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In a desperate war for Earth’s survival, against an unrelenting enemy, the only way to defeat them is to become one of them. Armed with advanced weaponry and vehicles and aided by an elite squad of marines, you take the battle to the heart of the Strogg home planet and become earth’s only hope for victory.
Built on id Tech 4 (the Doom 3 engine)
Sequel to the Quake 2 storyline
Battle outdoors using tanks and walkers
Fight with the support of an elite squad
Compete online in fast action, arena-style multiplayer
They'll know that Stroggos belongs to the StroggsKingTed | May 26, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Quake IV is the last entry in the famous FPS series of futuristic fast First Person Shooter. The story takes place directly after the events of Quake 2. This time Mankind is attacking the Stroggs' home planet : Stroggos. You are Matthew Kane, one of the many soldiers who are invading the planet. While the game is more story-driven than the second episode, it's still a pretty old-school shooter. It's fast. It's fun. It's a bit beautiful (for its time : it's DOOM 3's Engine) and there are tons of stroggs to kill. The plot is not that great but it has a few twists to offer. However the campaign is a bit to easy to beat. The multiplayer is somewhat similar to Quake III Arena. A decent shooter but it's not that good.
A Classic never diessaintfluffy | Nov. 6, 2014 | See all saintfluffy's reviews »
Straight to the point, this game is a classic. I remember playing the original doom games on my school computers when no one was looking, and this game brings back all the nastalgia of the classic shoot-em-ups. Though quake has never been horror bases as, say, doom 3, it definitely keeps up with that classic shooting gallery feel. I blasted through this in just a few hours, but it is always worth another run through.
Strogg 4 LifeJericho417 | July 31, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
The Strogg are one of my favorite enemies. They capture enemy soldiers and "Strogify" them. The process is messy, painful, and full of gore. In Quake 4, you're a space marine who ends up going through the process. You're rescued before they could take control of your mind, but your body is Strogg. Faster, stronger, and able to use Strogg regeneration stations. Some of the enemies are very bullet sponge like, but that's pretty typical in FPS games. The guns you acquire happen one by one through the various levels. Many weapons can be upgraded to add features, like homing rounds or ricochet. Combat feels great and responsive, instead of the lifeless hitscan gunfire of today's shooters. You can find torsos laying around, hooked up to machines like they're just organic components for the building. What's not to love about that? Unfortunately, the game is too short. I beat it in 5-6 hours.
The Direct Sequel To Quake IIAzrael360 | April 30, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »
Quake IV is an old-school, somewhat linear and easy, story-driven First Person Shooter, and the sequel to Quake II and not Quake III, which was an arena matchmaking mess without story. Quake IV starts where Quake II ended, and fans of the series won't have any problem to continue the main story from here. Technically, it looks average at best. Using the same engine from Doom 3, it looks really similar to that game. The textures are hit-and-miss, some look really well for their time, others look just bad. The sound and effects are great. As for the gameplay, is quite linear, with long corridors with enemies to defeat. And the enemy A.I. is not too well either, but it does the job. But it still entertains and probably by the end, you will wish for more, as many others wish right now. For fans of the series, it should be a must-have, even with its flaws.
Old School Sci-Fi ShooterAzrael360 | April 23, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »
Quake IV is a story-driven game that starts were Quake II ended, not like the random matches mess that Quake III presented in its time. Using the same engine as Doom 3, this game offers good action in linear maps, very similar to Doom 3, with more aliens and less demons... Comparing this game to today's standards, it's an old game with mediocre to regular textures, with simple enemy A.I. and a generic story, but it's still a Quake game, and should get fun with it if you're not too demanding.