The Quake 4: HardQore modification brings classic, fast paced, thumb blistering side scrolling action to the next generation. Forget thinking, plots, ammo, or boring puzzles, this is 110% non stop in your face run n' gun slaughter. Strap on advanced weaponry and take on the Strogg invasion. If your a fan of classic action games such as Contra & Metal Slug; then HardQore is what you have been waiting for. The fast paced action of Quake just became more intense.

-Classic 2d run 'n' gun action in a full 3d environment.
-Arm yourself with Quake4 weapons modified and enhanced for 2d game play.
-Use melee weapons such as the chainsaw gauntlet to tare the enemy to pieces.
-Controls optimized for 2d game play using either the keyboard or joystick.
-No reloading, unlimited ammo, or thinking, just run & shoot.
-Use the environment against the enemy and destroy anything possible.
-New player models, including female.

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The HardQore Team
Revility: Team lead, & artist
Red Uk: mapper
PhIL: Coder
Hellscafe: Concept artist
Psyborg: Musician

AuLucifer: programming

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Hi folks! This is my new amateur modblog. This first episode will be about absolutley Quake 4.

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HardQore 2

HardQore 2

6 years ago News 0 comments

Work has begun on HardQore 2! This time we are bringing the action to Doom3.

Quake 4 HardQore Released

Quake 4 HardQore Released

7 years ago News 0 comments

The Final Build of HardQore is now available for download. It comes in both manual install and self installing. The release includes all the changes from...



7 years ago News 0 comments

The release date for the Final build of HardQore is December 21!

HardQore Discharged

8 years ago News 0 comments

Development for the Quake 4 contrafication Hardqore has officially ended. The reasons include both internal and external reasons. There is no one particular...


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predcon Nov 10 2010 says:

It would appear that completing the Bonus Missions (when found) such as Frozen Hate and the Walker Bonus level complete the game prematurely, because rather than return me to the previous map (i.e. Ashes of Hope 3 from Frozen Hate or Iron Blood 2 from Walker), it just displays the endgame screen. My temporary solution to this problem is to create a separate save before entering the Bonus Mission, so I can play it, and then load the save when I complete the Bonus to I can play the game as normal.

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InStars Mar 11 2008 says:

Nice mod! 8/10
I had issues running this mod with my old graphics card Ati Radeon x700 ,but now it works perfect with my new Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS :)

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ray118 Jan 6 2008 says:

Up to which version should I patch this game before installing the mod? PLS help!

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Neurological Jan 6 2008 replied:

You need the 1.4.2 patch, which you can find here:

Then install the mod, and his little fix, wich you can find here:

Then you are ready to go :)

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ray118 Jan 7 2008 replied:

Thank you

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fitzroy_doll Sep 14 2007 says:

There is a fix for the menu problem here:

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fitzroy_doll Sep 13 2007 says:

Looks like the patch doesn't work. The mod will only load through the mods menu of Quake 4, and then the menu text and cursors are not displayed. The animated background is played, but nothing else happens.

I am using Q4 1.4.2., with the beta and the patch.

Is this working for anyone else?

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NSCXP2005 Jul 21 2007 says:

is this still be continued with?

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NUCLEAR-TNT May 31 2007 says:

Error during Initialization!
I think that non of these mods work wit Q4

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Huntgar Feb 27 2007 says:

Well I like that mod its cool, Its third person and it actully works!

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