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Quake Mission Pack No. I: Scourge of Armagon

aka: The Rift

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Shub-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.

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Credits (DOS version)

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Additional Design
Special Thanks to
  • Sheilia
  • Marianna
  • id Software and many of our friends for supporting the launch of Hipnotic
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German index

On 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 title

The 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

Information also contributed by Medicine Man

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Frumple.

Windows Mobile added by Kabushi. Windows added by DarkDante.

Additional contributors: Terok Nor, Xantheous, Indra was here, Xoleras, Patrick Bregger.

Game added June 14th, 2001. Last modified February 27th, 2023.