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Quake II returns in remastered form, with a brand a new Mission Pack

Fresh from QuakeCon, comes the long awaited remaster of Quake II. The FPS now boasts an updated look and tons of content.

Quaking again

Almost immediately after Bethesda and id delivered a Quake remaster in 2021, fans started wondering how many years off a Quake II refresh might be. While it didn’t happen in ’22, we now have our answer as QuakeCon 2023 has indeed given the fans what they wanted. And as remastered go, Quake II’s is pretty great.

Not only does the game now deliver updated visuals with 4K and widescreen support, but it’s also packed with bonus content. Quake II includes the full base game, plus Quake II 64 (the N64 version of Quake II), the two original Mission Packs, and a brand new one with Call of the Machine. Crafted by developer MachineGames, the 28 level-deep expansion sends players on a quest to smash a new super-weapon created by the alien Strogg.

Quake II is out right now for Xbox and PlayStation platforms, plus the Switch and PC. Naturally it’s also a part of Game Pass, so if you have a subscription then you’re free to download and play the first-person classic right now.

Here’s the full list of what’s included:

Experience the Original Game, Enhanced

Enjoy the original, authentic version of Quake II, now with: 

  • Up to 4K* and widescreen resolution support 
  • Enhanced models 
  • Improved enemy animations and gore 
  • Improved and restored AI behaviors 
  • Enhanced cinematics, dynamic and colored lighting, anti-aliasing and depth of field 
  • The original heavy rock soundtrack by Sonic Mayhem, and more 
  • Online multiplayer and co-op support 

*Maximum display resolutions vary by platform 

Get Both of the Original Mission Packs 

Quake II includes both original mission packs: “The Reckoning,” featuring 18 campaign levels and 7 deathmatch maps, and “Ground Zero,” featuring 15 campaign levels and 14 deathmatch maps.  

  • Mission Pack: The Reckoning  
  • Mission Pack: Ground Zero  

Play the All-New “Call of the Machine” Expansion  

A brand-new Quake II experience from MachineGames consisting of 28 campaign levels and one multiplayer deathmatch map. In the depths of Strogg space lies the Machine, a singularity capable of collapsing the fabric of reality. Fight across time and space to find the Strogg-Maker, destroy it, and change the destiny of man and machine.

Enjoy Online & Local Multiplayer and Co-op 

Fight the hostile Strogg through the gritty, military sci-fi campaign and expansions in 4-player online or local split-screen co-op, and compete in pure, retro-style combat with support for 16-player (online),*4-player (local split-screen), or *8-player (local split-screen) matches. Bot support for offline and online deathmatch and team deathmatch modes are included.  

*Supports 4-player local split-screen multiplayer on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5. Supports 8-player local split-screen multiplayer on PC and Xbox Series S and X. 

Play Together with Crossplay

Play the campaign and all expansion packs cooperatively or go toe-to-toe in multiplayer matches with your friends regardless of platform. Crossplay is supported among PC (controller-enabled), Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. 

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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