Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

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Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

DOS - 1988

Also released on: Amiga - Atari ST

Alt names PQ2, Police Quest II
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1988)
United States (1991)
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom (1994)
Genre Adventure
Theme Detective / Mystery, Graphic Adventure, Law enforcement, North America, Puzzle elements
Publisher Sierra On-Line, Inc., U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Sierra On-Line, Inc.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.75 / 5 - 32 votes

Download extras files
Manual, map and misc available

Description of Police Quest 2: The Vengeance

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance (aka PQ2, Police Quest II), a really nice adventure game sold in 1988 for DOS, is available and ready to be played again! Also available on Amiga and Atari ST, time to play a detective / mystery, graphic adventure, north america, puzzle elements and law enforcement video game title.

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Comments and reviews

Terry 2021-05-02 0 point

Hi can someone pls tell me where I can get a copy of the japanese release of PQ2!? here is an article for reference: https://kotaku.com/japan-what-the-hell-did-you-do-to-this-classic-pc-adve-5812431

Plopsta 2020-04-15 0 point DOS version

Ignore Blahblahs's comments above. He's commenting on Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

Anyway, on to Police Quest II. This game continues on from where the first game took off. Jessie Bains, arrested and sentenced to a life sentence without the possibility of parole, has been awarded a retrial due to 'improper jury conduct'.

While awaiting trial, he escapes, takes the jailer hostage, and plots his revenge against all those that testified against him after the events of the first game

It turns personal when he kidnaps your girlfriend to ultimately get his revenge against you

One of the most nerveracking endings to an adventure game. Brilliant

An absolute improvement on the first game. Better game engine with Adlib sound. The depth of investigation (although seemingly inconsequential in many cases) also adds an extra element. The driving is improved, as you no longer drive. This takes away some of the tedium.

My biggest gripe with the game is Keith - your detective partner. He's useless - smoking the entire time. His only contribution is shoving Woody Roberts' corpulent corpse in the back of the hearse, and catching a mugger at Steelton Park, after you tell him to catch him. Personally, I think he should have become a victim. It would save the taxpayer plenty of money.

This game is aptly titled, "The Revenge." The lengths to which Bains works on the run to achieve his goals is a great story, with the personal element, this is one adventure game that stands above many. Absolutely worth a play. I have done so many, many times.

quizhead 2019-12-20 0 point

Still remember the plane scene.
I always wondered who will shoot inside of a plane.

blahblah 2019-01-02 0 point

One of those adventure games where a score tracks how well you do things The game rewards you for following police procedures, like remembering to grab a walkie talkie when at the station and such. The driving portions of the game are an utter nightmare, as it's easy to wreck your car or not know where to go. Can also turn into a pixel hunt looking around environments for things, and not knowing what to do or where to go. Overall, not a bad game if you like old-school adventure games.

slx 2016-06-21 1 point DOS version


B 2015-05-23 0 point DOS version

I agree with ROGER WILCO. Same for me, copy protection does not allow me to play. http://www.sierragamers.com/aspx/m/634055 is no help. :-(

roger wilco 2015-05-06 0 point DOS version

weird, I'm using the mugshot sheet from the link above, but none of the pics corresponds to the names in the sheet!

Sorry Bonds, you'll need to do better than that! is all what I get... :(

goodgamer 2013-07-03 0 point DOS version

you dont need the copyright take my advice if you try it out you will only be annoyed instead just hit enter with blank command then play away

Ceristimo 2013-05-02 0 point DOS version

Awesome! I have played this game so much as a little kid. It's super to be able to play it again. On Windows 7. Using DosBox.

For every one else that wants to play this game: It has copy protection. They show a mugshot, and you have to give the name of the criminal before you can play the game. Go to this website:

Scroll down to Policequest 2, and it has all the mugshot sheet.

Happy playing every one!

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Game Extras and Resources

Some of these file may not be included in the game stores. For Police Quest 2: The Vengeance, we have the following files:

ManualEnglish version 7 MB (DOS) MapEnglish version 279 KB (DOS) MiscCopy protection help English version 71 KB (DOS) MiscHint book English version 8 MB (DOS)

Other Releases

Police Quest 2: The Vengeance was also released on the following systems:


Atari ST

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