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It has been twenty years since the invading aliens have been driven back through the jumpgate. On a planet close to the dormant gate, an alien artifact is found. When unknown aliens steal the artifact, privateer Captain Flint of the spaceship Cortez and his crew follow their ship through the jumpgate, which leaves them stranded in an unknown star system. To find their way back, they have to find the artifact and the aliens.

You take control of Flint. Aboard the Cortez, you can receive messages from your crew members, scan the planets in the system for possible mission sites and select suitable weapons and equipment for the next mission. Three different craft are available for the missions: a fighter, a hovercraft, and a stationary turret used to give cover to your crewmates when they are on a mission.

After completed missions, the wreckage from destroyed aliens is analyzed and used to produce better weapons and equipment. The storyline will take you through six different systems, each with a variety of missions to complete. Live-action cut-scenes continue the story.


Shock Wave 2: Beyond the Gate 3DO Craft handle differently, but all have very similar cockpits.
Shock Wave 2: Beyond the Gate 3DO Interstellar war in the opening cinema.
Shock Wave 2: Beyond the Gate 3DO Taking to a planet in the hovercraft.
Shock Wave 2: Beyond the Gate 3DO Your enthusiastic crew.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Shockwave 2: Beyond the Gate" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Mar, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Game Zero Feb, 1996 44 out of 50 88
Mega Fun Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Joystick (French) Jan, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1996 32.5 out of 40 81
3DO Magazine (UK) Feb, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games Feb, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Apr, 1996 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Jan 17, 2012 C 50


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Mac version

When the game sold poorly on the 3DO, EA canceled all the ports for other platforms. The Mac version was almost done however, and was completed within a few weeks. EA sold the rights to publish it to Aztech New Media and it was released in early 1998 as part of their MacPack Blitz compilation.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - 3DO Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)

Terok Nor (33148) added Shock Wave 2: Beyond the Gate (3DO) on Apr 02, 2004
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