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Excellent add-on for a classic shooter
As the name suggests, this is an expansion for the classic FPS, Quake, and adds in a bunch of new content to make an already great game even better. For single players, there are an extra fifteen campaign missions, while there is also a new multi-player arena, which is populated by some interesting and novel enemies who wield some fun new weapons. The single player campaign, while not exactly brimming with originality in terms of storyline, maintains the series' reputation for excellent design and heart-stopping action, with some atmospheric levels that provide plenty of opportunities for exploration and lots of intense shoot-outs. The difficulty level is pitched about right and should challenge even shooter veterans, with the new enemies providing some much appreciated variety in both visuals and tactics. Graphically and aurally, the game is still reasonably impressive, with some moody lighting, good visual effects and lots of punch to the various weapon sounds. The weapons too add some extra fun although a few more wouldn't have been amiss. While it lacks the depth or subtlety of Battlefield or Goldeneye, Quake remains a classic as far as hard core shooters go, and this expansion pack is a must-play for fans.
Expands the original Quake with 3 more episodes
This mission pack is not as hefty as I expected; all it contains is 3 new episode, a new deathmatch level as well as a good quantity of new monsters. Alright, to be frank, judging by the size and content that gets passed down through DLCs today, this assortment of levels and modes in Quake Mission Pack No 1: Scourge of Armagon is actually good enough! In good old fashioned retro style, the difficulty level of the new scenarios can quickly escalate to insanity, especially of you choose to play on the higher levels of difficulty. But on medium or easy, while still rather hard, it's manageable. Still, given the more meaty new encounters, with more aggrieve enemies and more numerous enemies, the pack adds just a few new weapons. These include some sticky grenades that are motion sensitive, a laser canon that sends ricochet blasts, a pretty original weapon and a few others as well. A great overall addition, so if you're revisiting the old Quake don't miss this one either, it's unquestionably worth it.