1. Main Features
- Battle through 24 levels of single-player gameplay
- Fight your friends in multiplayer mode
- Move in any direction with six degrees of movement freedom
- Find various power-ups, tools, and weapons to help your mission
2. Software Overview
Descent 2 is a first-person shooter game released in 1996 for MS-DOS, Mac OS, and the Acorn Archimedes platform. It was also released in 1997 for the Sony Playstation. Although the game and its prequel were originally released for older computer systems, they are both now available from Steam for computers running Windows XP or newer.
Similar to the original Descent, the game has you take control of a spaceship in outer space. You must explore different levels and defeat enemies with many different weapons, collecting power-ups and finding new weapons along the way. Because you are in a spaceship you can travel in any 3D direction and experience gameplay with no gravity.
Descent 2 also has many different multiplayer modes that let you test your skills against other players. If you like free-for-alls, you can play Anarchy mode where you try to kill as many other players as possible. You can also join up with friends in teamwork modes like Capture the Flag.
If you are a fan of old school first-person shooter games, especially if you like the first Descent game, Descent 2 is an action-packed nostalgic adventure that is right up your alley. You can try playing an original copy of the game with an old computer system or emulator, or you can check out the Steam version that runs on Windows.
3. Supported File Types
Updated: June 8, 2014