Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings
Jan 8, 2011Quake II is the classic and perfect FPS. It offers and intense single player experience that introduces tactical gameplay, disturbing imagery, tense moments and boot to the face all in a Hollywood style science fiction setting. Quake II offers the ability for players to compete in multiplayer matches such as Death matches and Capture the Flag but there are a ton of modifications available for everything from the maps to the weapons and character skins. Now, Quake is at this time 14 years old but it still holds up as a fantastic game that showcases what games can be even with a somewhat limited technology and die hard fans while opening the door to the possibilities for the future of gaming.… Full Review »
Mar 7, 2013Quake 2 had big shoes to fill, and it did so magnificently. Quake 2 is set in the future on an alien world, with a whole new set of weapons and enemies. While I preferred the dark castle theme of Quake 1, it was nice that Quake 2 went a different direction instead of rehashing its predecessor.
Most of Quake 2's lasting value comes from its well-designed network code and modding ability. Even back in the days of 56kbps modems, 16-player online games worked great. And the community was encouraged to create custom content that added to the value of the game for free; there was a plethora of maps to download, and my friends and I still enjoy playing Action Quake (a popular Quake 2 mod) at LAN parties.… Full Review »