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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rippa Jan 4 2008, 1:45pm says:

quake2 is nice

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kt7a Sep 10 2007, 12:20am says:

I use the notebook to play the q2, but unlucky, when I set the vedio card is default Opengl, the cossair miss in the game! why?

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kvaki Oct 6 2006, 3:50am says:

lol can some addonmb admin just like cut and paste my quake2 mod dday normandy webpage from moddb here.


thanx :P

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HaX80r Aug 3 2006, 1:21pm says:

I'm creating a Quake 2 mod, and I don't know where else to post this. How do I get my mod listed? I need help, too. If there's anyone out there who can make 3d models and skins, I could use your help. Thx all.

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PeppermintWardrobe Jun 19 2006, 12:42am says:

yeah u got xfire? If u have hte game installed it shows a list of servers 4 u

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Dr.Noob Apr 21 2006, 10:31pm says:

Is their anyway i can play this game online-not over a lan? cuz this game is fun with dm.

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Sehnsucht! Dec 24 2008, 9:33am replied:

Garry's Mod fan?

We are working on converting this game to the Source engine... (Half-Life 2 engine) You may be interested in the Quake II Source project.

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George_is_best Nov 10 2005, 11:17am says:

Man I beat this game so easy it aint funny. They need to make it harder.

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Eagle12687 Jul 27 2005, 4:14pm says:

I always wondered about the relation between Quake and Quake 2. I never understood how Quake 2 could be a Quake sequel. Quake 3: Arena however ties into both. You can play as Ranger or Grunt, and then there is Bitterman. If you look closely at your crashed ship in Quake 2, it bares the name "Bitterman." And of course there is Tank Junior like Tank in Quake 2.

I always thought that Quake was a Doom spinoff. Think about it. The government is doing experiments in inter-dimensional travel and basically open up the gates to hell. Even the helmet worn by the Quake guy resembles the helmet worn by the doom guy, except it has no glass or breathing apparatus. Both Doom and Quake have pentagrams, and other satanic stuff such as the level named "Satan's Dark Delight." Shub-Niggorath, is taken from Lovecraft, obviously, and though I haven't gotten around to reading it, I suppose that the shambler comes from Robert Bloch's Lovecraftian mythos story, "The Shambler From the Stars."
Actually Quake seems to bare a closer resemblance to Doom than to it's sequel.

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Morganhahaha Jul 4 2005, 11:34am says:

Quake 2 is definitely one of the best games, ever, period :D

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