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Quake

MobyRank MobyScore
Acorn 32-bit
...
3.8
SEGA Saturn
79
4.3
Amiga
...
4.4

User Reviews

Tech demo DOS Oleg Roschin (164812)
3D engine for sale! 3D engine for sale! (oh yeah, there's a game here too) DOS Maw (849)
Remarkable for its time Windows *Katakis* (37493)
Great engine!! Great multiplayer code!!... Game? What game??? DOS Zovni (9384)
Not quite what it was supposed to be DOS Late (97)
It's not a Doom-killer, but its QUAKE DOS Medicine Man (367)
Best deathmatch, hands down DOS D Michael (221)
A gritty, mud-hued shooter with terrifying monsters DOS Chris Wright (99)
Couldn't live up to the enormous hype. DOS PCGamer77 (3028)
Awesome atmosphere. DOS PimPamPet (89)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Acorn 32-bit 3 3.8
Amiga 11 4.4
DOS 211 4.0
Linux 32 4.0
Macintosh 8 4.2
Nintendo 64 29 3.6
SEGA Saturn 15 4.3
Windows 79 4.1
Windows Mobile 9 4.1
Zeebo 4 3.9
Combined MobyScore 401 4.0


The Press Says

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100
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Although it's not perfect, QUAKE excels at pure pulse-pounding action, and is more fun than I've ever had on a computer. It's the most immersive “visceral reality” experience out now. I'm not alone in thinking this: The overwhelming majority of my friends quickly succumbed to QUAKE's addictiveness, particularly after trying DeathMatch and mouselook. The fast-growing pool of playmates, servers and add-ons will ensure that QUAKE stays at the top of my playlist, and the playlists of thousands of other gamers, for a long time.
100
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Although it's not perfect, QUAKE excels at pure pulse-pounding action, and is more fun than I've ever had on a computer. It's the most immersive “visceral reality” experience out now. I'm not alone in thinking this: The overwhelming majority of my friends quickly succumbed to QUAKE's addictiveness, particularly after trying DeathMatch and mouselook. The fast-growing pool of playmates, servers and add-ons will ensure that QUAKE stays at the top of my playlist, and the playlists of thousands of other gamers, for a long time.
100
LinuxElectric Playground
There is so much more that I could say about this game/engine. Each add-on deserves its own review and because of that fact we will likely be making some sort of special Quake section for EP (probably as a feature). The official packs will certainly get complete EP reviews. In the meantime, if you were like me and you'd dismissed Quake early on, I strongly recommend another look and a few downloads. Quake is like a fine wine and now that it has aged for a better taste, its time to get drunk on it.
100
MacintoshMac Game Gate
Some people have complained about the speed of the game, compared to other 3D games like Duke Nukem 3D and Marathon Infinity, Quake requires a much more powerful Mac to run at the same screensize and framerate. Simply because it's a much more powerful game. Few people will probably use a screensize larger than 320x240 with pixel doubling (without the help from a 3D graphics accelerator). However all the same people will probably buy the game anyway because it's simply the best game available (and probably will be for some time).
100
DOSElectric Playground
There is so much more that I could say about this game/engine. Each add-on deserves its own review and because of that fact we will likely be making some sort of special Quake section for EP (probably as a feature). The official packs will certainly get complete EP reviews. In the meantime, if you were like me and you'd dismissed Quake early on, I strongly recommend another look and a few downloads. Quake is like a fine wine and now that it has aged for a better taste, its time to get drunk on it.
100
MacintoshMacNN
Despite being postponed twice, MacQuake was able to retain all the hype that it had been building up until July 15th (which is when the game was originally scheduled to be released) and is definitely going to be a hit amongst Macintosh gamers everywhere. It's time we go on the internet and show those PC users that while the Mac platform may not have as many games, it certainly has better players.
100
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Ich mag 3D-Actionspiele, und ich liebe Spiele mit Atmosphäre. Beides vereint Quake in sich, und es bringt obendrein einen Heidenspaß. Spielerisch hat sich zwar gegenüber der Erstlings-Software Doom von id nicht sehr viel geändert. Jeder, der knallharte Action bevorzugt, wird bei Quake jedoch bestens bedient.
