This game was created in 1993 as a sequel to Rules of Engagement. Created by Omnitrend and published by Impressions games, the game boasts excellent music and sound effects, although the graphics could be better. This game did not do so well reception wise, but it is not a bad game to waste your time with. The movement can be quite jerky, and plus, there are many games out there that have much better graphics.
Personally I think it's better than the one before, which was just rules of engagement because its much more captative and interesting. The user interface actually looks quite a lot like the LCARS system from the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation.
You use your mouse to co-ordinate and move. It is much like a starship command simulation. You start out as a cadet, and slowly work your way up the ranks, while facing larger and more difficult challenges and commanding more powerful forces with each advancement. For beginners, a beginner campaing is included, but that will not keep you satisfied for long!
You're presented with a variety of ship systems, including tactical, navigational, communications, damage control, and docking. Within each system there are subsystems specific to tasks at hand, such as selecting certain missiles for combat or loading and unloading cargo.
I reckon the best thing about this game is that it is part of the IGS (interlocking gaming system) which allows it to be compatible with BREACH 2 and 3, which means you can command the ships either via those games, or the original. For example, it allows you to board enemy ships via either of those games.
Like most games, there is a built in campaign editor where you can edit and make your own missions and campaigns to your preferences. Trading is even possible with this game. You'll need to develop strategies to defeat the enemy. You will have to learn to co-ordinate the systems during combat, as often your enemy is better armed and equipped that you are.
Rules of Engagement 2 is avaliable on the platforms amiga, and DOS, which is the more popular one. I recommend this game to any who enjoy simulation and sci-fi games, and to people who enjoy strategy games in general.
Written by: ~JenN_Cx