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 (20 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 1, 1998
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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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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

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
THESE EARTHQUKES AREN'T GONNA SIMULATE THEMSELVES
Posted: August 18, 2011
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 7, 2010
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.0 hrs on record
Same deal as the last mission pack but now you must battle the spider queen!
Posted: November 22, 2012
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
THIS IS DISRESPECTFUL
'MERKA
NEVER FORGET
Posted: December 31, 2012
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
An alright expansion.
Posted: December 10, 2013
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
ground zero thats offensive
Posted: July 4, 2011
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero adds a new campaign to the original Quake II game. Ground Zero was developed by Rogue Entertainment. You play as one of the surviving Marines who managed to land and now must make his way to the Gravity Well to destroy it and free the Marine fleet above. The new campaign gives you 4 new enemies, 2 new bossed, 5 new weapons, and 7 new equipment items. The story is sub-par but the music is good. Back int he day when Quake II was released and Internet was extremely slow (by today's standards) you couldn't just download maps and all. That is why these were a godsend back then to gamers all around. Fast Forward to today and you can find tons of mods, weapons, maps and enemies off modding sites for free. Plus 5 Dollar price point is rather steep for something this old. Overall just mod the original Quake II.
Posted: September 26, 2012
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Only good thing is the nailgun is back. Confusing map design and objectives, overpowered new enemies, too many enemies per map, not enough ammo, not enough health packs or armor, etc. Just really terrible overall.
Posted: November 12, 2011
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
What kind of a ♥♥♥♥♥ing nerd needs a mission pack to Quake II
Posted: August 8, 2011
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3 of 19 people (16%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Interesting new weapons, and a great final boss, but I do not recommend this due to the fact that there are too many turrets placed throughout most of the levels in the game.
Posted: March 19
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a Good expansion to a great game.

7.5/10
Posted: November 29, 2010
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More missions is always good, right?
Posted: January 4, 2013
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3.8 hrs on record
Quake 2 Ground Zero is a second mission pack that has been released for the official game. Created by Rogue Entertainment, developers of Strife (A great game btw) putted much more love and challenge than Xatrix's The Reckoning, 1st mission pack for Quake 2. What do i mean by that? I shall reveal it!

The pack gives you some new weapons such as the powerful ETF Rifle that acts like a Nailgun from Quake 1 with the ability to penetrate the shields or a Tesla Mine which shoots lightning to anyone except you at the very short range with less damage, commonly used to distract or lure the enemy for a better shot. There are also other weapons you can find but i ain't gonna spoil the fun in here other than the fact that this expansion has more new weapons than the previous one.

Like The Reckoning, you have new enemies to deal with, although less than the 1st expansion but it is compensated by their health and their abilities. Such as the sneaky Stalker that attack from unexpected way, DESPICABLE turrets that shoots their chosen ammo such as rockets, blaster or railgun which are extremely smart and more.

Speaking of the smart enemies, Rogue Entertainment has updated the AI for all of the older enemies as well like: Enforcer won't load his chaingun to shoot, Gunners' grenades are more accurate and worst of all, Tanks are even bigger ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s as they will IMMEDIATELY shoot rockets at you once you leave the cover which turns them into the most annoying and worst enemy to deal with (Yet ONE new enemy will give you even hard time to kill him than the Tank itself).

As hard as it looks like, the Ground Zero brings more new powerups such as the downgraded Quad Damage which is more common to find called "Double Damage", Defender Sphere which reduces your damage you recieve and attacks the enemy etc. Although the multiplayer lets you use even more new powerups than the single player. Oh and no Invulnerability powerup, as it has been replaced with one of the powerups.

Onverall, this expansion will offer you the biggest challenge of all Quake's mission packs giving you new powerups and weapons to play along with new enemies to deal with. Hope your skill is high....as you will need it.
Posted: December 7, 2011
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