[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/conduit-2-box-art-wii_9793.jpg]]

''Conduit 2'' is the sequel to High Voltage Software's NintendoWii FirstPersonShooter ''VideoGame/TheConduit''. Once again, the player is Michael Ford, a former Secret Service agent caught in the middle of an AlienInvasion set in the near future. Taking place immediately after the first game, Ford must travel around the world, engage in firefights against dueling alien factions, and try to wrest the fate of the Earth away from [[spoiler:Mr. Adams]] and [[spoiler:his]] supporters.

New gameplay features include a nonlinear single-player campaign, a larger selection of weapons, individual character classes and attribute enhancements, and split-screen local cooperative and competitive play.

This game is developer High Voltage's attempt at fixing the shortcomings from ''VideoGame/TheConduit''. Instead of making the engine and actual game simultaneously, they focused entirely on the game. Instead of making levels with no planning, they made actual concept art. The [[MookMaker respawning egg sacs]], static cutscenes and [[ScrappyMechanic exploding Drudge mines]] were removed. They toned down the hype, perhaps a bit too much - Sega chose April 19th as the date for the game's release, the same day as ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' and ''{{SOCOM}} 4'', and ''Conduit 2'' was released with next to no fanfare. The sites that did review it criticized the game for a short, disjointed single-player campaign and perceived deficiencies in the voice acting, level design and story but praised the multiplayer, which improved upon the original despite it already being the game's strongest point.
----
!!''Conduit 2'' provides examples of the following tropes:
* AirVentPassageway: Played straight in D.C.
* AlienInvasion: The Drudge.
** Played with. [[spoiler:The climax of the first game reveals that the Drudge were grown here on Earth from a captive Prometheus. Adams, however, is also revealed to be an alien.]]
* AmericaSavesTheDay: The ending has [[spoiler:George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in futuristic armor arrive as reinforcements.]]
* AnimalMecha: One of the new enemies is a robotic puma/leopard/tiger.
* AreaOfEffect: Played straight with the Radiation Grenades.
** Played doubly straight with the Reverse Damage Upgrade, which heals you and your allies.
* ArmorIsUseless: Whatever armor you buy for your character model is purely for aesthetics, with the exception of the Heavy Armor, Light Armor, and Helmet upgrades.
** Michael's new armor doesn't seem to actually DO much, really.
*** And yet armor sure seems to help the [[HeavilyArmoredMook Trust Advancers]].
**** Isn't it his new armor that allows him to use the upgrades?
* {{Atlantis}}: This is the main hub in the game.
* AWinnerIsYou: [[BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing "You're Winner!"]]
* BackStab: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Played straight]].
* {{Badass}}: Ford is a OneManArmy who is [[HeartbrokenBadass out for revenge]], [[UnderestimatingBadassery underestimated by his enemies]] ([[BadassNormal which is understandable, really]]), wears CoolShades (although swaps them out with a helmet early on) and is [[BadassBaritone voiced by]] [[VideoGame/DukeNukem Jon St. John]].
* BeeBeeGun: The Hive Cannon, which now allows targets to be tagged with sticky bait so the bees can home in on it.
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: [[spoiler:John Adams as the BigBad and a former PresidentEvil.]]
* TheBermudaTriangle: The first level takes place on a deep-ocean platform in the middle of the Triangle.
* BigBulkyBomb: The [[IncrediblyObviousBomb pulsing]], [[LostSuperweapon pre-modern]] [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Nazi nuclear Doomsday]] [[TimeBomb Device]] in D.C. that Prometheus must [[InstantCooldown disable]] [[GoingCritical before it blows]].
** Though [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo he has no idea how to actually do that]] until [[JustInTime 10 seconds before it goes off]], much to Michael's despair.
--> "[[FromBadToWorse ...it's not gettin' better, Prometheus!]]"
* BlandNameProduct: There are vending machines for Orange Soda brand orange soda.
* BondOneLiner: Lots.
* BrainUploading: Prometheus.
-->"Aren't you a disembodied alien in a ball?!"
* BugWar
* BulletCatch: One of the game's new weapons is the Aegis gun, which has the ability to suspend incoming bullets in a force-field, then [[CatchAndReturn fire them back at opponents]].
* CleavageWindow: Andromeda's full-body armor covers everything except her face... and the tops of her breasts.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Mentioned almost straight in one of the campaign achievements, right after Michael Ford obtains his [[PoweredArmor Destroyer armor]].
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In the single player campaign, friendly aliens appear a different color than enemy aliens and some enemies (notably the mites) are distinguishable by their differing colors. Online, team matches have a Red Team and a Blue Team, and some maps have an indicated Red Side and Blue Side. Even in free-for-all.
* ConcealmentEqualsCover: Hiding behind that knocked over table, halved bookcase, or knocked over soda machine will totally protect you from bullets, [[EnergyWeapon plasma, radiation]] and explosions.
