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Blood II: The Chosen
Box artwork for Blood II: The Chosen.
Developer(s) Monolith Productions
Publisher(s) GT Interactive
Designer(s) James Wilson III
Release date(s)
Genre(s) First-person shooter
System(s) Windows
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: ESRB M.png Mature
ELSPA: Ages 18+
Expansion pack(s) Blood II: The Chosen - The Nightmare Levels
Preceded by Blood
Website http://www.the-chosen.com/
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Blood II: The Chosen is a 1998 computer game falling into the FPS category, developed by Monolith Productions and published by GT Interactive. It is a sequel to Monolith's previous game Blood featuring a completely new, fully 3D engine that was developed in-house by Monolith, the LithTech engine. It was followed by an expansion pack, Blood II: The Chosen - The Nightmare Levels.

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The year is 2028 and Caleb, the undead anti-hero from Blood, after the final confrontation with his old master, the god Tchernobog, has spent the last century trying to figure out a way to resurrect his fallen comrades, including his lost love Ophelia, but to no avail. During these years he has grown somewhat more tolerant towards other people, so much that he can actually avoid killing everyone he runs into, but not that much to stop him from bringing along a weapon wherever he goes. However the Cabal, the cult of Tchernobog, is not dead, but has undergone a radical change that transformed what once was a dark, secret cult into CabalCo (short for Cabal Company), a powerful and wealthy business company. The Cabal in its new form still seeks to dominate the world, but rather than using magical means, it employs the power arising from its preeminent economical position, penetrating into the everyday life of the people thus controlling it. Apparently the Cabal has decided to briefly forget about Caleb (labelled as the Great Betrayer), but it has not forgiven him: Gideon, the man behind the Cabal's change and current head of CabalCo, wishes to bring back his cult to its full, former glory by slaying Caleb and getting back from him the Tchernobog powers the Chosen has absorbed after defeating the god.

Gideon appears to Caleb, goading him into a chase across some of the most dangerous CabalCo controlled locations. Contemporarily a growing number of dimensional rifts are opened, allowing creatures from another dimension to cross the border and reach our world. Caleb is therefore tasked both with the necessity to stop Gideon and CabalCo from dominating the world and to close the dimensional rifts with the Tchernobog powers he owns, to avoid a fatal collapse of the fabric of space and time. During his quest Caleb receives the help of the other Chosen, Gabriella, Ishmael and Ophelia brought back to our reality by the dimensional rifts.

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