100
DOSNetjak
I truly wish everyone could have had the same experience that I had with the game, and how it really did change my life. I played this game more than any game past or present. Many newbies might call me 86 and outdated, but so be it. Just remember youngin's, when you play your fancy new FPS, you would never have it without the birth of Quake.
100
DOSPC Games
If Quake were a painting, it would be the Mona Lisa. If it were a car, it would be a Rolls-Royce. Or, to put it in the terms of modern parlance, Quake rocks!
100
DOSHigh Score
Helt enkelt ett lysande spel som sätter nya standard i Doom-genren. Doom-genren måste nog döpas om till Quake-genren istället.
100
WindowsNetjak
I truly wish everyone could have had the same experience that I had with the game, and how it really did change my life. I played this game more than any game past or present. Many newbies might call me 86 and outdated, but so be it. Just remember youngin's, when you play your fancy new FPS, you would never have it without the birth of Quake
100
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
Will it have the same impact Doom had? Nope: its impact will be greater, influencing every future online and multiplayer game. With lord knows how many Quake servers spawning across the globe, all linked in a web of death and mayhem, this game should stay in the public's eye for years to come.
100
WindowsFZ
Under årens lopp har otroligt mycket tillförts Quake, till största delen skapat av fans som brinner för sitt spel. När vi nu ser tillbaka på den tiden kan vi tryggt klappa oss själva om ryggen med säkert vetande att det var vi och Quake som lade grunderna för hur e-sport och multiplayer ser ut idag. För var skulle vi vara om inte id hade gjort Quake? Personligen tycker jag att det är en fråga som aldrig ska behöva besvaras!
96
WindowsPC Zone
Doom is for duellists, grudge matches, head-to-head. Quake is not. Quake is a multi-player game. Just when you hit Doom's four-player ceiling, Quake kicks in. Five-player is gory, seven-player is frantic. Ten-player becomes a massacre. Twelve-player is insane. Sixteen-player is beyond anything you'll ever play in the whole wide world. Quake is about wading in. Quake is about kicking arse, and kicking arse, over and over again until some-body blows your leg off. Quake is about dousing the level in pineapples. About farting about in low gravity, pummelling orbiting players with rockets. It's about fighting your way to the quad power, getting it, and then being immediately shot.
96
WindowsMega Score
Pronto, mais um jogo que os alemães não querem. Se isso é um sinal de sucesso, a iD Software pode dormir descansada. Enquanto a gente se mata em noites de insónia.
95
DOSGood Game
Yeah, it was an LAN staple. In those days, you didn’t go to a LAN without quake on your PC. And if you didn’t have a decent video card, you were shunned and shamed for not being able to play the game in it’s finest form, openGL.
95
DOSGood Game
There were lots of custom maps, and mods for Quake too including Team Fortress...Quake also popularized speed runs and bunny hopping, and much much more. It’s a landmark game, and a 9.5/10 from me.
95
DOSPC Player (Denmark)
Som de kloge hoveder siger: Quake er voldsomt! Quaker er godt for dig! Quake er overalt! Quake er for evigt! Til døden os skiller - Amen!
95
AmigaCU Amiga
The arrival of Quake is a real bonus for the Amiga. It is the most technically advanced game the platform has ever seen, and it has an enormous amount to offer the player. Some people will complain that the system requirements are too high, but on the highest spec machine available – Zorro 3 graphics card and 66 Mhz '060 – it runs very nicely, and that is the power tha PC owners had to upgrade from, not to, to play Quake. Quake is a jaw dropping game. It is utterly engrossing and enormous in extent, thanks in large part to the range of add ons. Quake totally dominated the PC games world from the day it was released to the day Quake 2 was released, and it deserved to. Nintendo 64 and Playstation owners are howling for this game, but we've got it first and we also have the Internet and QuakeC facilities the console versions can't touch. Quake is the king of games – buy it.
95
AmigaAmigaInfo
Quake är spelet som många har väntat på. En del av er har nog provat på på PC någon gång och vet vad det handlar om. Det är ett mycket avancerat 3D-actionspel, ett av de bästa som någonsin gjorts till datorer påstår en del. Skillnaden mellan Amiga- och PC-versionen är minimal, det enda som märks är att du kan använda menyer till inställningar i Amigaversionen.
