DescriptionA huge, strangely shaped object was spotted just outside the orbit of Pluto. Scientists dub this object "The Artifact", assuming it to be a spaceship possibly connected to the mysterious alien race, the Heechee, who have disappeared without a trace, leaving only ships with cryptic destinations behind. Meanwhile, a terrorist sect is planning to use The Artifact to lure in the Assassins, an alien community bent on destroying other species. Eventually, a sole explorer reaches the enigmatic ship, only to discover traces of former Gateway prospectors . This leads him to believe that something might be malfunctioning at the very core of the Heechee civilization.
Gateway II: Homeworld is a sequel to Gateway. It is the last adventure game by Legend Entertainment to use text-based input, after Companions of Xanth introduced a purely graphical engine. Its interface is identical to that of Eric the Unready: while most commands can be either typed in or selected from a list combining verbs and available objects, conversations with characters are handled by choosing pre-set topics and displayed on separate screens. The game also features some animated cutscenes.
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- "Gateway 2: Homeworld" -- In-game title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gateway series
- Inspiration: Literature
- Setting: City - San Francisco
- Setting: Space station / Spaceship
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Nov, 1993||11 out of 12||92|
|SPAG||Mar 24, 2001||9 out of 10||90|
|Pelit||Jul, 1993||88 out of 100||88|
|Adventure Classic Gaming||Aug 28, 1998||4 out of 5||80|
|PC Joker||Sep, 1993||80 out of 100||80|
|Power Play||Nov, 1993||79 out of 100||79|
|PC Player (Germany)||Sep, 1993||78 out of 100||78|
|Play Time||Nov, 1993||77 out of 100||77|
|PC Games (Germany)||Oct, 1993||60 out of 100||60|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Nov, 1993||Unscored||Unscored|
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Related Web Sites
- Fan Page (information about Gateway 2 - covers, credits, walkthroughs and a transcription of the handbook that was included with the game)