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MDK 2

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
78
3.8
Wii
...
4.0
Dreamcast
83
4.1
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Description

After Kurt Hectic, the janitor extraordinaire, has bravely ventured into the perilous minecrawlers and averted the alien threat to the Earth, he returns to his friends, the genius scientist Dr. Fluke Hawkins, and his invention, the six-legged robotic dog Max, to celebrate their great victory. However, they find out that one minecrawler in Canada still hasn't been destroyed. Kurt is sent to complete the mission, but as a result gets kidnapped by an alien being known as Shwang Shwing. Doc and Max rush to his rescue, and soon realize that they are up against a much bigger threat, involving an alien empire and galactic conquest. The fate of the Earth is in their hands.

MDK 2 is the sequel to the third-person shooter MDK, largely following the same gameplay template and re-creating its humorous tone. Most of the gadgets used by Kurt in the previous game return in the sequel. In addition to levels in which the player controls Kurt, the game introduces two new playable characters, Doc and Max, with their own levels. The three protagonists have distinctly different gameplay styles. Kurt is a versatile fighter who is able to shoot enemies from afar using his trusty sniper mortal; the boss encounters of his levels usually involve various sniping strategies. Kurt can also use his special suit to glide from platform to platform. Max is the most straightforward of the three; having six legs, he can shoot from four guns at once, and also use a jetpack for long jumps. The Doc is physically the weakest characters; he relies on stealth and manipulation of items to solve problems. He is able to fight using an atomic toaster, and can also consume plutonium, which transforms him into a monster for a short duration.

The PlayStation 2 version as well as the later Wii version based on the PS2 version introduce different difficulty levels absent in the other versions.

Screenshots

MDK 2 Windows Dr. Hawkins combines objects to form tools and weapons.  Atomic toaster + bread = blasted enemies.
MDK 2 Windows In-game shot
MDK 2 Windows ... ribbon parachute...
MDK 2 Dreamcast That platform exploded nicely!

Alternate Titles

  • "孤胆枪手2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "MDK 2: Out Snipe - Out Shoot - Out Think" -- Dreamcast tag-lined title
  • "MDK 2: Armageddon" -- Playstation 2 title
  • "MDK2" -- Copyright title

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User Reviews

Not revolutionary,but great action game nonetheless Windows Zovni (9366)

The Press Says

IGN Dreamcast Mar 30, 2000 9.4 out of 10 94
ActionTrip Windows Jun 13, 2000 92 out of 100 92
Shin Force Dreamcast Jul 31, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN PlayStation 2 Mar 27, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
NintendoWorldReport Wii May 15, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 19, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Gamesmania Windows 2000 84 out of 100 84
Computer Games Magazine Windows Jun 22, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Life Wii May 15, 2011 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Jun 28, 2001 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

Engine

The game's engine is called Omen, and it uses DirectX 5 and OpenGL, however on the CD there is DirectX 7 bundled.

Extras

The GDROM has a section that a PC cd reader can access. Pop it into your computer for some audio and visual extras.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2001 (Issue #201) – Villain of the Year (for Shwing-Shwang)
    • April 2001 (Issue #201) – Best Art Direction
Information also contributed by doninss and Rev-san

Related Web Sites

  • Hectic HQ (Fansite about the MDK series, including information and a walkthrough on MDK 2 (English))
  • MDK 2 (Product page on the developer's website)
  • MDK2 page (Diagrams. Links to walk-thoughs, forums and saves.)
Contributed to by Kartanym (10780), Zovni (9366), bake84 (22) and Kabushi (121016)