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A millennium has passed since Alis defeated the ultimate evil in the first Phantasy Star. The planet Motavia of the Algol solar system is no longer the antlion-plagued desert: humans have constructed a sentient computer called "Mother Brain", which could regulate the climate of the planet, turning it into a thriving utopia. One night, a young Motavian government agent named Rolf awakens in his bed after having a nightmare. He sees a young girl fighting a demon, but he is unable to help her. Shortly afterwards, he learns that dangerous bio-monsters have broken free from the laboratories, and is sent there to retrieve a recorder that might contain valuable information about the terrible incident...

Like its predecessor, the game is a party-based Japanese RPG with randomly appearing enemies and turn-based combat. Eight characters can join the quest and can be swapped at will to participate in a combat party of four. Characters can equip a wide variety of weapons, including firearms; dual wielding is also possible. Various techniques which require "TP" (technique points, equivalent to magic points in comparable games) are learned by different characters at specific levels. Unlike the first game, Phantasy Star II utilizes the same top-down view for both navigation and dungeon exploration; the now-2D dungeons are notable for their complexity.


Phantasy Star II Genesis A young man haunted by nightmares...
Phantasy Star II Genesis Teleport Station
Phantasy Star II Genesis This clown will resurrect a dead party member
Phantasy Star II Genesis Bridge

Promo Images

Phantasy Star II Screenshot
Phantasy Star II Screenshot
Phantasy Star II Screenshot
Phantasy Star II Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "梦幻之星2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "PSII" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Phantasy Star II: Kaerazaru Toki no Owari ni" -- Japanese title
  • "Phantasy Star II Classic" -- iOS and Android release title
  • "Phantasy Star 2" -- Informal title
  • "ファンタシースターII ~帰らざる時の終わりに~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "환타지 스타 2" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Makes me glad I stayed away from RPGs until the mid-'90s Andrew Fisher (707) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
The Phantasy goes on…. MasterMegid (902) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Oct 29, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Joystick (French) Nov, 1990 97 out of 100 97
Player One Mar, 1991 95 out of 100 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1990 11.2 out of 12 93
Zero Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Video Games Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1990 32 out of 40 80
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2008 7.25 out of 10 72
GameCola.net Mar, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1990 Unscored Unscored


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Japanese title translation

Phantasy Star II has a subtitle in Japan. In other versions of the game it was dropped. Roughly Translated it reads: "At The End Of Restoration". It has also been translated, as "At the End of the Time Which Can Never Be Returned".


The technique, Megid, is short for Megido. In The Bible, Megido, is a city that is associated with the end of the world, therefore, Megid is a technique of ultimate destruction.


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Unicorn Lynx (181409) added Phantasy Star II (Genesis) on Nov 13, 2002
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