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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    Minimum: A 100% Windows XP/Vista-compatible computer system
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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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Degree23
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
I grew up with the N64 version of this game. It was full of suspense back then, and it still is now. I was so scared to play this game while I was younger, but gathered up my courage and bought this game and played it again, which I am very happy I did. My only issue is that there is no music but I am sure that there are mods that can bring the music back
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Junkie George
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
It maybe old, but it's a helluva classic FPS. 32 levels of nonstop early 3D action.

Wouldtelefrag/10

Shame Trent Reznor's soundtrack isn't include in it.

But you can always play it in the background with the help of Youtube.
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Generic weeb
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
An absolutely fantastic game with smooth gameplay despite it`s age. The overall dessign and atmosphere within the game is astounding and can be genuinely frightening if played on higher difficulty settings such as nightmare, not through arbitrary and scripted sequences, but through the enemy design and gameplay. HOWEVER, I must stress that despite this, a newer sourceport such as quakespasm or darkspaces is recommended due to the original engine not having aged too well.
The weapons all serve great purpose and some damage enemies better than others, combined with the unique behaviour of each, the player is left with a game of great challenge and intrigue. The game features a well composed soundtrack by Trent Reznor of Nine inch nails and their logo can be seen on ammunition containers throughout.
While the game is definitely not perfect, it is a game that any oldschooler would be incredibly comfortable with, however newschool players may find it less.
Overall a solid gold piece of the past, not for everyone but for me, it was a good time.
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mrAstTheOmega
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
I bought this game to see why gamers love it, and i see why! The gameplay is fun for newcomers and lots of secrets to find. But the visuals are bad but this game is from the 90's so that's forgivable but you should get DarkPlaces Engine so it should look better. Overall my rating is 9/10
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#HarambeForPresident
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Playing QUAKE and enjoying it should be a requirement in order to become a legal adult.
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N64Lain
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
My god. I can't believe this game is 20 years old. Seems like yesterday that I played this when I was like 4-years-old. Seriously. This was my first video game ever. What a way to get me into video games, am I right? Do I even need to say anything? I honestly cannot add anything to what has already been said about this legendary game. Seriously! Just search up "Quake Review" on YouTube and you'll find a plethora of people praising the crap out of this game. If I say anymore, I'll just say what's already been said.

All I have to say is...get this damn game and play it for yourself. You really should.
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MHStarCraft
( 141.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
The first Quake is one of my favorite games of all time. 20 years later and this revolutionary game is still fun to play.

10/10 Would Rocket jump again.
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222 of 259 people (86%) found this review helpful
196 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
*POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik* *POOF* *chik*
*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG* *BOOM*
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"RoWRrr"
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*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG* *BOOM...BOOM*
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"RoWRrr"
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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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8 of 10 people (80%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
100.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
short game, about 2 hours long
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Quake: The great-grandaddy of 3D/FPS, son of Doom and Heretic, son of Wolfenstein-3D (1992) and Stellar 7 -- The beauty of Quake is that is was the first bona-fide 3D 'engine' in commercial PC games.

Releasing the original Quake engine to the dev community was the move that later inspired Valve Software's Gabe Newell to release their own engine-dev environment, "Source", owing to the first Half-Life game being built upon a modified Quake 3D engine. (dubbed "GoldSrc")

Quake is easily one of the most significant, if not enjoyable, shooters of all time, with hundreds of different mods (including the original Team Fortress) and is still supported by a rabid fan base.

Without Quake, PC gaming would not be what it is today.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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: Scourge of Armagon by Hipnotic Interactive
Mission Pack №2: Dissolution of Eternity by Rogue Entertainment
Dimensions of the Past by MachineGames
Abyss of Pandemonium by Impel Development Team
PCGamingWiki Page
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I completed a level without knowing that I was completing it, then I beat up satan, then I felt into lava and died because I couldn't see ♥♥♥♥.

Where was this all my life...
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(also you can fight naked rat like creatures that shoot electric bolts, which is always a good thing!)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.8 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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