Official Title  Descent
Common Title  Descent
Serial Number(s)  SLES-00055
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Action / Shooter

Developer  Parallax Software Corporation.
Publisher  Interplay.
Date Released  14 May 1996
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLES-00055
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  5026102025203   


Menus and gameplay are in English.

The Post-Terran Minerals Corporation (PTMC) digs up minerals on all nine planets of the solar system, employing humans and robots to do its job. Unfortunately, the mining robots are now being controlled by a hacker, and have taken the human workers hostage. The PTMC has tried to get the robots back under their control, but communication with the mining stations has been lost. In desperation, the PTMC modifies a Pyro-GX ship for combat and hires a mercenary, codenamed "Material Defender", to fly it. The mission is to destroy the infected mines and rescue human hostages, destroying any hostile robot that gets in the way.

Considered by many to be a genre-initiating game, Descent took the successful first person 3D formula popularized previously by Wolfenstein 3D and Doom and created an environment where true freedom of movement was possible. The game begins deep below the surface of Lunar Base I where an unknown alien race has taken over the chasm of the Post-Terran Mining Corporation.

Manning your spacecraft, the object of the game is to navigate through mine shafts, twist around never-ending tunnels and fight your way past robotic menaces in an environment that's truly 360 3D. With some truly mindboggling level design, you'll find yourself unable to differentiate top from bottom.

Coming shortly after the original 1995 PC version of Descent, the Playstation version was created as a natural fit for the console's robust 3D graphics support. Although unable to take advantage of the multiplayer network options of the PC original, there are options for two-player gaming via a link cable.

Adjust your strategy to stay one step ahead of enemies that can learn your tactics
Featuring a soundtrack with music from Type O Negative and Skinny Puppy
Explore 30 levels in single-or multiplayer cooperative and competitive play

  Manufacturer's description:

You're going down.

Begin your Descent deep below the surface of Lunar Base 1 where an unknown alien race has taken over the Post-Terran Mining Corporation. Lunge straight down mine shafts, twist around never-ending tunnels and blast your way past robotic menaces which actually learn your moves, plot and attack.

Move up, move down, shoot everything everywhere. Adjust as top becomes bottom, then hang on to your senses (and your lunch) as you pilot a life-threatening 360-degree 3D roller coaster ride from hell. Strap yourself in and prepare to go down.

30 levels of mind bending, stomach churning action in 360-degree 3D
1 or 2 player for head-to-head or cooperative play - Including 5 NEW Anarchy Levels!
Explosive soundtrack featuring Type O Negative and "Ogre" of Skinny Puppy.
All new "Radiosity" lighting effects.
Highly advanced enemies that actually learn, adjusting their actions based on your tactics.
3D worlds with light source shading, texture mapping and 3D animated monsters.

  • First person perspective.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • SCI-FI & Futuristic themes.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  5 Blocks
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  Yes
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.9.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 53, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.9.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe CDRom Plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move ship -  D-Pad
  Reverse -  X Button
  Slide right -  Circle Button
  Slide left -  Square Button
  Forward -  Triangle Button
  Fire missile -  R1 Button
  Select missile -  R1 + Select Button
  Next weapon -  R2 Button
  Fire lasers -  L1 Button
  Select weapon -  L1 + Select Button
  Fire flare -  L2 + Select Button
  Drop proximity bomb -  R2 + Select Button
  Roll clockwise or counterclockwise -  R2 or L2 Button
  Pause game -  Start Button


  10 Lives and Mega Weapon -   During gameplay press Triangle, Cross, Square, Square, Triangle, Circle, Circle, Square, Triangle, Square, Circle, X 
  All Level Keys -   During gameplay press Square, X, Circle, Triangle, X, Triangle, Triangle, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, X 
  All Weapons -   During gameplay press Triangle, Square, Circle, X, Triangle, Square, X, Triangle, Square, X, Circle, Square 
  Cloaking Device -   During gameplay press Triangle, Square, X, Circle, Square, X, Circle, Triangle, X, Square, X, Triangle 
  Full Shields -   During gameplay press Triangle, Triangle, X, Square, Triangle, Circle, Triangle, X, Square, X, Triangle, X 
  Invincibility -   During gameplay press Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, Square, Triangle, Circle, Circle, Square, Triangle, Square, X 

  New Difficulty Levels and Level Select -   During gameplay press Triangle, Square, Square, Triangle, Circle, Circle, Square, Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, Square. Then quit and start a new game to get the new difficulty settings and levels 
  Turbo Mode -   During gameplay press Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, Circle, X, Square, X, Circle, Triangle, Square, X 
  Final Level Password -   8SHKB-9WLT*-JPLD8-NCCKB 

  Infinite shield -  
800D181A 0064
  Infinite Energy -  
800D1816 0064
  All Keys & 4X Laser -  
800D1810 06FF

 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1454 x 1497 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 394 KB
Dim. - 1616 x 1446 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 616 KB
 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1939 x 1438 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 582 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 1442 x 1445 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 669 KB

  • Descent [SLPS-00212]   
  • Descent [SLUS-00037]   

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Thanks to MR ALLMOND for providing the game back & CD hires covers.
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