Descent + Descent 2

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Official overview

Welcome to the world of Descent - the amazing experience of 360° fluid 3D motion that is still unmatched. Plunge through mines that defy physics, blast your way past enemy robots and experience vertigo like never before. Arm yourself with deadly weapons and confront creatures with highly advanced artificial intelligence; they will plot, wait and ambush you from all sides.

You are about to embark on a new and exciting journey. One that will fill you with a sense of wonder and discovery. Light and sound will mix like a kaleidoscope to thrill you as never before. Spin 360° through twisting levels of mechanical monsters, deadly traps and hidden tunnels. Explosive 3D multi-directional sound effects and pulsing musical score will keep you on the edge of your seat.

After finishing 30 levels of thrill-packed Descent you would like to take a break or... plunge through 30 more levels of Descent 2 as you battle highly intelligent robot enemies, including the evil thief bot, leaving their flaming hulks in your exhaust.

Don't keep this feeling of nausea to yourself, go Head-to-Head with 2-player modem support or 8-player network and Tournament Mode. Brace yourself for the world of Descent ... if you can handle it. Get them before they get you...

Release information


  • 2 manuals (112 pages)
  • HD wallpaper
  • 2 reference cards
  • D1 best soundtrack (MAC)
  • D1 in-game soundtrack
  • avatar

Patches and modifications

Official patches

Unofficial patches


Because the Descent engine was open source, there are a number of source ports for Descent and Descent 2 for better native modern Windows compatibility and to add modern graphical features, such as smoke effects, to the game, examples include DXX-Rebirth and D2X-XL. The makers of D2X-XL also have a level editor available to download

Known issues

GOG trivia

  • While originally priced at $5.99, the price was increased to $9.99 on November 16, 2012 due to a new contract with Interplay.
  • D1 + D2 was a Gem of the Week on GOG.

Sale History

Price Discount Promo Date(s) [Y/M/D] Notes
$4.99 50% Interplay Irresistibles 2014/03/28 - 2014/03/31
$4.99 50% Interplay Immortals 2014/08/01 - 2014/08/05