Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep

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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 FM Towns Lighting the fireplace
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep FM Towns Title screen
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep PC-98 That's... a ladder
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep SEGA CD Developer 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 DOS Jedrek Paszak (9)

Critic Reviews

High Score DOS Oct, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Joystick (French) Macintosh Dec, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Nov 26, 2012 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1995 67 out of 100 67
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Aug 15, 1996 64 out of 100 64
Quandary DOS Nov, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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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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