94
AmigaAmiga Format
Oh boy. All we’ve ever had are clones on the Amiga - Testament, Nemac IV and a handful of the others have been good games in their own rights but it’s obvious they’re Doom clones. Good Doom clones though, because although they look pretty shoddy in parts (some of the monsters in Testament are very 1988), they were great fun to actually play. But for one, and possibly the biggest genre, the day of making do with clones are over. Make way for Quake. The heavy metallic clang, clang, clang of a grenade bouncing before exploding in a shower of light and destructive energy is a marvellous thing and something that’s hard to grow weary of. You’ll experience this many times in Quake as you fight your way through the many levels of the game’s three episodes.
93
SEGA SaturnHobby Consolas
«Quake» es un título que se coloca a pulso a la cabeza de los "shoot 'em up" subjetivos para Saturn. Lobotomy Software ha logrado una perfecta conversión desde PC que ha sido capaz de dejar en la cuneta a todos sus excelentes competidores. Sus brillantes gráficos, su perfecta jugabilidad y su terrorífica atmósfera hacen de él un juego imprescindible para todos los amantes de las emociones fuertes y uno de los mejores títulos para Saturn, consola para la que, por cierto, este juego saldrá en exclusiva.
93
DOSGameSpot
Much more could be said of Quake, but I'll leave the rest for you to discover. The hype surounding this game has been almost unbearable, but in the end, Quake deserves every bit of advance - and until now, unverifiable - praise it has received. If you're into action games, and even if you're not, you should be playing Quake right now - it's as good as PC gaming gets.
93
WindowsGameSpot
Much more could be said of Quake, but I'll leave the rest for you to discover. The hype surounding this game has been almost unbearable, but in the end, Quake deserves every bit of advance - and until now, unverifiable - praise it has received. If you're into action games, and even if you're not, you should be playing Quake right now - it's as good as PC gaming gets.
92
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Lange Zeit hatte man den Eindruck, daß sich id Software mit Quake nicht so recht auf den Markt traute, weil die Konkurrenz in diesem Marktsegment überraschend groß geworden ist. Pustekuchen! Die 3D-Profis aus Texas haben sich von allen Unkenrufen nicht beeindrucken lassen, sondern im stillen Kämmerlein weiter an Quake gefeilt. Und das Resultat kann sich sehen lassen: die hohe Spielbarkeit, das faszinierende Leveldesign, das selbst im 25. Level noch nicht langweilig wird, und die kaum in Worte zu kleidende Atmospähre machen Quake zu einem außergewöhnlichen Spiel. Nur die übertriebene Art der Gewaltdarstellung ist für schwache Gemüter sicherlich abstoßend.
91
WindowsGamezilla
Quake is fun. Quake is cool. Quake is the best game of its type I have ever seen. Quake won't let me sleep at night. However, Quake could be better. As I played it, I couldn't help but think, 'Wow, imagine what this place will look like when they are done!' With all its gee-whiz features and kick-butt style, Quake is still, in my opinion, a work in progress. Quake is more than the Doom III that some people have labeled it to be. However, it is also not the leap ahead that Doom was to Castle Wolfenstein. It just promises that there will be such a leap.
91
WindowsGame Revolution
Quake is not just another 3D shoot-em-up game. It's a whole new level of gaming. The amazing performance and features of Quake are the future of gaming. Whether you are new to this type of game or you are an old Doom hack, you will fall in love with Quake. Grab yourself a copy and come play me on the 'net.
90
DOSHonestGamers
But you know what? Despite the anticlimax, I did feel like a hero - both as an eight-year-old, and just recently. I’d defeated a full, lengthy first-person shooter, bringing down the evil empire of Shub-Niggurath, and I damn well deserved to feel a bit of pride. So that eight-year-old went on to play more games, more challenging ones, games of different colours and flavours. Quake wasn’t just a fantastic game: it was the single experience that made me realise how awesome the medium could be.
