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 (339 reviews)
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.

System Requirements

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

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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
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!
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
What an awesome game. Put it on your flash drive and play it at school or your grandma's house, 100% of all PCs will run this game perfectly. You have nothing to lose, play this
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
There's no doubt in my mind that Quake II is the king of arena FPS'. With new weapons, faster combat, a great soundtrack, and lots of maps to have carnage on, Quake II is the kind of game that newer arena shooters try to be and just can't quite make it.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
You get a railgun.
10/10
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Quake II Is honestly one of the best games I've played.
It is a classic Fast Paced Sci-fi Shooter, Released in 11 November 1997, Which haves Stunning unique levels for its time, The game provides mouse support, a Variety of weapons to blast the faces off anyone who tends to get in your way, such as Shotguns, SMGs, Grenade Launchers, Pistols, and Of course, Rocket Launchers.
Quake II has got to be one of the best things I have bought for $10.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Oldschool and one of the coolest FPS ever.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Quake 2 in a nutshell:

INTRUDER!

TRESSPASSER!

Descent into Cerberon 10/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
While not what people were expecting from a sequel to Quake, it still keeps to the Quake roots, and I enjoyed it very much.

Quake II adds an actual storyline to the Quake series. In this game, you're fighting against the Strogg, once again all by yourself. The levels are objective-based, however they still play pretty much the same as original Quake levels, but less maze-like for the most part. This may put some people off.

The game has been given a complete graphical overhaul; more or less every texture and model in the game has been completely remade to fit the look of Quake II.

I would write more, but I haven't played this game in a long time and my memory of it isn't too good. What I will say, though, is that it's still a fantastic shooter well worth your time. It's not what you were expecting, but it's a good game in it's own right.
Oh, and yes, multiplayer is still there in all it's glory, but it still uses the direct IP method of the original so you must scavenge the internet once more for servers that are still alive
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Pros:

+ addictive gameplay
+ great, complex levels
+ fantastic atmosphere
+ sound effects
+ good story
+ nice variety of enemies (Stroggs !)
+ perfect set of weapons (BFG10K !!)

Cons:

- no music in Steam version
- weak ending

One word review: Classic

8/10
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
A 15 year old classic!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
851.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
The entire world population is divided in those who like Quake II, and those who haven´t really played it yet. A worthy follower of part 1.

Runs fine on WinVista with Ultimate Quake II Patch:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1756937


Revival of a classic:
10/10----------R&R: Railgun Rocks!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Almost single handedly established FPS multiplayer. So much so both Quake And Unreal's sequals purely focused on it.
Single player is pretty good too mind: better than ♥♥♥♥♥♥ console fps we have today.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Wish the soundtrack accompanied the purchase. Still, a legendary game. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
This brings me back in the early Y2k when I played this game on a windows 98 computer, the nostalgia is so great after revisiting my very first FPS 14 years later.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Install Kmquake II. Google it. Find the music files and where to put them. Easy stuff to find. I personally like this better than Q1. It's awesome that NiN did the music for the first but honestly...this OST is a lot heavier. Amazing game, and now that my memory has been refreshed, this is the one I played as a Kid. Probably on a Shareware version without music. :(
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Sonic Mayhem soundtrack... INSTA BUY IT NOW
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Pre-Release Review
what do you mean there's a quake 4????????
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
The original classic.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
if you know fps history you know this game is awesome

+pump in action super shotgun
+BFG ! yeah just like old times
+railgun that never gets old
+missions !! yeah baby you now starting to know why this game rocks
+QUAD DAMAGE !!!! hell yeah you read it !
+UNVUNERABLE + QUAD DAMAGE!!!!!!!! YEAH THIS IS POSSIBLE !!

99/10 buy it
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Lazy developers... where the ♥♥♥♥ is the music?
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