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Quake II (Windows)

Mature
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Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Interface
Setting
90
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3.9
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Written by  :  Classic Nigel (150)
Written on  :  Oct 27, 2006
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Tight As A B!

The Good

In 1996 Quake came out changing the way we see shooters forever or at least until Half-Life Came out then a mere year and six months later Quake 2 came out oddly enough this game has nothing to do with the original Quake other than in name and quad damage is back.

Instead of the original Quake where you played as a marine in other dimensions stopping strange creatures you, still a marine (What’s with id in Marines?) who are on a operation called Operation Alien Overlord against the Strogg an alien race that attacked earth and the operation is to retaliate for that but when heading to the planet Stroggos you crash land in an escape pod on the planet with most of your comrades dead you search the planet to carry out your orders.

The graphics with 3d acceleration used to look amazing back in 1997 but now are only bearable by the standards of games like F.E.A.R., Half-Life 2, and Quake 4 and the sound is pretty good with gun sounds and alien sounds with good ambiance and the music while there isn't much the music in it works well rob zombie does the theme so I’m told.

Gameplay consists of running through the level killing enemies and accomplishing goals provided to you by your personal computer each section has a number of objectives before moving on to the new area and each new area has a scene telling you what the next area is and the main objective in it and there are 8 Areas in all.

Multiplayer rocks Action Quake is one of the best things to happen to this world.

The Bad

Now considering this is a Quake game it’s not as satisfying as the original or as fun and not quite what we expect from Id and certain areas have way too much backtracking the weapons could of used some work like the only weapons suitable for close quarters is the Shotgun and Machine Gun pretty much.

The Bottom Line

All in all this game is a fun shooter while it lasts and now you can get a pack called Ultimate Quake with Quakes 1,2, and 3 all updated for new computers.