short amount of time. If you've played freespace or anything like it you should pick up the dog fighting quick.

    You start out fighint some pirates and then land to secure some data from a crashed ship and get your first taste of FPS combat. So far it seems passable. Nothing new or awesome but seems to do the job. There are ports that you will be able to take over and then defend agaist pirate attacks which seems like it could be cool.

    Your ship seems like it will be pretty upgradable. There is atleast four different systems you can change out also four gun spots and four missile spots. You can only have one gun spot and one missile spot active at a time but can switch between them at anytime.

    Also they have a energy system that I remember having fun with back in the x-wing/tie fighter days. You can switch power between your systems(shields, weapons, engines, and I think the last one was sensors).

    Over all I've had a lot of fun so far and will keep playing. I may or may not update this review based on how lazy I feel.
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    12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
    2.7 hrs on record
    Posted: August 14, 2014
    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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    8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
    23.2 hrs on record
    Posted: June 5, 2014
    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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    7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
    15.9 hrs on record
    Posted: May 9, 2014
    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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    6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
    2.6 hrs on record
    Posted: June 18, 2014
    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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