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Phantasy Star II

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A millennium has passed since Alis defeated the ultimate evil in the first Phantasy Star. The planet Motavia of the Algol solar system is no longer the antlion-plagued desert: humans have constructed a sentient computer called "Mother Brian", which could regulate the climate of the planet, turning it into a thriving utopia. One night, a young Motavian government agent named Rolf awakens in his bed after having a nightmare. He sees a young girl fighting a demon, but he is unable to help her. Shortly afterwards, he learns that dangerous bio-monsters have broken free from the laboratories, and is sent there to retrieve a recorder that might contain valuable information about the terrible incident...

Like its predecessor, the game is a party-based Japanese RPG with randomly appearing enemies and turn-based combat. Eight characters can join the quest and can be swapped at will to participate in a combat party of four. Characters can equip a wide variety of weapons, including firearms; dual wielding is also possible. Various techniques which require "TP" (technique points, equivalent to magic points in comparable games) are learned by different characters at specific levels. Unlike the first game, Phantasy Star II utilizes the same top-down view for both navigation and dungeon exploration; the now-2D dungeons are notable for their complexity.


Phantasy Star II Genesis On the world map
Phantasy Star II Genesis Meeting Nei
Phantasy Star II Genesis Getting your first assignment
Phantasy Star II Genesis Devastated town

Alternate Titles

  • "梦幻之星2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "PSII" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Phantasy Star II: Kaerazaru Toki no Owari ni" -- Japanese title
  • "Phantasy Star 2" -- Informal title
  • "ファンタシースターII ~帰らざる時の終わりに~" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Schizophrenic experience Genesis אולג 小奥 (168605)
The Phantasy goes on…. Genesis MasterMegid (897)

The Press Says

HonestGamers Genesis Oct 29, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Génération 4 Genesis Feb, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82 Genesis Jun 30, 2005 8 out of 10 80 Xbox 360 Jan 20, 2010 16 out of 20 80
IGN Wii Feb 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Xbox 360 Jun 17, 2009 7 out of 10 70
NZGamer Xbox 360 Jul 03, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 16, 2008 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
IGN Xbox 360 Jun 26, 2009 7 out of 10 70


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The technique, Megid, is short for Megido. In The Bible, Megido, is a city that is associated with the end of the world, therefore, Megid is a technique of ultimate destruction.

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