Take out the Big Gun sounded simple enough, except the Strogg were waiting. You, and a few marines like you, are the lucky ones. You've made it down in one piece and are still able to contact the fleet. The Gravity Well, the Strogg's newest weapon in its arsenal against mankind, is operational.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (26 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 1998
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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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Take out the Big Gun sounded simple enough, except the Strogg were waiting. You, and a few marines like you, are the lucky ones. You've made it down in one piece and are still able to contact the fleet. The Gravity Well, the Strogg's newest weapon in its arsenal against mankind, is operational. With the fleet around Stroggos, 5% of ground forces surviving, and that number dwindling by the second, your orders have changed: free your comrades. Destroy the Gravity Well.

  • New Enemies - The Stalker, Turrets, Daedalus, Medic Commander, Carrier, and the Black Widow.
  • 14 Entirely new levels and 10 new deathmatch levels.
  • New Power-Ups - Deathmatch specific power-ups: Vengeance Sphere, Hunter Sphere, and Anti-matter bomb.
  • New Weapons - The Chainsaw, ETF Rifle and Plasma Beam.

System Requirements

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

Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I am talk about the new things of this mission pack. So, My [QUAKE 2] review is here!

First! I am really apologize of the QUAKE fans, I know they won't agree with this review.

So, I really enjoyed the main [QUAKE 2] and the first mission pack the [QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning] games. So, I expected to this will be same good as those. And it maybe does.

The hard thing about my decision why I dislike this mission pack only just ONE THING! So, I was thinking a lot to what I will write here.

My decision I dislike this mission pack, because of the 'Sentry Turrets'!
Those sentry turrets makes me a really annoyed time by time and again and again.
The big annoying thing to those sentry turrets;
-are everywhere,
-and when I revisited a place where I was in later, then there be more sentry turrets,
-and those sentry turrets are hiding on the floor and almost same color as the wall,
-and those are too many,
-and those cause much damage to you!

My [F6] and [F9] (quick save and load) buttons worn out by the time when I finished this mission pack.

Well, I guess those sentry turrets destroyed that QUAKE atmosphere what I had liked.

Good things:
-Strange good atmosphere.
-Low hardware requirements and runs well.
-Seems like hack-and-slash.

Bad thing:
-Must install the [Ultimate Quake II Patch] for the original-full experience.
-Can not disable the mouse accelerate. (I used to it)
-Steam overlay does not work yet.
-Nerve-racking Sentry Turrets!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=113174182

I do not recommend this mission pack those who do not bear the annoying things and who easily become angry.

Those are positive reviews!
QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2010
Ground Zero was the second mission pack released for Quake II. This pack had a lot of new features as well as some new level designs, but most of all new single-player missions! Buy this for more single-player missions in Quake II.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Posted: August 18, 2011
THESE EARTHQUKES AREN'T GONNA SIMULATE THEMSELVES
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Firstly, Quake 2 IS and will ALWAYS BE my favorite FPS of all time, a nice story, incredible music, fun enemies, and an excellent campaign with hub worlds which are still VERY rare today and work flawlessly in Quake 2. But this isn't a Quake 2 review.

Quake 2 Mission Pack 2: Ground Zero is the final installement of the Quake 2 trilogy (Excluding Zaero and Juggernaut, both of which I am trying to find at a decent price ESPECIALLY Zaero over 50 dollars for just the disk!) But that is besides the point.

The story is pretty much, after the events of Quake 2 and the Reckoning, all the units are attempting to leave orbit because of their victory... however they can't because the Strogg's Gravity Well is forcing them in oribt. Quickly, they send a bunch of units down but only a few survive, you play as Stepchild whom crash landed onto one of the mines of the Stroggs and now you much survive, kill the Widow and blow up the Gravity Well letting everyone survive.

This game bleeds Quake 2 and is an excellent expansion, sure it is a tad short at only 14 levels, but just like the original and the Reckoning it is made up of Hub Worlds, called Units, there are 5 (There are 10 in the original game). Every hub has a central mission and many mini missions that add up to finishing that central one. From blowing up the mine core to killing the Widow there is quite a bit of variety for such a small expansion pack.

The new weapons are cool in their own right, sure they won't replace the BFK10k but why would they? If they did then the game's challenge would be a mininum. The weapons range from a Nailgun from Quake 1 to a lazer that burns people! It is a ton of fun to use the weapons and adds more variety. The new enemies are mostly just upgrades of the originals, but there are some brand new ones with spiders that climb on the roof!

The final boss, not going to spoil it but, is a lot more fun then the previous attempt on Reckoning, mostly because its a whole new boss and not just a redesigned arena version of the original.

The levels are nice and have interestning areas to explore, from the unstable mines to a toxtic waste dump there sure is a nice ammount of variety here. And is just fun to explore everything.

Do I recomend this? No and Yes, I recomend playing Quake 2 and only if you like that then play this, because this is an expansion after all.

However, if you are a diehard Quake fan like me then play it if you haven't already!

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2012
Same deal as the last mission pack but now you must battle the spider queen!
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