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Reviews 'r' Us: Quake 2 Colossus for Linux review

Sep 20, 1999, 21:51 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Sandy Smith for this link. ]

"One thing that you can say for the single player aspect of the pack, however, is that it is BIG! There is a grand total of 87 levels (55 in Quake 2, 18 in The Reckoning, and 14 in Ground zero), a pile of monsters to kill, and more weapons than a bus full of Millwall fans! While these may not all be of the best quality, there are enough of them to keep your interest for a while, and at least you won't have to start again every time a patch comes out, as this is the final version."

"Graphically, all the sub-games in this pack are fairly similar. Good, but not great. Sure, in its heyday Quake 2 had the best visuals the world had ever seen, but in comparison to Half-Life and other newer games, they are starting to look a big dated. Still, the action is so fast that you rarely get the time to look at the scenery."

"The main part of the pack, Quake 2, is a great mulitplayer game, as you well know. And even though it has been out for over 2 years now, it still has an unbelievably big following on the net. There are literally thousands of add-ons for it, from new weapons to small multiplayer levels, to huge single player campaigns and even total conversions, where the only thing about the conversion that is the same as in the original is the engine."

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