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Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple IIgs
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3.8
Apple II
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3.7
Atari ST
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3.7

User Reviews

Fair but very average sequel in the series DOS Jayson Firestorm (153)
The game that introduced me to my favorite villain of the series DOS *Katakis* (37821)
15 hilarious ways to die DOS Alex Man (32)
Hysterical follow-up to another great game DOS ex_navynuke! (48)
A worthy sequel. Another of Sierra's high-quality games. DOS Mirrorshades2k (273)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 10 3.5
Apple II 5 3.7
Apple IIgs 3 3.8
Atari ST 8 3.7
DOS 62 3.6
Macintosh 4 4.1
Combined MobyScore 92 3.6


The Press Says

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95
DOSThe Games Machine (UK)
I played Space Quest II for about five hours, enjoyed every minute of it and wanted more. The game is vast, and the creature in the swamp prevented my progress, but when the pressure of deadlines has faded a little I will return to this adventure and attempt to thwart the plan of Sludge Vohaul.
95
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK)
I played Space Quest II for about five hours, enjoyed every minute of it and wanted more. The game is vast, and the creature in the swamp prevented my progress, but when the pressure of deadlines has faded a little I will return to this adventure and attempt to thwart the plan of Sludge Vohaul.
80
AmigaTilt
Malgré ses graphismes et bruitages moyens, ce jeu d'aventure animé et en 3D est un must pour la qualité de son scénario, inventif et bourré d'humour.
80
DOSTechtite
While a "revenge" title in games always seems mean "open ending," this game's conclusion was inspired, witty, and fun (even if it was, indeed, open ended!). It also helped that Space Quest 3 was already in the works, so a conclusion to the cliffhanger was guaranteed. A sci-fi game classic!
80
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
A sequel is never as good as the original. No matter how carefully the developer tries to stay true to the fan base of an original work, regardless of earnest, unflagging efforts to make a follow-up effort the very best it can be, fans consistently will prefer the original title in a series and deride any sequel as, at best, mediocre, entirely undeserving to share the same series name with its predecessor. Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge (also known as Space Quest Chapter II: Vohaul's Revenge) is that rare miracle—spinning straw into gold—that elusive sequel which actually manages to please fans of the original game while still being better in nearly every way.
80
AmigaCU Amiga
As Roger Wilco, ace janitor aboard the Xenon Orbital Station 4, you are ordered to the shuttle bay to clear up a newly-arrived craft following a serious case of space sickness. Once aboard, you are mugged by a couple of interstellar ruffians, and carted away. So begins the second in the Space Quest series. You awake to find yourself in the clutches of the evil Sludge Vohaul, who is angry with you for ruining his Sarien operation (see Space Quest 1). Condemning you to a lifetime in his mines, he boasts that he is about to take revenge on the Earth. ‘I have a plan so horrible, so frightening, so diabolical, that no-one will be able to stop me!’ he boasts, and proceeds to explain how he intends to infest the Earth with thousands of genetically engineered door-to-door life insurance salesmen. With that, you are carted off to a nearby planet, and under armed guard, taken for a ride on a hover-platform to the mines.
75
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Så dersom du ser forbi disse små problemene med Space Quest II vil du sitte igjen med et anstendig bra laget eventyrspill med flere gode utfordringer, en fornuftig tekst-parser, noen av de beste dødsfall-kommentarene i hele serien, og et plott som er med på å sy sammen alle de andre Space Quest spillene. Space Quest II har absolutt sine øyeblikk, og er vel verdt å spille gjennom.
69
DOSPower Play
Das Abenteuerspiel ist nett aufgemacht, und ist für erfahrene Abenteurer mit Englischkenntnissen ein gut verdaulicher Happen.
65
MacintoshTilt