* ConceptArtGallery: Comes with the Gamestop-exclusive Limited Edition of the game.
* CosmeticAward: Subverted, as achievements and medals always award you with either experience points, credits, or both.
* ConspiracyKitchenSink
* CopyAndPasteEnvironments:
** The Washington D.C level seems to be an excuse to recycle assets from the first game. Overall though, it's greately reduced compared to the first game.
** There's also three levels that are clearly repurposed multiplayer maps. Thankfully, two are optional and one just serves as an arena for a boss battle.
** Lampshaded in the Siberia level: Ford asks himself if he's seen this hallway before, and Prometheus responds that [[TakeThatUs architects often repeat structures in a building to save money.]]
*** Then he goes on to state that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall developers often copy the practice in videogames.]]
* CrosshairAware: Whenever you're being tuned by an enemy's Phase Rifle.
* {{Cyborg}}: Trust forces now include cyborg soldiers, who rest in recharging chambers.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably more than [[VideoGame/TheConduit the original]] -- one of the first things Michael learns is that his [[HeartbrokenBadass family was killed]] with everyone else in Washington D.C. On the other hand, the campy one-liners and IndecisiveParody suggest High Voltage is making fun of DarkerAndEdgier shooters.
* DieChairDie: Plenty of boxes and [[EveryCarIsAPinto cars to shoot up]].
* DeathByIrony: In the campaign, where Michael travels to China to save [[spoiler:Emperor Li]] from [[spoiler:Adams]], only to end up having to kill [[spoiler:him]] in self defense.
* DisintegratorRay: To a lesser extent, as whatever energy weapon you use must be the one to fire the kill shot to actually have the effect.
* EnemyCivilWar: Enemies of different factions will attack each other.
-->"Sweet! Now they're fighting each other!"
* EveryBulletIsATracer
* EpicFail: Spoken straight by Michael.
* FacelessGoons: Every enemy in the game has a mask or helmet of some sort. Even if you [[BoomHeadshot shoot said helmet off]].
* FrickinLaserBeams: Averted with the Carbonizer Mk16. Totally travels at the speed of light, so you don't have to do any leading.
* [[spoiler: GainaxEnding: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CpmMzfphZNE Oh my, yes.]]]]
* GunAccessories: Averted. Weapons can't be customized at all.
** Although they do have plenty of preloaded SecondaryFire functions.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: When Prometheus sacrifices himself in order to give Michael's Destroyer armor the power to stop Adams.]]
** Also, TakeUpMySword, which is basically the reason for Michael wearing the Destroyer armor in the first place.
* HeyItsThatVoice: While none of the original actors from ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' are returning for the sequel due to scheduling conflicts, Michael Ford is now being played by [[VideoGame/DukeNukem Jon St. John]].
* HostilePrecipitation and ThunderboltsAndLightning is the name of game in the Oil Rig level.
* HumanoidAliens
** InsectoidAliens: The Drudge, who now come in even more exotic and bizarre varieties.
** LizardFolk: [[spoiler:John Adams and the other members of his faction.]]
* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: Like the prequel, difficulty levels are named after the five levels of the Homeland Security Advisory System: Low, Guarded, Elevated, High, and Severe.
* InGameTV: Subverted. There are radio shows, but no [=TVs=].
* InstantDeathBullet: The [=HVS45=] handgun.
* IKEAWeaponry: The Phase Rifle and Carbonizer Mk16 (though only in animation), definitely the Widowmaker turret.
* IllKillYou: Said straight from Michael, after Adams tells him that his family and everyone else in D.C. is dead.
* IndecisiveParody: High Voltage claimed that the game is supposed to be "tongue-in-cheek", and portions the game are clearly taking the piss (Ford's VideoGame/DukeNukem-esque dialogue for instance), but other parts of the game are done completely seriously (like the conspiracy objects), and still others are ambiguous (the ending). High Voltage later admiited that they had a much more serious story planned, but the huge amount of cutscenes required and the reaction people had towards the original heavy-handed storyline meant that they rewrote the entire script at the last minute.
* InfiniteFlashlight: In the metro of D.C.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Dark Star, which can only be found upon completing the game.
* InsecurityCamera: Present In Katarina's fortress, in Siberia.
* {{Invisibility}}: Capable with the AR-C Eclipse's secondary.
* LaResistance: The Free Drudge, who aid Mr. Ford [[spoiler:against Adams' plans.]]
* LargeHam: Ford's lines are delivered in the most over-the-top manner possible.
* LightningGun: The Deatomizer Mk4, TPC Launcher, and Carbonizer Mk16.
* LightningBruiser: The Trust Advancers and Drudge Scarabs can move pretty fast when they really want to. The latter of which can take you out in two smacks.
* LockedDoor: Played fairly straight in China, albeit with elemental symbols instead of keys.
* LostWorld: The Lost City of Z.
* MagneticWeapons: The Phase Rifle is actually a railgun.
