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 ...which is sometimes one-on-two
Golden Axe II Genesis The dwarf's special magic attack
Golden Axe II Genesis The dwarf threatens the poor green mage in a village
Golden Axe II Genesis Two minotaurs trying to stop the hero

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 (5213)
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 Wii Jan 14, 2010 16 out of 20 80 Genesis Jan 23, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Dec, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Wii Jul 07, 2007 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Feb, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Modojo iPhone Apr 25, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 12, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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