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Description

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.

Screenshots

Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep FM Towns Lighting the fireplace
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep PC-98 A wolf approaches
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep FM Towns Picking party members
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep SEGA CD Main menu

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 DOS Jedrek Paszak (9)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SEGA CD Sep, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Games Amiga Sep, 1995 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Game Players SEGA CD Sep, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Aug, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Aug 15, 1996 64 out of 100 64
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 5 out of 10 50
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Oct, 1995 46 out of 100 46
All Game Guide SEGA CD 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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
Information also contributed by Terok Nor

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Contributed to by amunition (3), Terok Nor (22415), Chris Martin (1094) and Billoute (209)