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Has trouble keeping the player motivated Daniel Saner (3238) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
More like Time Bandit fanfiction than Ultima Terry Callahan (63) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
(Don't) Sing That Ole Blue Tassel Blues (Never Again) General Error (4364) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Bigger but ultimately a worse game than the previous Ultima, and probably the lowest point of the series. Pix (1221) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars
A piece of Ultima history... literally. Jeff Sinasac (407) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
To Be Honest...This Isn't My Favorite Ultima Game rs2000 (15) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
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Overall User Score (41 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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PC Magazine (Aug 21, 1984)
Ultima II is a great big wonderful world that will probably frustrate the hell out of you the first few months you spend exploring it. If you are not ready for the kind of mental gymnastics this game puts you through (which make learning to play chess look easy), you won't think it's such a great big wonderful world at all. In fact, you may call it a "stupid game" and put it on the top shelf. But if you hunger for an animated fantasy-role-playing game that lets you create an individual alter ego, and if you're ready to place the old brainpan on the front burner and bring those creative, puzzle-solving juices to a stiff boil, then Ultima II is your meat and potatoes.
Retro Archives (May 18, 2019)
Techniquement dépassée et buguée jusqu’à la moelle, elle devient fort heureusement un jeu beaucoup plus présentable – et surtout infiniment plus jouable – une fois patchée par les fans. Si vous deviez investir dans ce portage, un conseil: précipitez-vous sur le patch.
1982 kam dann „The Revenge of the Enchantress“ das, ähnlich wie „Bard's Tale II“ am Amiga, technisch einen gewissen Rückschritt darstellt. Grafik, Sound und Handhabung sind (zumindest auf den heute noch verbreiteten Systemen) nämlich nicht ganz so gelungen wie beim ersten Teil. Aber das machen die Verbesserungen in punkto Szenario und Spieldesign mehr als wett!
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Retro Archives (May 18, 2019)
Ultima II sur PC aura cruellement subi les affres du temps, sur une version qui n’avait sans doute pas anticipé que des joueurs s’y essaieraient encore sur une évolution du même système plus de 35 ans plus tard.