* MonumentalDamage: D.C. has seen better days. Even when you return, they're still blowing the place to hell.
* MookMaker: Conduits and Egg Sacs.
* MuzzleFlashlight: Well, it's there if you need it.
* MythologyGag: Before the game came out, the developers promised abilities you could equip to your loadout like healing teammates in multiplayer with bullets. In the game, there is an upgrade that gives you an extra radiation grenade and makes it so those grenades heal you and your teammates while still damaging your enemies. The description for the upgrade includes the line "Because we couldn't teach the bullets to love".
* NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom: Averted; the single-player campaign will include a central hub to allow the player to choose the order to play the levels, and multiple routes to each level's objective are available.
* NoBodyLeftBehind
* NobodyPoops: Averted, there's a bathroom on the oil rig in the campaign.
* NoisyGuns
* OrganicTechnology: All the Drudge weapons.
* TheOtherDarrin
* OhCrap: Played straight right after Michael switches a primer on the Oil Rig, only to have the Leviathan devour that whole corner of the room and [[UnstoppableRage roar at him]].
* OutrunTheFireball: Inverted when Michael must jump out of the way of an [[RunawayTrain oncoming train]] as soon as he gets out of the subway in D.C.
-->Michael: "For once, that's a train that I'm glad to miss!"
-->Prometheus: "Technically, the train missed ''you''.
-->Michael: "...you really know to ruin a good quip, don't you?"
* OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture: Averted. The Carbonizer Mk16's very existence is in utter defiance of this trope.
* PivotalBoss: The Leviathan from the first level of the campaign, a gigantic sea serpent who turns to attack the deep-ocean platform you're on.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: In D.C., Michael Ford walks in on a Trust Soldier interrogating a Free Drudge by the name of Thex. As soon as the soldier notices Michael's presence, he gets his ass kicked by Thex.
* PoweredArmor: Ford gets fitted for a set of Destroyer armor, and his ally Andromeda wears a full-body suit.
* ProtectionMission: Michael must protect the Free Drudge a number of times throughout the campaign.
* RageQuit: Unavoidable, but thank goodness the developers had the foresight to install host migration.
* RegeneratingHealth: Present.
* {{Roboteching}}: The Shrieker. Also, the [[BeeBeeGun Hive Cannon,]] but only if the target is tagged with sticky bait first.
* SceneryPorn: The Oil Rig level. High Voltage Software's Quantum3 engine really struts its stuff here.
* ScheduleSlip: Hoo boy...November to February to March, then finally released on April 19th.
* ShamgriLa: One of the levels is set in Shangri-La.
* ShortRangeShotgun: Apparent in online multiplayer and splitscreen. Curiously averted in the campaign.
* Shoutout: After beating the game, Andromeda reveals that the conduits are powered by blast processing, a reference to Sega's old Sonic the Hedgehog commercials.
* SicklyGreenGlow: Subverted, as radiation always glows orange in the game.
* SincerestFormOfFlattery: Several of the weapons are clearly {{Expy}}s of those from ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}'' and ''Film/{{District 9}}''
* SpiderTank: One of the bosses.
* SplashDamage: The SMAW, Shrieker, TPC Launcher, Frag Grenades, Deatomizer Mk4 (when fired a charged blast), Warp Pistol (when the blasts ricochet), Strike Rifle (when fired a charged blast), Hive Cannon.
* SplashDamageAbuse: Played straight with the TPC Launcher, Shrieker, and the Frag Grenades.
* SplitScreen, and plenty of it.
* TheStoic: Prometheus. He's certainly far less critical of Michael than he was in the prequel.
* StoryBreadcrumbs
* ThatSatisfyingCrunch: Played straight-on with headshots.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The Dark Star's secondary function, which fires a [[UnrealisticBlackHole black hole]] that essentially acts a mobile SphereOfDestruction, which has an AreaOfEffect that [[CruelAndUnusualDeath sucks in your foes]].
* TrickedOutGloves: The Blinding Powder upgrade.
* TurnsRed: Every boss in the game does this.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Lampshaded in the Heavy Armor loadout upgrade decription.
-->"Seriously, how do you go to the bathroom in that?"
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* UnflinchingFaithInTheBrakes: Subverted. Prometheus insists that the Leviathan is Michael's way off of the oil rig, though he doesn't seem too concerned that it's tearing the rig apart in a murderous fit of rage.
* UnflinchingWalk: Subverted when [[BigBad Adams]] walks calmly into a conduit right before the Leviathan destroys the platform he and his men are on.
* VirtualGhost: Prometheus.
* WashingtonDCInvasion: One of the game's levels is a return to Washington D.C., as it's in the middle of a full-blown alien invasion.
* WaveMotionGun: The Leviathan attacks by shooting a massive laser beam from its mouth.
* WilhelmScream: Uttered by a scientist right after the Leviathan destroys a platform.
* YouCantHandleTheParody: "You can't handle the truth!" may be randomly uttered by a Trust Soldier AI.
----