Police Quest II: The Vengeance

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Police Quest II: The Vengeance
Police Quest II: The Vengeance cover
Sierra On-Line
Release dates
DOS November 1988
Windows (DOSBox) January 18, 2011[1]
Police Quest II: The Vengeance on MobyGames
Police Quest II: The Vengeance on Wikipedia
Police Quest
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel 1987
Police Quest II: The Vengeance 1988
Police Quest III: The Kindred 1991
Police Quest: Open Season 1993
Police Quest: SWAT 1995
Police Quest: SWAT 2 1998
SWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle 1999
SWAT 4 2005

Key points

The game has in-game DRM. The manual is provided by all digital versions.
Can be run under ScummVM.

General information

Sierra Help Pages - Police Quest series
Police Quest Omnipedia - A huge wiki for the Police Quest series
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Police Quest Collection
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Police Quest Collection

Version differences

Police Quest Collection

A compilation pack containing Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (both the original EGA release and the 1992 VGA remake), Police Quest II: The Vengeance, Police Quest III: The Kindred, and Police Quest: Open Season.

All games in the pack are pre-configured to run with DOSBox.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\PQ2[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/494740/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\PQ2\PQSG.***[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/494740/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
ScummVM 2.1+ supports cloud saves on third-party cloud storage services. See the ScummVM user manual for details.


Graphics settings (GOG.com version)
Graphics settings (GOG.com version)



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes CGA, EGA, Hercules, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, VGA
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
64-bit requires a 64-bit build of ScummVM.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 1.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM) 512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) CGA, EGA, Hercules, MCGA, Tandy/PCjr, VGA
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/494740/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (494740) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.