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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ZuljinRaynor May 29 2005, 6:38pm says:

Quake 2 and Quake 4 are story related.
Quake 1 sucks.

Quake 2 is one of the best FPSs ever.

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Handshakes May 21 2005, 11:50pm says:

quake2 = finest single-player FPS ever created. And yes, as far as I know, Quake1 dude was Ranger and none of the stories match at all.

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Sajt Mar 7 2004, 4:25pm says:

They are as different and unrelated as any Final Fantasy game. Quake is just a name to feed off of. And neither have a storyline bigger than can be summarized in a few paragraphs.

In Quake, you're a slipgate ranger who goes through episodes to sever the flow of demons into his own dimension (ie kill the end boss)
In Quake 2, you're sent to Strogg planet to kill them.

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Robo_Ronald Jan 28 2004, 1:07pm says:

I never understood the Quake-series story line. Is Quake II's story even remotely related to Quake's story?

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Sajt Nov 9 2003, 8:11pm says:

Book of id? What's that?

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leilei Mar 27 2003, 11:05am says:

It even says in the book of id that he's called Ranger (Nov 1996)

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ViperX Mar 27 2003, 5:29am says:

Ranger was, he looks like quakeguy and it says in quake3 book that ranger was a slipgate explorer

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Sajt Aug 26 2002, 9:12am says:

Ranger?!?! No, Ranger wasn't the one who played the original Quake. He was just a drunkard. Now remember Phil? ;):D:D

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leilei Aug 22 2002, 2:27am says:

and at the top of the hud there's ranger's head...

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Sajt Aug 18 2002, 7:18am says:

I was gonna say, that explosion looks screwy...like its part of the hud or somethign :)

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