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!
An excellent Single player FPS
This is my first quake, i play it when i was ten years old.
I still remember when i blown up an enforcer's head. My onli reaction was scream IT STILL ALIVE!!! and the rest was just shoot to his dead body xD
Quake 2 was one of the best in the series. Not only was the single player level design an early concept of non-linear gameplay, but it was the first to introduce the railgun which added a great aspect to multiplayer. Instead of spamming rockets and hoping you eventually hit one another you could have a shot from a distance at high damage, if you can aim.
Quake II is a fun game to come to when you want to experience the old-school gameplay again, but frankly it's quite short for games of its time. I'm thinking it's because of the new things introduced with the second iteration of the franchise.
First off let me say that Quake II has probably much more in common to the original Half-Life than the first ever did. From the feel to general looks, let me save you all the detail and sum it up as follows:
* Gameplay (the way the mechanics feel, not the get-bring-key concept we're all familiar with)
* Weapon models
Now it is highly probable that most of these changes originate from Half-Life (and the series, as a whole) using the same, modified engine but the similarities are obvious.
Gameplay-wise it is great, the battles feel great and some of the early weapons which could be considered obsolete after a certain point only become less useful, still allowing the player to take down several weak enemies spread throughout the level. The game doesn't forget what it started from and as soon as a new enemy is introduced it always appears throughout places.
The boss fight however is probably one of the most underwhelming fights I've ever seen. The story is only told through several cutscenes which are at most ambiguous and details which will need to be looked SPECIFICALLY for. It still allows, however, for some context of why you're shooting things up so it doesn't get boring.
I strongly suggest you play this with brightness to medium or as low as possible because the game looks infinitely better, from back in the day to even 2001 at some points, looking in places as better as Half-Life.
Overall Quake II is a fun old-school game though it is quite short and after the fun it's only mods that keep it alive. Other than the message at the end of each unit (I forgot to mention that levels are spread in units, semi-open world type) there's nothing cataloguing for whatever you've collected and it feels a little pointless to return and get the rest unless you plan to replay the whole game again.
This is how you make an FPS. They dont make them like this anymore.
Non of that 2 gun limit, regenerating health nonsense. Non of that waiting for npcs to open doors for you. You go at your own pace, no time to waste.
Alot of weapons and items to pickup.
Non linear level
Secrets to find if you explore. You dont have to worry about a message telling you to "get back in the combat zone" ◔_◔
map system is not great, graphics are old and alot of doors/walls look the same
selecting/using items are more complicated than they need to be
saving the keys you remap can be a problem
In 2015 this game still holds up.
Although it has absolutely nothing to do with the first quake it is another classic first person shooter. recommend getting this game and its expansion packs!
A definitive shooter that perfectly embodies what a first person shooter is all about. Badass enemies and music too !
This was my first and favorite Quake game. I remember playing multiplayer with a few friends back in the day and it was lots of fun! At it's time the graphics were impressive, the sounds are excellent, the music is very well produced but it gets old after awhile (No offense to Sonic Mayhem, they did a pretty good job making them but they lack variety. All of them sound pretty much the same) and finally, there isn't really any story but the game implements missions which you have to complete to top it off. The game's physics are just perfect, you can literally strafe-jump on any surface at any case with ease and "ladder jumps" are extremely useful.
This game gets a solid 10 out of 10.
The only real drawback from the old and new Quake series is the Rocket Launcher. It is well known as the worst Rocket Launcher in the Quake universe. It's very underpowered.
This game is so cool and it's best with some addon textures.
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