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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (549 reviews)
Release Date: May 31, 2007

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Includes 8 items: Quake III Arena, QUAKE, QUAKE II, QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning, QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero, 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Quake, Doom 1 and 2, and doom 3 (non-BFG edition) are the only FPS games you need in life ever... They are long, they are fun, and they are the perfect FPS games.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This game is the most sic-house game you will ever f***ng play.

You want gibs?
You want Lovecraftian horrors?
You want kick ♥♥♥, fast pace action?

♥♥♥♥ING PLAY THIS YOU STUPID ♥♥♥♥.

Also, check the community for the fixes and better resolution.

This game is one of the first games I bought on Steam and dont let my hours played of it lie to you, I love the ♥♥♥♥ outta this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
If you loved DOOM or DOOM II then Quake is a god-send. The Original Quake was THE FIRST TRUE 3D First Person Shooter ever made. And it did (then as well as now, if anyone could see past then next CoD) phenominally.
32 is the magic number when it comes to great FPS' , as all 32 levels (and 6 underplayed 'Deathmatch' levels) were intense and enjoyable from start to finish.


The Original Quake may as well have been a DOOM spin-off during it's initial release, but copying a great formula isn't always a bad thing, IF you know where to go with it. Quake knew EXACTLY what it was doing, and IMPROVED upon all of DOOM's previous work. Taking DOOM 2's 32 level formula, the ability to look up and down (It was REVOLUTIONARY I TELL YOU!!!!!!!), intense gore (which, back then made the game "M for Mature" but now, with graphical updates, the gore has been downgraded too "T for Teen"), fast-paced (CoD has NOTHING on this) multiplayer, and over the top violence (A.K.A. The AXE OF EXPLOSIONS, seriously... no joke... go smash up a corpse with this thing...), that made it a 'Must have' for EVERY gamer that owned Windows 95.

NOTICE (FOR CLARIFICATION ONLY, You can skip this if you want):Now, I must clarify one thing, I didn't grow up on DOOM or DOOM II or even Quake, BUT I believe Wolfenstein, Spear of Destiny, DOOM, DOOM II, Quake, and all of the other great 90's First Person Shooters are what we should all take a page from when making the next CoD. SERIOUSLY my first First Person Shooter was CALL OF DUTY 4 for God's sake! When I played DOOM for the first time I was... how shall I say this....MIND BLOWN, FLOORED, & BLOWN THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR! SERIOUSLY! I play CoD 4 now and I'll ALWAYS go back to DOOM & DOOM II before the day's up.

The Original Quake is, in my opinion, better than Quake 2 & 4 (Which are basically part of a 'mini-trilogy' I call
"The Quake Wars"), Quake 1 is entirely seperate from the rest of the series. It is closer to a fully 3D DOOM game more than Quake's 2, 4, and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (A.K.A The Quake Wars Trilogy) Quake is the name of the final Boss in this game, though (Can this really be a spoiler? I mean, all I said was the name, right?) not a boss in The Quake Wars Trilogy, has no mention of even the name "Quake" EXCEPT when the Intro of Enemy Territory: QW has a slip-gate (pretty much a space teleporter) shaped like the logo summon invading ships.

NOW, all mentions of other games aside.... Quake is an addicting, fast paced, rocket jumping (yes, we has those), barrel O' fun. In the words of a wiseman ~ "In my day, we rocket jumped to school, both ways." - Wise guy, 20XX (because I don't remember his name or the year). You would be a FOOL to pass this game up, give it a try, there's NOTHING to lose, and everything to GAIN!

P.S. It is ALMOST REQUIRED to have this installed onto the game to make run properly on modern PC's:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1756923
(The ULTIMATE Quake Patch IS LITTERALLY the 'Best Thing Since Rocket Jumps')
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Nowhere near as good as Doom but still good. The first Quake has a great and unique style and atmosphere that they changed for whatever reason in the sequels. I also find the game to be even harder than the Doom games with later levels testing your skill. The expansions are not half bad either.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
The definitive. This is where it all started folks. Remember John Carmack 40 years from now because ID started it all right here.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
quake is a fun skillful game that realy keeps you on your toes and bunny hopping along.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Too much for the kiddies
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
spooky m8
8/8 m8
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1 of 14 people (7%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Cannot enjoy this game at all.. does not start on windows and linux.

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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Being, as it is, the last game before John Romero's ill-fated departure from the legendary id Software, this is as much a piece of gaming history as it is a game.
don't be fooled by that description, this is one hell of a game, while its graphics and gameplay are dated now, there is still that visceral thrill similar to DOOM that is timeless. sure, newer and arguably better games have been and gone since the mid-1990s, there is still something compelling about Quake, something that hasn't really been captured since Timesplitters: Future Perfect. while the steam version isn't perfect (it's lacking the music from the cd version, something that can be rectified with mods), it is still a visceral thrill to play, and in a first for id software, you start with the shotgun, meaning the awesome starts right at the beginning.
the fast-paced action present in this game that, may i remind you, is nearly 20 years old will keep you coming back for decades to come. it is as timeless as super mario bros.
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8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Easily the best game ever made. First true 3D FPS game, and I still play it to this day.
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78 of 82 people (95%) found this review helpful
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Quake is a masterpiece, plain and simple.

