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  • Summary: Whatever else may be said about Quake II, one thing is certain: It is the only first-person shooter to render the original Quake entirely obsolete.
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  1. Dec 27, 2014
    10
    At the time this was revolutionary in graphics and smooth game play. 640x480 with a secondary 3dfx card to give basic anti aliasing, the onesAt the time this was revolutionary in graphics and smooth game play. 640x480 with a secondary 3dfx card to give basic anti aliasing, the ones that used to give a mechanical like click when they activated.
    I have played though this game more times than any other to date.
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  2. Aug 9, 2011
    10
    Quake2 was the first FPS game to add "jump" to the game mechanics as all other previous fps games were strictly walk around and press buttons.Quake2 was the first FPS game to add "jump" to the game mechanics as all other previous fps games were strictly walk around and press buttons. It was back in those days when players could make their own multiplayer and co-op maps and then release them to the masses within the MSN Gaming Zone servers. It was where the the first "rocket-jump" mechanic was invented using existing game mechanics by altering the mechanics' values via simple text files executed in a live game. This game was the adam and eve of all current FPS games. I, myself created over 500 multiplayer maps over the course of 4 years as the game's popularity lasted no shorter than 10 years, well beyond the creation of Quake3. Expand
  3. Jan 8, 2011
    10
    Quake II is the classic and perfect FPS. It offers and intense single player experience that introduces tactical gameplay, disturbingQuake 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. Expand
  4. Mar 24, 2019
    9
    Great game, though I was running round in circles too many times. Easy to get lost and not pick the right sliding door. Back and forth.Great game, though I was running round in circles too many times. Easy to get lost and not pick the right sliding door. Back and forth. Awesome and outstanding soundtracks from Sonic Mayhem. My favorite weapon here is the Rail Gun. Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2011
    8
    Something went terribly wrong at id software from Quake to Quake II. The Quake II graphics are ok at best (even for the time period), theSomething went terribly wrong at id software from Quake to Quake II. The Quake II graphics are ok at best (even for the time period), the movement does not seem to be as good as the original Quake, some of the levels were confusing. Quake II is fun, but not as much fun as the original. Expand
  6. Jun 29, 2019
    8
    Played this sucker back in 1999. Good fun. Solid graphics, cool weapons, spooky design, intense action all add up to classic replayablePlayed this sucker back in 1999. Good fun. Solid graphics, cool weapons, spooky design, intense action all add up to classic replayable shooter. Most fun ? taking out enemies with Hyperblaster, Railgun and BFG. Expand
  7. May 22, 2011
    3
    In general, those games of death-match are boring, adding that this one is very old and its graphics are so badly,one can't give it a highIn general, those games of death-match are boring, adding that this one is very old and its graphics are so badly,one can't give it a high score. . Expand

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