90
WindowsHonestGamers
But you know what? Despite the anticlimax, I did feel like a hero - both as an eight-year-old, and just recently. I’d defeated a full, lengthy first-person shooter, bringing down the evil empire of Shub-Niggurath, and I damn well deserved to feel a bit of pride. So that eight-year-old went on to play more games, more challenging ones, games of different colours and flavours. Quake wasn’t just a fantastic game: it was the single experience that made me realise how awesome the medium could be.
90
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Premier veritable FPS tridimensionnel, Quake est une perle. Transposant les bases de ses célèbres aînés dans un monde tout en relief, id Software frappe encore un grand coup. Le soft arrive à combiner son statut historique à un plaisir de jouer toujours d'actualité. Car s'il a assez mal vieilli techniquement, il n'en reste pas moins un jeu de tir à la première personne tout à fait acceptable aujourd'hui. Ce succès réside non seulement dans une atmosphère accablante mais aussi dans des mécanismes de jeu bien rodés. Bouleversant les codes de l'époque, Quake a permis le décollage du genre tel que nous le connaissons actuellement. Comme Doom et Wolfenstein 3D en leur temps, Quake a su innover pour nous proposer une expérience vidéoludique inoubliable.
90
DOSJeuxvideo.com
Premier veritable FPS tridimensionnel, Quake est une perle. Transposant les bases de ses célèbres aînés dans un monde tout en relief, id Software frappe encore un grand coup. Le soft arrive à combiner son statut historique à un plaisir de jouer toujours d'actualité. Car s'il a assez mal vieilli techniquement, il n'en reste pas moins un jeu de tir à la première personne tout à fait acceptable aujourd'hui. Ce succès réside non seulement dans une atmosphère accablante mais aussi dans des mécanismes de jeu bien rodés. Bouleversant les codes de l'époque, Quake a permis le décollage du genre tel que nous le connaissons actuellement. Comme Doom et Wolfenstein 3D en leur temps, Quake a su innover pour nous proposer une expérience vidéoludique inoubliable.
90
MacintoshJeuxvideo.com
Premier veritable FPS tridimensionnel, Quake est une perle. Transposant les bases de ses célèbres aînés dans un monde tout en relief, id Software frappe encore un grand coup. Le soft arrive à combiner son statut historique à un plaisir de jouer toujours d'actualité. Car s'il a assez mal vieilli techniquement, il n'en reste pas moins un jeu de tir à la première personne tout à fait acceptable aujourd'hui. Ce succès réside non seulement dans une atmosphère accablante mais aussi dans des mécanismes de jeu bien rodés. Bouleversant les codes de l'époque, Quake a permis le décollage du genre tel que nous le connaissons actuellement. Comme Doom et Wolfenstein 3D en leur temps, Quake a su innover pour nous proposer une expérience vidéoludique inoubliable.
90
Nintendo 64Gaming Age
Quake is intense, yet it's been said that it falls short as a one player game. It doesn't stand up to the brilliance of Doom, but nothing does. There's nothing wrong with being runner-up.
90
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
The graphics, sound, and intelligence factors combine to make a game that will scare the hell out of you! The main problem that Quake seems to have is a lack of identity. It wants to combine DOOM elements with Hexen elements which creates a mish-mash effect.
90
MacintoshMac Gamer
What else is there to say about a game this good? If you enjoy first-person 3D shooters, you're in for a treat. No parts of the game are anemically easy: you'll have to scratch and claw for everything you get. It's darker than the light-hearted Duke Nukem 3D and provides unmatched graphics to boot. A few years from now, when Mac gamers are at the point where they can't even consider playing a non-3D game, we'll all look back at Quake and say, "Yep, that's the game that made me first lust after a 3D card."
89
SEGA SaturnGaming Age
If you don't own a computer, there's simply no other way to play Quake. If you just want a quality title for your Saturn, Sega and Lobotomy have just made your choice a little easier. Kudos.
88
Nintendo 64Consoles Plus
Quake 64 est un bon Doom-like, mais il est impossible de sauvegarder dans un niveau !
87
DOSJust Games Retro
Quake's great fun and the forefather of modern 3D shooters. At the time, it maintained enough FPS conventions to be familiar, but also showed off its new effects well enough to herald the start of a new era. Looking back at it, there's still enjoyment to be had, but the lack of a story or absolutely breathtaking levels leaves just the standard "shoot everything that moves" gameplay that's little different and less advanced than today's shooters. Its step backward in color and level detail also gave "2.5-D" games like Duke 3D a brief chance to hold on, but the 3D revolution was coming, and Quake certainly deserved to lead the way.
