Games like Day of Defeat have been pushing the team multiplayer envelope, but Tribes 2 truly shines as one of the best in the field. The developers have worked hard to make a gorgeous environment that truly supports great team players and tacticians.
First, gameplay in general is just beautiful. Whether you're playing single or multiplayer, you can really appreciate the crisp graphics, the ability to roam in and out of buildings. The weapon selection and diversity is great.
All those addicted to HALO know how much fun vehicles are. Tribes 2 gives you a few to choose from - a Scout ATV, a tank with a spot for a gunner, and even an APC that holds 6!
Multiplayer is where the game really shines though. The game is simply wonderful for teams to work together to achieve an objective. There are games running all the time on the net, and anybody that has trained up on their home system will have no trouble slipping into one of the on line games and getting into the swing of things. I've had people of all ages and backgrounds playing on my computer, and once they've gotten themselves familiar with the controls in the training, they've gone on line and had a blast!
I've read some reviews that say the game is too hard in multiplayer mode. I really haven't found that at all. True, you shouldn't just leap into multiplayer without first learning how the game works. That's true for any game you buy, though. If you go through the training and single player missions, though, it's very easy to learn the ropes and to graduate into team play rather quickly. Just be sure to take your time. Don't rush it. If you build up your skills, you'll be quite fine.
Definitely recommended for any team player!
Buy Tribes 2 at Amazon.com