Quake (series)

Quake is a series of first-person shooter video games, developed by id Software and, as of 2010, published by Bethesda Softworks. The series is composed of the eponymous game from 1996 and its nonlinear, standalone sequels which vary in setting and plot.

Quake
Quake logo.png
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Developer(s)id Software
Raven Software
Hyperion Entertainment
Bullfrog Productions
Lobotomy Software
Raster Productions
Hammerhead
Publisher(s)GT Interactive
(1996–1997)
Activision
(1997–2009)
Electronic Arts
(2001) (Quake III Revolution)
Square Electronic Arts
(2001) (Quake III Revolution Japanese version)
Bethesda Softworks
(2010–present)
Nvidia
(2019) (Quake II RTX)
Platform(s)MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, Sega Saturn, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Dreamcast
First releaseQuake
June 22, 1996
Latest releaseQuake Champions
August 22, 2017

GamesEdit

Aggregate review scores
Game Metacritic
Quake (PC) 94[1]
(N64) 74[2]
(SAT) 64%[3][a]
Quake Mission Pack No. 1: Scourge of Armagon (PC) 82%[4][a]
Quake Mission Pack No. 2: Dissolution of Eternity (PC) 83%[5][a]
Quake II (PC) 87%[6][a]
(N64) 81%[7][a]
(PS) 79%[8][a]
Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning (PC) 69%[9][a]
Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero (PC) 65%[10][a]
Quake III Arena (DC) 93[11]
(PS2) 84[12]
(PC) 83%[13][a]
(X360) 69[14]
Quake III: Team Arena (PC) 69[15]
Quake 4 (PC) 81[16]
(X360) 75[17]
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (PC) 84[18]
(X360) 69[19]
(PS3) 60[20]¨

Quake storylineEdit

The game's original plot focused on the player character, later known as "Ranger" in Quake III: Arena, who travels across alternate dimensions to stop an enemy code-named "Quake". The game takes place in a Lovecraftian setting with a mixture of dark fantasy, pseudo-medieval and science fiction.[21][22]

Quake II storylineEdit

An in-name only sequel that shifted the series to the science fiction genre, Quake II and its sequels chronicle the war between humanity and the cybernetic alien race known as the Strogg.[23]

Arena seriesEdit

With a focus on competitive multiplayer, Quake III Arena and its successors de-emphasised the setting of the first two games while still retaining continuity with them and crossing over with id's Doom franchise. Quake Champions, in particular, is heavily influenced by the mythology of the original game.[24]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i GameRankings score

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Quake Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Quake Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Quake Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  4. ^ "Quake Mission Pack No. 1: Scourge of Armagon Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Quake Mission Pack No. 2: Dissolution of Eternity Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "Quake II Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "Quake II Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Quake II Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  11. ^ "Quake III Arena Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "Quake III Revolution Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Quake III Arena Reviews". GameRankings. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  14. ^ "Quake Arena Arcade Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  15. ^ "Quake III: Team Arena Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  16. ^ "Quake 4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  17. ^ "Quake 4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  18. ^ "Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  19. ^ "Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  20. ^ "Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  21. ^ Quake (game manual). ID Software. 1996.
  22. ^ Connors, William W.; Rivera, Mike; Orzel, Sylvia. Quake 3 Arena Manual.
  23. ^ Lien, Tracey (December 7, 2012). "Quake 2 turns 15-years-old today". Polygon. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  24. ^ Bethesda Games Catalog | accessdate May 14, 2020 | quote: Quake Champions delivers the dark mythos of the first Quake combined with the groundbreaking multiplayer mayhem of Quake III Arena with a major modern twist – Champions.