Quake 2

Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope

Quake 2 overview

Quake 2Type: Action
ESRB Rating: Mature
Release Date: 12/09/1997
Developer: id Software (PC), Logicware (Mac)
Publisher: Activision

With the great success of Quake, Quake 2 quickly became a much anticipated sequel. Like its predecessor, Quake 2 is a first-person shooting game. Quake 2 features include:

  • Rotating models - Objects such as doors and platforms can rotate.
  • Hierarchical models - Parts of objects can be separated, such as the limbs of a creature.
  • Translucency - New shaders provide reflections, glows, and other optical effects on transparent objects.
  • New weapons - An assortment of new weapons is available.

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows - Apple - Linux

Windows System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
Processor: Intel Pentium 90 MHz or Athlon
Memory: 16 MB RAM - Windows 95/98
24 MB RAM - Windows NT
Graphics card: VGA 256 Colors capable, 512 KB memory
Sound card: A Sound Blaster compatible sound card is recommended.
Hard Drive Space: 25 MB
CD/DVD Drive: 4X CD-ROM
Controls: Keyboard & Mouse
Joystick/Gamepad optional
Multiplayer requirements: 14.4 Kbps modem for Internet play, or TCP/IP compatible network card for LAN play.
Up to 32 players are supported.

Cheats

The following commands need to be entered in the game console to activate the cheat:

Command Effect
/imacheater All skills unlocked at skill level 1
/god God mode
/noclip No Clip mode
/notarget No Target mode
/give all Get all weapons and ammo
/give weapons Get all weapons (no ammo)
/give ammo Get all ammo (no weapons)
/give health Get +100 health
/give armor Get +200 Body Armor
/give invulnerability Get Invulnerability

The following commands provide items that are not given with the /give all command:

Command Effect
/give airstrike marker Get Airstrike Marker
/give blue key Get Blue key
/give red key Get Red key
/give security pass Get Security Pass
/give commander's head Get Commander's Head
/give power shield Get Power Shield
/give armor shard Get Armor Shard
/give combat armor Get Combat Armor

You can also enter /give followed by a space and the name of the item, including weapons and other in-game useable items, to get that item.

Screenshots

Screenshots will vary depending upon set video resolution and computer.

Quake 2 map screenshot Quake 2 creature screenshot
Quake 2 out door screenshot Quake 2 inside screenshot

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