User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Text Parser How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc. 3.5
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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I played Space Quest II for about five hours, enjoyed every minute of it and wanted more. The game is vast, and the creature in the swamp prevented my progress, but when the pressure of deadlines has faded a little I will return to this adventure and attempt to thwart the plan of Sludge Vohaul.
CU Amiga (Apr, 1994)
While I still prefer the modern LucasArts adventures such as Indiana Jones and Day of the Tentacle, Space Quest 2 has a character all of its own. Although there aren't any major additions to the style of the plot, other than finding yourself lost at every intersection, it's still diverting enough to hold your attention for quite a while.
Tilt (Apr, 1989)
Malgré ses graphismes et bruitages moyens, ce jeu d'aventure animé et en 3D est un must pour la qualité de son scénario, inventif et bourré d'humour.
Commodore User (Apr, 1989)
As Roger Wilco, ace janitor aboard the Xenon Orbital Station 4, you are ordered to the shuttle bay to clear up a newly-arrived craft following a serious case of space sickness. Once aboard, you are mugged by a couple of interstellar ruffians, and carted away. So begins the second in the Space Quest series. You awake to find yourself in the clutches of the evil Sludge Vohaul, who is angry with you for ruining his Sarien operation (see Space Quest 1). Condemning you to a lifetime in his mines, he boasts that he is about to take revenge on the Earth. ‘I have a plan so horrible, so frightening, so diabolical, that no-one will be able to stop me!’ he boasts, and proceeds to explain how he intends to infest the Earth with thousands of genetically engineered door-to-door life insurance salesmen. With that, you are carted off to a nearby planet, and under armed guard, taken for a ride on a hover-platform to the mines.
Ein GEM-Menue, das viel Übersicht bietet, rundet dieses wirklich tolle Spiel ab. S Q II wird wohl nicht allen gefallen, schon wegen der etwas kargen Grafik. Aber wer sich daran nicht stört, der findet hier ein außergewöhnliches, witziges und spannendes Spiel, das durch seine komplexe Handlung selbst eingefleischten Fans lange Spaß bieten dürfte.
All in all this rather spoils what is, mostly, an interesting and exciting adventure. Or it would be if I could find that @*^^** gem!
Gameplay, abstruse Komik und Präsentation schließen nahtlos an den (ursprünglichen) ersten Teil an: Per Joystick oder Cursortasten tippelt der kleine Roger von einer Schlingpflanze zum nächsten Alien, komplexere Aufgaben erfordern den Einsatz des Keyboards. Durch die vierfach einstellbare Spielgeschwindigkeit lassen sich die eingebauten Mini-Arcadesequenzen auch von strategisch veranlagten Abenteurern bewältigen, die ausgefallenen Rätsel sprechen aber jeden an, der Sinn für überirdisch witzigen Humor hat. Wie gehabt war die köstliche Story in magere Grafik und magersten Sound verpackt, woran sich unverzeihlicherweise bis beute nichts geändert hat.
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Zzap! (May, 1989)
Space - the final frontier. I'm a big fan of Star Trek, me, so anything to do with space and all that googly stuff gets me really excited. So - you remember Space Quest, don't you? Course you do. That was the time you, humble 'brain the size of a peanut' interplanetary janitor, managed to save your planet Xenon (now, where have I heard that before?) from certain death by Volhaul's secret Star Generator. Woo!