Quake is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software and released in 1996. It is one of the most influential and important games in the first-person shooter genre, and is considered to be a classic of the genre.

So, guys, what do you remember most for 1996? I can not hear! What? Did you go to school this year? And more? Who from the last rows shouted "graphic revolution"? You are absolutely right! But this is not all that we remember this year, because the graphic revolution occurred simultaneously with the release of the cult game Quake! Carmack and his team, which once struck us with Doom and Doom II: Hell on Earth, repeated their success, but this time in a new format. Now the world around us is absolutely, honestly three-dimensional.

If earlier we had some 2.5D, now you will see the game world as absolutely real. However, not one graphics rich. Carmack could easily make the usual stupid action with a cool engine, cut off the portion of kilobax put to him and dump on the Canary Islands to rest, but he would not be himself if he did so. The whole id team develops shooters at such a high level that it simply considers it unworthy to lower the bar.

Why is Quake so good? First, the gameplay just breaks off the roof: after going through a couple of levels on Hard, you can no longer stop. Secondly, as mentioned above, the graphics in the game are quite spectacular. In addition, there are currently projects that aim to bring the graphic design of this game to a much more modern level. I know only two similar projects - FuhQuake and Tenebrae. The second one has a more advanced graphics system, but its requirements are higher. Third, id has already become a good tradition to include advanced multiplayer. A lot of mocking monsters in the single, many players are switching to multiplayer. The fundamentals of this direction, laid back in Doom, have not changed. The familiar Deathmatch will give you and your rivals a lot of tense minutes and adrenaline in the blood.

Quake is no longer a game, it’s a whole cult. Time has shown that this game is more than worthy of attention.

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    - 02-03-2021 14:29:07
    Wow Quake! That's incredible game, i will play it later...