Dans la lignée des « Quest », ce jeu est peu innovateur mais intéressant. Il bénéficie d'une grande facilité de déplacement. L'univers proposé, en 3D, est riche et varié. En revanche, le sens de l'humour des programmeurs est assez discutable.
63
DOSJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Gameplay, abstruse Komik und Präsentation schließen nahtlos an den (ursprünglichen) ersten Teil an: Per Joystick oder Cursortasten tippelt der kleine Roger von einer Schlingpflanze zum nächsten Alien, komplexere Aufgaben erfordern den Einsatz des Keyboards. Durch die vierfach einstellbare Spielgeschwindigkeit lassen sich die eingebauten Mini-Arcadesequenzen auch von strategisch veranlagten Abenteurern bewältigen, die ausgefallenen Rätsel sprechen aber jeden an, der Sinn für überirdisch witzigen Humor hat. Wie gehabt war die köstliche Story in magere Grafik und magersten Sound verpackt, woran sich unverzeihlicherweise bis beute nichts geändert hat.
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62
AmigaJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Gameplay, abstruse Komik und Präsentation schließen nahtlos an den (ursprünglichen) ersten Teil an: Per Joystick oder Cursortasten tippelt der kleine Roger von einer Schlingpflanze zum nächsten Alien, komplexere Aufgaben erfordern den Einsatz des Keyboards. Durch die vierfach einstellbare Spielgeschwindigkeit lassen sich die eingebauten Mini-Arcadesequenzen auch von strategisch veranlagten Abenteurern bewältigen, die ausgefallenen Rätsel sprechen aber jeden an, der Sinn für überirdisch witzigen Humor hat. Wie gehabt war die köstliche Story in magere Grafik und magersten Sound verpackt, woran sich unverzeihlicherweise bis beute nichts geändert hat.
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62
Atari STJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Gameplay, abstruse Komik und Präsentation schließen nahtlos an den (ursprünglichen) ersten Teil an: Per Joystick oder Cursortasten tippelt der kleine Roger von einer Schlingpflanze zum nächsten Alien, komplexere Aufgaben erfordern den Einsatz des Keyboards. Durch die vierfach einstellbare Spielgeschwindigkeit lassen sich die eingebauten Mini-Arcadesequenzen auch von strategisch veranlagten Abenteurern bewältigen, die ausgefallenen Rätsel sprechen aber jeden an, der Sinn für überirdisch witzigen Humor hat. Wie gehabt war die köstliche Story in magere Grafik und magersten Sound verpackt, woran sich unverzeihlicherweise bis beute nichts geändert hat.
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60
MacintoshAdventure Gamers
Despite plenty of opportunities for frustration, there’s enough humor and clever design to make it worth soldiering through the rough patches. As 1/6th of the bargain-priced 2006 Space Quest Collection, there’s no excuse not to play it.
60
DOSAdventure Gamers
Despite plenty of opportunities for frustration, there’s enough humor and clever design to make it worth soldiering through the rough patches. As 1/6th of the bargain-priced 2006 Space Quest Collection, there’s no excuse not to play it.
58
DOSJust Adventure
Space Quest 2: Vohaul's Revenge is a challenging adventure game that any fan of the series should enjoy. My advice: throughout the section on Labion, keep telling yourself that it gets better and funnier. Keep telling your self that it is so funny you will learn the meaning of ROFL.* Do this, and you should somewhat enjoy this game.
51
AmigaZzap!
Space - the final frontier. I'm a big fan of Star Trek, me, so anything to do with space and all that googly stuff gets me really excited. So - you remember Space Quest, don't you? Course you do. That was the time you, humble 'brain the size of a peanut' interplanetary janitor, managed to save your planet Xenon (now, where have I heard that before?) from certain death by Volhaul's secret Star Generator. Woo!
20
DOSAventura y Cía
Os aviso: este juego no es apto para todos los públicos, no por su contenido violento o erótico, que sería un punto a favor, si no por los ataques de neurosis aguda que puede llegar a provocar. Realmente jodido, y solo atrayente para: los que, como yo, además de pacientes son cabezotas; sierra-yonkis empedernidísimos, sin ningún perjuicio a la hora de morir o ser masacrado con sadismo; y/o devoradores aventureros que se comen todo lo que aparezca en esta u otras paginas de la misma calaña.