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MDK 2 (Windows)

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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 Doc looking at the sight ahead of him
MDK 2 Windows ... ribbon parachute...
MDK 2 Windows MDK 2 starts with out heroes celebrating their victory over the aliens in the first game.
MDK 2 Windows In-game shot

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 Zovni (9367) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

The Press Says

Game Over Online Jun 07, 2000 93 out of 100 93
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 13, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Game Vortex 2000 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 87 out of 100 87
4Players.de Aug 02, 2000 83 out of 100 83
IGN Jun 07, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot Jun 12, 2000 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 26, 2000 76 out of 100 76
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 06, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Gamer Brasil Sep, 2000 63 out of 100 63

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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.)
bake84 (22) added MDK 2 (Windows) on Oct 12, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10780), Zovni (9367) and Kabushi (120951)