Rage through 32 single player levels and 6 deathmatch levels of sheer terror and fully immersive sound and lighting. Arm yourself against the cannibalistic Ogre, fiendish Vore and indestructible Schambler using lethal nails, fierce Thunderbolts and abominable Rocket and Grenade Launchers.
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Release Date: May 31, 2007

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Includes 8 items: QUAKE, QUAKE II, QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero, QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning, Quake III Arena, QUAKE III: Team Arena, QUAKE Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon, QUAKE Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity

 

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Rage through 32 single player levels and 6 deathmatch levels of sheer terror and fully immersive sound and lighting. Arm yourself against the cannibalistic Ogre, fiendish Vore and indestructible Schambler using lethal nails, fierce Thunderbolts and abominable Rocket and Grenade Launchers.

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Your daughter wouldnt last a day
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
♥♥♥♥ this game
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(((rob)))
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
fun to cheat in
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TutsiRebel
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
amazing and timeless game, but I recommend playing it on a sourceport (see: community hub guides, they'll explain everything for you) instead of the winquake or quakegl executables that come with the game. Also, Machinegames released an additional fifth chapter you should check out after playing through the original game. Multiplayer servers are still active, although I'd recommend nQuake/ezQuake for the best possible experience there. Lastly, if you go to the quaddicted website you can find some really amazing custom campaigns that modders still release up to this day. I've spent about 10x as many hours on this game as my steam hours show because playing some of the sourceports won't log your hours on steam, and after all that time spent I can honestly say this game is tons of fun even today
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axhe0601
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
quake is another great game from id software. If you like doom so play this one. But I am varning this is a verry spocky game. This game have sacred me a lot of times. But if you are brave so play it.
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Lamp Post 74
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
An absolute classic game and one of my favourite all time First Person Shooters. Works on Windows 10 and if you still have the original CD ROM you can pop that in your drive and it will happily play the Nine Inch Nails music off the disc while you play avoiding any need to download mods so you can enjoy the classic experience! Well worth buying.
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The Fool
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Quake is everything that the fans of the series claimed it would be. Quake follows the ranger (the protagonist) as he goes about collecting the 4 legendary runes in order to stop the Shub-Niggurath. The theme of interdimensional beings invading Earth seemed to be a popular theme among the time. The game is split into 4 episodes and the final boss fight. You can access any episode from the hub which has a great layout that I really enjoyed. Each episode is a decent length with around 7 or 8 levels, and the levels themselves usually have a few puzzles in order to keep you from just speed running it like in the DOOM franchise. The movement is fast paced allowing for you to easily out maneuver your opponent, while also keeping things from getting stale. The weapons in Quake are all unique in their own way some more useful than others. The enemies of Quake seem to share an eldritch horror style and are each unique with some requiring certain weapons to defeat them. The graphics in Quake invoke a nostalgic feel but are also heavily outdated. I did not play the multiplayer as I am sure that there are few servers if any at all still running. Quake does everything right that I wanted from a game like Doom and I had a fun time going through the story and playing through this gem of a game.
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Fenraldr Bloodfang
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Quake was a fun game to play through. I'd jump right into the mission expansions, but there's one thing keeping me from doing so right away:

Spawns. Those annoying little snotpiles that don't appear until Episode 4.

I'm sick of looking at them, sick of hearing them, sick of them ganging up on me and practically molesting me, and sick of them exploding on death like their boss has a thick beard and a towel on his head.

Quake is the only game where I've had the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ displeasure of being attacked by raspberry-flavored explosive Jell-O. I swear on my life, if I see even one Spawn in Scorge of Armagon or Dissolution of Eternity, I'm going to take a long walk off of a shot Slipgate.
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Richard Nixon
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
The game has aged wonderfully.
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lazychocobo
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
A little WASD along with some +MLOOK, and itll hold up aginst any modern FPS.
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SOAREVERSOR
( 79.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
If you like FPS games you owe it to yourself to play Quake. Quake pulled off a few firsts in FPS games.

First truly 3d.
First Team Fortress Mod.
First true professional gaming scene.
First true Capture The Flag.

The list goes on and on. The game is still played professionally, has live servers, dedicated fans, and has been updated constantly with new content and improved visuals by the player and fan base. And after all these year still remains the fastest and most demanding death match game ever produced. It's younger sibling Quake 3 coming in a close second.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 10
I don't think you should be allowed to have a steam account without owning Quake.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
112.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
short game, about 2 hours long
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Played on Darkplaces Sourceport via Ultimate Quake patch


A DISCLAIMER
Everything you are about to read is entirely my opinion, proceed with caution. Now, before an angry mob comes and chews me out. Just hear me out, alright?

My Thoughts

I personally (as some may agree) think that Doom was a much more enjoyble experience than this. But that doesn't take away anything from Quake itself, the game is great, fast paced, definitely set the standards for the FPS games we have today, as well as introducing tricks such as b-hopping, rocket jumping, etc. Without Quake, there would be no Half-Life, without Half-Life, there'd be no Counter-Strike and so on, you get the picture. Quake was also id Software's first full fledged 3D game, everything is fully modeled. From the maps, to weapon models, and to enemies. Definitely a step up in a technical standpoint compared to Doom, kudos to John Romero and John Carmack.

