Dune II: Battle for Arrakis

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Dune II: Battle for Arrakis
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
ROM size: 1MB
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Simulation

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
1994-01Media:GamePro US 054.pdf[1] $? T-70246
Sega Mega Drive
1994-06Media:Mega UK 21.pdf[2] £39.99 T-70246-50
Sega Mega Drive
1994  ?DM T-70246-18
Sega Mega Drive
1994 $?  ?

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Dune II: Battle for Arrakis, known as Dune: The Battle for Arrakis in the US, is a strategy game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive for the Sega Mega Drive. The game was also translated to German as Dune II: Kampf um den Wüstenplaneten. It was one of the first, if not first, Sega Mega Drive game to feature fully localized, spoken German language audio.

Battle for Arrakis is a complete overhaul of Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty, a DOS/Amiga game released a year earlier. The Mega Drive version features streamlined controls, gameplay tweaks, new levels and an entirely new set of graphics. Dune II is considered a milestone in the real-time strategy genre, though was bettered by Command & Conquer a few years down the line.

Three houses are available for play, each having it's own set of missions and (later on) special equipment/weaponry.

Promotional material

EGM2 US 01.pdf

Print advert in

EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-xx)
also published in:

Mega UK 20.pdf

Print advert in

Mega (UK) #20: "May 1994" (1994-04-21)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
91 №32, p106/107/108/109
88 №146, p84
85 №53, p82Media:GamePro US 053.pdf[4]Media:GamePro US 053.pdf
92 №44
85 №31, p128/129
80 №16, p52/53
83 №9, p16/17
92 №2, p72/73
93 №15, p128-130Media:MeanMachinesSega15UK.pdf[5]Media:MeanMachinesSega15UK.pdf
95 №42, p78/79/80
93 №1, p120/121Media:SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf[6]Media:SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf
90 №50, p56/57
90 №28, p32/33/34
90 №15, p62/63
91 №28, p10
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
Dune2 MD EU Box.jpg
Mega Drive, DE
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Mega Drive, AU

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  1. File:GamePro US 054.pdf, page 224
  2. File:Mega UK 21.pdf, page 81
  3. File:EGM2 US 02.pdf, page 53
  4. File:GamePro US 053.pdf, page 83
  5. File:MeanMachinesSega15UK.pdf, page 128
  6. File:SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf, page 120