Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 100
    The game not only rocks in single-player, but is also up among the best multiplayer experiences, and plays well over the Internet.
  2. The action is as fast and frantic as ever and it is virtually impossible to play Descent II without bucking and rearing in your seat.
  3. If you don't like Descent at least a little bit, make no mistake, there is something wrong with you. Descent II's huge replay value and absolutely insane network play should ensure its popularity for a long time.
  4. PC Gamer
    88
    If you thought the original Descent was a walk in the park, you'll meet your match in Descent II. But stick with it and you'll enjoy the ride. [June 1996, p.82]
  5. The sequel has 30 new weapons, new enemy robots and 30 additional levels, but the overall effect is diminished by repetitive gameplay.
  6. More of that great Descent action you've come to expect and won't disappoint! It you've been waiting for more new levels, enemies, and mission builder than this will be your nirvana.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. Mar 15, 2015
    10
    The problem with many sequels for some series is that they look far too familiar and thus feel more of "expansion packs" instead of standaloneThe problem with many sequels for some series is that they look far too familiar and thus feel more of "expansion packs" instead of standalone copies; this game looks superior over the original game of Descent. Full Review »
  2. Jan 13, 2013
    10
    One of the first PC games I ever played and still one of the best, even today for first person shooter - wish it could be re-released on SteamOne of the first PC games I ever played and still one of the best, even today for first person shooter - wish it could be re-released on Steam and would definitely pick it back up and re-live the fun. Soundtrack is great. Full Review »
  3. Oct 22, 2012
    10
    I was five the first time I played Descent. Fifteen years later, I still play all three games. Descent II improved on the original, bringingI was five the first time I played Descent. Fifteen years later, I still play all three games. Descent II improved on the original, bringing new mines to explore, and more features to it's incredible multiplayer. Descent and Descent II are my two favorite video games, and probably always will be. Full Review »