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Suspense and adventuring in a concise form Unicorn Lynx (181469) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Fair but very average sequel in the series Jayson Firestorm (156) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Similar to the first, but inferior Andrew Fisher (707) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
The game that introduced me to my favorite villain of the series Katakis | カタキス (42093) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
15 hilarious ways to die Alex Man (32) 1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars
Hysterical follow-up to another great game ex_navynuke! (48) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
A worthy sequel. Another of Sierra's high-quality games. Mirrorshades2k (282) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.7
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
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Text / Vocal Parser How sophisticated the text/vocal parser is for games that use text or voice as input. 3.5
Overall User Score (71 votes) 3.6


Critic Reviews

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95
I played Space Quest II for about five hours, enjoyed every minute of it and wanted more. The game is vast, and the creature in the swamp prevented my progress, but when the pressure of deadlines has faded a little I will return to this adventure and attempt to thwart the plan of Sludge Vohaul.
80
Techtite (2000)
While a "revenge" title in games always seems mean "open ending," this game's conclusion was inspired, witty, and fun (even if it was, indeed, open ended!). It also helped that Space Quest 3 was already in the works, so a conclusion to the cliffhanger was guaranteed. A sci-fi game classic!
80
A sequel is never as good as the original. No matter how carefully the developer tries to stay true to the fan base of an original work, regardless of earnest, unflagging efforts to make a follow-up effort the very best it can be, fans consistently will prefer the original title in a series and deride any sequel as, at best, mediocre, entirely undeserving to share the same series name with its predecessor. Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge (also known as Space Quest Chapter II: Vohaul's Revenge) is that rare miracle—spinning straw into gold—that elusive sequel which actually manages to please fans of the original game while still being better in nearly every way.
75
The Retro Spirit (Dec 10, 2012)
Så dersom du ser forbi disse små problemene med Space Quest II vil du sitte igjen med et anstendig bra laget eventyrspill med flere gode utfordringer, en fornuftig tekst-parser, noen av de beste dødsfall-kommentarene i hele serien, og et plott som er med på å sy sammen alle de andre Space Quest spillene. Space Quest II har absolutt sine øyeblikk, og er vel verdt å spille gjennom.
69
Power Play (Dec, 1988)
Das Abenteuerspiel ist nett aufgemacht, und ist für erfahrene Abenteurer mit Englischkenntnissen ein gut verdaulicher Happen.
63
Gameplay, abstruse Komik und Präsentation schließen nahtlos an den (ursprünglichen) ersten Teil an: Per Joystick oder Cursortasten tippelt der kleine Roger von einer Schlingpflanze zum nächsten Alien, komplexere Aufgaben erfordern den Einsatz des Keyboards. Durch die vierfach einstellbare Spielgeschwindigkeit lassen sich die eingebauten Mini-Arcadesequenzen auch von strategisch veranlagten Abenteurern bewältigen, die ausgefallenen Rätsel sprechen aber jeden an, der Sinn für überirdisch witzigen Humor hat. Wie gehabt war die köstliche Story in magere Grafik und magersten Sound verpackt, woran sich unverzeihlicherweise bis beute nichts geändert hat.
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60
Adventure Gamers (Aug 01, 2008)
Despite plenty of opportunities for frustration, there’s enough humor and clever design to make it worth soldiering through the rough patches. As 1/6th of the bargain-priced 2006 Space Quest Collection, there’s no excuse not to play it.
58
Space Quest 2: Vohaul's Revenge is a challenging adventure game that any fan of the series should enjoy. My advice: throughout the section on Labion, keep telling yourself that it gets better and funnier. Keep telling your self that it is so funny you will learn the meaning of ROFL.* Do this, and you should somewhat enjoy this game.
20
Aventura y Cía (Apr 28, 2002)
Os aviso: este juego no es apto para todos los públicos, no por su contenido violento o erótico, que sería un punto a favor, si no por los ataques de neurosis aguda que puede llegar a provocar. Realmente jodido, y solo atrayente para: los que, como yo, además de pacientes son cabezotas; sierra-yonkis empedernidísimos, sin ningún perjuicio a la hora de morir o ser masacrado con sadismo; y/o devoradores aventureros que se comen todo lo que aparezca en esta u otras paginas de la misma calaña.
 
All in all, SQII is an enjoyable and satisfying game. The improvements evident in this game give proof to Sierra's willingness to make the genre more effective. While the puzzles are still not incredibly difficult, they do give the game a depth which was lacking in the original. If further improvements are adopted, I'm sure Space Quest III will be even more successful.


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