King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones

Critic Score User Score
Linux
...
3.2
Macintosh
...
4.0
Windows
89
3.9
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Description

King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones is a remake of King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne and a follow-up to AGD Interactive's (formerly Tierra Entertainment) earlier remake of the first game. Similar to its predecessor, it has VGA graphics reminiscent of Sierra's adventure games of the early 1990's and a new musical score. The remake retains the general outlines of the original story and the gameplay system, however contains additional locations, expanded dialogue, and new characters. Some of these characters are original, while others are taken from various installments of the series to present a more cohesive view of its overarching story.

In 2009, AGD Interactive released King's Quest II VGA 3.0, which can be considered a remake of their original 2002 remake. It contains the following enhancements:
  • Newly enhanced game visuals featuring hand-painted game backgrounds and character dialog portraits.
  • Full narrator speech and lip-syncing for all characters.
  • Windows Vista support.
  • Native Ogg Theora movies, which means in-game cutscenes and movies will now play in Linux and PC emulations under Macs.
  • Full digital speech and music tracks are now included as part of the download rather than being separate downloads.

Screenshots

King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones Windows What is this place?
King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones Windows Version 3.0: The witch
King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones Windows Version 3.0: Merchant
King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones Windows Rubber ducky, you're the one...

Alternate Titles

  • "King's Quest II+" -- AGS Community Name
  • "King's Quest 2 VGA remake" -- Informal Name

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User Reviews

It’s better than most of the commercial King’s Quests! Windows St. Martyne (3539)
A valiant attempt to resurrect an unplayable classic Windows jTrippy (63)
A brilliant remake!! Windows James Kirk (159)
Fun, intelligent, and at times brilliant: in my eyes better than the original King's Quest II Windows Stargazer (99)
A great new adventure in the spirit of the early 90's Sierra games Windows uclafalcon (241)

Critic Reviews

GameHippo.com Windows Apr 10, 2003 10 out of 10 100
Just Adventure Windows Feb 24, 2003 A 100
Freegame.cz Windows Mar 13, 2006 94 out of 100 94
Adventure-Treff Windows Dec 02, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 02, 2013 16 out of 20 80
Quandary Windows Dec, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Macintosh Dec 02, 2013 16 out of 20 80

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Version 3.0 Enhanced edition. 3 jlebel (2127)
Mar 23, 2009
My Vista doesn't want to play :-( 6 DJP Mom (11111)
Aug 25, 2007

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