Descent 2 (1996)

Descent 2 (1996)

About This Game

Plunge through 30 more levels of Descent 2 as you battle highly intelligent robot enemies, including the evil thief bot, leaving their flaming hulks in your exhaust.Don’t keep this feeling of nausea to yourself, go Head-to-Head with 2-player modem support or 8-player network and Tournament Mode. Brace yourself for the world of Descent… if you can handle it. Get them before they get you.

Descent II is a 1996 first-person shooter video game developed by Parallax Software and published by Interplay Productions. It is the second game in the Descent video game series and a sequel to Descent. Unlike standard first-person shooters, the player must control a flying ship that has a six degrees of freedom movement scheme, allowing the player to move in any 3D direction. The original soundtrack features industrial metal contributed by notable musicians such as Type O Negative, Ogre and Mark Walk of Skinny Puppy, and Brian Luzietti. The game received very positive reviews from video game critics. A sequel, Descent 3, was released in 1999.

Descent II is a six degrees of freedom shooter wherein the player controls a flying ship from a first-person perspective in zero-gravity. It is differentiated from standard first-person shooters in that it allows the player to move and rotate in any 3D direction. Specifically, the player is free to move forward/backward, up/down, left/right, and rotate in three perpendicular axes, often termed pitch, yaw, and roll. Aboard the ship, the player can shoot enemies and fire flares to explore darkened areas.

Game Features

  • Dynamic gameplay that is hard to match even by today’s standards
  • A great musical score composed by artists such as Type O Negative and Skinny Puppy
  • Challenging multiplayer modes


Game Details

Genre Shooter – Simulation – Sci-fi
Works on Windows (7, 8, 10) and Mac OS X (10.9+)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released March 13, 1996
Size 536 MB
Company Parallax Software / Interplay


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.8 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Storage: 1GB available space
Mouse, Keyboard

Minimum system requirements – Mac:

OS X 10.9+
Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+
Memory: 1GB of RAM,Graphics: 64MB of video memory
Mouse, Keyboard
Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.

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