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Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Chaos Strikes Back was a semi-sequel to seminal RPG Dungeon Master, but a true sequel came several years later. The game fuses real-time battles with puzzle solving and travelling, although the game now auto-maps. Rain and magic usage effects are incorporated into the engine. The first part of the game is spent above ground, visiting villages with shops and temples, and trawling through forests.


Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep DOS Main menu
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep DOS Another obstacle
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep DOS Browsing through the merchant's wares
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep DOS Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Dungeon Master II: The Legend of Skullkeep" -- Amiga/DOS/Mac title
  • "Dungeon Master II: Die Legende von Skullkeep" -- German manual title
  • "DM2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Not as good as DM1 Jedrek Paszak (9) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

The Press Says

High Score Oct, 1995 5 out of 5 100
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Aug, 1995 71 out of 100 71
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1995 71 out of 100 71
PC Joker Aug, 1995 67 out of 100 67
Coming Soon Magazine Aug 15, 1996 64 out of 100 64
Quandary Nov, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot May 01, 1996 5 out of 10 50


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Release history

Even though developed by an American company, Dungeon Master II was first released in Japan, on the PC-9801 system, in 1993. Other Japanese systems it was released for include the PC-9821, the FM Towns and the Sega CD. The first English-language release was for the Sega CD in 1994. After many delays, versions for Western computers (PC, Amiga and Mac) followed in 1995.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best RPG in 1995 (Readers' Vote)
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1996 - Best RPG in 1995
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - Biggest Hope for 1990
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