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  • Summary: The remastered version of Quake is here.

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Quake - Official Remaster Trailer (2021)
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 23, 2021
    100
    Quake returns in a feature-rich remaster that delicately updates the classic FPS, adding lots of optional bells and whistles, packing in a ton of content and delivering the definitive way to play this 25-year-old masterpiece in the process. There's a wealth of online and co-op options here, a glorious new expansion to blast through from MachineGames, super slick performance in both docked and handheld modes and it's all available at a cracking price point. This really is a stellar port of one gaming's true greats and an absolutely essential addition to your Switch library.
  2. Sep 29, 2021
    91
    Obviously, if you’ve played Quake at any point in the last 25 years, there’s probably not a pressing need for you to pick it up on current-gen systems — it’s basically the same game here that you could’ve played at any time in the last few decades. But if you want to see a seminal first-person shooter that’s aged surprisingly well, be sure to hunt this one out.
  3. Aug 24, 2021
    90
    Ultimately this is as perfect a port of Quake as anyone could have ever hoped for. The single player campaign is not extraordinary but is always fun, and the multiplayer is still rock solid all these years later. With the low price point this is quite simply an essential download.
  4. 85
    Quake is still an incredible game that holds up well even today. You get a ton of content for the price, and on top of that, there's so much replayability between the various difficulties and multiplayer options. While I wish some effort would have been made to modernize some archaic elements, they don't take away too much from the overall experience. If you're a fan of shooters at all, Quake should absolutely have a place in your Switch library.
  5. Sep 30, 2021
    80
    Quake's remastered port to Nintendo Switch is proof that big video game companies don't need to treat their fans with disrespect when it comes to bringing back old classics. The level of content for such a small price is unmatched, and that is forgetting a whole new expansion pack was created for this release, too. The fact that everything can be completed cooperatively in multiplayer means less skilled players can enjoy getting through with the help of others, and then there are deathmatches for some of the best arena FPS action around. Well done to all involved in this.
  6. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 7, 2021
    80
    If you missed Quake back in the day, this port is a fantastic way to experience this genre-defining work, especially for fans of 2016's DOOM. While a lot of the old-school design choices may feel simple by modern standards, it results in an elegantly intense game that's still an addicting delight to pick up for even a short session of a few minutes. [Issue #55 – October 2021, p. 22]
  7. 80
    Quake is an old title, but a must play if you like fast paced first person shooters. The essence of Quake is in it’s gameplay, being the main reason to give this title a chance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jul 16, 2022
    10
    This FPS has not aged at all, and this remaster is more than enough evidence of that. It puts many modern FPS games to shame
  2. Aug 30, 2021
    10
    This is a fantastic re-release for the Switch. I remember playing the shareware episode as a kid and it is great to play this on a handheld.This is a fantastic re-release for the Switch. I remember playing the shareware episode as a kid and it is great to play this on a handheld. Couch co-op is also great for split screen fun. I own the game on Steam but I bought it again just to play it on the Switch. There's a great amount of content here with not only the original game but both mission packs as well as two additional packs of high quality levels. There's also mod/ map pack support with only Quake 64 available at the moment but the developers have stated more are coming. If Doom is anything to go by, we will get more high quality level packs soon! In terms of the Switch release, you get gyro aiming and it runs very smoothly at 60fps although there are drops here and there, which is more noticeable in the bigger mission pack maps or when there is alot of action in split screen mode. It is great we also get a level select option, although I will say that it is clear that this isn't the intended way to play the game as some of the later levels don't give you many weapons (the levels were originally intended to play in one go so that your weapons are brought through). If they could add more weapons throughout some later levels (like extra double barrel shotguns) that would be great (fact: all Doom levels were double balanced to ensure a pistol start is possible). The music is also relatively quiet (as has been reported), but I'm sure this will be patched soon. Overall though, a great re-release for a classic! Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2021
    10
    About time Quake started to get some attention. A far superior classic FPS to Doom, but Doom sucked all the oxygen out the room. Quake 1 and 2About time Quake started to get some attention. A far superior classic FPS to Doom, but Doom sucked all the oxygen out the room. Quake 1 and 2 are masterpieces, no question. Quake 1 is more barebones, but still solid as hell, with good difficulty curve (it gets pretty tough). There is so much content for the money, and even the option to download 'add-ons' like the full N64 version of Quake. Really a no brainer to buy this and value for money is crazy good. well done on this flawless Switch port. Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2021
    10
    It's everything I didn't know I wanted. Updated lighting, 2k/4k support, 2k support for 240hz, Anti aliasing, dynamic lighting and shadows,It's everything I didn't know I wanted. Updated lighting, 2k/4k support, 2k support for 240hz, Anti aliasing, dynamic lighting and shadows, FOV slider (can change up to 125).

    Includes all the expansions and a new one, mod support, multiplayer support with split screen.

    OH! If you already have Quake in your Steam Library you automatically get this.

    Other companies should take note, THIS is how you release a game. Don't say anything about it, drop perfection.
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  5. Dec 18, 2021
    9
    Bring back the golden age of gaming, where games were games and gamers were gamers. More like this, and less Animal Crossing, Mario and otherBring back the golden age of gaming, where games were games and gamers were gamers. More like this, and less Animal Crossing, Mario and other such nonsense which the switch is rife with, please! Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2021
    9
    More like this! Classics are classics for a reason Good fun on Switch and smooth as butter. I enjoyed this way more than I did NintendoMore like this! Classics are classics for a reason Good fun on Switch and smooth as butter. I enjoyed this way more than I did Nintendo first-party exclusives like Mario and Animal Crossing. Bring back the golden age of gaming! More real games and less infantilised garbage, please. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2021
    7
    Quake is an excellent value of only $9.99 if youre a fan of retro FPS shooters. The modern Quake is optimized for widescreen, and while theQuake is an excellent value of only $9.99 if youre a fan of retro FPS shooters. The modern Quake is optimized for widescreen, and while the Switch hardware doesn't support RayTracing like it's PC counterpart, you do get dynamic lighting and enhanced shadows. Also included is the free DLC add-on for Quake64 that plays with the 64-bit textures with a CRT filter overlay for maximum retro-ness. The soundtrack s the original NIN soundtrack that just sets this game apart from all the others.

    Graphics: 6.5
    Gameplay: 7.5
    Audio: 7
    Story: 6
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