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Descent Maximum took the best parts of the original Descent and Descent II for the PC and adapted them to the Playstation game console.

In Descent the player takes control of the "Material Defender" a pilot sent into a series of interstellar mines to rid them of the crazed robots that have taken over them. The player has total 360-degree movement of the ship to navigate through the twisting mines and is equipped with over 20 specialized weapons.

Descent Maximum was the second and final Descent game available for the Playstation game console. Initially, the game was to be a direct port of Descent II to the Playstation, however at the time Sony were rejecting PC ports of games to the PS in the US, so the game was retooled, renamed and all the previous levels were scrapped in favor of 36 (!) new Playstation exclusive levels.

It was still released as "Descent 2" for the Playstation in foreign markets.


Descent Maximum PlayStation Energy field
Descent Maximum PlayStation Intro movie
Descent Maximum PlayStation Orange robot
Descent Maximum PlayStation Reactor

Promo Images

Descent Maximum Logo
Descent Maximum Screenshot
Descent Maximum Screenshot
Descent Maximum Other Box image

Alternate Titles

  • "Descent 2" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1997 83 out of 100 83
Video Games PlayStation Mar, 1997 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) PlayStation Apr, 1997 4 out of 5 80
IGN PlayStation May 23, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamezilla PlayStation 1997 72 out of 100 72
NowGamer PlayStation May 01, 1997 6.3 out of 10 63
GameSpot PlayStation Jul 17, 1997 5.4 out of 10 54
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Apr, 1997 21 out of 40 52


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  • Descent Maximum (official game page at Interplay's website from 1997, preserved by the Wayback Machine)
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