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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. The shareware version before you buy this. Good, but it doesn't quite live up to the hype.

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  1. May 23, 2015
    10
    Quake is a bit... odd. In principle it's fast paced shooter with loads of enemies and powerful guns. But that doesn't mean, that the game isQuake is a bit... odd. In principle it's fast paced shooter with loads of enemies and powerful guns. But that doesn't mean, that the game is "flat" or simplistic. At times it plays out like a Lovecraftian horror game set in candlelit castles, while the music incorporates sounds like cries, screams and grunts. The soundtrack is a full-fledged ambient mood-setter. When it comes to fighting there's much more than modern military pea-shooters: double-barrelled shotguns, rocket and grenade launchers and even lightning gun. Definitely one of classics in it's genre along with Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. Still vey much playable and enjoyable almost 2 decades after it's release, not many games have it in them. Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2013
    10
    Simply put, the most exciting, challenging and perfect TDM First-Person-Shooter ever created.

    Quake will probably continue to be the best
    Simply put, the most exciting, challenging and perfect TDM First-Person-Shooter ever created.

    Quake will probably continue to be the best game ever made well into the 22nd Century, seeing as nobody seems to even attempt to emulate it's obvious superiority.
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  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. Collapse
  4. AnthonyM
    May 5, 2009
    10
    A TRUE classic, as already stated; the benchmark for all FPS's to this day. Not being bogged down with frivolous and unnecessary story A TRUE classic, as already stated; the benchmark for all FPS's to this day. Not being bogged down with frivolous and unnecessary story lines, character development and overly complicated weapons, Quake still manages to create a dark, claustrophobic atmosphere more successfully than it's later siblings.The perfect blend of puzzles, mindless slaughter and intelligent level design still make this game a challenge today, especially on Nightmare difficulty. Naturally the enemies are are far short of the intelligence we would expect from todays grizzlies, but are by no means easy, or repetitive and still require different tactics for their dispersal. And make sure you play with the original CD to benefit from the soundtrack! 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. PaulK
    Aug 19, 2009
    10
    Amazing - years after it was first released and it's still better than lots of games out now :-)
  7. LilDude
    Aug 5, 2007
    6
    This game is now a decade old... And its a classic.

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