I posted this in the PC gaming forum but I thought some of you might be interested in it as well. One of the greatest games of all time is getting some fresh air.
Are you tired of playing Call of Duty, Counter Strike, Halo, or maybe World of Warcraft? Are you looking for a game that is different or perhaps a challenge? No game in existence today offers the richness or depth of gameplay that can compare to Tribes 2. It is a team based, first person shooter that features endless outdoor environments, easily traversible terrain using jetpacks, or vehicles, and scaleable game play from 2-64, or more players. There are literally tons of gametypes ranging from 1v1 duel to 64 player capture the flag, including Siege, Arena, LakRabbit, TeamRabbit2, Rabbit, Hunters, Team Hunters, and plenty more. There are countless mods, the most popular being Classic, but some of the more unique ones are Renegades, RaceMod, and Construction Mod.
In 2004 Vivendi made Tribes 1 and Tribes 2 free to download. In 2008 they shut down the master servers making it almost impossible to play online. In 2009, the community made a patch for a secure master server, called TribesNext, bringing the game back online.
Tribes 2 is totally 100% FREE! to play and legal to download.
Download a pre-configured install which includes, some basic scripts, and custom maps. All you need to do is download it and install it, then patch it with the Tribes Next Patch create a multiplayer account and away you go.