The Gauntlet II: Returning Home

Player Rating5.49/8

"#135 overall, #7 for 2005"
based on 251 ratings since 08/05/2005
played 2,959 times (finished 383)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.
This game is a sequel to the 3rd ending of the Gauntlet, in which, having escaped the dungeons of Tyrannica, you are trying to make your way back home. It is a difficult journey, which will take you through a vast wilderness and severely test your survival skills. But you must be up to it if you will ever free the slaves from Tyrannica...


P.S. There are 2 SECRET LEVELS in this game! Try to find them both! It won't be easy!

Player Comments

Better then the first one. A bit linear but still fun. A few spelling and Grammatical errors but nothing a quick proofread next time wouldn't catch. Good to see not EVERYTHING was enormous this time but that word was still used a bit much, I would suggest investing in a Thesaurus for future writings. All in all a fun story with a good ending.
-- BigRonn77 on 9/20/2016 12:44:04 PM with a score of 0
Great. Good use of pictures, items, and writing. My only complaint is that it was a little linear, and most of the time there was one choice that continued the story while the other ended it, and other times the outcomes of the choices didn't seem warranted. Perhaps the biggest problem however were the constant typos occuring throughout the story. With a simple proofread, they could have been cleared up. Still, this is a neat puzzle game with effort put into it.
-- FazzTheMan on 7/4/2015 10:23:13 PM with a score of 0
so many choices great story
-- nuggetman on 6/13/2019 2:46:35 PM with a score of 0
As I was decently entertained by the original Gauntlet, I decided to play G2. I left a long comment on Gauntlet I, so I was very interested to see if G2 kept the good parts and removed the bad. Let’s do this.

My initial thoughts aren’t very positive towards the image on the first page. Not only is it formatted in a funky position, it looks too real to be included in the story. I would have preferred no images or a fantasy picture used; something that fits the story better. The pictures look like a stock photos from National Geographic. Not very engaging to the story.

I will say that there was some level of nostalgia involved. The original Gauntlet starts off strong and full of danger. Once you’ve made it through, barely surviving, it’s a nice pace of things to start slow. It reintroduces me back into the world in an engaging way. Nice job.

If I remember correctly, the first Gauntlet doesn’t use items. It’s more of an obstacle run through. G2 heavily uses items. Not all of them seem very useful, but it’s a sweet little thrill when you choose to look inside a nest and find a dagger. Not to mention, the world is a safer place with one less armed bird.

Keeping with the same style as the original, G2 is like navigating through a maze with traps everywhere. Some of the death pages seem a bit random, although death isn’t really something that can be entirely rational. Shit happens, you know? Sometimes you turn a corner and death is there to greet you. What do you say to the god of death? Not today. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work in Gauntlet.

By no means is this a memorable or life-changing storygame, but it’s entertaining for the time being. I had fun navigating through, even though it seems a bit absurd the main character would find themselves in similar situation as the original Gauntlet. I suppose the author is like Han Solo in that way: Never tell him the odds!
-- ninjapitka on 5/16/2019 12:09:01 PM with a score of 0
i could not figure out how to survive at all and even though i got a dagger from the magpie nest it still said that i didn't have a weapon
-- Logan on 4/17/2018 11:27:52 PM with a score of 0
Cool, but very easy
-- Saveform on 2/2/2018 12:33:48 AM with a score of 0
lol
i got empaled
-- ZergRush305 on 2/9/2017 9:38:12 AM with a score of 0
Pretty good story although I felt like only 1 way would lead to not death every time I had a choice
-- CeruleanFlare on 12/14/2016 10:36:45 PM with a score of 0
Good story
-- Voltage on 12/2/2016 12:53:39 PM with a score of 0
more fun than homework yeah
-- TestingJest on 9/23/2016 1:21:18 AM with a score of 0
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