Nightmare Creatures II

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Nightmare Creatures II
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Developer(s) Kalisto Entertainment
Publisher(s) Konami
Distributor(s) Universal Interactive Studios
Platform(s) PlayStation, Dreamcast
Release PlayStation
  • NA: 23 May 2000
  • EU: 12 October 2000
  • NA: 8 June 2000
  • EU: 8 September 2000
Genre(s) Survival horror
Mode(s) Single-player

Nightmare Creatures II is a survival horror video game developed by Kalisto Entertainment and published by Konami for the PlayStation and Dreamcast. It is the sequel to Nightmare Creatures.


In 1934, Adam Crowley, an occultist and antagonist from the previous game, has created a vast race of mutant creatures, which he is using to wipe out a group of monster hunters called the Circle. Meanwhile, Wallace, a "patient" at Crowley's genetics hospital, escapes from captivity, armed with an axe. He arrives in London, where he is rescued from a fire by Rachel, the only surviving member of the Circle. They head their separate ways, with Wallace venturing to Crowley's castle, only to discover that occultist is not there, but is in Paris.

He then falls down a chute, which leads to a biplane that he flies to France. Wallace enters a cinema, where he finds a note from Rachel informing him that she knows of Crowley's plans. He then proceeds onwards to a museum to meet up with Rachel, but she is captured by zombies (unbeknownst to Wallace). After finding a detailed blueprint of the Eiffel Tower, along with some of the antagonist's plans, Wallace enters a crypt, where he is attacked by zombies. He escapes in a car, only to crash in an elaborate graveyard, where he finds a part of Rachel's shirt snagged on a tree.

He departs from the graveyard, and falls into a sewer, which in turn leads to the Eiffel Tower. He then climbs to the top of the structure, where he finds a grotesque monstrosity. Using dynamite, he explodes the creature, only to be thrown off the top of the spire. However, his fall is cushioned, and he is reunited with Rachel, whereupon they walk away together.


The Gameplay is similar to the previous installment, seeing the adrenaline bar abandoned and the addition of fatality moves to execute weakened enemies.


The game features licensed music from Rob Zombie in the cutscenes while the in-game music was composed by the Nightmare Creatures composer, Frédéric Motte


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS1) 63.63%[1]
(DC) 49.06%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Revolution (DC) F[3]
GameSpot (DC) 5.9/10[4]
(PS1) 5.3/10[5]
IGN (PS1) 8.3/10[6]
(DC) 5/10[7]

Nightmare Creatures II received mixed to negative reviews. Aggregating review website GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PlayStation version 63.63%[1] and the Dreamcast version 49.06%.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Nightmare Creatures II for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Nightmare Creatures II for Dreamcast". GameRankings. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Wok, G (1 June 2000). "Nightmare Creatures 2 Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Provo, Frank (20 June 2000). "Nightmare Creatures II Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Provo, Frank (25 May 2000). "Nightmare Creatures II Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Perry, Doug (30 May 2000). "Nightmare Creatures II". IGN. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Staff, IGN (12 June 2000). "Nightmare Creatures II". IGN. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 

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