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Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

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MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
71
3.7
Amiga
77
3.5
PC-98
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Description

Little time has passed since the events of Police Quest, when Sonny Bonds climbed the ranks of the Lytton police department and became the key element in the arrest of Jesse Bains, the notorious drug lord. After the trial, Sonny's application to the Homicide division was accepted and proposed to Marie, who had her prostitution charges dropped and started a new life away from the streets. Life was good - until Bains escaped, taking advantage of a low-security prison and an inexperienced correctional officer. Sonny is now in danger from a vengeful Bains and is saddled with his new chain-smoker partner Keith. Sonny goes to the field again to capture Bains, but things are about to get awfully personal...

Using Sierra's new SCI engine, the graphics are more vibrant than in the first game, but gameplay remains basically the same, with the player ordering Sonny to move to a place in the scene (either using the directional keys or the new mouse interface) and a parser interface to interact with the game world. Game sequences are more varied, and include a shooting range, an underwater search or searching the inside of an escape vehicle. The driving sequences are gone, and the player can relax while reading the chatter between Sonny and Keith as they move from location to location. The approach to the game, however, is radically different. While the first (for a large part) is based on street police work, this sequel is oriented into forensics field work such as collecting evidences that link Bains into the happenings of the game.

Screenshots

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance Atari ST Drifting into a parking spot at work
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance Amiga Shooting Range
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance DOS Shooting range
Police Quest 2: The Vengeance DOS Lytton airport entrance

Alternate Titles

  • "PQ2" -- Common informal / abbreviated title
  • "Police Quest II" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Wall's second PQ game doesn't fail to disappoint DOS *Katakis* (37815)
A very in depth feeling of what it's like to be a detective. DOS AL Bastard (4)
Nearly 16 Years on, and its still one of the best yet!!! DOS kubakuba (9)
Best Police Quest ever! Excellent game from Mr. Walls.. a must play! DOS OlSkool_Gamer (99)
Harder, Better and Darker than PQ1 - 5 stars! DOS Anthony Bull (26)
Another Sierra Classic DOS William Shawn McDonie (1152)
As if One Police Quest isnt enough.... DOS NotTwoQuick (22)
A worthy sequel and an exciting adventure. DOS Eurythmic (2600)
Best of the series! Loved underwater diving, overall great adventure game! DOS Jay Gand (43)
An outstanding adventure... ever wanted to be a cop for a day? DOS Mirrorshades2k (273)

The Press Says

Your Amiga Amiga Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Amiga Sep, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Jun 29, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Techtite DOS 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Amiga Sep, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Apr, 1989 77 out of 100 77
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 69 out of 100 69
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Format Amiga Sep, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Just Games Retro DOS Oct 13, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Police Quest 2 gets rid of the driving sequence that was in the first Police Quest and instead will automatically drive you to your destination while showing an animated scene.

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