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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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  2. Negative: 3 out of 105
  1. DanielO.
    Dec 21, 2007
    10
    Asides from Doom, this is the definitive standard by which all shoot em ups to this day should be measured and judged. It was this Asides from Doom, this is the definitive standard by which all shoot em ups to this day should be measured and judged. It was this magnificent game that spawned an entire online multiplayer community that's still active to this day, as well as providing millions more (especially myself) with fond memories of nailgunning shamblers and fiends, and then using quad damage to easily axe an ogre to death over a pool of acid. To this day a remarkable classic that will always be a benchmark in not just first person shooters but gaming in general. Brilliant. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Sep 27, 2019
    10
    For me it was a masterpiece in childhood. The very first shooter, the very first blood of evil aliens.
  4. PeterB.
    Aug 7, 2007
    10
    FPS in its purest form. Quake helped make the industry what it is today.
  5. Nov 19, 2012
    10
    After 2 decades, there is no doubt that the first Quake is still one of the most revolutionary and incredible games ever made. With arguablyAfter 2 decades, there is no doubt that the first Quake is still one of the most revolutionary and incredible games ever made. With arguably the best graphics at time, Quake creates an unique world with an incredible atmosphere that was never seen until it. Totally 3d, sometimes looking better even than games that came after, Quake is a masterpiece for many reasons: the excellent controllers, the great diversity of weapons, enemies and levels, the depth of level exploration, the amazing atmosphere created, the great multiplayer and the gorgeous music/sound effect made by Trent Reznor (you can even see the Nine Inch Nails logo in the ammo boxes). With an engaging gameplay during 4 episodes of game, set in different locations, Quake never gets boring thanks to great level design, mixing puzzles and combat. The fans still waiting for a sequel, one time the next games with the name "Quake" only shared the name of the series. It stands alongside the first Doom as the best game ever made by legendary Id Software softhouse. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2021
    9
    I just played Quake 1 recently and it's just one of the best shooters i have ever played.
  7. Feb 14, 2021
    0
    This is one of the most terrible games i have ever played. Zero thinking, just mindless shooting... No thank you

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