Descent II

Updated: 06/27/2017 by Computer Hope

Descent II overview

Descent II

Type: Action
ESRB Rating: Teen
Release Date: 02/29/1996
Developer: Parallax Software (PC), Mac Play (Mac)
Publisher: Interplay Productions

Descent 2 is back with even more and better stomach wrenching 3D gaming.

In Descent 2, you are warped to the Zeta Aquillae system, facing even more advanced robots with a new arsenal of weapons and capabilities.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: MS-DOS 5.0, Windows 95
Processor: Intel 486DX 50 MHz
Memory: 8 MB RAM
Graphics Card: DirectDraw compatible SVGA video card
Sound Card: Sound Blaster compatible sound card
Hard Drive Space: 50 MB
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer: 14.4 Kbps modem, IPX compatible network card
SLIP or PPP for Internet play (through third-party)


  • GABBAGABBAHEY Enables ALL of the codes below (Type in first!)
  • RACERX - Invulnerability
  • SCOURGE - Wowie Zowie Weapons
  • BIGRED - Super Wowie Zowie Weapons (Registered Only)
  • GUILE Cloak
  • MITZI - All Keys
  • TWILIGHT - Shields to 100
  • FARMERJOE - Warp to another level
  • BRUIN - Extra Life (Registered Only)
  • BUGGIN - Turbo Mode (Registered Only)
  • FLASH - Illuminate path to exit (Registered Only)
  • AHIMSA - Turn off robot firing. (Registered Only)
  • Alt-F - Show all of map
  • PROBES or BIOPSYTOYS - Blow up the reactor
  • ASTRAL - Ghost mode
  • LUNANCY - Robots faster, less firing.
  • PORGYS - Super mega wowie zowie weapons!
  • PLETCHxxx - Where xxx is a number between 000 and 999, this code 'paints' enemies when hit

Shareware codes:

  • BITTERSWEET - Shifting walls
  • ERICAANNE - Bouncing weapons
  • MOTHERLODE - Weapons
  • CURRYGOAT - All keys
  • ZINGERMANS - Invulnerability
  • ALIFALAFEL - All Accessories
  • EATANGELOS Homing Weapons
  • JOSHUAAKIRA - Full map
  • WHAMMAZOOM - Level warp

Full version codes:

  • FREESPACE - Level warp cheat
  • GODZILLA - Enlarged ship
  • SPANIARD - Mass kill all bots
  • GOWINGNUT - Make the guidebot mad
  • LPNLIZARD - Homing weapons
  • HELPVISHNU - Revive guidebot
  • ROCKRGRL - Full map cheat

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