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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 86
  2. Negative: 1 out of 86
  1. Sep 30, 2017
    10
    I play it on a daily basis for many years now. Its just the best game ever made.

    The atmosphere and gameplay is simply perfect. I highly
    I play it on a daily basis for many years now. Its just the best game ever made.

    The atmosphere and gameplay is simply perfect. I highly recommend the community HD Texture and effect mods. It even looks better than most modern games that way.
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  2. v1m
    Apr 9, 2005
    10
    Never surpassed. The FPS genre's highwater mark is now a decade old, and all who love Quake ask: why cannot it not be equaled?
  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. rzr
    Oct 1, 2007
    10
    There is no more classic FPS than Quake 1. With modern graphics clients still being developed by the community for this game, it's still There is no more classic FPS than Quake 1. With modern graphics clients still being developed by the community for this game, it's still very playable, and a lot of fun. 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. Jan 28, 2019
    3
    On prend les mêmes et on recommence... sauf que John Carmack l'inventeur du genre "first person shooter" propose cette fois un "Doom"On prend les mêmes et on recommence... sauf que John Carmack l'inventeur du genre "first person shooter" propose cette fois un "Doom" intégralement en 3D et basé sur une nouvelle technologie qui donnera naissance (sous licence) à toute une série de FPS plus ou moins divers, variés ou avariés dans les années qui suivront...

    Le moteur "Quake" était donc très impressionnant avec par exemple une gestion de la lumière en temps réel que les cartes graphiques d'alors avaient bien du mal à rendre sans suer à grosses gouttes : tirer une roquette par exemple illuminait le couloir comme une torche se déplaçant à très grande vitesse... Une option qu'on laissait souvent désactivée parce que ça ramait sévère... En tout cas, le jeu était très beau avec l'accélération OpenGL, un standard qui permettait une compatibilité avec toutes le cartes du marché. En théorie.

    Là, avec ma Voodoo 2 qui a grillé sans en avoir l'air il y a bien des lunes, impossible de profiter de l'accélération, car la Geforce (une FX5900 déjà trop récente) ne propose évidemment aucun support sous DOS. Et si quelques stagiaires ont développé un "winquake" pour Windows 95, ça ne marche qu'au petit bonheur la chance. Il est clair qu'il vaut mieux utiliser un DOSbox mais même en rendu "software", Quake reste étonnant, quoique singulièrement terne.

    C'est que même accéléré, Quake ne brille pas forcément par sa direction artistique peu variée mais assurément glauque et sombre : un assortiment ballot de marrons et c'est tout... Les armes et les monstres en tout cas -toujours aussi vindicatifs- ainsi que la nervosité et la vitesse du jeu font toujours leur effet, de même que la violence générale !

    Reste que le jeu en question est comme Doom, sans but, sans histoire, son "univers" n'est pas bien développé (ou pas développé du tout) et que vous êtes toujours le "maître des clés" qui a perdu toutes ses clés et qui erre dans les niveaux tarabiscotés sans carte ni boussole comme un clochard bourré à la 8.6. Censé être bourrin, Quake vous fait tourner en rond les trois quarts du temps, pour ne pas dire plus...

    Plus une démo technologique qu'un jeu véritable donc, intrinsèquement limité et trop vite ennuyeux.
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