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After Kurt Hectic, the janitor extraordinaire has bravely ventured into the perilous minecrawlers and averted the alien threat to the Earth, he returns to his friends, the genius scientist Dr. Fluke Hawkins, and his invention, the six-legged robotic dog Max, to celebrate their great victory. However, they find out that one minecrawler in Canada still hasn't been destroyed. Kurt is sent to complete the mission, but as a result, gets kidnapped by an alien being known as Shwang Shwing. Doc and Max rush to his rescue and soon realize that they are up against a much bigger threat, involving an alien empire and galactic conquest. The fate of the Earth is in their hands.

MDK 2 is the sequel to the third-person shooter MDK, largely following the same gameplay template and re-creating its humorous tone. Most of the gadgets used by Kurt in the previous game return in the sequel. In addition to levels in which the player controls Kurt, the game introduces two new playable characters, Doc and Max, with their own levels. The three protagonists have distinctly different gameplay styles. Kurt is a versatile fighter who is able to shoot enemies from afar using his trusty sniper mortal; the boss encounters of his levels usually involve various sniping strategies. Kurt can also use his special suit to glide from platform to platform. Max is the most straightforward of the three; having six legs, he can shoot from four guns at once, and also use a jetpack for long jumps. The Doc is physically the weakest character; he relies on stealth and manipulation of items to solve problems. He is able to fight using an atomic toaster, and can also consume plutonium, which transforms him into a monster for a short duration.

The PlayStation 2 version as well as the later Wii version based on the PS2 version introduce different difficulty levels absent in the other versions.


MDK 2 Windows ... and sniper scope helmet.
MDK 2 Dreamcast Combine objects to invent!
MDK 2 Windows As the cyberdog Max, you can carry (and fire) four different weapons simultaneously.
MDK 2 Dreamcast Max's Jet Pack

Promo Images

MDK 2 Screenshot
MDK 2 Screenshot
MDK 2 Screenshot
MDK 2 Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "孤胆枪手2" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "MDK 2: Out Snipe - Out Shoot - Out Think" -- Dreamcast tag-lined title
  • "MDK 2: Armageddon" -- PlayStation 2 title
  • "MDK2" -- Copyright title

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User Reviews

Not revolutionary,but great action game nonetheless Windows Zovni (10627)

Critic Reviews

ActionTrip Windows Jun 13, 2000 92 out of 100 92
GameSpy Windows 2000 91 out of 100 91
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Dreamcast Jul, 2000 9 out of 10 90
PC Jeux Windows Jun, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Game Vortex Windows 2000 90 out of 100 90
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jul 20, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpot Dreamcast Apr 03, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Jul 06, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Gamer Brasil Windows Sep, 2000 63 out of 100 63 Windows Jul 15, 2020 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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The game's engine is called Omen, and it uses DirectX 5 and OpenGL, however on the CD there is DirectX 7 bundled.


The GDROM has a section that a PC cd reader can access. Pop it into your computer for some audio and visual extras.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2001 (Issue #201) – Villain of the Year (for Shwing-Shwang)
    • April 2001 (Issue #201) – Best Art Direction
Information also contributed by doninss and Rev-san

Related Web Sites

  • Hectic HQ (Fansite about the MDK series, which includes information on MDK 2 (English))
  • MDK 2 (Product page on the developer's website)
  • MDK2 page (Diagrams. Links to walk-thoughs, forums and saves.)
Contributed to by Kartanym (12706), Zovni (10627), bake84 (34) and Kabushi (257593)
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