Descent II Reviews (Windows)

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A great FPS with a cool twist! Lord Matthias (18) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
Fantastic graphics and sound but hard to control. gametrader (233) unrated

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (30 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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GameSpot (May 01, 1996)
If you don't like Descent at least a little bit, make no mistake, there is something wrong with you. Descent II's huge replay value and absolutely insane network play should ensure its popularity for a long time
Vanedannende, vanskeligt og vidunderligt. Kort sagt: efterfølgeren til Descent.
Parallax has a great sequel on their hands. It has many more new features than Doom 2 had, and that's just in the demo version. All this demo really does is whet your appetite more for what is in store. The commercial release of D2 should be quite spectacular, with all the aforementioned features, and CD audio by Ogre of Skinny Puppy. My only problem with the demo is that it makes me more anxious for the real release!
Pelit (May, 1996)
Vaikka Descent 2 tuo tullessaan huimasti kaikkea uutta, se tuntuu edelleenkin enemmän pelienginen demolta kuin kunnon peliltä ja on hyvin lähellä turhauttavaa. Ei tarvittaisi kuin hieman enemmän persoonallisuutta ja osat napsahtaisivat kohdalleen. Onneksi Parallax on tekemässä Descentin engineä käyttävää keskiaikaista rooliseikkailua, jossa viholliset ovat ihmishahmoja tylsien peltikasojen sijaan.
The Infinite Abyss is more of that great Descent action you’ve come to expect and won’t disappoint! It you’ve been waiting for more new levels, enemies, and mission builder than this will be your nirvana. Definitely a great Windows 95 conversion from the original DOS game and the redbook audio they’ve added only helps to keep the excitement level up.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Apr, 1996)
Al het voorgaande kan niet verbergen dat er in Descent II niets fundamenteel nieuws te bespeuren valt. Wat mij deed afknappen in de eerste versie, was het gebrek aan variatie in de levels en de missies: als je een level gezien had, dan had je ze allemaal gezien. Dit is in Descent II niet anders. De grootste troef van dit spel zal dan waarschijnlijk ook wel in de uitgebreide multiplayer opties liggen, want als stand-alone spel zal Descent II zeer snel stof liggen te vergaren in mijn rek met niet gebruikte software.