Deadlock II: Shrine Wars

aka: Deadlock II: Krieg der Altäre

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A sequel to the game Deadlock. This game features campaign play for each of the seven races in the game. Game is played in a turn-based set-up with financial, diplomatic, and military aspects that must be watched.


  • 死亡之锁II - Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • 死亡封鎖線II: 最後聖戰 - Chinese spelling (traditional)

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Average score: 62% (based on 12 ratings)


Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 9 ratings with 2 reviews)

Still a top game like the original.

The Good
This game is as fantastic as or even better than the original in some ways. Several Interface Issues were fixed, now you don't have to drag colonists one by one, it asks you how many you wish to transfer. The Interface now looks finished and professional and there is no Unit Limits per Territory! The new technologies are fantastic, finally the seas can be used for something, with the addition of sea platforms. Pacts and Treaties are a very nice addition to gameplay, which also gives another disadvantage to the Cyth who are now hard-pressed to find friends. Wastelands as a Tile type and a new territory add a new layer to gameplay.

The Bad
Where is a Macintosh Version? I originally played Deadlock: Planetary Conquest on the Macintosh and that is what partially caused me to enjoy it. Some voices of the Advisors were changed, the Human Advisor no longer sounds professional as in the original, but now sounds like Michael Jackson and for me ruins the experience of playing the humans. One Technology and One Building was removed the Technology being "Artificial Intelligence" and the building that can be built once it's research the "Robotic Factory"! Now there are only 3 Factories the Factory, Automated Factory (Robotic Factory was here) and the Replication Station. On top of that what about new races, do we just work with the fab 7? And once more, Atari, give us a Mac version even though it is over Eight years old!

The Bottom Line
If you are a Windows user and loved the original, keeping my complaints in mind or a Sci-Fi game lover, this game is for you. But if you are a Mac User and a fan of the original, buy it, but only if you have an Intel Mac with Windows installed or another Windows Computer, Virtual PC is not good with emulating games.

Windows · by Copland-II (142) · 2006

I bought this game for 10$ and I still feel I was ripped off

The Good
I liked the fact that this game resembles other strategy games such as Master of Orion.

The Bad
This game is basically Master of Orion on one planet. The fight scenes in this game are horrible and there is quite a bit of micromanagement. There is also nothing to look forward to in this game except a headache.

The Bottom Line
I recommend that you do not buy this game. IT may give you some entertainment, but it's not worth paying for

Windows · by xTSx (13) · 2001

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  • Gallius IV
    A dedicated fan-site with information on Deadlock and Deadlock II. The site also features a discussion board for the series.

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Game added by Gene Davison.

Additional contributors: Xoleras, CaesarZX, Techademus.

Game added September 4th, 2000. Last modified August 27th, 2023.