Modder TheMrBenpulido has cooked up a cool Quake 4 demake in the Quake 2 engine, creating a delightfully odd mashup of this first-person shooter's early history.
The Quake games are an iconic part of first-person shooter history, originally debuting in the dark times when FPS games were still called "Doom clones." While it's never been quite as popular as Doom, it's still received its fair share of love over the years, most recently with the release of Quake Remastered (which also happens to include some cut content from the original game).
Remasters aside, there hasn't been much happening with Quake with the exception of spiritual successors like Diabotical. The modding community, however, has been quite keen to keep cranking out cool stuff -- and someone recently made a mod that serves as a great mash-up of the early Quake games.
Step Back in Time with the Quake 4 Demake
The Quake 4 demake mod -- officially titled Quake 4 in Quake 2 -- was released earlier this week by Benjamin "TheMrBenpulido" Pulido as reported by MetaGamePort (via Reddit). This is far from his first mod -- he's been making Quake mods (and mods for other games) for the better part of a decade.
As the name implies, Quake 4 in Quake 2 features recreations of Quake 4's levels in the Quake 2 engine. It uses remastered music from the official expansions on some maps and Quake 3 music on other maps. Naturally, you'll also be fighting the standard enemies that you'd encounter in Quake 4 -- and with a remastered interface, to boot.
Sadly, it's been a long time since we've had a proper single-player Quake experience; the most recent release with a campaign is 2005's Quake 4 (remasters excepted). Since then, the Quake franchise has largely focused on competitive multiplayer, such as with 2017's release of Quake Champions.
If you're interested in playing the mod yourself, you'll need Kmquake2 or the original Quake 2 with unofficial patch 3.24 installed. You can download the Quake 4 in Quake 2 mod on ModDB. Fortunately, this is one of the classic games that is quite cheap these days -- you can buy Quake 2 for PC via Steam for just $4.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think of the Quake 4 demake mod in Quake 2? Do you wish iD Software would revive the Quake franchise? Let us know in the comments below!