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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. -
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.7
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.4
Overall User Score (33 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Power Unlimited (Nov, 1999)
Quake II op de PlayStation is een mijlpaal. Waarschijnlijk is het niet mogelijk om nóg meer uit de PSX te persen en terwijl je zit te genieten van al het moois is het ook nog eens mogelijk om een bloedstollend potje deathmatch te spelen. Grote klasse!
Gamezilla (Dec 13, 1999)
I would definitely recommend Quake II to any Playstation owner who enjoys first-person shooters. It is really a well-done version of one of the most popular games originally brought out on a PC. The folks at Activision have definitely scored another winner with this version on the Playstation. If action’s what you want, action’s what you’ll get! Just remember, only the stong will survive! Keep your finger on the trigger and beware of everything around you. Listening is just as important as keeping your eyes open. The enemies will make sounds that will clue you in that they’re nearby. Keep looking around and be ready! If you’re quick on your feet, you just might make it through. The planet is counting on you. Good luck, warrior.
GamePro (US) (Jan 01, 2000)
Playstation's Quake II moves just as quickly as on the PC, which means that your palms will start sweating when you turn a corner and run into three Gunners and a Berzerker. The graphics might not be perfect, but the sound effects and music are just as good. This isn't your PC's Quake, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
IGN (Oct 15, 1999)
There is no question that Quake II was a landmark game on the PC. On the PlayStation, it is merely a very good game among other very good games. The single player experience is rock solid, but after your 13th or 14th level, it definitely gets repetitive. This isn't so much the problem with Hammerhead's port, as it is with the game itself, which is really a multiplayer game at heart.
85 (Oct 12, 1999)
Dans un genre qui fait quelquefois défaut à la PlayStation, Quake 2 se trouve être une bonne adaptation de la version console ET le meilleur jeu de ce type sur cette console. Tout est réglé au mieux pour les capacités de la Play tout en gardant un gameplay avec la manette acceptable. Un Classique enfin bien porté sur console !
If you’re a PSX owner and you’ve been wondering what the whole Quake 2 phenomenon is all about, here’s your chance to find out. You’re not going to get any closer to it than this without going out and buying a $1,000 computer, which makes this port a considerable bargain. Alternately, if you’re just looking for an awesome multiplayer deathmatch, which is something the PSX currently lacks, I can recommend no title more than Q2. HammerHead has created a nearly flawless port of the PC classic we have all come to know and love.
PSM (Dec, 1999)
Still, if you are even remotely interested in the genre, Quake II is a must-have. It has great graphics, a fast and consistent framerate, and plenty of replay value.You can even gather three of your friends together and play against them in an ultimate deathmatch competition.
GameSpot (Oct 22, 1999)
Yes, Quake II, the game PC owners have been enjoying for a long time, has finally made it to the PlayStation. Being a fan of PC first-person shooters, I was less than excited. I mean, I've already played the single-player to death on the PC, and multiplayer FPS games on a console are usually quite pathetic. The N64 version was pretty good, provided that you could look past the flaws that most fans of the PC version would notice in the first 20 seconds. The PlayStation version has many of these same flaws, but given the PlayStation's rapidly aging hardware, it's easier to overlook these flaws. While you may not remain interested in the single-player mission to see it to its completion, the four-player multiplayer in Quake II will make you glad you had picked up a multitap and three extra Dual Shocks.
Retroage (Feb 15, 2014)
Podsumowując Quake II w wersji na PSX byłby świetnym FPSem, gdyby nie zawalone sterowanie, które psuje całą zabawę z rozgrywki. Dość dobry tryb single player (chociaż całkowicie pozbawiony fabuły) oraz niezły multiplayer częściowo ratują tę grę. Jest to jeden z lepszych shooterów na PSX, ale jednocześnie najsłabszą wersją ze wszystkich wydanych na różne platformy. Jeśli naprawdę chcecie zagrać w zbliżoną do oryginału wersję na konsolach, lepiej sięgnąć po liczne konwersje, których powstanie było możliwe dzięki uwolnieniu kodu gry przez producentów. Warto zapoznać się także z Amigowym Q2, czy też świetnym homebrew na Nintendo Wii.
Gamereactor (Denmark) (Nov 03, 1999)
Et svagt ´køb´ anbefales fra min side, for der er mange elementer som udvikleren skulle have brugt mere tid på, før spillet kom i handlen. Multiplayer delen trækker dog helt sikkert op i den samlede bedømmelse.
Game Revolution (Dec, 1999)
Quake II for the Playstation does a decent job of bringing the speed and slaughter over from the PC, but for most people this is a case of been there, done that. Quake 3 Arena is already out, and if you're reading this review, I'm hedging my bets that you already own a computer. The recently released Medal of Honor has shown what first-person shooting can be on the Playstation. With Quake II, you just know that there's more to it than you'll find in this version - expansions, network gaming, map creation, etc. This one just shines better on a computer.