87
WindowsJust Games Retro
Quake's great fun and the forefather of modern 3D shooters. At the time, it maintained enough FPS conventions to be familiar, but also showed off its new effects well enough to herald the start of a new era. Looking back at it, there's still enjoyment to be had, but the lack of a story or absolutely breathtaking levels leaves just the standard "shoot everything that moves" gameplay that's little different and less advanced than today's shooters. Its step backward in color and level detail also gave "2.5-D" games like Duke 3D a brief chance to hold on, but the 3D revolution was coming, and Quake certainly deserved to lead the way.
83
WindowsGénération 4
Wolf 3D, Doom, Heretic... en matière de jeux de combat en 3D subjective, Id Software n'aligne que des hits avec, à chaque fois, un plus technique ou ludique appréciable. Avec Quake, le premier jeu entièrement en 3D temps réel. Id prolonge la légende !
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DOSGénération 4
Wolf 3D, Doom, Heretic... en matière de jeux de combat en 3D subjective, Id Software n'aligne que des hits avec, à chaque fois, un plus technique ou ludique appréciable. Avec Quake, le premier jeu entièrement en 3D temps réel. Id prolonge la légende !
83
Nintendo 64Retroage
W momencie wydania Quake’a 64, na rynku były już bardzo mocne gry FPP jak Turok Dinosaur Hunter, GoldenEye 007 i Duke Nukem 64, z którymi musiał konkurować. Już na starcie miał więc pod górkę, stąd nie odniósł na konsoli Nintendo 64 takiego sukcesu jakiego się spodziewano. Dopiero wydany rok później sequel – Quake II - przyniósł autorom upragniony zysk i uznanie graczy. Mimo wszystko pierwsza część to wciąż bardzo dobry tytuł godny polecenia. Nawet po latach da się w niego grać z przyjemnością, głównie za sprawą niepowtarzalnego klimatu. Przed zakupem warto jednak przypomnieć sobie o tym, że Quake 64 jest brutalny, pełen przemocy i podtekstów okultystycznych, a więc nie jest grą dla pierwszego lepszego zjadacza chleba. Jeśli za młodu wyrywałeś motylkom skrzydełka, przywiązywałeś puszki do ogona kotowi sąsiadów i wolałeś zabijać Pokemony niż je zbierać, to Quake 64 jest właśnie dla ciebie.
83
DOSEntertainment Weekly
First, the game's graphics have more depth: Its dank corridors, twisty labyrinths, and shaky bridges over lethal rivers of flame give you the uncanny feeling of being trapped in a textured, sharp-cornered nightmare, rather than in the flattened-out hallucinations of Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. Second, the under-your-skin sound effects and ambient music on the $50 disc were composed by Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, who's been known to ponder a few issues concerning sex, violence, and gruesome death. And third, on a simple cost-per-kill basis, Quake is the most cathartic experience you can legally have within the confines of your own home, as you blow away vicious dogs, brutish ogres, and armed-to-the-teeth enemy infantrymen (although, unlike Doom, you can't paste your spouse's face onto a demon's body). It may not be healthy — heck, it may not even be normal — but it is a lot of fun.
83
WindowsPrivat Computer PC
Quake er det flotteste 3D-skydespil, vi har set til dato, og det er derfor synd at spilbarheden ikke lever op til spillets tekniske kvaliteter. Quake er for meget skydespil og for lidt tænkespil, Quake er statisk og konservativt - spillet er simpelthen blottet for nytænkning.
82
Nintendo 64X64
Aussi bon que peut l'être un Quake. Cependant, cette conversion nous laisse sur notre faim. N'aurait pas t-on pu tirer meilleur parti du potentiel de l'excellente N64 ?
