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  • Summary: Rage through 32 single player levels and 6 deathmatch levels of sheer terror and fully immersive sound and lighting. Arm yourself against the cannibalistic Ogre, fiendish Vore and indestructible Schambler using letal nails, fierce Thunderbolts and abominable Rocket and Grenade Launchers. [idRage through 32 single player levels and 6 deathmatch levels of sheer terror and fully immersive sound and lighting. Arm yourself against the cannibalistic Ogre, fiendish Vore and indestructible Schambler using letal nails, fierce Thunderbolts and abominable Rocket and Grenade Launchers. [id Software] Expand
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  1. 100
    The essential 3D first person multiplayer experience of our time.
  2. After "DOOM" revolutionized first-person shooters, Quake raised the bar and set standards featuring improved visuals in a 3D environment, excellent controls, numerous monsters and a vast online experience.
  3. Satan, your game has arrived. It spits up blood and pisses vinegar. It sprouts horns from its head like the proud minion of evil that it is. It shoots lightning bolts, for cripes' sake. It's a game of pure evil. And even purer entertainment. It's also the best action game on the planet.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 80
    The shareware version before you buy this. Good, but it doesn't quite live up to the hype.

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  1. Dec 18, 2016
    10
    Quake is not a game is a classic positive memories in which even after years of holds and contains better gameplay than many new game. How notQuake is not a game is a classic positive memories in which even after years of holds and contains better gameplay than many new game. How not to look at the graphics and have not played this epic classic is always time to make up for it Expand
  2. KarlM.
    Feb 25, 2005
    10
    The divergence of of 2d from 3d. Forget duke nukem, forget the majority of games today. This game had, HAS style, like other great works of The divergence of of 2d from 3d. Forget duke nukem, forget the majority of games today. This game had, HAS style, like other great works of art, this is a masterpiece, an inspired synthesis of style, adrenaline, and pure terror. In many ways superior to Doom 3, plus it runs on anything from your Pda to Osx! Expand
  3. ScribbleS
    Mar 30, 2010
    10
    To this day, I still think Quake 1 is the best online FPS gameplay (balance and fun) that has ever existed and compared to all other online To this day, I still think Quake 1 is the best online FPS gameplay (balance and fun) that has ever existed and compared to all other online FPS both current and old. Quake 1 is old, but other FPS owe more to Quake 1 than people think. Expand
  4. DavidW
    Sep 14, 2008
    10
    When I first played this in 1998 on my 486, I was amazed. When I played through it again just a few days ago, I was still amazed. There are When I first played this in 1998 on my 486, I was amazed. When I played through it again just a few days ago, I was still amazed. There are bits that still make me jump in my seat. It certainly hasn't lost any of it's charm or atmosphere. The sounds are still as bone-chilling as ever, and it still freaks me out to hear the howling of a vore. This game is fantastic, and it is well worth looking up for a bit of retro fps action. Expand
  5. Feb 21, 2011
    10
    Wow, i remember going to a computer show in 1995 at London and playing this for the first time with the new first ever 3D card, the GeforceWow, i remember going to a computer show in 1995 at London and playing this for the first time with the new first ever 3D card, the Geforce Voodoo. Gamers had never seen smooth textured grahics beforeon the PC and to say it blew me away playing it was an understatement, I immediately went and paid for a 3d card at £150 back in 1996 for one (all my wages as a student!!). 3D textured quake back in 1996 was the bomb! I played it endlessly online lol, a great game and aside from quake and wolfenstein, a classic! Expand
  6. JesseB
    Dec 27, 2009
    10
    i cant help but feel extremely nostalgic every time i load this game up. and what else can you give the game that broke up out of the 2.5D i cant help but feel extremely nostalgic every time i load this game up. and what else can you give the game that broke up out of the 2.5D and into 3d? 10 Expand
  7. LilDude
    Aug 5, 2007
    6
    This game is now a decade old... And its a classic.

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