Classic first-person shooters will always have a place in gaming, no matter how old they might be. There’s something fun about getting together with a few friends and blasting each other in multiplayer mayhem. One of the most influential first-person shooters that helped define multiplayer action for the genre was Quake. And if you know anything about the series, you know how fun it can be diving into matches with others. Luckily for Xbox and PC users, more Quake action is happening right now.
As of August 10th, everyone will be able to play a remastered version of Quake II. Bethesda announced the release of this new version of the game to coincide with Quakecon happening in Grapevine, Texas. Players can download the game on any of the aforementioned platforms if they have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass. The game is also available for around $10 on other platforms. But that’s not the best part of this new rerelease of Quake II.
The new version of the game will support up to eight-player split-screen multiplayer. Allowing for you and seven friends to get together for chaotic deathmatches. In addition, the rerelease of Quake II comes with both the original PC version and the Nintendo 64 port of Quake II, as well as all of the original expansions to the game and multiplayer maps. Quake II Remastered also comes with a brand new campaign made by Machine Games for players to go through, made just for this release. It’s a lot of content packaged together for a great bundle for anyone who loves Quake II or just getting into it for the first time.
For online features, Quake II Remastered has support for 16-player multiplayer matches online on all platforms. On the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5, the game has options for gyro controls that you can toggle on and off. The remastered version also comes with additional content that was cut from the original release, adding even more value to this new version of Quake II.
Built off the same design philosophies as the original DOOM, the Quake series helped usher in a new age of multiplayer gaming that is still present today. Quake II was originally released on PC in 1997 as a sequel to the first Quake game. It was highly praised and received by fans for its faster action and chaotic multiplayer matches that were endlessly playable. Getting together for a big LAN party with others for a series of matches in Quake was the pinnacle of fun for many back in the late 90s.
Will you be downloading Quake II Remastered on any platform? Did you play a lot of Quake multiplayer back in the day? Share your thoughts about everything down below in the comment section!
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