Quake may be one of my favorite games, but I'll try to make this review as unbiased as possible. Created in 1996, Quake was revolutionary at the time. Following after Doom (Both created by the wonderful ID Software), Quake took all of what Doom did right and pushed it into the third dimension. The levels, music, and enemies all go beyond the call of duty and make this game a timeless classic.

Quake is heavily inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, creating a dark and medieval setting. The dark shades of brown, green and bright reds in later levels really play to this note. This is not just to play homage to Lovecraft, but it doubles up as a way to put the player into an uneasy, unfamiliar, and terrifying world. Playing the game in linear order allows you to slowly creep into these unfamiliar waters. The levels are easy to commute, and allow for minor exploration to find secrets and health/ammo packs. When you run into a group of enemies, you rarely feel unprepared. That's not saying that this game is easy, because it'll tear you a new one if you don't watch out. This game isn't about unfairly pairing you with hard enemies; it’s about a gradual learning curve that teaches you to manage ammo, health and enemies.

The enemies in Quake are also inspired by Lovecraft's novels. Otherworldly beings with a cameo appearance by the “Lord of the Wood” are just a sampler of what you are in store for. Like I touched on in my levels section, the enemies never feel too tough to beat. The first enemies you'll face are dogs and soldiers, gradually building up to Fiends, Shamblers, and Spawns (Seriously, ♥♥♥♥ these guys). You are introduced to new weapons semi-regularly, and are given a good amount of time to find out what to use on the different enemies. An example (and quick tip) are the Zombies. You can mow the Zombies down with your shotgun, but after awhile they will stand back up to fight. Then how do you kill them? When the level first starts you are given a grenade launcher. The first enemies you see? Zombies. With this new weapon already ready to fire, you unload on the group to find that you gib (kill) the zombies for good. From that point on you know how to dispose of them, and that you shouldn't waste your grenades on enemies other than zombies (with an exception for tougher enemies).

With this dark fantasy world coming together with the level design and enemies, there's one last piece missing. Music. The music in Quake was composed by Nine-Inch-Nails. I'm not sure that I can say much else than that. The music fits the game perfectly with eerie, yet appropriate tracks. Take a look at the nail gun ammo boxes for a subtle nod.

Nobody is perfect, and sadly this port isn't an exception to that rule. The Steam version of Quake comes without the classic Nine-Inch-Nails soundtrack, and the mouse is locked horizontally. This is quickly fixed however by downloading this fix from the community page - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=113166739

All in all, Quake is worth the $5 price tag. The amazing level design, challenging enemies, and great music all come together to create one of video game histories greatest. Never think that you are finished playing Quake. While the main story may have been finished, the lively modding community is doing its job to keep Quake alive. Brand new stories, fun game modes (Team Fortress 2 has roots set in Quake), and many more changes make this game that keeps on giving. I cannot recommend this game more, you'll have to try it for yourself.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Quake is the legendary old-school first person shooter from ID Software that was a step up from Doom as a true 3D game. The controls are simple, move, strafe, shoot, jump and change weapons. It is fast paced and you can strafe avoid most everything, so if you get hit, its your own fault. Because this is such a fast paced game, gone is the use button, instead you'll walk up to a button or a door and automatically interact with it.

As a shooter, Quake features a lot of guns such as double barreled shotguns, various versions of nail guns (machine guns), grenade and rocket launchers. The weapons feel nice and have great impact, everything from making an enemy fall backward to gib explosions everywhere! There are no throwable grenades or alt fire, but the weapons feel so good to use you won't need them.

You'll need the diverse array of weapons to take on an army of enemies in every level. Everything from standard soldiers and attack dogs to grenade launching chainsaw wielders and electric shocking giant yetis. There is a diverse array of enemies, that always keeps ramping up the challenge and tactics you'll need to kill them. The enemies will fight against one another, which is fun to see, but there aren't factions that you'll see intentionally compete against each other, but Quake still boils down to you vs everything else.

The levels are expertly designed, but can be overly brown, but I guess a game named Quake makes me think inner earth and inner earth makes me think brown. Each level will have you going up, down, forward, opening doors, finding keys, falling in traps, jumping over lava, finding secrets, swimming through ugly water, dodging enemies and murdering much more. It is not straight forward, but you won't get lost, because it is well designed. There are four episodes with 8 or so levels each. Not just that, but because this game is so old and was so wildly popular, it has a million mods and levels.

For new players, there is no regenerating health, but health and ammo are abundant, this is an action game. Kill an enemy, get rewarded with ammo. There is also armor that will let you take more damage.

