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The largest, toughest, and most buoyant game of the trilogy DOS Colin Rowsell (45)
A sequel that actually lives up to the paradigm established by the original. DOS Mirrorshades2k (273)

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Critic Reviews

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DOSAdventure Classic Gaming (May 25, 1998)
Zork II: The Wizard of Frobozz continues the story from Zork I: The Great Underground Empire. Each game in the Zork trilogy is completely independent of each other, so you do not have to play the original game first in order to try this one. As with the previous title, this sequel is a pure text gameā€”one which all true adventure gamers should play at least once.
Commodore 64Zzap! (Aug, 1985)
Finishing Zork II is quite a bit trickier than Zork I but follows the pattern with a similar sort of humour, quality and excellent atmosphere.
AmigaAmiga Power (Jun, 1991)
[Budget re-release] With a score that takes into account the number of moves you make - not to mention particularly stupid acts like getting yourself killed - it's guaranteed to have you wiping spittle off your chin within days. It's a beauty.
DOSSPAG (Dec 13, 1997)
In summary, the appeal of playing Zork II lies less in the puzzles than in the game environment, and this installment is best enjoyed at a measured pace, with time to read room descriptions and visualize the scene. Notable for the way it changes the feel of the series, Zork II, despite its flaws, points to Infocom's developing skills.
Apple IIAll Game Guide (1998)
If you enjoy hard puzzles and adventure, this game will still thrill and provide satisfaction. If you need splendid music and graphics to make you happy, then give this game a miss. Or maybe you should try it anyway and see how good games were way back when.
Commodore 6464'er (Aug, 1984)
Die Infocom-Abenteuer sind trotz des relativ hohen Preises sehr empfehlenswert.