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Marathon 2: Durandal

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Marathon_2_f.sit (25.86 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
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marathon2cd.zip (46.08 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
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Marathon_2_Manual.pdf
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This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Marathon 2 takes place seventeen years after the events of the first game. Durandal, one of the three artificial intelligences (AIs) from the colony ship UESC Marathon, sends the player and an army of ex-colonists to search the ruins of Lh'owon, the S'pht home-world. He does not mention what exactly he is looking for, although he does let it slip that the Pfhor are planning to attack Earth, and that being on Lh'owon may stall their advance.

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Marathon's sequel ups the ante with a larger, more open environment, a wider view, and additional multiplayer modes. It also includes a new weapon: the shotgun.

In 2005, Bungie authorized the release of the full original Mac OS trilogy for free distribution online. A version pre-bundled with Aleph One for use with OS X can be downloaded below.

Marathon 2.dmg
Download from alephone.lhowon.org

See also Marathon and Marathon Infinity, and Pathways Into Darkness.

Related Mac Garden pages: Marathon Aleph One, Forge and Anvil.

For other games based on the Marathon 2 engine, see Prime Target, Damage Incorporated, and ZPC.

Also available for Windows.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

To run this in Mac OS X, you'll need the Aleph One engine.

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by funkydopebrother - 2016, March 13 - 2:12pm

Where are the audio files?

by CalTheOnly - 2014, August 22 - 4:21am
5

This sequel was better than the original. Gameplay was awesome. The storyline was great as well. Durandal is my favorite god-complex-computer-program ever! I wish he would have made at least a cameo in the Halo series.

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by mathieudel - 2010, December 13 - 11:03am
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I played this game so much that I could finish the first two levels using only the fists when in hard level Smile (Yes I know, some people managed to finish the game this way ... but still Wink).

For those interested, I still take the time to play this game now and then, and would ove a old-school net play Tongue

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by mathieudel - 2010, December 13 - 10:57am

I can play this again after YEARS of searching. Thanks mucho.

Really Tongue ? You shoud have searched "Marathon 2" with google : the first available link is an article on wikipedia which itself links to Bungie's web site where the game is now freely availble Laughing out loud : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_2:_Durandal. The third link of the same google request is Bungie's site itself...

As a side note, I loved the box that came with this game but its original triangle shape made it quite week, and I finally managed to damage it up to the point I had to trash it Sad ... too bad !

by ryoushi - 2010, January 21 - 2:54am

Actually better than the contemporary DOOM series, with more intricate mapping and more scenery interaction, as well as better control of your character (being able to look up and down and sided to side without turning, and actually being able to SWIM in water).

Probably the best of the pre-3d FPS games and engines.

by ImAhNoBoDy - 2009, August 23 - 4:34am

I can play this again after YEARS of searching. Thanks mucho.

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by fps-dungeon - 2009, July 21 - 5:44am

I remember playing this growing up, it was my favorite since we only had a mac. If you want to see all the weapons there is a marathon fan page here with alot of screenshots. http://www.fpsdungeon.com/games/marathon2/marathon2.html

by Christian (not verified) - 2009, June 18 - 3:40am
4

The best Shooter game!, Para mi gusto el mejor juego shooter creado en ese año, era muy superior al doom