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Golden Axe II (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Not long after the malign reign of the Death Adder has ended, another evil rises. The peace of the land has again been threatened, this time by 'Dark Guld', who was supposed to be imprisoned but apparently isn't. He has instead now got his hands on the Golden Axe, and is using it for his own nasty purposes, and with his minions is causing much chaos.

So once more, Ax-Battler, the fierce barbarian; Tyris-Flare, the fearless Amazon; Gilius Thunderhead, the ferocious dwarf; get up to deal with the oppression, with their might and magic, and recover the Golden Axe.

The hack and slash gameplay, in a medieval fantasy setting, is essentially the same to that of the previous game. Beat up opponents with melee attacks and collect scrolls to launch magical attacks. Moreover, players can also ride dragons and other beasts and use their attack capabilities to their advantage.


Golden Axe II Genesis Each character has one unique special attack (press jump + slash at the same time); here Gilius takes out two blood skeletons by swinging around his axe
Golden Axe II Genesis The dwarf uses magic: stones fall from sky
Golden Axe II Genesis Tyris using her magic to summon a burning phoenix; pretty spectacular and this isn't even her top-level spell
Golden Axe II Genesis enemy can fly? No.

Alternate Titles

  • "战斧2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "GA2" -- Informal/slang
  • "ゴールデンアックスⅡ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

More of the same but with less impressive graphics Roedie (5226) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Golden Axe expansion pack... Majestic Lizard (655) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
One of the best sequels I have ever played. Also, it's great as a stand-alone game, and I think it is the best of this type of game that I have ever played. J. David Taylor (28) unrated
More Silver Than Golden ETJB (447) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Took me Five minutes to complete... emmamomocat (30) unrated

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Aug 15, 2003 A 100
SegaFan.com Mar 26, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas Mar, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Sega-16.com Jan 23, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Jan, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Mar, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GamesCollection Aug 23, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Although a sequel to Golden Axe, this game bears no resemblance whatsoever to Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder, the official sequel to the arcade game.
Syed GJ (1544) added Golden Axe II (Genesis) on Jun 19, 2002
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