3D card support
The 1.2 patch of this game provides support for 3dfx and Rendition Video cards. The gameplay is the same, but the blockiness was smoothed out. The result is a more realistic looking game environment.
A cheat code in Descent II
is FREESPACE. This was also the name of the next game
from the developer.
References to the game
A voice sample from the game was used in the song Plasticity
(on the same-titled record) by the industrial band Front Line Assembly.
features music by the New York goth metal band Type O Negative in the form of a very shortened, instrumental version of their song Haunted, as well as two tracks written by industrial legend OhGr (formerly of Skinny Puppy), called Ratzez and Glut.
The original marketing slogan for Descent II
was "Your going down... AGAIN!" You could even get a T-Shirt featuring that slogan if you purchased the game from CompUSA.
Information also contributed by
- Computer Gaming World
- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #123 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list