After a string of leaks and rumours, Bethesda finally confirmed that Quake 2 has received a remastered version and it’s available to buy right now. The announcement arrived at QuakeCon 2023 with developer id Software shadow-dropping the game shortly after its reveal. It’s currently available on consoles and PC as well as Xbox Game Pass.
The Quake 2 remastered package comes with a number of technical improvements and additional content. It contains plenty of visual improvements, a brand new expansion, multiplayer and the Nintendo 64 version of Quake 2 bundled in. Players can purchase the Quake 2 remaster for only $9.99 (or R150) on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch, though it’s also available to all Game Pass subscribers on both Xbox and PC.
The official description for Quake 2 remastered reads:
“You are humanity’s last hope to stop the Strogg, a hostile alien race waging war against Earth. Play this military sci-fi FPS, now enhanced for modern platforms and feature-complete with all-new campaign content, Quake II 64, online multiplayer and co-op support, and more.”
- Experience the Military Sci-fi FPS, Enhanced
- Get the Original Mission Packs: The Reckoning and Ground Zero
- Play the All-New Expansion “Call of the Machine”
- Get Quake II 64 for Free
- Enjoy Online & Local Multiplayer/CO-OP
- Play Together with Crossplay
Bethesda also provided a description of the remaster in a press release, giving fans a brief overview of the improvements:
“Enjoy Quake II’s legendary gameplay, preserved and complete with the original soundtrack by Sonic Mayhem, now enhanced with widescreen support, restored content previously left on the cutting room floor, visual and performance upgrades to make every muzzle flash and gib-plosion pop on-screen and even new levels.”
Quake 2 is currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch as well as Game Pass. Check out the announcement trailer below: