Shortly after landing on an alien surface, you learn that hundreds of your men have been reduced to just a few. Now you must fight your way through heavily fortified military installations, lower the city's defenses and shut down the enemy's war machine. Only then will the fate of humanity be known.
User reviews: Very Positive (273 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 11, 1997

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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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Shortly after landing on an alien surface, you learn that hundreds of your men have been reduced to just a few. Now you must fight your way through heavily fortified military installations, lower the city's defenses and shut down the enemy's war machine. Only then will the fate of humanity be known.

System Requirements

    Minimum: A 100% Windows XP/Vista-compatible computer system

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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
The QUAKE series helped define what video games are today and the second installment is No Exception. Completely different from the original gritty medieval feel of the first QUAKE but nevertheless amazing, with an interesting twist on the staple alien landscape of other sci fi games.

The storyline is fairly simple but strong, giving you one main objective per level leading up to a very epic end battle against the Strogg leader.

The game had impressive graphics for a FPS from the 90’s but still keeps a worthy atmosphere today, being the first game to use modern sky boxes.

Same goes for the AI of all the enemies, it was superior back then but is still comparable to some current games.

The Multiplayer is really good (being a predecessor to QUAKE III as well as everything else) but either the system was too old or Valve and id software did not play nice but at any rate it has not been updated to today’s standards.

It is still possible to connect to a server via manually typing in a IP address but there’s only a few rogue Russian servers left and they will destroy you.

QUAKE I is known for its technological breakthroughs, QUAKE III (ARENA) is known for its vast bot improvement and virtually seamless multiplayer fragging ability so QUAKE II has ended up as a sort of middle child.

It is a fairly underrated game on Steam today due to the similar, slightly higher quality games from the 90’s that overshadow it like the HλLF-LIFE duo.

Which is also ironic because HλLF-LIFE 1 was originally Valve's plan to rival the release of Quake II in the first place but was ultimately released a year later on a separate, "more advanced game engine" which was actually a heavily modified version of the QUAKE I engine........Is that double Irony?

Ultimately if you enjoy Retro games or are a big fan of FPSs this will be a crucial part of your collection.

As a Die-Hard QUAKE fan I have played thousands of hours of the original CD-ROM box set and was delighted when I saw all of the quake series and DLC’s on Steam.
I’m Secretly An Expert On This Game



One last selling point
This game contains one of the most 0rg@$m1c intro cut-scenes in video game history.

I would personally buy an HD version of the cutscene and have it loop on a photo frame by my bed if that was a real option.......but its not......................Buy the game.
Posted: June 29
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Do you really need a review for Quake 2? Just buy the damn game before Carmack comes to your house and Quad damages your teeth in.
Posted: July 19
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Just 10/10.
Posted: July 5
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Heyyo, a classic fast-paced FPS game... Quake II had a really large campaign that could be played coop. Lots of fun.
Posted: July 27
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.6 hrs on record
When I played Quake 4, I discovered a second disc in the game, which featured Quake 2. Out of curiousity of trying, I have to say I loved Quake 2 more than Quake 4!

As a person who's been playing old school first-person shooters since Duke Nukem 3D. It is horribly addicting, fast paced, intense, and overall fun! Like a Typical FPS before Half-Life 1, it was a satisfyingly ultra-violent game where you take down cyborg aliens know as the strogg, and given lots of weapons and kill them however you want. Each weapon has a pros and cons. For example, the BFG 10k is a devastating weapon, but could hurt you if you are too close and consumes lots of ammunition.

In the story, you are BItterman, a soldier from earth invading Stroggos to destroy the Stroggs invading humanity and prevent them from turning humanity into cybernetic slaves. While landing with the army, you got hit by a cowboy, and you land somewhere else. Thankfully getting hit saved you when all the soldiers were pinned KIA or MIA.

Also, thanks to steam, we still have a dedicated audience of multiplayer to this game! Like the single player game. Super addicting! All I can say about the Multiplayer, it is a total blast with deathmatch, team deathmatch, Capture The Flag, and so many other modes! Especially Co-Op!

Also, try to find the Ultimate Quake Patch for the soundtrack! Sonic Mayhem has made the best soundtrack for the Quake series.

Amazing game, get it!
Posted: September 23
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182 of 213 people (85%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
actually a second quake is just called an aftershock but hey
Posted: April 1
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