One looping music track
You want to enter the shoes of a mercenary? Make that a mercenary biker, that's right you want to wreck vengeance and destruction on the innocent, then Bikez II is the game to do that. The game has a simple enough premise to follow, go forth complete missions for the gang you are employed in, upgrade your weapons and keep going to see how far you can make it. Simple but effective but it may leave some gamers wanting more from this title.
If your looking for some complex story line to get you engaged at first it is not here with this game. There is a sort of story that does proceed when you start doing missions though but again it changes up as you proceed through the game and keep advancing. At first your job is to drive around on your motorcycle, maybe kill some civilians here and there and find a character that looks very similar to yours. When you do this, drive up slowly beside him, hit the enter key and you are taken to a different screen that describes the mission you will be doing.
Graphics in the game are well done. The environment of the city is done nicely, as is the character models and your bike model as well. However, there is not many character models about five of them and you will get used to seeing them being repeated. Controls for the game are easy to remember, use the arrow keys to drive your bike, space bar is handbrake, and your number keys 1-4 are your weapons. The actual feeling of the bike movement, in game is represented well. However it will take some time to get used to the bike movements and it will take some time, especially once you get into the missions of having to shoot down other bikers.
The missions themselves however while providing a back-story of sorts for the game, are essentially mostly the same sorts of activities. Either escorting somebody to a location or killing some official, or destroying another vehicle. So it does get repetitive after awhile. There is only one music track that loops, it's a nice track I find and fits with the atmosphere with the game but only one, it may just get on your nerves eventually.
However, if you are looking for a title that you can just sit down and play after a long day of work and you can get used to the controls, give this a try and see for yourself.
Review by: DeathDude
Safe for ages: 15+
Direct3D compatible graphics card
DirectX 7.0 or better
Windows (98, ME, 2000, XP)
300 MHz CPU