GunZ 2: The Second Duel Looks As Stylish As Ever

By Eugene . February 18, 2014 . 2:00pm

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Everyone has their favorite kind of sword or gun. It could be a long, curved katana or perhaps a shorter but no less deadly shortsword. Whatever your poison, GunZ 2: The Second Duel is probably going to be able to scratch that itch.

 

The online multiplayer game is a direct sequel to GunZ: The Duel—a game I feel old talking about having played through it nearly a decade ago—and has players running around large set-piece battle arenas trying to slice and dice other players into itty bitty pieces. Or, if they refuse to stand still, shooting them into itty bitty pieces. It’s our in the U.S. on Steam Early Access after mucking around in South Korea for the last few years in beta.

 

The sequel doesn’t really fall that far from the tree, being generally the same thing but with more of everything. The new character classes, game modes, maps and more ensure that if you played the first one (which closed shortly after the announcement of the sequel), you’ll be more or less at home. What was always cool with this game was giving players the feeling that they were real action heroes, able to high jump and run vertically up walls before stabbing a sword into them to wall hang and wait in ambush, or combo swords and guns into a beautiful array of moves.

 

 

There are three classes available at launch: the Silent Avenger, Gun Slinger and Shield Trooper, with more to be added as developers add on to the game, alongside some 200 different weapons of both the gun and sword variety split into 13 categories. That’s… quite impressive actually. There’s even a campaign mode against AI Bots.

 

GunZ 2: The Second Duel is available for PC on Steam via Early Access right now.


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  • Jukwol

    Actually the fourth class is available too.

  • psycho_bandaid

    Wasn’t the first game a mess of hackers and extreme lag or did it eventually improve?

    • Time Sage

      More like glitchers. Anyone who didn’t abuse glitches was considered a noob. Heavin forbid you wanted to just shoot people

  • Luis Camargo

    I played a lot of the original when I was a kid.

    Never thought they would eventually create a second one.

    • http://www.lrdalucard.deviantart.com lrdalucard

      why not? It was such a huge success back then!

  • ndjn3979

    Haha, I remember the first one. Actually pretty good online action game on pc.

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      *Uses the bullshit factor to kill some players*
      one second later
      random post on the chat: the KS is cheating!!.

      I’m sad and happy at the same time because the KS got removed in the sequel

  • Makoto Yuki

    Now if only the server wasn’t always full…

    • http://www.lrdalucard.deviantart.com lrdalucard

      My real problem is the constant-crash’s though.

  • Aemette

    It’s about time! Man I had a blast with Gunz when I was a wee tyke (like four years ago but still, it feels like a long time) so I can’t wait to finally play this.

  • rekka_zan

    Can we still do K-Style?

    • http://www.lrdalucard.deviantart.com lrdalucard

      Assassin class can make a a few moves, like a “soft bf”, unofficially, called “Light-Step”.
      But I srsly doubt u will have time to perform during actual-game-play.

  • Tarkovsky

    One of my favorite F2P online games! Slash shots galore!

  • Istillduno

    Is that “butterflying” still in?

    That seriously killed my interest in the first game, don’t blame people for adopting it since it did work, but I ain’t going to touch the second game unless it brings back more standard sword and gunplay.

  • SerRompalot

    I swear, butterflying and doublebutterflying nearly gave me carpal tunnel. So eventually I gave that up and went dual-Rocket Lawnchairs.

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