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:
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Very Positive (32 reviews) - 90% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (623 reviews) - 94% of the 623 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.

System Requirements

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

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Hiroki Park
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
It's a ♥♥♥♥ version of Half Life, which wasn't even that good. Therefore, don't waste your time on this game. It set the genre back a decade or two. Hell, even games from 2005 don't look this bad. I don't usually complain about the graphics, but seriously? I can't even see what I'm shooting. This is worse than those free horror games flooding pewdeepai's channel. Seriously Id, this is an insult to video games. I shouldn't even capitalize their name: id software. That's how bad this game is.
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117ilee
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
my dad grew up with this game and passed it down to me when i was kid . when i lost it i was so sad. now that i have it again its just like the good old days . nothing says fun like shooting things into little peices !!!
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SOAREVERSOR
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Somewhat of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ child of Quake games. Quake started it all and remains the fastest and most brutal with a fanatical fan base. Quake 3 is still the king of FPS games, the most refined, and truly pushed professional gaming forward. Quake 4 is widely panned as a failure. Quake 2 though... crickets.

It's actually pretty good. As far as single player campaigns go this is the one to get, but it's Quake you aren't here for the single player. So the multiplayer, how is it? Well it's Quake and it has some truly epic levels (DM1 the edge please step forward) but outside of that it does a few goofy things. Throwing grenades, environment suits, large area of effect blasts (BFG 10K), guns that have feedback/incline (machine gun), combined with a slower pace than other Quakes make it a bit different. Throw in some brutal hitscan with the railgun and minigun and you can see where this goes.

It's great, but it's just not the sort of meth addict FPS experience that Quake and Quake 3 deliver. It lacks a lightning gun and the rockets and grenades are nowhere near as useful so you'll be spending more time with the minigun, plasma, and rail.
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Bill Nye the Rapist Pie
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Idk if you should get this game but everytime I launch it it crashes and you have to install something else in order to play which makes no sense. And i was REALLY looking forward into playing this game. Steam FIX THIS ASAP
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extremebleach69
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
9/10 one of the best shooters from ID software.
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Antipire
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Best game ever. 10/10
Classic
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MHStarCraft
( 47.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Not as good compared to the first Quake game but Quake II is just as fun. Good single player campaign, awesome weapons, good difficulty, and rockin soundtrack (if you really want to get the patch that is).

9/10 Would computer update again.
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commandopaul2013
( 28.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
What I liked about the game
• I liked the Sci-fi setting.
• The gameplay is still very addictive and enjoyable.
• A great selection of weapons. My favourite weapons were the Hyperblaster and the railgun.
• Larger levels. Each level has a number of goals you have to complete.
• Plenty of secrets to be found and there are also secret levels.
• The game is quite challenging.
• Plenty of awesome looking enemies to turn into big chunks of gore.

What I disliked or was disappointed with

• You have to download a patch to restore the music. (link below)
• Power ups weren’t that useful this time round. I didn’t feel like I needed to use them.
Conclusion
Better than the first quake in my opinion. Highly recommend to any fps fan. 85/100

Ultimate Quake 2 patch (Download this to restore the music in the game)

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1756937
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Cannibal Hobo
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
You haven't played Quake II yet?... what's wrong with you?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
**//COMPUTER UPDATED\\**
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
What I liked about the game
• I liked the Sci-fi setting.
• The gameplay is still very addictive and enjoyable.
• A great selection of weapons. My favourite weapons were the Hyperblaster and the railgun.
• Larger levels. Each level has a number of goals you have to complete.
• Plenty of secrets to be found and there are also secret levels.
• The game is quite challenging.
• Plenty of awesome looking enemies to turn into big chunks of gore.

What I disliked or was disappointed with

• You have to download a patch to restore the music. (link below)
• Power ups weren’t that useful this time round. I didn’t feel like I needed to use them.
Conclusion
Better than the first quake in my opinion. Highly recommend to any fps fan. 85/100

Ultimate Quake 2 patch (Download this to restore the music in the game)

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1756937
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
this is the game that defined my childhood, absolutely love it
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is so beautiful! I've never seen graphics this good!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Not as good compared to the first Quake game but Quake II is just as fun. Good single player campaign, awesome weapons, good difficulty, and rockin soundtrack (if you really want to get the patch that is).

9/10 Would computer update again.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
The game is insane but im sad because i cannot run it my computer dosent meet the requerments.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Best game ever. 10/10
Classic
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
A departure from the first QUAKE's mix of technology and lovecraft, this game is a classic nonetheless. I wasn't around to play it when it was first released, but it's a great game. Give it a try!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
283 of 326 people (87%) found this review helpful
126 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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