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 SEGA CD A locked entrance
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep DOS Another obstacle
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep DOS The inventory screen and moneybox
Dungeon Master II: Skullkeep SEGA CD Move some tables around.

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
Joystick (French) Macintosh Dec, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Game Players SEGA CD Sep, 1994 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) DOS Aug, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com SEGA CD Nov 26, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun SEGA CD Feb, 1995 67 out of 100 67
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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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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