Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi ORIGIN Systems, Inc. 1991

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi is the first sequel in Chris Roberts' Wing Commander science fiction space combat simulator franchise of computer games, produced by Origin Systems. Released in 1991, Wing Commander II retains much of the first game's core conventions: an interstellar war between the Terran Confederation and the felinoid warrior race called the Kilrathi, multiple allies as wingmen, and a wide variety of ships on both sides of the war. However, WCII places a greater emphasis on storytelling, providing various sprite-animated cutscenes and some of the industry's first examples of voice acting. The storyline is also somewhat less open-ended: the game's campaign tree is much more structured and the player character can no longer be promoted or awarded medals. Wingmen can no longer be killed during normal gameplay; when their fighters are damaged beyond repair, they eject (though some die in scripted sequences). Finally, because the story is a direct sequel to WC, many Kilrathi ships have names similar to the WC ships they replace (for instance, the "Sartha" replaces the "Salthi", and the Confederation uses an upgraded version of the Rapier medium fighter). A Deluxe Edition cd version was released in 1992 which also included the expansion packs Special Operations 1 and 2 and the Speech Accessory Pack. In 1996, Wing Commander: The Kilrathi Saga was released which contained remastered versions of games 1-3, with a high-quality soundtrack and perfect execution under Windows without speed or stability problems. It added drop-away cockpit support for 1 & 2 and rudder/pedal support for 3. Remastered versions of the add-on disks for 1 & 2 were available as downloads from Origin's website.

See also: #Speech Accessory Pack, #Special Operations 1, #Special Operations 2

Screenshots
Full Demo with expansions 15mb ( @ My Abandonware)
Videos
Vengeance of the Kilrathi - Floppy Images ISO 8.8MB (uploaded by Maraakate)
Remastered version included in Wing Commander: The Kilrathi Saga (1996) 5CD ISO Demo 2.52GB (uploaded by Molitor)
Floppy Images ISO + Scans 19MB (uploaded by Egon68)
Wing Commander 2 Deluxe Edition ISO Demo 101MB (uploaded by Wastrel)
EA CD-ROM Classics - Clone ISO Demo 31MB (uploaded by Egon68)


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