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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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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    Minimum: A 100% Windows XP/Vista-compatible computer system
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maafricky
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A Really good fun old school game a fun classic
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WOTTAKWOT
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Even this game came out 20 years ago (Holy smokes!), it is still one of the best shooters due to its balance, level design and fast pace. Musthave!
Although the Steam release is not the best, because it features outdated sourceports and lacks the soundtrack. Check out these guides by Johnny Law:
Quake Engines
Quake Soundtrack Solutions

Additional Links:
GOG Release (GLQuake + DOSQuake + Soundtrack as disk images + All Missions Packs)
Mission Pack №1 by Hipnotic Interactive
Mission Pack №2 by Rogue Entertainment
DOPA by MachineGames
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ayy lmao
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Steam sells DOOM not running on GZDoom or Zandronum, no one bats an eye.







Steam sells Quake without soundtrack, everyone loses their ♥♥♥♥.
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gopackers95
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Unfortunately, this game does not run properly on modern PCs through Steam so you'll probably end up having to download a third-party program that can run Quake on current systems. That being said, if you feel like that isn't too much of a hassle and enjoy shooters that contain hours of countless fun, Quake may be the game for you. There are some really cool mods that exist as well which enhance graphics/sound/etc. and add a replay factor to the game. This classic shooter still lives up to its legacy and is sure not to disappoint.
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walterjohnhunt
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
There's no music! If I had known that, I wouldn't have bought it! Oh well.
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ThunderTurtle
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
*POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik*
*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG* *BOOM*
*POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik*
"RoWRrr"
*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG*
*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG* *BOOM...BOOM*
*POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik*
"RoWRrr"
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Evil Dr. Tickles
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Im a big fan of the origional Doom game, and I think it's safe to say that this isn't as fun as Doom. Theres a strange lack of music and the gameplay just feels slow. I'm not sure really what else to say. It's not bad, it's just kinda....meh. I baught this game origionally because I heard there's a new Quake game coming out and I thought that I would give this a try.

There was no in between option for wether I recommend it or not.
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Big Chimpin
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Quake's 20th anniversary is here and I started playing the singleplayer campaign again. I played Quake when it originally released and it still holds up today. Quake's legacy might be its multiplayer, but Quake 1's campaign is great. It's all about the creepy atmosphere. It's not a game where you quickly mow through legions of demonic creatures. It involves exploration and some minor puzzle solving (mostly just finding keys or pressing a panel to open a wall, etc). You're wandering around a dark, subterranean castle-like environment which is in stark contrast to the sci fi settings of the sequels. This is by far the best setting out of the Quake series and I wish they'd do a modern take on the original setting, instead of all the sci fi Strogg nonsense that came after it. None of them captured the eerie horror setting and atmosphere of the original which is a shame. There is a basic story and lore to the game you can read about, but its not really presented in the game. You don't need to read anything to enjoy the game though. Similar to how Doom had a basic plot, but the game itself just involves you navigating levels and shooting stuff.

You must play this game with the Ultimate Quake Patch installed. It restores Trent Reznor's (of Nine Inch Nails) original soundtrack which was a creepy atmospheric masterpiece. To play the game without it is doing yourself a serious disservice. In addition to the soundtrack, it adds support for new resolutions. I personally don't think it needs any high res texture pack, playing it at a higher screen resolution is enough. It might look primitive by today's standards but id Software did a superb job with the limitations they had at the time.

Multiplayer is all but dead. While servers still exist, good luck finding anybody to play with. I had loads of fun with the multiplayer when the game was new, the Headhunters mod was particularly entertaining. You're not going to be playing this game today for the multiplayer, but for its singleplayer where it really shines.
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Casket The Clown
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Quake is a first person shooter released by id Software in 1996. One of the earliest 3D shooters, Quake became the basis for shooters beyond it for years to come, like Doom before it. Quake was also one of the most popular games to mod. Aforementioned mods also spawned franchises that are still popular today, such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress.


Quake's artstyle is one that immediately stands out, it's very Lovecraftian, with indescribably horrifying monsters and huge creepy castles.The sound design is great too. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame was brought in to do the music and sounds, and they're absolutely fantastic. With creepy ambient sound effects, and horrific monster voices, the whole game's atmosphere is practically made by the sound design. The biggest problem with all this, is that the Steam version doesn't contain the soundtrack, so you need to download a patch to add them back in, or simply put the original cd in if you have it.

Back to the aforementioned castles, the levels largely consist of maze-like castles and fortresses filled with secrets and monsters. Powerups, weapons, and shortcuts are all hidden behind secret doors and in the shadows. The level-design overall is par for the course when it comes to old-school id, meaning it kicks major ♥♥♥.

