Quake 2 is another classic from id software.

While not modded quite as much as it's predecessor or Q3A, it is still a blast to play and the mod's on offer are bundles of fun. Just step into Quake 2 Rocket Arena, armed with the new and almighty rocket and rail gun and you will be gibbing for hours on end.

If you dig fast paced action, then load up the good ole Quake 2, fire up a mod or two and have some fun!

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1 comment by level_lord on Jan 30th, 2015

Dear Quakers!

Q2 Cafe is proud to announce the 10th Mapping Contest that will be hosted at Leray.proboards.com

We thought you could use a good challenge, so here it is!

This is the big 10 so we're planning something memorable. We'd love for everyone to sign up by February 15th, and have at least a full month afterwards to make something awesome. The last Contest was held back in December of 2011, making this one extra special due to a backlog of great ideas that have been saved up over the years!

There's no pressure to construct superb works of art, unless of course you want to, and we'd love to accommodate new mappers and beginners alike. We know everyone likes a good challenge so we're also looking for challengers to claim the top title.

The past events were all smash hits that rewarded the Quake 2 community with awesome new maps, and we don't see that changing this time. Most importantly this contest is about the fun experience and group activity that will enrich and expand our playing field. We would hate for any mappers to miss out on this exciting event that will surely stimulate everyone's imagination for years to come!

And just so you know... there's already a number of top mappers who are psyched to have this contest in order to showcase their latest work and mapping skills in a venue like the good old days. They know how much this kind of group activity can help inspire creativity within the individual and the community. Many have great ideas they have been holding onto for years, and some of them are just itching to be realized. We're sure there's many more people out there who'd love to join but just need a little nudge and some motivation to unlock the mapper in them.

Imagine what you can make given all the great editors available today and provided the right outlet! Now's the time to do it and flex your mapping muscle. All entries are welcome, big or small, they will all help make this Mapping Contest a success. Lastly we need capable judges to help rate the maps at the end of this contest. If you know someone like that, please feel free to invite them as well.

Do you think you got what it takes?
Visit Q2Cafe and join the Contest today:


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DEAD_FiSH Jun 28 2011, 10:26am says:

I had a really low configuration back in the days and had to run it on software setting for graphics. Lol when I turned on OpenGL my computer got frozen and crashed. I was scared! But it was worthy, it looked much better in OpenGL and I enjoyed those few seconds in great lighting effects and dark ambiance.
Whole game was awesome for me and still is but even today that laboratory level where you need to find the Tank Commander`s head, oh boy! That level still gives me creeps.

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MCGONN Mar 18 2011, 7:24pm says:

Who in the hell wrote the summary? "Oh, this game sucks but get a few mods and you'll have a blast!"


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D3@DM4N Nov 28 2010, 10:13pm says:

i remember playing this when i was 7 and just being amazed at how real the graphics were. rofl 12 years later /facepalm.

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-HawkEye- Dec 16 2010, 4:32pm replied:

Yeah, I played that game on PSOne (and I was 7 years old when I was played that game) and I was really surprised because of explosive action and graphics....

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hakaru-x Jul 22 2010, 11:02pm says:

one of the best games ever

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MillyRainbowskittlez May 5 2010, 6:45am says:

HAY there is one amazing mod that i cant seem to find up here!! and i just finished it to x3
The mod was called Pax Imperia, which uses the KMQuake engine. that game is pure hell xD almost reminds me of playing doom1 on nightmare, even while playing on normal. Good game, massive killings, new weapons, new sounds, new monsters, and 8 storymode maps, and its even co-op. x3
and to give an estimate on how many killings there are, try putting 2000+ monsters into 8 maps that are probably about the size of the standard maps on q2 that held 60 monsters only, like say.... the 3rd map of the first stage.

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Marffy Mar 1 2010, 8:25pm says:


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RangerC Jul 28 2009, 6:48am says:

lol Kingpin Game

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nopushbutton Dec 13 2008, 7:13pm says:

Anyone remember what the name of that vehicular combat mod for this was?

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Rigelblast Sep 4 2008, 1:02pm says:

Quake 2 is a classic. The engine was technologically advanced when the game was released. There was also more content in this game than in Quake 1. The game had a proper storyline and missions with objectives. The graphics and sounds were also good. Quake 2 was a good game in the late 1990s.

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