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.
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Very Positive (15 reviews) - 93% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (658 reviews) - 94% of the 658 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 11, 1997

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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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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.

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

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Good old Quake. Who don't know this game? This is A king of all FPS. An Ideal son of ID Softwear. A game of the game, etc. You shoot, you kill, you are on planet and kill alien races. What else you need to know?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
For some reason quake 2 wont start properly it says quake2.exe and wont start at all, idk what to do if you have experienced this problem plz respond. Thank you
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Quake 2 is where I got the Nick Railer666.I have used it everywhere for a hell of a lot of years.It comes from that wonderful Railgun. I used to play Quake 2 with my brother on our local network that we had setup just to kill each other over and over again. When ever I got the Railgun he knew it was all over for that match. Pretty much all the guns in Quake 2 are fantastic. Bouncing granades down a hall way to blow someone up with the Grenade Launcher. That warm fuzzy feeling you get when shredding someone with the Gatling gun. Showing someone how much you care by sending them 10 rockets from the Rocket Launcher. Oh and the one shot kills with the Railgun. If you really want to have some fun download the Chaos mod for Quake 2. It has the best grapple I have ever used in a game and weapons that do everything you could wish for. You get a million dollars worth of fun for just $ 4.99
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
First off, don't assume the "hours played" listed is accurate, the mod I'm running (quake2xp) has a seperate launcher so my play time isn't being tallied correctly...Anyhow, having not touched this game in YEARS, nostalgia slapped me in the face when I saw it listed so cheap - so I thought, "why not?".

I couldn't be more pleased. For one, the modding certainly did freshen it up, so hats off to the mod devs, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are plenty of group servers available - Quake2chaos for example. So just like the first time around - don't bother me for a while.

FYI: Im using the self installing Quake 2 Patcher which speeds up movement, allow video editing and intalls your music without any need for cutting and pasting, etc., and if you use quake2xp which installs directly into your quake folder, you will not have to run Quake 2 Patcher again.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
TIME TO COMPLETE: 9.7 hours

Quake II is a fun game to come to when you want to experience the old-school gameplay again, but frankly it's quite short for games of its time. I'm thinking it's because of the new things introduced with the second iteration of the franchise.

First off let me say that Quake II has probably much more in common to the original Half-Life than the first ever did. From the feel to general looks, let me save you all the detail and sum it up as follows:

* Gameplay (the way the mechanics feel, not the get-bring-key concept we're all familiar with)
* Weapon models
* Lightning

Now it is highly probable that most of these changes originate from Half-Life (and the series, as a whole) using the same, modified engine but the similarities are obvious.

Gameplay-wise it is great, the battles feel great and some of the early weapons which could be considered obsolete after a certain point only become less useful, still allowing the player to take down several weak enemies spread throughout the level. The game doesn't forget what it started from and as soon as a new enemy is introduced it always appears throughout places.

The boss fight however is probably one of the most underwhelming fights I've ever seen. The story is only told through several cutscenes which are at most ambiguous and details which will need to be looked SPECIFICALLY for. It still allows, however, for some context of why you're shooting things up so it doesn't get boring.

I strongly suggest you play this with brightness to medium or as low as possible because the game looks infinitely better, from back in the day to even 2001 at some points, looking in places as better as Half-Life.

Overall Quake II is a fun old-school game though it is quite short and after the fun it's only mods that keep it alive. Other than the message at the end of each unit (I forgot to mention that levels are spread in units, semi-open world type) there's nothing cataloguing for whatever you've collected and it feels a little pointless to return and get the rest unless you plan to replay the whole game again.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Doesn't get any better than a classic FPS...
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295 of 341 people (87%) found this review helpful
135 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 18, 2015
A legendary military shooter from a time when "military shooter" meant single-handedly mowing down hordes of demons and aliens with overpowered sci-fi weapons (as it should be) and not some spec-ops boy-band murdering entire families of brothers and sons to lower the cost of gasoline by a few cents.
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227 of 271 people (84%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2014
actually a second quake is just called an aftershock but hey
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284 of 395 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
The steam version doesn't contain Quake 2 music files. If you are looking to buy Quake 2 (which is a great game), don't do it on Steam. You'll miss out on an awesome soundtrack and the game atmosphere won't ever be the same.
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158 of 209 people (76%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Hey! WTF! Where is the music ?! - steam version doesn't have the OST and without it you feel that the "magic" element is missing :-(
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IshyOQGX
9.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
10/10 would buy again.
Excellent gameplay,awesome soundtrack (install Ultimate Quake II Patch for the OST), a nostalgic feel and one of the best LAN games; make sure your friends have this once you finish the singleplayer.
The game is compatible with Windows 10, and doesn't use DOS like the old DOOM games, so that's a huge plus.
More dakka than you can shake an Ork at.
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Morphy
2.6 hrs
Posted: September 13
When I played this game first over 10 years ago I thought it was great and I still do. I would definately recommend modding this game now to support higher resolutions, updated graphics, music and co-op. Single-player campaign is still great to play through with the kmquake2 engine. A classic.
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jsnipy
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
The game that got me into building gaming rigs.
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Max80-7
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
Gun-metal grey and dogshit brown: the Video Game.

Rating: 7 out of 10, complete with a decent campaign, enjoyable gameplay and striking art style, this id classic has definitely earned its stripes. However the dated graphics, inoperable multiplayer, and the lack of OST is of genuine concern.
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