DescriptionShub-Niggurath and her minions have been defeated, but that doesn't mean that Quake's forces are finished. Arriving back at home base, you find it overrun with more of the hellish creatures. Armagon, another one of Quake's lieutenants, wants to continue where Shub-Niggurath failed. It's up to you to stop Quake once more.
Scourge of Armagon is the first official mission pack for Quake. It contains 15 new single-player levels spread over three episodes, a new deathmatch level, and new monsters, weapons and power-ups.
There are two new monsters: The Centroid is a huge mechanical scorpion who uses his sting for close attacks and two nail guns implanted in his claws for firing from afar. The Gremlin is a small and fast creature which can steal the player's weapon and use it against him.
New weapons include the proximity mine launcher, which fires grenades that will attach themselves to walls, ceilings or floors. The grenades are motion-sensitive and are triggered when creatures walk near them. The laser cannon fires energy blasts, which can bounce off walls, possibly coming back at the player or hurting another enemy. The final new weapon is the Mjolnir, being the hammer of Thor. Running on energy cells, it sends out bolts of lightning at enemies when hammered on the floor.
Among the new power-ups are the Empathy Shield, which gives some of the damage received by the player back to the attacker and the Horn of Conjuring, which summons a creature to fight by the player's side.
- "The Rift" -- Working title
Part of the Following Groups
|The better of the two mission packs.||Windows||Gatekeeper (222)|
|A mission pack worthy for your Quake collection||Windows||*Katakis* (37691)|
The Press Says
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Apr, 1997||100|
|Electric Games||DOS||1997||92 out of 100||92|
|Gamezilla||DOS||Dec 13, 2000||90 out of 100||90|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||DOS||May 06, 1997||90|
|Game Players||Windows||Jun, 1997||9 out of 10||90|
|Freak||DOS||Apr, 1997||89 out of 100||89|
|GameSpot||DOS||Mar 19, 1997||8.6 out of 10||86|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||DOS||Apr, 1997||82 out of 100||82|
|Reset||DOS||Jun, 1997||8 out of 10||80|
|Computer Games Magazine||DOS||1997||70|
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German indexOn July 31, 1997, Quake Mission Pack No 1: Scourge of Armagon was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.
Working titleThe working title of the game, The Rift, is also contained in the title of another game, Chasm: The Rift. It was released in the same year and could have been the reason for the title change.
- Computer Gaming World
- March 1998 (Issue #164) – Add-on Pack of the Year
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