Fans loved to create levels for the likes of ultra-popular games, such as DOOM & Duke Nukem 3D. Meanwhile, companies enjoyed compiling them onto discs and selling them back for easy profits and scathing reviews. Q!Zone For Quake was an authorized add-on for id Software’s revolutionary first-person shooter Quake. Unlike previous entries in the !Zone series, this one had original levels made from scratch. Fans of Quake have seldom talked about this one, though the few that have very few good things to say about it.
No need to worry about any semblance of a plot – this isn’t 2011, after all. Apparently, it’s said to take place after the events of the original game. The bad guys are back, and you need to wipe them out a second time. The expansion offers 25 new levels, and 8 deathmatch maps, spread across four chapters. On top of that, there are three new enemies, an exclusive weapon, and even new textures. So far, it sounds like quite the hamper. That is, until you crack open the box and take a whiff of the putrid contents held inside.
This is the entire map, right here within this screenshot. You can beat it within about a minute.
Near-enough all of the maps are unimaginative in design. Rooms feel samey, often with overused or misaligned textures, and shadows seem to be smeared across walls with no rhyme or reason. Enemies are packed in large quantities, but the generous amounts of pick-ups and power-ups makes wiping them out all too easy, even on Nightmare mode. Some of the doors don’t even open on the first try, lest you headbutt them a few times. Even the underwater segments are littered with fish who seem to swim through teleporters and in the air. Chances are you won’t notice most of the