Marathon 2: Durandal
By Soli Deo Gloria Productions, LLC
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*** NOTE: Marathon 2: Durandal does not run on iOS 8, we are investigating a fix ***
"somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting"
Seventeen years have passed since you saved humanity from the Pfhor... Durandal, the only surviving artificial intelligence from the UESC Marathon, has kept you in statis all this time. Once more, you are called on to save humanity. Leading a rag-tag band of humans and guided by an insane AI, you are the last hope to stave off the Pfhor invasion.
Welcome to Marathon 2: Durandal, the second in the epic trilogy of first person shooter games that re-defined the genre. Experience the pulse-pounding action as you once again defend humanity from the alien Pfhor.
"Move fast, seize the initiative, wield superior firepower, dive into the melee, anticipate enemy movements, slaughter the defenseless, endure." ~Marathon Manual
- 28 levels divided into nine chapters
- missions include exploration, puzzles and extermination
- smooth game play experience
- "Carnage is as easy as point and shoot." ~Marathon Manual
- 8 unique weapons including:
.45 Magnum Mega Class Pistol
WSTE-M5 Combat Shotgun
M.75 Assault Rifle/Grenade Launcher
Zeus Class Fusion Pistol
... and the devastating SPNKR-X17 rocket launcher
** NOTE: Invert aim is available through the Settings app, under "Durandal"
"Being naked in space stinks. Lucky for you, Mr. Security officer, you are dressed in active military uniform, complete with a Cyberhead helmet. Your Cyberhead device is your interface to your surrounding environment." ~Marathon Manual
- battle against the aggressive Pfhor
- play the role of the cyborg security officer
- uncover the surprising secrets of the Pfhor and their allies
"Carnage is as easy as point and shoot. Different weapons are characterized with different dynamics. It is unwise, for example, to use the rocket launcher in close combat." ~Marathon Manual
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Source code for this app is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html) and is available upon request (see http://www.marathon4ios.com for details).
What's New in Version 2.10
oops, fixed iPhone rendering problem.
Great game, however the touch controls could use some work.
I love this game. The story is great, the action is entertaining, the level design is fantastic, and the atmosphere is ultra immersive. I am mildly disappointed with the controls, because I often have to fight them to do what I want, which can be stressful when facing the Cyborg tank things. Do not let my complaint deter you from making this purchase, however. I love the Marathon series, and I think it should be a series every gamer plays before they die. So get out there, and remember, Never, Ever, leave a single BOB alive.
Bad controls but fun to play on my phone
The control stick is too finicky and when swimming it's hard to hold it so you walk and not run/swim. Also when you try to look up or down when you move it resets the y axis and you can't aim up or down unless you stand still. Also I can't open previous saves, just the most recent one. This has caused me to have to start over because it saved where I only have 1.5x Heath and I need 2x in order to cross the lava in Nuke and Pave.
Great, but some flaws...
Durandal was probably the best game of the trilogy, and I like the fact that they're here on the App Store, but there are three flaws that really bug me (pardon the pun).
1. The Screen size is not fixed for the iPhone 5, so it looks compressed.
2. There is a glitch where, if you leave the game running, and return later, there is no sound. An error that must be fixed. (It should also be noted that this problem appears in not just Durandal, but ALL Marathon games.
3. (Most Important) There is a glitch where, if you start the game at the level The Big House, the app will bring you straight to the home screen. This is a bug that needs to be fixed, as it takes away from the ENTIRE story.
I love all Bungie games. And Marathon is really good! Just fix these flaws, and it will be perfect!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 10, 2013
- Version: 2.10
- Size: 108 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Daniel Blezek
- © 1995 Bungie, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.