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Mod Reviews - Action Quake2

Wouldn't it be cool if you could have a good old fashion gun fight like in the movies? You know where you hide behind boxes on a roof or in a parking garage with pillars? This brings that fantasy to life.

What is it:

  • Fun Action - You have a limited supply of ammo and lifespan. You can't just run through a room with a rocket launcher killing everyone. You are kept on your toes wondering where everyone is and if you have enough ammo to kill them.

  • Life - Just like in real life you can't just grab a medkit and boost your health back up. When your hit your hit. You can bleed to death if you don't bandage yourself up. Note that it takes six seconds to do it and you can't shoot.


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  • Better Physics - Lets say your on the roof of a building and you jump off. Hmm, just a few, if any of your health is knocked off. If you do that in this MOD you die.

  • Doors - Doors don't just open when you walk up to them. You have to set a button to 'opendoor' in order to get past it.


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  • Locational Damage - If your shot in the head you die in 2-3 seconds. If your shot in the leg you have trouble running around. That's a feature we all want in our Quake II games so now we have it.

  • Jump-kick - When you jump up in the air you can kick whatever's in front of you automaticly. If theirs a window you can break it. If someone is in your way you can kick them back. Better yet if you put a person and a window in the same situation you can kick them out the window and die :)


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  • Weapons - You won't find rocket launchers or BFG's in here. You have pistols, machine guns, shotguns, sniper rifles (w/zoom), hand cannons, and grenades. All perfectly balanced. Some take awhile to reload and others do less damage. The weapon you start with is powerful enough to kill people easily. Make sure you watch your ammo amount because it is limited.

  • Games in Games - This has games of it's own within it. You can assasinate a leader of one team or you can just deathmatch it out. Set for a later date is capture the briefcase which has money/bomb/whatever in it.


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  • The rating was mainly based on how this MOD looks. Maps are fun to play, but they have problems such as slowness and bring problems to non-hardware users. The maps that are soon to be released with a later version look good. There aren't that many servers, but I suspect their will be more as this progresses. Overall it's very fun for being in it's early stages, but it still needs some work.

    Overall Rating: 68%

    Action Quake2 Files:
  • Client Side Files (5.3 mb) - This is the main thing you need to play. Alternative sites are here.

  • GameSpy Tab - Use this GameSpy tab to find servers specifically for Action Quake2. Don't have GameSpy? Get it at our Files section!
  • Action Quake2 Links:
  • Action Quake2 Homepage - Action Quake2's official homepage.




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    Reviewed by: illusion


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