I appreciate what Quake is, and what id Software was going for. A kind of gothic sci-fi shooter that's episode based, much like the style of Wolfenstien and Doom. Only except you choose your skill level, and episodes in game by walking through portals, "slipgates" to be more precise. There are 8 regular maps in each episode, again like Doom. The soundtrack however...is meh to me, it's not bad. But it's nowhere near as memorable as Doom's, the only track I remember from Quake is the menu theme, all the other tracks are just ambience that only fit when listened in game. Surprisingly enough, the soundtrack was made noneother by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. (Who happened to be a huge fan of Doom might I add), but it's just kinda strange to me how none of the other tracks really just stick to me, you know? Considering NIN puts out some really good music.

The Plot

Wait what? You can't be serious, you're not playing id's games for the story, are you? Ok, well the plot is very minimal. You're a guy named Ranger, you kill stuff, you travel to different dimensions, and you kill stuff and collect runes at the end of each episode, where small plot is given through text, again like Wolfenstein and Doom.

The Enemies You'll Face

In my experience, the enemies also seem to both lack, but at the same time have variety to them, you have the standard former humans you encounter in the beginning of each episode (a la the zombiemen and shotgun guys in Doom), then later you fight these demonic kind of enemies. Most common enemy you'll face mid to late game is the Ogre, which use a grenade launcher in one hand, and a chainsaw in the other, fairly easy to kill, just shoot at it until it's dead.

Though, the one enemy that stands out the most to me would have to be the Zombies, you think giving them the good old one-two with the super shotgun will kill them? Think again, they're a lot more resilient than you think. You'll have to launch a grenade at them, or maybe jam a rocket in their mouth to make 'em rest in pieces.

Now I know what you're thinking: "Oh, but Mr. Dude Man Guy, what about the Shambler?!" yes, yes. Calm down, I was just going to get to him, it, whatever. Basically this thing is the absolute most putrid offspring between the Arch-Vile, Cyberdemon, and maybe a bit of the Baron of Hell, it's very tanky (like the aforementioned Cyberdemon). It has an attack that is based on line of sight, as long as you break it, you should be fine. It also has a very strong melee attack, like the Baron's. Truly a challenge to take on.

Final Thoughts

Quake itself is a great game, pioneer of the FPS genre, I'd recommend this to about anyone who's willing to go back to the roots of FPS gaming (ofc Wolfenstein mainly popularized it due to its success if you want to go deeper). But seriously, it's worth the money, I'd pick it up, especially during a sale.

P.S. Easiest way to kill the shambler? Follow this very easy step shoot at it until it dies
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The one and only. New official single player episode Dopa got me to play this again. I forgot how much this game changed everything. See the community guides section for detailed instructions on how to get a source port running, music repaired, and enjoy!

Also, 1v1 me m8.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I give it quake/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Together with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, Quake completes the unholy trifecta of classic FPS games, the ones who started it all. Truly an ageless game, few things come close to its frantic gunplay, awe-inspiring levels and horrific, if low-resolution, enemies. I can't say anything that hasn't been said already, but I do advise anyone who's ever been slightly interested in FPS games to buy it and play it, after eventually patching it with the DarkPlaces engine. It's worth your time and money and demands your respect.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Don't even talk to me if you hate this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Created on the heels of the runaway success of the Doom series, Quake paved the way for the first-person shooter with its fast-paced action and graphical advancements. Fully realized 3D graphics resulted in some of the most intricate and well-designed maps in the genre's history. The feeling of running around the various honeycombed shortcuts is an unmatched satisfaction in FPS movement. Each map is made eye-catching and memorable by the game's distinct artstyle which draws from a fusion of medieval and metallic. The same can be said for the game's enemy roster, which range from laser rifle-lugging shock troopers to muscle-bound bundles of teeth and claws. Unfortunately the base game doesn't take full advantage of the diversity of its enemies, with later levels sinking into the tedium of firing shotgun shell after shotgun shell into ogres and death-knights. This is rectified somewhat by the higher difficulties, which see no problem in pitting unrealistic numbers against the player. Quake is an addicting and wonderful game at any price, and it's worth owning to understand what makes this game such a solid pillar of the genre. Now let's hope they don't give this an ill-fitting modern reboot as well...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
"Chemo" should get a mention because his link to the music patch got me to purchase this after holding off for ages.

With all games I almost immediately turn off the music because I find it distracting from the enviroment sounds. But Quake is different; the music is also the enviroment and the enviroment is the music. Put it this way Quake is so much better WITH the musical soundtrack and Quake is the ONLY game I can think of that has that required audio blend.

Quake , with the sound track and upped resolution options, has aged much much better than most games of similar age.

Awesome game with an awesome soundtrack - go and buy it now and download the patch to hear and see it in its fullest glory, since this patch also brings the resolution options bang up to date. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1756923
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Quake could be called DOOM 2.5. Why? You run around killing ugly monsters with a double barrel shotgun whilest looking for keys so that you can save Earth from invasion by an unspeakable evil.

I say unspeakable because I still cannot pronounce the final boss's name. But I digress...

Quake is one of id's best work from the golden age of pure shooters. If you liked DOOM or classic Wolfenstein, you'll like this.
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