Quake II ID Software / Activision 1997

In this sequel, there are far improved graphics compared to the extremely popular first game. This is more oriented towards a single player experience (netplay disappointed at first but this was improved through numerous Mods - Weapon Factory, Team Fortress, Action Quake 2 and more). The Strogg alien race threatens the Earth, but Earth has launched a counter-offensive, Operation Alien Overlord. Overlord takes the battle to the Strogg homeworld with the ultimate objective of securing their capitol city and killing their ruler. As a FPS, Quake II contains a variety of weapons including the fall back Blaster, the Railgun, and the secret BFG10K. The player is given mission-based objectives that correspond to the storyline. For example, the player carries out a wide range of activities, including stealing a tank commander's head to open a door, or calling down an air-strike on a bunker. CGI cutscenes are used to illustrate the player's progress through the various main objectives. The game features much larger levels than Quake, with many more wide-open areas. There is also a hub system that allows the player to travel back and forth between levels. Indeed, this is sometimes necessary to complete certain objectives. There are fair degrees of difficulty, and it's never too irritating. With the excellent soundtrack in the CD disk drive it added to a lot of fun for me. Because the prevailing orange-yellow of the graphics, it reminded me of Dune (and I like the film and love the books). Quake 2, even if it hadn't been a massive hit, got ID software huge profits just through multiple licensing of the game engine.

See also: #Dawn Of Darkness, #Deadlode II, #Disposable Heroes, #PC Gamer: The Extended Play Collection Volume 2, #PC Gamer: The Extended Play Collection Volume 3, #Quake II: Fault Line, #Quake 2 MP 1: The Reckoning, #Quake 2 MP 2: Ground Zero, #Quake 2 TC: Juggernaut, #Quake 2 Netpack: Extremities, #Quake 2: Zaero, #Quake 2: Complete Gamer Add-on, #Quake World, #Quake 2 Anthology, #Quake 2: Deathmatch Maker II, #Quake 2: Fanatic's Complete Set, #Quake 2: Total Destruction, #Quake World 2001, #Quake 2: Chaos, #Qoole for Quake II, Quake & Hexen II, #Quake 2: Unseen, #Quake 2: Oblivion, #Quake II RTX

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included in Quake 4: Special Edition - 2DVD ISO Demo 4.33GB (uploaded by Shattered)
ISO Demo + Quake 2: Juggernaut 459MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Fan Levels
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3 Level Demo 37Mb ( @ ftp.fu-berlin.de)
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Quake 2 Test ~11MB ( @ FileFront)
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Total Conversions & Source Port & Singleplayer Levls
Video Reviews
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Full Demo ~102MB Movies Addon ~86MB (uploaded by keropi)
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Quake II: Better Than Ultimate Edition (includes Q2, Juggernaut, Ground Zero, Reckoning, Zaero, Tournament, and CTF with gladiator bots) ~392MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
Blindwrite Clone ISO Demo 452MB (uploaded by Shattered)
Quake 2 Ready-To-Play Includes all MPs, Updates, and R1Q2 port (@FPS Legends) (uploaded by 592MB)
ISO Demo 366MB & Music CD-Rip ISO 204MB (@FPS Legends)
v3.20 included in Quake 2000 - Russian Bootleg ISO Demo (Quake v1.09, Quake: Shrak v2.0, Quake II v3.20, Quake II: Juggernaut, Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning, Quake II:Zaero, Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero, Quake III: Arena) 687MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
New Multiplayer Standard Small Edition + r1q2 (lower textures) 60MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
New Multiplayer v 2.0 edition + r1q2 (better textures) 105MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
Quake 2: EGL edition (high quality textures) 552MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
ISO Demo + Quad Damage GOG v2.0.0.3 ISO, maps, pre-release, Ultimate Quake 494.8MB+658MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
included in Quake 4 Special Edition - Fan-Edited 2DVD ISO Demo 3.04+1.69GB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Gold Edition v3.20 - Full Demo included in iD Software: The 90's Collection 653MB (uploaded by yamibito)

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