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Nintendo 64Super Play
Quake 64 är kanske inte så bra som vi hade hoppats, men det går inte att kalla spelet dåligt. Midway borde nog ha väntat med att släppa spelet och justerat främst de grafiska bristerna. Efter att ha spelat Goldeneye 007 och Turok: Dinosaur Hunter är det svårt att inte jämföra de tre spelen. Och Quake 64 nafsar bara de två spelen i hälarna, det kommer aldrig att bli en likvärdig konkurrent. På Saturn gjorde sig Quake bra eftersom det inte fanns några riktigt bra alternativ. Men på Nintendo 64 krävs det faktiskt lite mer för att placera sig bland de allra bästa.
82
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Veel inspiratie om tegenstanders te bedenken hebben ze bij id niet gehad. Nochtans zijn de duistere middeleeuwen een dankbare periode hiervoor. Nee, voor de nieuwe monsters hoef je Quake niet te kopen. Wat blijft er dan nog over eigenlijk? De schitterende grafische engine, inderdaad. Daar valt niet veel op aan te merken.
81
DOSPower Play
So richtig in Schwung kommt „Quake“ erst in der Vollversion, und da vor allem ab der vierten Episode – deren Räumlichkeiten sind mit das Prächtigste, was es an virtuellen Gemächern zu erkunden gibt. Die massive Häufung von Gags in der dritten Welt empfinde ich eher als nervig, die meisten Ideen sind zwar gut, wären über das Spiel verteilt aber besser gewesen. Auch andere Einwände bleiben bestehen: So genial „Quake“ im Multiplayer-Modus ist, selbst die neuen Episoden können mich im Solospiel nicht ganz überzeugen. Neben den leicht überzogenen Hardwareanforderungen vor allem, weil die „Quake“-Welt zwar beeindruckend schön aussieht, aber wenig zugänglich ist: Man kann nicht genug darin anstellen, das Ganze wirkt wie eine statische, fast schon sterile Veranstaltung.
81
Windows MobileGameSpot
Quake Mobile is more than just a technological showpiece for a phone you probably don't have. All these years later, it's still a great game that may be a consideration next time you're ready to buy a handset. As 3D chipsets become more common on mobile handsets, games like Quake (and Quake itself) will be more widely available. If you can, get this game and get a glimpse at the near future of mobile gaming.
80
Nintendo 64HappyPuppy
The only real failing of Quake64 is inherited from the desktop version. Single-player mode is a shallow killfest amid levels that are too dark and similar. Compared to the brilliant design of Goldeneye, for instance, even Quake feels thin and a bit brainless. But then again, the real thrill of basic shooters like Quake is spree killing. Do any of us really want our psychotics to be all that smart anyway?
80
MacintoshMac Addict
Yes, Quake is still a first-person, dungeon-crawling, plot-free shoot-'em-up. But it offers up a whole new level of 3D realism that no other shooter-up does and the innumerable and clever mods and TCs for Quake are fascinating. Besides, sometimes it's just fun to run around, blowing the giblets out of your friends.
80
Nintendo 64IGN
Despite its flaws, Nintendo 64 owners looking for the Quake experience can't go wrong with this game -- if for single-player mode alone. However, seasoned Quakers looking for the ultimate multiplayer game may want to rent before they buy.
79
SEGA SaturnPlayer One
Ce n'est pas Quake sur Saturn qui risque de convertir les non-initiés au successeur officiel de Doom. Ce jeu méritait mieux !
79
DOSElectric Games
This is a good game, but not great. As far as the Quake/Duke Nukem 3D argument goes, put me down for Duke. When it comes right down to it, Duke was just more fun. The levels looked like something, some of them even recognizable somethings. The weapons were more innovative and there were offensive items as well. But I'm not reviewing Duke in this space. Bottom Line: GREAT game engine and soundtrack. Almost everything else is not quite up to the task. If you're a fan of this type of game, buy it, you'll like it. If you have to make a choice between Quake and Duke, go for Duke.
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DOSShooterplanet
Wer einmal einen anderen Shooter erleben möchte, sollte sich Quake 1 zulegen. Auch wenn 2005 Quake 4 kommt, Quake 1 bietet einige Vorteile zum Beispiel gegenüber Quake 2 (Quake 4 basiert storymäßig auf Quake 2). - einziges Quake, das im Mittelalter spielt - mehr und bessere Fallen als in Quake 2 - mehr Rätsel (Schalter finden) als in Quake 2 - mit Tenebrae bessere Grafik als Quake 2 (und Quake 3: Arena) - bessere Grafik als viele Games dieser Zeit - stammt von id-Software (Quake 4 kommt von Raven Software). Quake 1 muss sich auch heute - 8 Jahre nach dem Release - nicht verstecken. Und im Gegensatz zu anderen Games dieser Zeit läuft es unter Windows XP.
