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 (591 reviews)
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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"Rampage through hordes of monsters in this Lovecraft influenced shooter from the legendary id Software! Fast paced, lots of fun, and holds up very well!"

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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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89 of 94 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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29 of 31 people (94%) 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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52 of 72 people (72%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
When is this coming out?
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34 of 48 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Favourite game of my childhood!
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17 of 20 people (85%) 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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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
7.8/10 Too many monsters. -IGN
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.5 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:
(The ULTIMATE Quake Patch IS LITTERALLY the 'Best Thing Since Rocket Jumps')
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.4 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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
I need to kill fast and nails too slow
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Old games are the best games
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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Id Software's Quake is the game that popularised online deathmatches. This first game in the Quake series is inspired by Gothic-style environments, medieval settings and Satanic imagery (similar to id's predecessor, Doom). It also has been the starting point and an influence on user mods, machinimas and speedruns.

Thanks to Trent Reznor, founder/leading singer of Nine Inch Nails, his music and sound design/effects for the game added to the creepiness factor of the game, other members of the band contributed to the soundtrack as well. Though in order to get the soundtrack for the Steam version, you need the Ultimate Quake Patch.

Quake is also the game that the original Team Fortress was based on by John Cook and Robin Walker (who are now working in Valve).

Its singleplayer campaign consists of four episodes of eight levels each (including a secret level). You play a protaganist only known as Ranger sent into a portal to defeat an enemy codenamed Quake. As you collect weapons/items, they are carried over to the next level. The higher level you reach, the more challenging and intense it becomes than the last.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.4 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
A classic FPS thats timeless.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Best game ever!!!!!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
The story sums it all up:

You're the last survivor of your squad, kill everyone and kill Quake. The end.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Quake is one of the best Id titles around. It has bad ♥♥♥ weapons, enemies, sound effects and music (provided by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails).

It has very interesting level design that is a lot more advanced than Doom's. Each episode starts out in a military base that has a portal to other dimensions, so there's lots of variety in each episode.

The enemies range from grunts with shotguns to giants who shoot lightning, there's a lot of things in between.

Weapons are amazing, with sound effects that make them all seem very powerful. The weapons in Quake are all very useful for various situations, it is important to learn each weapons functionality.

Armor is a very important item in Quake. You die much quicker in Quake without armor than you do in other games from this time period, so always be well stocked up on armor.

My only complaints are that only the first episode ends in a boss fight, the rest do not, though the other 3 episodes are much harder than the first, still a boss fight for each rune would've been nice. Another thing, Quake has aged quite a bit, in the 90s Quake was a pretty scary game, but at least for me, its fear factor is no longer present.

A Steam version only complaint, Steam Quake doesn't loop the music tracks on its own, you must use a patched EXE and rip the CD audio to mp3 format to get it to work (there is a guide on Steam about how to do this). This should not be a problem, but it is, and it seems to be a problem that plagues not only Quake, but other CD audio based games such as Quake II, Hexen II, Blood, and more. There are no achievements, which doesn't bother me but it might bother others. I have yet to try online play with the Steam version so I have no real comment, but Quake multiplayer is amazing, I hope that it works on Steam.

If you like Doom, or other FPS games of the 90s, you'll love Quake.
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Great level & sound design, grim atmosphere, very replayable. One of the best 1st. person shooters ever made.
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