Official Title  Descent 2
Common Title  Descent 2
Serial Number(s)  SLES-00558
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Action / Shooter

Developer  Parallax Software Corporation.
Publisher  Interplay.
Date Released  2 May 1997
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLES-00558
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.
  •  5026102280589   


Menus and gameplay are in English.

Capitalizing on the tremendous success of the PC game Descent, Descent Maximum is the PlayStation sequel to the original. The same, true 360-degree fast-action gameplay that made Descent a bestseller is enhanced by over 30 completely new levels exclusive to this version. These levels remain more action-oriented and are filled with robots that have newer AI as well as over 13 weapons which are easily recognizable by those familiar with the original.

In addition, Descent Maximum has unique graphical effects, such as pulse light-sourcing, and levels that need to be navigated with floodlight-style power-ups. For multiplayer gaming, there's also an option to use a link cable for Anarchy levels which provide death match-style gaming popularized by games such as Doom and Quake. The Cooperative mode allows you to team up with a friend.

You'll come across adversary robots that seek you out, but now you have a helper -- the new scout robot, the Guide-Bot. He's small and blue and has been smuggled into the mines, imprisoned in a little cell near the entrances. Like the original, doors are to be blasted open to reach further into the levels. In addition to energy centers, robot generators, main reactors, control panels, and force fields, the game introduces rescuing hostages and discovering secret levels.

Some of the power-ups include energy boosts, shield boosts, cloaking devices, invulnerability, extra lives, and ammo racks, afterburners, energy to shield converters, headlights and a full map. Some of the weapons you'll pick up are lasers, cannons, missiles, and mines. The Automap display keeps track of areas you've been to and draws in more detail as you progress throughout the levels.

  Manufacturer's description:

...your last chance to experience the nauseating feeling of total rotation, speeding through the dark, twisting mines of Descent... your last chance to encounter the unique sensation on the system it was meant to be played on... your last chance to explore Descent worlds unavailable on any other system. It's time to get addicted to DESCENT MAXIMUM.

The best 360-degree battle-to-the-death roller coaster ride now has better controls, faster action, and none of those PC install headaches.

Designed exclusively for the PlayStation game console with six new worlds, 36 new stomach-flipping levels, smarter enemies, pulsing light source effects and twenty destructive weapons at your fingertips.

One-player demolition or two-player anarchy - play the most deadly game of tag ever.

If you're not addicted yet, what are you waiting for? This is your last chance to go down, because after Descent Maximum, your PlayStation game console will never see another Descent.

  • First person perspective.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • SCI-FI & Futuristic themes.
Number Of Players  1 or 2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  3 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 )
 Analog Joystick
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
  Toggle headlight -  Select + Triangle Button
  Energy to shield -  Select + Circle Button
  Drop marker -  Select + Square Button
  Default mine toggle -  Select + X 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


  All Accessories -   Square, Triangle, Circle, X, X, Triangle, Square, X, Circle, Square, Circle, X 
  All Keys -   Square, Triangle, X, Triangle, Circle, Triangle, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, Square, X 
  Cloak -   X, Triangle, Circle, Square, Circle, Triangle, Square, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, Circle 
  Colors -   Triangle, Circle, Triangle, Square, Circle, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, Circle, X 
  Extra Life -   Triangle, X, Square, Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, X, Circle, Square, Triangle, Circle 
  Fast Robots with Slow Fire -   Square, Triangle, X, Triangle, Circle, Triangle, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, Square, X 
  Full Shields -   Triangle, X, Circle, Square, Square, X, Circle, Triangle, Square, X, Circle, Square 
  Go Wingnut -   Triangle, Square, Circle, Triangle, X, Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, Triangle, X, Circle 
  Hello Minnie Mode -   X, Circle, X, Circle, X, Circle, X, Circle, X, Circle, X, Circle 
  Invulnerability -   Triangle, X, Triangle, Circle, X, Triangle, Square, X, Triangle, X, Circle, Triangle 
  More Colors -   Square, Triangle, Circle, Square, Triangle, Square, X, Triangle, X, Triangle, Circle, X 
  Turbo -   Triangle, Square, Circle, X, Square, X, Circle, Square, Triangle, Circle, X, X, Square 

PASSWORD CODES (Enter the following at the password screen):
  Acid Mode -   STOS TSX TX TOX ACID 
  Final Level -   2R*8H-9YMBL-3JGCS-NF#WR-WHKG97 
  Maximum Code -   TSOXT STX TSXO $40 

  Infinite Energy (This code provides you with an amount of about 100000 extra points on the scoreboard at the end of each level!) -  
800E80C6 2710
  Infinite Shield -  
800380CA 0064
  Infinite Lives -  
300E80CC 000A
  Invincible -  
300E80C0 0001

 - Jewel Case Covers
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File Size - 161 KB
 - Jewel Case Covers
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Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 952 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 1439 x 1443 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 696 KB

  • Descent Maximum [SLUS-00460]   

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