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Nintendo 64Nintendo Power Magazine
The one-player game is intense and challenging with some cool stages. The multiplayer option was somewhat disappointing. Between the darkness and the low frame rate, I need some aspirin.
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Nintendo 64Joypad
La grande force de Quake réside dans son ambiance particulièrement étouffante. Bonne nouvelle, cette version N64 ne trahit pas l'esprit du doom-like le plus glauque de la planète. L'architecture des niveaux est intéressante, les bruitages font froid dans le dos et le challenge est assez relevé. Un bon soft malgré une esthétique discutable.
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SEGA SaturnAll Game Guide
In conclusion, if you've never played Quake before and don't have a powerful enough PC to run it, by all means, pick up the Saturn version. It has a great single player game. But if you have played Quake before, there is absolutely no reason to purchase this game.
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Nintendo 64GameSpot
Still, N64 owners are lucky that they don't have to mess around with any extra hardware to get close-to-3Dfx-quality acceleration in Quake. The Nintendo's processor is a descendant of Silicon Graphics, the company that developed the GL technology enabling incredible texturing in 3D games. Hence, Quake's masonry environments and gangly monsters seem right at home in N64 territory. This ready-packed near-GL-quality plus the quick and easy deathmatch setup are really the only advantages over the original game. If Quake is a game experience you don't want to miss, and if a Nintendo is all you have, then Quake 64 is your ticket.
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WindowsComing Soon Magazine
Overall, the game is not what it should have been. There were supposed to be things like nail-gun crucifixions, offerings of dead bodies to demon-gods, in close wrestling and flips, etc..., and none of it showed up. Next time Id gets an idea, they should keep it to themselves so that consumers won't be disappointed when it doesn't show up. And make sure their on-line setup works. You'll probably buy it anyhow because everyone's playing it, but it just isn't worth it. Now where did I put my Doom II...
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DOSComing Soon Magazine
ID certainly has come a long way from the good ole' Commander Keen days. Every product that they produce always seems to be a big step ahead of their previous releases. I'm sure that many people have heard of Castle Wolfenstein 3D, but I don't think that many people have played it. Essentially it was a much cruder version of Doom. It was one of the first games that offered high speed, real 3D like movement. They borrowed the plot from the original Castle Wolfenstein game (for the Apple IIe) and pumped up the action. All you had to do was kill everything, get ammo and get out. It was simple, but effective.
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SEGA SaturnGameSpot
Do you like a good 3D shooter with good technology and atmosphere but no plot? Are you willing to die and die and die again to open all the secrets of a single level map just because you like the satisfaction of knowing that you've found everything to be found there? Are you very, very good with a Saturn controller? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you might just want to play Quake for the Saturn. Otherwise you're better off with some game whose name might be a little less famous but whose appeal is a little more broad.
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Nintendo 64Nintendo Land
In a nutshell, it's Doom 64 all over again. Objectively speaking, it's not a -bad- game, and it stands a fairer fighting chance than Doom does against more modern shooters. The catch is that, when compared to any more advanced first-person shooter, Quake 64 seems so depressingly -bland-. There's nothing in there that makes it stand out, even if it has it's good moments. If the coders behind Quake 64 had taken the time to improve and modify this game before bringing it to the N64, it might have had a brighter career. As it stands, only complete Quake-junkies need apply. Anyone else can no doubt find a far better and more rewarding game to spend their pennies on.
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Nintendo 64The Video Game Critic
When you die, you have to restart the entire level! Curses! And who says there are no load times in cartridges? It's takes about ten seconds to "build" each stage! There's a split-screen mode to accommodate two players, but its jerky frame-rate and dark environments render it practically unplayable. Like most first-person shooters, this game hasn't aged particularly well, but if you're up for a challenge and can stomach the graphics, Quake will serve up your demons medium rare.