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Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

  • Summary: If you aren't afraid of the dark, you should be! Can you handle the mind-blasting rush into all-new 360-degree 3D worlds of darkness?? The sequel to the mind-blowing original is here! New features make Descent II the most challenging game yet! In the full version of D2, you'll experience: Guide-Bot - Your own handy side-kick. Thief-Bot - Steals weapons and power-ups from your ship. Headlights you can turn on and off. Afterburners to increase your speed. Missile Cam and Guide-Bot Cam. Enhanced lighting. Flowing water and lava. Helix Cannon, Phoenix Cannon, Smart Mines. Energy to Shield converter. New network play features. More complex levels. Hidden doors and rooms. [Interplay] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. The game not only rocks in single-player, but is also up among the best multiplayer experiences, and plays well over the Internet.
  2. The action is as fast and frantic as ever and it is virtually impossible to play Descent II without bucking and rearing in your seat.
  3. If you don't like Descent at least a little bit, make no mistake, there is something wrong with you. Descent II's huge replay value and absolutely insane network play should ensure its popularity for a long time.
  4. If you thought the original Descent was a walk in the park, you'll meet your match in Descent II. But stick with it and you'll enjoy the ride. [June 1996, p.82]
  5. The sequel has 30 new weapons, new enemy robots and 30 additional levels, but the overall effect is diminished by repetitive gameplay.
  6. More of that great Descent action you've come to expect and won't disappoint! It you've been waiting for more new levels, enemies, and mission builder than this will be your nirvana.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Fighter17DescentII
    The action gets even better with bigger, badder robots, and the Theif robot!!
  2. Xavor
    The best game I´ve ever played! I´m still waiting for Descent 4!
  3. I was five the first time I played Descent. Fifteen years later, I still play all three games. Descent II improved on the original, bringing new mines to explore, and more features to it's incredible multiplayer. Descent and Descent II are my two favorite video games, and probably always will be. Expand
  4. 10
    One of the first PC games I ever played and still one of the best, even today for first person shooter - wish it could be re-released on Steam and would definitely pick it back up and re-live the fun. Soundtrack is great. Expand