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You're going down... again. If you thought Descent™ went to the edge of 360° 3D power-blasting sensory insanity, then prepare yourself. You're about to plunge over the edge, and into the depths of Descent II™.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014
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You're going down... again.

If you thought Descent™ went to the edge of 360° 3D power-blasting sensory insanity, then prepare yourself. You're about to plunge over the edge, and into the depths of Descent II™.

Suddenly warped into the outer reaches of the Zeta Aquilae System, your new mission sends you into the black depths of treacherous alien mines. You blast through enemy robots with powerful new tools, leaving their flaming hulks in your exhaust. Your ultimate goal: to exterminate the alien robot stronghold from the enemy Alien Base and claim total control -- it's 30 new levels of outrageous destruction.

But this time, you're not alone.

Joining you on your deadly new assignment is your loyal Guide-bot. This faithful companion rushes with you through the twists and turns of the menacing darkness, often scouting ahead to hunt down the orbs, powerups and tools you desperately need to complete your job. But beware -- raging enemies are still determined to destroy you, including the menacing Thief-bot who's set on stealing your weapons of destruction and precious powerups. Get ready -- Descent II™ is about to take you on a whole new synapse-smashing ride.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1
    • Processor: 1 Gigahertz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
16 products in account
2 reviews
10.9 hrs on record
A worthy sequel to the original. Old school gameplay at its finest.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
106 products in account
2 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
Best Descent gamer ever in my opinion. Descent II was the first game of the Descent series i had ever played and it was captivating on how truly remarkable its visuals were and still are for such a classic game. Gameplay is simple and easy to control much like the original Descent with the added feature of having the ability to obtain an afterburner to give you a speed boost. in regards to the changes of visuals and mechanics of the game, it remains much like how it was in the first game but with added particle effects and a few graphical tweaks. One major difference between Descent II and it predecessor is the added music to the game, simply amazing, would be one way of describing it, but in all seriousness the music of the game comes from Mark Walk and Type O Negative and i believe from Ogre of Skinny Puppy as well. They are a collection of Industrial artists that collaborated in the makinf of Descent II's music and to great success as it adds a whole new depth to the new game, providing another punch in the intesity of the overall game. As for the added functions to the game not much has changed though there are a few new weapons and missiles one can get, as well as a few ship modifications as well. Overall Descent II will always be worth purchasing, whether it be for its incredible music or its classic, fun 3d shooter mechanics. Definitely worth every penny!
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
61 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
I was around 30 already when the Descent 1 demo appeared, and for me this game was a revelation. I had played Doom before, but it wasn't my cup of tea really. Descent however had me the moment the entrance room of Lunar Outpost appeared in front of me on my monitor, moving slightly up and down as my ship gently wiggled.

Descent's gameplay is very unique because of the full freedom of movement in all three spatial axes. For its day (and if looking at what many game devs consider "AI") the robots (the game's "NPCs") had a very good and quite diverse AI. Depending on your point of view, gameplay of the first two titles of the series can seem bland or refreshingly straight forward, which is very much owed to the abstract and artificial nature of the levels and lack of unique and varying tasks and goals in different levels. Still the basic principle of the game seems very appealing to me.

On the other side, if you are looking for great and frantic multiplayer action, Descent imo still is one of the best games out there. It greatly rewards skill, offers a huge variety of explosive gadgetry and allows for creative gameplay.

There are also several fan-driven mod projects improving the game and allowing to run it on modern OS's and hardware. If you really want to enjoy Descent even today, you should download and install one of these.

The one I prefer is D2X-XL, which allows to play Descent and Descent 2 in vanilla mode like in the old days, but also has a ton of optional enhancements for those who like to try a fresher flavor of Descent, offering high resolution textures, better models, improved sound, colored light, many effects (smoke, fire, lightning, weather, glow, etc. - stuff that is standard today), and much, much more, and on top of that has Oculus Rift support.

There also are great new missions available for D2X-XL, breathing new life into Descent with diverse, detailled levels, improved graphics, new level mechanics and non-standard objectives.

D2X-XL runs on MS Windows, Linux and OS X. Find it on http://www.descent2.de .
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
213 products in account
3 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
Follow up to the best game ever. More guns harsder bots. Dynamic missions. It is an improvement on perfection. Need to set mon to run in 800x600 for good experiance. I wish they would release a hires version. Love this game perfect for lan. Grew up playing this stuff. I have missed it for 20 years. Still love it. Thanks Steam.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 products in account
1 review
13.5 hrs on record
I was a huge fan of this and Descent 3 when they came out (Descent 1 not so much). I think Descent 2 was the first video game I bought for my PC. Some complain that the graphics are dated. This is true but don't let that dissuade you from getting this title. The gameplay is still a lot of fun and the level variety is tremendous. There are also a huge number of user generated levels available for download. Excellent bang for your buck.
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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80 of 90 people (89%) found this review helpful
128 products in account
7 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Ok, first off, you don't have to run the game through DOS Box - DX Rebirth is a much better port and works well with STEAM - read the forum post on Widescreen Support for more info.
What is there to be said about the game - it is a classic, the gameplay is frenetic, it really tests your reflexes and the enemies just keep on coming :)
Back in the day I had hours and hours of fun with Descent and Descent 2, then lost the discs and have been wanting to play this ever since. Played it again last night for just a few minutes and was hooked all over again ...
Only gripe is the price - it should have been offered for 50% off just like Descent, other than that, I have no complaints :)
Posted: February 20th, 2014
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