Descent 2 Parallax Software / Interplay 1996

After you dispatched a lot of robots in the original Descent, you're sent back to take out even more of them. Just like in the first game you're mission is usually to free some human captives and to destroy a reactor after which you race towards the exit. The levels are even bigger and more complicated than in the original and since a lot of people had trouble navigating the first Descent, Parallax added a guide bot. This indestructible helper will help you find keys and always returns should you lose him due to a fight. New enemies like the 'Thief' (which steals weapons) and the 'Drainer' (which well, drains energy) add to the excitement (and sometimes annoyance) of the original. The robots are quite smart and come to investigate if they hear gunfire. Descent 2 is fun to play and the guide bot is really a good innovation. The levels however seem to have become worse. They're quite repetitive and monster placement seems to be the same all around. The difficulty level has also been cranked up a few notches and the first Descent wasn't easy to begin with. Destination Quartzon was a version bundled with hardware such as the Logitech WingMan Extreme products and Diamon products featuring the Voodoo Graphics Chipset which contained the first 8 levels plus 2 secret levels.

See also: #3D Nightmares, #Beyond The Meltdown, #The Infinite Abyss / Vertigo Series, #Stellar Combat: Mission Pack, #Superdead

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3DFx Glide Emulator & Source Port
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Full Demo 25MB (uploaded by
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ISO Demo 455MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Descent I and II - The Definitive Collection (Descent I, II, II - Vertigo Series, Mission Builder II) 848MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Descent 2: Destination Quartzon 3DFX OEM ISO Demo (provided by Meddle & upped by Scaryfun) 389MB
Shareware Demo 4.3MB (uploaded by RGB Classic Games)
included in Descent 1+2 - Good Old Games Digital ISO Demo 773MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Descent II: Destination Quartzon 3D ISO Demo (S3 version) 353MB (uploaded by myloch)
Descent II: Destination Quartzon (8 levels only) included in 3-D SPEX - 2CD ISO Demo 512+716MB (uploaded by Internet Archive Software Collection)

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