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
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The first impression when you look at Quake 4 makes you think of Doom 3. Fortunately, the illusion disappears very quickly uncovering a radical shooter, which will entertain the player for at least a few hours. Despite the fact, I believe that Q3A was a better part of the series I can still appreciate great levels, great designs of opponents, and decent graphics and sound that holds up till this day.
A really great game! I love the very epic and scary story, it's way better than the Quake 2 story. While the quake 2 story had a lot more hero feel, this has the more realistic war feel. Both are good. I personally like Quake 2 as a game more, but like the story of Quake 4 more. Awesome enemy designs, awesome weapons designs and awesome music. So yeah, a really great game. sad that there probably won't be a Quake 5. But if you like SCIFI games and kinda old school gameplay, then I recommend it for you.
I remember how painful the wait for this game was. There were constant leaks with fake logos, I remember me and my friends drawing Quake IV logos because we were hyped, especially when they finally announced it. And then they released it... and sadly there was little disappointment about it. The graphics felt as plastic as in Doom 3 - for the time it wasn't bad at all, but it didn't age well at all. Music is pretty non-existent because there is nothing memorable about it. The plot is an interesting take on the franchise because it turns you into strogg, but sadly the game doesn't do anything interesting with it, which is a shame. It also has the then late "id game syndrome", meaning halfway through the game it gets boring, just like Doom 3, because there is not that much happening or changing gameplay-wise. While the guns are fun (nailgun for the win!), it doesn't do anything amazing in that department - it's fine. MP is just a boring rehash and the meat of the game is single-player. Interesting piece of history, nowadays outdated, but still good to play if you're hungry for some good old straight FPS.
Quake 4 is a allegedly sequel to the second Quake game, but it actually feels like that particular game was remade by Raven instead of Id. I wonder why is that... Anyway, before the rise of Call of Duty, and Battlefield, Quake and Unreal were the kings of this genre, so the gameplay is more then decent, as it can be expected, the graphics are top of the line for the time of it's release, and thanks to raven, here we actually have a story, and characters this time. Granted, they won't win any Hugo awards for it, but i can still quote a few lines from the game, which is more then i can say most shooters. The multiplayer experience exists, but if you want that, you should buy 3 instead.
Quake 4 feels an awful lot like Doom 3, and that’s a good thing. It’s always good to be a one man army against an evil army with enough weapons to level a nation. Quake 4 might not have the same horror aspects as Doom 3, but it manages to be scary in its own way. If you have ever played pervious Quake games, you know who the Strogg are (for those of you who don’t, imagine the Borg with a bit of Cenobite flavoring). Well, spoiler alert, in the opening level, you are captured and converted into one in an extremely disturbing scene, but you are saved before you are fully brainwashed, so now you get to turn their own weapons and machines against them. Oh classic over-the-top FPS cheese, how I have missed you. As previously mentioned, Quake 4 feels a lot like Doom 3, picking up weapons, armor, and health, having no automatically regenerating health, a somewhat barebones story that is secondary to the main action of the game, which is shooting guns at enemies until they die. Quake 4 is all of this and not much else, but it still takes a lot of skill to play, unlike many modern FPS games. Quake 4, alongside Doom 3, is an excellent time-capsule containing old-school FPS design. If you have never played an old-school FPS game, play Quake 4. Or Doom 3. Or both. Either way, either one is worth your time.
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