Golden Axe II

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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 One-on-one mode...
Golden Axe II Genesis No would be a good time to use the special magic attack
Golden Axe II Genesis Tyris' special attack is this acrobatic back flip
Golden Axe II Genesis Between the levels there's usually a short intermission where you have to beat up green & red mages to get health- and magic power-ups

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 Genesis Roedie (5211)
Golden Axe expansion pack... Genesis Majestic Lizard (655)
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. Genesis J. David Taylor (28)
More Silver Than Golden Genesis ETJB (447)
Took me Five minutes to complete... Genesis emmamomocat (30)

Critic Reviews

Play Time Genesis Feb, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Sega Pro (UK) Genesis Feb, 1992 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Feb, 1992 8 out of 12 67
IGN Wii Jun 11, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
GamesCollection Genesis Aug 23, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 12, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Modojo iPhone Apr 25, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN iPhone May 09, 2011 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Wii Jun 15, 2007 5 out of 10 50


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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.
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