DOS Games Archive

PaybackTime 2

Game information

Category: Turn-Based Strategy
Year: 1997
More details: MobyGames
Game added by: MrFlibble
Violence: !This game includes violence
Part of group:
DOSBox: Supported

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File File type File size
includes installer
executable: install.exe
Full version
1,130 kB
(1.10 MB)


This is a liberated game: it was originally shareware, but in 2001 authors Kari Luojus and Niko Nevatie released the full version and the source code as freeware.


  • Title/main menu screen (image by MrFlibble)
  • The environments mostly consist of futuristic installations (image by MrFlibble)
  • Overhead map of the area (image by MrFlibble)
  • Checking the inventory of a character (image by MrFlibble)
  • The starting area on one of the maps (image by MrFlibble)
  • Exploring the outdoors (image by MrFlibble)
  • Enemy sighted! (image by MrFlibble)
  • Warrior stats screen (image by MrFlibble)
  • Post-battle statistics (image by MrFlibble)

Description (by MrFlibble)

PaybackTime 2 is a shareware turn-based tactics game for up to four players. Its visual style and combat mechanics are heavily inspired by X-COM: UFO Defense, but the game is about a fighting tournament rather than an alien invasion.

The player must assemble and equip a team of warriors who will participate in fights with other teams on a variety of battlefields. The winning team earns credits and valuable experience, growing stronger with each victory.

The main focus of the game is on multiplayer battles, but single-player games against up to three AI opponents are also supported.

The game allows for considerable customization. In addition to the team editor, it includes a map editor, a weapon editor and an item editor.

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PaybackTime 2



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