Dragon Warrior II

aka: DQII, Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami, Dragon Warrior Part 2
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Dragon Warrior II is an early top-down RPG that expands and improves on its predecessor, Dragon Warrior. Taking the role of a descendant of Erdrick, the player once again ventures forth in an effort to save the world.

Unlike the first game, Dragon Warrior II allows the player to join forces with two other characters, a magic-using princess and a wizard-warrior prince. Also including expanded monster battles involving up to 6 creatures and a much larger world, Dragon Warrior II is an important step in the evolution of the Dragon Warrior series.


  • ドラゴンクエストII 悪霊の神々 - Japanese spelling
  • 勇者斗恶龙II - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Average score: 68% (based on 10 ratings)


Average score: 2.9 out of 5 (based on 34 ratings with 1 reviews)

A classic RPG that is hard for some people, easy for others.

The Good
Dragon Warrior II was one of the first RPGs I got my hands on when I was a little boy. I had previously played DW I and Final Fantasy. The game was one of the first to introduce having multiple people in your party, a previously unknown concept in 1987 when this game was first released. The classic DW slimes are among the first enemies you fight in the game.

There are many things to like about this game, it is hardcore enough for me but not so hard that you pull your hair out in frustration. The story is your typical "bad guy wants to destroy the world" scenario, but that's not so bad when you consider that in 1987 this story was among the best for a game.

The Bad
Traveling to and from locations takes a lot of time, you will often have a long walk to dungeons. Another negative is the slow level progression. It will take you a long time to level up your characters. The "thee" and "thou" language used throughout the game will get on your nerves after some time as well.

The Bottom Line
If you are new to RPGs this is probably not the game for you. But if you're an RPG vet, you will enjoy this quest.

NES · by JaredKFan (133) · 2011


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Gameplay feature: Gambling Donatello (453) Jan 14th, 2015



Starting in February 1991, a contest being held by Enix America was being advertised. The player had to complete Dragon Warrior II and send in a photo of themselves standing by the final screen. They also had to supply their detailed impressions of the game. Between February and May the 20 best write-ups each month were to win one of the five different prizes being offered. One monthly first place prize was a statue of Gold Man, three second place prizes were the Jailers key and Watergate Key, four third place prizes were gold and silver keys, six fourth place prizes were a cloth displaying the armor from the first three games, and six fifth place prizes was a cloth displaying the weapons from the first three games. In May, the 24 best overall write-ups sent in throughout the contest were to be selected and the authors were to be rewarded with a pre-release copy of Dragon Warrior III and a chance to provide feedback about the game.

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Game added by Christopher Jones.

MSX added by Unicorn Lynx.

Additional contributors: Trixter, Unicorn Lynx, Apogee IV, Alaka, Freeman, —-.

Game added January 3rd, 2003. Last modified September 17th, 2023.