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Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA CD
70
3.8
Macintosh
...
3.3
Amiga
...
3.6
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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 DOS Climb the ladder
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep Amiga intro anim
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep FM Towns Inventory screen
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep PC-98 ...which turns into the main manu

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)

The Press Says

High Score DOS Oct, 1995 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
Game Players SEGA CD Sep, 1994 74 out of 100 74
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Sep, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Nov 26, 2012 7 out of 10 70
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1995 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 5 out of 10 50
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
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