Formerly the "QUAKE 2 Engine", with pioneering innovation in 3D environments, a few of id Tech 2's most notable features were out-of-the-box support for OpenGL hardware-accelerated graphics (in addition to the traditional software renderer), and colored lighting effects. Games created on this engine technology include QUAKE II, Hexen II, Heretic II, Sin, Soldier Of Fortune, Half-Life, Kingpin and Anachronox.

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First Person Shooter

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First Person Shooter

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Quake#2

First Person Shooter

a Quake2 Rewritten in C#, this will allow to create MOD's for Quake#2 more easy, and port it using Mono to more platforms.

Anachronox

Anachronox

Role Playing

Anachronox is a 3D role-playing game produced by Tom Hall and developed by Ion Storm. It runs on a slightly modified version of the Quake 2 engine, featuring...

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UFO: Alien Invasion

Turn Based Strategy

It is the year 2084. You control a secret organization charged with defending Earth from a brutal alien enemy. Build up your bases, prepare your soldiers...

DDay Normandy

DDay Normandy

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DDay Normandy is a fun, addictive online multiplayer and offline singleplayer botmatch 3dshooter game. Axis vs Allied Currently there are 7 different...

Soldier of Fortune

Soldier of Fortune

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Daikatana

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Dukenukem1234
Dukenukem1234

Some one make duke nukem 1998 on the quake 2 engine plz I beg I played the build engine one and that was amazing some one plx make a remake.

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HAELION01
HAELION01

That'll be a good idea, but if you want something like it then go play Duke Nukem: TIME TO KILL. There should be a PC version out there last I checked.

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ShouldBeNew
ShouldBeNew

Half-Life 1 wasn't made with id Tech 2 but it was made with GoldSource. Why is that saying in the description?

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thatguy4377
thatguy4377

How the **** do I download this?!

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doomguy668
doomguy668

what engine that valve made half life beta?

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Juniez
Juniez

modified quake 1 engine

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Guest
Guest

Nope, QuakeWorld

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Merseybeat
Merseybeat

It's really the same thing.

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crazyb2000
crazyb2000

This engine is supposed to be open source but I have searched everywhere and haven't found a download. If you're going to put something up saying it's open sourced post a download or link will ya?

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bayo
bayo

ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/source/
id Tech 2 is the engine of Quake 2.
(prefix it with ftp : // i can't post URL ATM)

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Great Engine with Great games built from them. Set the par for along time along with spawning of fantastic games. This engine has held its self against many other engines at the time of the release and even now. 7/10

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