🐳 29 years ago: The Elder Scrolls: Arena was released!

Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2 - Martian Dreams

Description official descriptions

Following the events depicted in The Savage Empire, the Avatar and his friend Dr. Spector receive a book that contains the knowledge of time traveling. They are taken to the year 1893, witnessing Percival Lowell prepare a space cannon not unlike the one described in Jules Verne's works, with the intention of sending humans to Mars. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the cannon is fired during the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, with several famous people of the time on board. The Avatar and his companions follow, only to be transferred into the mysterious and dangerous world of the Martian civilization.

The second entry in the Worlds of Ultima series is very similar to its predecessor visually and gameplay-wise. Like the first game, it utilizes the Ultima VI engine, and is a top-down role-playing game set in a seamless graphical environment and featuring turn-based party combat. Conversations with characters, interaction with the game world, and acquiring crucial items occupy a significant portion of the gameplay. Many supporting characters are famous real-world figures from the depicted time period, such as Marie Curie, Sigmund Freud, Nikola Tesla, and others.

Groups +



Credits (DOS version)

35 People · View all



The Worlds of Ultima (or Worlds of Adventure) series was originally intended have more games than just two. Some planned settings for the games were King Arthur's Britain and ancient Greece complete with the local gods.

Related Games

Released 2001 on Windows
Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire
Released 1990 on DOS, 2012 on Macintosh, Windows...
Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds
Released 1993 on DOS, 1995 on PC-98, Windows
Martian Raider
Released 1982 on VIC-20
Martian Invaders
Released 1980 on Exidy Sorcerer
Martian Wrath
Released 1983 on Apple II
Martian Law
Released 2019 on Windows
Martian Patrol
Released 1982 on TRS-80
Martian Potato
Released 2020 on Windows

Related Sites +

  • Crapshoot
    A humorous review of the game
  • Nuvie
    If you have an original copy of "Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams", you can use Nuvie to run it on modern systems.

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 1625


Know about this game? Add your expertise to help preserve this entry in video game history!

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Old man gamer.

Windows added by Picard. Macintosh added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: Timo Takalo, Apogee IV, Patrick Bregger.

Last modified February 27th, 2023.