All-out blasting thrills
Shooter fans will be in heaven with this fantastic pack which collects some of the coolest blasters in gaming history and which is a must buy for genre buffs. What you have here is Quake 2, the top notch sequel to the original Quake, plus two expansion packs and an extra set of the best mods from talented fans from around the world. Quake II is looking a little dated but still stands up pretty well, with its slick sci-fi action that never lets up and provides some solid, heart-pumping thrills. The first expansion pack is The Reckoning, which ups the horror stakes with 18 new levels and some gruesome new weapons, while the second, Ground Zero, brings 14 single-player levels plus ten Deathmatch arenas and even more weapons to the table, as well as some particularly vicious new enemies. The Extremities add-on brings some interesting mods to the base game, including new game mods, skins, score modes, objectives and more. Quake II was certainly king of the shooters back in the day, and although it is now showing its age, it remains a fun blast from the past and this pack certainly has a lot of content. The visuals are still cool, in that chunky, retro way, with some slick level design and really nasty monsters as well as some very well designed levels. The single-player is let down by some poor AI, but manages to transcend this issue thanks to being immensely satisfying. The add-on packs offer more of the same and if you are looking for some full-on blasting excitement, this is a good bet.