The music was performed or designed by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and feels like a touch of ambiance amongst scratch guitars. The nail gun ammo also has NIN logos.

The Steam version of Quake offers QuakeWorld compatibility, but the big problem with that is QuakeWorld uses GameSpy servers, which were shut down. There are no achievements, but it is still a classic game that holds up today as one of the greatest old-school first person shooters.

In all this is a fantastic game that uses a game engine that spawned dozens of other engines.
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33 of 45 people (73%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Favourite game of my childhood!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
A Classic that still holds up today, and graphics mods make it even better

Yea!
-Classic FPS style with health/weapon pickups and no 2 weapon limit
-Fast paced and fun
-Gibs!
-Level design you don't see at all today
-Tons of Mods/levels out on the intranets

Meh!
-Quite easy even on hardest difficulty as AI shows its age
-Really needs to have Graphics mods to be enjoyable this day and age
-Nice weapon selection

Bleh!
-Missing the NiN soundtrack that shipped with it back in the day
-No save feature(unless i missed it somewhere) means you need to complete an act in one sitting to beat it--"edit I totally missed it the SAVE feature is listed under new game"

The Lowdown

Quake is still a classic FPS that is still a blast to play today. Its fast paced requires quick aiming skills on later difficulties. The level design is top notch, which compared to todays corrider shooters which is quite sad we have evolved backwards due to the ADHD generation. While there are only 4 acts with a handful of levels each and no real story it can be a quick play for veterans of this era. But what makes up for it is there is tons of content out there for Quake so you basically have endless hours of content. Steam workdhop would be amazing if it was p[ossible. The graphics did not age that well, along with the S#@% brown color palete will hurt your eyes. But this is quite easly fixed with a good number of graphics mods that make it on equal terms of todays indie games(Epsilon/Darkplaces). And last but not least be aware that the steam version is missing the NiN soundtrack that was on the release disk so long ago. [b]
The graphics did not age that well, along with the S#@% brown color palete will hurt your eyes. But this is quite easly fixed with a good number of graphics mods that make it on equal terms of todays indie games(Epsilon/Darkplaces). And last but not least be aware that the steam version is missing the NiN soundtrack that was on the release disk so long ago.

[b]Verdict:Buy It!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Remember when game developers actually bothered with singleplayer? Yea.... Me too...
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Since I reviewed Quake II and Quake III Arena, I could not finished the Pre-DOOM 3 Quakes without including the legendary Quake!

Let's start how I discovered it... On a typical trip to best buy in 1997, at the time, I grew up with macintosh than windows, we were looking for a new Mac game to buy and play, I discovered Quake, and looking through the back cover of the box, I felt scared of the screenshots in it. When I played it, I loved it, even the clever thing one time when I put the Warcraft II CD in, it would play Warcraft music!

The game's final boss, monsters, and art style is primarily based the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, or better known as H.P. Lovecraft. And no, Cthulu isn't there, Shub-Nigath is there. Same gameplay as the other Quakes I mentioned were fun, fast-pace, and addicting.

For the story, you are Ranger, a soldier who has investigate the incidents happened with a monster known as "Quake" (AKA Shub-Nigath). You are there to kill Vores that shoots energy that follows you, Powerful Death Knights, the tough to kill Shamblers, Zombies only killed by Explosives, Possessed Soldiers and Rottweilers, And the apprentience Knights.

Yeah, even Quake 1 has enemy variety. It also has some iconic weapons, like the rocket launcher featured in Team Fortress 2 (AKA The Original) and Lightning gun, powerful yet consumes ammo fast! Aside from that, there is the Nailguns inspired by the band Nine Inch Nails. Yes! Trent Reznor, as a DOOM Fan, along with Nine Inch Nails, did the music and sounds for Quake.

Totally get this game that revolutionizes the 3D world of gaming.

P.S. I can't spell Shub's name right due to the censorship in steam reviewing, blame Valve, not me.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Best game ever!!!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
For a game nearly as old as myself, Quake has held up VERY well. Each level is a medieval maze filled with monsters and creatures straight out of your worst nightmares who all want to kill you. Starting with just a shotgun, you collect your weapons as you progress until you have an arsenal good enough to take on anything you could encounter.

As older games do, Quake doesn't go easy on you. Even on the easy levels, I often found myself in dire need of either health, armor, or ammo. Learning what weapons work best, what traps to avoid, and where to look for secret health packs is vital to your survival in this nightmarish world.

For me, the best part of this game is the movement. Fast movement and the ability to bunnyhop around enemies you just can't fight at the moment really seals the deal on this excellent game.

And let's not forget that a mod of this series led to Team Fortress 2, everyone's favorite game at some point. Also rocket jumping. GOD I love rocket jumping.

Also install the Ultimate Quake Patch. It adds the original soundtrack and a load of other fixes to make this game even more wonderful.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Why is the nailgun so good?
It shoots "Nine Inch Nails"
No really though 10/10 to bad its not for mac.
Id likes to pee on mac computers.
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