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In this sequel to the game Mercenary, the planet Eris is in danger: A comet, fittingly named "Damocles", is on a straight collision course with the planet. Within only a few hours, the comet will obliterate Eris.

It is your job to prevent this. In the maddeningly short time frame, you will have to explore the galaxy (which contains 9 planets and 19 moons) and try to find a way to stop the comet.

Just like Mercenary, you play this game in the first person perspective, this time however with detailed filled polygon graphics. You can walk on the planets, drive vehicles and fly spaceships. It is very non-linear, you can go to any planet and any moon at any time and do whatever you like. You'll have to find and use objects and examine buildings and places... and stay away from Eris if you can't destroy Damocles in time!


Damocles: Mercenary II Atari ST Your car
Damocles: Mercenary II Atari ST Entering the terminal
Damocles: Mercenary II Atari ST Title screen
Damocles: Mercenary II Atari ST Your space ship doesn't look like much

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Alternate Titles

  • "Mercenary II: Sword of Damocles" -- Working title
  • "Damocles" -- Commonly used title

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User Reviews

Take these broken wings Ashley Pomeroy (233) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Top Secret Sep, 1992 5 out of 5 100
The Games Machine (UK) Mar, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1989 95 out of 100 95
The One Oct, 1989 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Dec, 1989 935 out of 1000 94
ST Format Aug, 1990 94 out of 100 94
Zero May, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Atari ST User Sep, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Sep, 1990 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72


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Cancelled PC version

A PC conversion of the game, featuring enhanced graphics, FMV sequences and a full orchestral score, was developed for Psygnosis in 1995. It was apparently completed, and there is some confusion over why it has never been released.


  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #21 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • ST Format
    • August 1991 (Issue #8) – #3 Top Atari ST Classic Games (Editorial staff vote)

Related Web Sites

  • MDDClone (The three Mercenary games, including Damocles, rewritten for the PC.)
Embit (128) added Damocles: Mercenary II (Atari ST) on Dec 22, 2003
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