As the pilot of the Parkan, a former anti-pirate patrol cruiser, you are sent 17 years back in time to search for and prevent the reasons for an ongoing catastrophe which threatens the colonised space of the present. Your journey takes you deep into an almost unknown and war-torn region of space, now ruled by several clans of droids - and your only clues are a missing science ship and a strange anomaly found somewhere in that galaxy.
Parkan II is a mixture of space and first person action with a mission-driven and non-linear storyline. The game features several hundreds of solar systems with anything from one to ten individual planets per system, on which the player may land. Depending on the standing with the particular clan owning the planet, the player can trade, get news or missions from the base or even invading and conquering it in an FPS like way. The same applies to many ships you encounter on your travels between the planets.
While most of Parkan II's gameplay is based on action, simulation and roleplaying elements are also included. Your ship's as well as your battle suit's systems and weapons can be upgraded with better equipment and there are various combat drones to help you with fights on the ground or in space. As the interface and controls for your ship and suit are almost the same, the transition between both is almost seamless.