The weapons are pretty varied, with shotguns, nailguns, rocket and grenade launchers, pretty much all the tropes that these games invented, Quake has. It has a few powerups too, these being the Quad Damage, Pentagram of Protection, and the Ring of Shadows. Enemy variety is also fantastic, with some enemies that are explosive resistant, others that need to be blown to smithereens, otherwise getting back up and continuing the fight. The multiplayer isn't really active, although it's still great for lan parties.

    Pros
  • Solid, if simple, gameplay
  • Great map design
  • Artstyle was original for games back then, and is still somewhat original today.
  • Sound design on the level of games like Thief
  • Weapon and enemy variety

    Cons
  • Soundtrack is missing in Steam version, requiring a patch to add it back in.
  • Multiplayer isn't very active. Understandable, as the newer games have expanded upon it.

Final Thoughts:
Quake has a fantastic artstyle and horrifyingly awesome sound design. It's officially 20 years old as of today, and it remains one of the best arena shooters of all time.

Rating: 10/10

This review was written for and is published on the Lit Reviews [LR] curator page.
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chemo
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
20 years old, but still fun as ever to play.

I downloaded this patch to fix the music:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1756923
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88 of 123 people (72%) found this review helpful
62 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
It's Quake FFS. If you don't own this throw your PC out the window you don't deserve it.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
In the 1990s, the first-person shooter was still a new genre to many, and id Software were the kings of the genre. Starting by introducing many to the genre with Wolfenstein 3-D, id created a shooter that had the player running through a 3-D maze gunning down Nazis and killing Hitler, and it was really all people needed in 1992. The next year, id got a little more ambitious and unleashed Doom onto the world. Allowing players more weapons and adding a vertical axis to the game, Doom took gaming by storm, with gamers all too happy to dismember the armies of Hell and play with their friends online (it got so popular many offices had to install programs onto the computers that could prevent people from playing Doom deathmatches because so many people slacked off and went online fragging each other in deathmatch.) Doom got a sequel, which got two expansions endorsed but not made by id, and a collection of levels created by fans of the games were released. It seemed like id had peaked and that there was nowhere else for id to go from here. But then Quake happened.

Quake again redefined what it meant to be a FPS and shocked the gaming world by adding a truly 3-D environment that was filled with all kinds of unique and varying types of enemies. With 4 episodes and 7 levels each, the game is smaller than Doom, but the gameplay is off the hook, balls-to-the-wall, rocket-jumping, grenade-hopping, MADNESS. There's a less overt evil you see in Quake compared to Doom, as these aren't just Demons from hell, they're inspired from H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, and other classical horror works. While it's lacking in the epic-boss-encounter department, the game is more concerned with being a damn good shooter, and it certainly accomplishes that. I've been playing Doom and Wolfenstein for quite some time now, but Quake is better than both those games and I've only been playing it for about 3 hours, which is saying a lot because I've played over 500 hours of Doom (don't check the Steam hours, I use GZDoom.)

If you like first person shooters, buy Quake. You'd be doing yourself a favor.
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
wheres the music
nvm i downloaded the music and its scary
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
*POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik*
*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG* *BOOM*
*POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik*
"RoWRrr"
*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG*
*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG* *BOOM...BOOM*
*POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik*
"RoWRrr"
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Quake is an old, old game. But still a lot of fun- especially thanks to the incredible quantity of excellent mods.
In particular, I recommend enhancing it with the following:
Quoth (essentially a free expansion pack that is absolutely brilliant)
Darkplaces (a new free engine that greatly improves visuals and memory)
Quake Re-texturing project or some other HD texture pack.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Nostalgia ridden.
definitely buy it
10/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
A giant among giants. My childhood.
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21 of 36 people (58%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
If you dont like Quake then you can suck some balls.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
In honor of Quake's 20th birthday and Quake Champions announcement, I feel it's relevant to say how great this gem of a game has aged.

As id's leap into 3D, and one of the first truly 3D polygonal shooters I can recall, Quake is still as much fun in 2016 as it was in 1996. The game oozes a dark, eeire and ominous atmosphere, with an interesting blend of gothic fantasy and gritty sci-fi for a really one of a kind look. The 3D graphics, though obviously very dated, are still rather charming. This is too speak nothing of Trent Reznor's fantastic soundtrack, which deeply enhances the creepy atmoshphere.

If you enjoyed Doom 2016, this would be right up your alley. It makes me very happy to say how well Quake holds up.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
20 years old, but still fun as ever to play.

I downloaded this patch to fix the music:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1756923
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