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Police Quest 2: The Vengeance (Amiga)

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance Amiga Police Quest 2 Title

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Description

Little time has passed since the events of Police Quest, when Sonny Bonds climbed the ranks of the Lytton police department and became the key element in the arrest of Jesse Bains, the notorious drug lord. After the trial, Sonny's application to the Homicide division was accepted and proposed to Marie, who had her prostitution charges dropped and started a new life away from the streets. Life was good - until Bains escaped, taking advantage of a low-security prison and an inexperienced correctional officer. Sonny is now in danger from a vengeful Bains and is saddled with his new chain-smoker partner Keith. Sonny goes to the field again to capture Bains, but things are about to get awfully personal...

Using Sierra's new SCI engine, the graphics are more vibrant than in the first game, but gameplay remains basically the same, with the player ordering Sonny to move to a place in the scene (either using the directional keys or the new mouse interface) and a parser interface to interact with the game world. Game sequences are more varied, and include a shooting range, an underwater search or searching the inside of an escape vehicle. The driving sequences are gone, and the player can relax while reading the chatter between Sonny and Keith as they move from location to location. The approach to the game, however, is radically different. While the first (for a large part) is based on street police work, this sequel is oriented into forensics field work such as collecting evidences that link Bains into the happenings of the game.

Screenshots

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance Amiga Burglary Office
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance Amiga Adjust Your Sight
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance Amiga If you start shooting at random you'll get this newspaper screen. Notice the King's Quest 4 reference.
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance Amiga Inside jail

Alternate Titles

  • "PQ2" -- Common informal / abbreviated title
  • "Police Quest II" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

Your Amiga Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Sep, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Sep, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Sep, 1990 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1990 9 out of 12 75
Zzap! Sep, 1990 72 out of 100 72
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Format Sep, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Power May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Trivia

While the first game centered on basic patrol officer procedure, this game focused more on investigative procedures. An interesting bomb disposal sequence is also included.




If you're clever enough to "hack" into the office computers, you discover that Laura Watts, Sonny's narcotics partner from PQI, was found out to be the "Gremlin" that antagonized Dooley. She quietly retired from the force after she was caught.

Look around in the airport, and you will see Larry Laffer (and hear a quick rendition of 'For Your Thighs Only').

Take a second look at the Victor Simms picture from the manual. Remind you of anything? ("Get your stinkin' paws off me, you damned dirty ape!")

(contributed by Jason Artman)

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POMAH (35669) added Police Quest 2: The Vengeance (Amiga) on Sep 25, 2002
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