Dungeon Master II: The Legend of Skullkeep Review

Created very much with its ‘80s ancestor in mind, the fantasy world of Dungeon Master II is complete, well-structured...and slooooww.

The slow, frustrating interface and dated--painfully dated--graphics of this fantasy RPG make one very, very aware of just how sophisticated we game-playing types have become in the last decade or so. Created very much with its ‘80s ancestor in mind, the fantasy world of Dungeon Master II is complete, well-structured...and sloooowww. Simple controls, combat-party layout designation, an atypical magic system, and a selection of female characters—who for once function as more than party-rounding fodder—make some steps toward making DMII a good game...but the steps just aren't big enough. The serious RPGer raised on lunchtime D&D games in the high school library will find the game's challenges entertaining, true to form, and reasonably intelligent, but the computer gamer will easily be able to find better-looking, faster-playing, more immersive fantasy games out there, without the epic yawn-factor found here.

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Dungeon Master II: The Legend of Skullkeep More Info

  • Released
    • Amiga
    • Macintosh
    • PC
    Created very much with its ‘80s ancestor in mind, the fantasy world of Dungeon Master II is complete, well-structured...and slooooww.
    7.2
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    Developed by:
    FTL Games, Interplay
    Published by:
    Interplay
    Genres:
    Role-Playing
    Content is generally suitable for ages 13 and up. May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling and/or infrequent use of strong language.
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