22 Games Like Quake

Games Like Quake
Our assembled list of games like Quake offers other fast paced shooters that can be enjoyed for their balanced but also varied multiplayer experiences.

Quake is a classic in the first person shooter arena, having been around since 1996 the games emphasis on multiplayer combat that is fast paced. This fast paced nature stems from fast character movement speeds and the small map sizes that often incorporate some platform and puzzle elements. The simple mechanics of the game (such as designated locations for items to spawn) also made it very approachable in the early days of multiplayer games.

Quakes freedom of movement was particularly key in its success as multiplayer game by allowing players to do things not previously seen in games before such as moving freely in the air, jumping great heights and even rocket jumping. The original Quake did also include a single player element which offered several difficultly levels and a range of enemy types, even a boss level.

The games like Quake on this page focus on games with similar multiplayer elements (various weapons, puzzle like map features and fast paced gameplay). This simple but enjoyable multiplayer shooters will entertain you for hours just like the original Quake did well over a decade ago.

Games Like Quake

warframe

Warframe

Warframe is a free shooter available for PC and the PlayStation 4. It’s co-operatively focused and uses a third person perspective, the game gained lots of traction after a 2013 release. The game has a sci-fi twist with players talking control of a Tenno warrior who has come out of cryosleep af... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(40 votes)
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Combat Arms

Combat Arms is a free to play shooter that delivers a fast paced multiplayer experience with plenty of game modes and weapons for players. The game launched in 2008 and is published by Nexon. The gameplay on offer in Combat Arms is in line with most other titles in the genre but manages to deli... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(14 votes)
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Serious Sam 3: BFE

Serious Sam 3: BFE seeks to deliver fast past first person shooting that is akin to the early shooters that gave birth to the FPS genre. Serving as a prequel to the original Serious Sam game (The First Encounter) this edition in the franchise takes place before Sam’s previous adventures. ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(6 votes)
wrack

Wrack

Wrack pays homage to the FPS titles of the past with a single player offering about fast paced shooting and score accumulation. Marketed as an arcade shooter Wrack has you battling countless enemies in a number of game modes all centred around the chaining of kills together. In the future (2052... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(4 votes)
painkiller

Painkiller

Painkiller is a FPS title released in 2004 which has since been expanded with a number of expansion packs. Playing as one would expect as an olden day shooter you’ll have fast action, brutal weapons and plenty of explosions. The story within Painkiller revolves around Daniel Garner, a you... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(4 votes)
hard-reset

Hard Reset

Hard Reset offers up a cyberpunk FPS experience with mechanics akin to the classic shooters like Quake. Originally released for Windows but released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles within a redux edition all gamers can get their hands on this straightforward shooter. Set in a crumbling w... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(4 votes)
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ORION: Prelude

Originally considered the worst game of all time ORION: Prelude (previously under the name Beatdown and Dino Horde) has stayed strong since its 2012 release to turn itself into a fun co-operative shooter. At the core ORION: Prelude is a sci-fi first person shooter that puts you and several frie... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(5 votes)
titanfall

Titanfall

Titanfall is a first person shooter for Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One that pushes the genre into a different direction by introducing large mechanical machines into the combat environment. With plenty of variety in the gameplay this 2014 addition to the FPS genre sets a new standard. In Titanf... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(18 votes)
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Gotham City Impostors

Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer FPS game developed for Windows, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. The game originally launched as a paid title but went free to play for Windows which saw the player population grow rapidly. The game has great humour in its gameplay and offers a light hearte... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(15 votes)
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Team Fortress 2

If you want a more casual first person shooter experience that is also free to pick up and play then Team Fortress 2 (TF2) will deliver on your desires. The game focuses  on co-operative gameplay with emphasis on team based game modes and different characters that support each other in differen... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(27 votes)
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Tribes Ascend

Tribes Ascend focuses on providing a fast paced and free to play first person shooter experience on Windows. The game also blends a futuristic setting with a deep class systems that provides plenty of depth to players. The core elements of Tribes Ascend that allow the game to be a fast pace exp... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(8 votes)
halo-5

Halo 5: Guardians

The 2015 addition to the Halo franchise is here, Halo 5: Guardians once again follows the story of Master Chief in an impressive Xbox exclusive science fiction shooter. Set just under a year after Halo 4 players find themselves amidst the year 2558 and closely follows the paths of Blue Team a S... Read More »

User Score
9.4
(5 votes)
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Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (or CS:GO) is a FPS gaming experience with a focus on online multiplayer gameplay. The game mostly features revamped content of the original Counter Strike game with a focus on bringing the experience of the popular competitive FPS into modern times. Counter-Str... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(12 votes)
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Halo 4

Halo 4 is the 2012 instalment in the Halo franchise and continues to evolve on the foundations of the previous games. The game opens four years after the events of the previous game so new players to the series best brush up on their Halo history before playing to ensure maximum enjoyment. Play... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(11 votes)
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Halo 3

Halo 3 continues the Halo series on the Xbox 360. The game launched in 2007 and is rated as the best-selling game in the series while also holding a top 5 spot on the Xbox 360 all-time list. The game is set in the same universe and setting as the previous Halo games with players once again batt... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(6 votes)
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PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 is a free to play shooter that aims to capture the feeling of massive combat engagements. Players will get to control a huge variety of vehicles and classes as they battle it out against hundreds and sometimes thousands of players. In the game you’ll have to swear allegiance to one... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(16 votes)
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Halo 2

Halo 2 continues the Halo franchise and offers a similar experience to the original Halo with players again saving the human race through the super soldier, Master Chief. Just like the original it launched on the Xbox with a Windows release several years later. The game is set soon after the ev... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(6 votes)
ava

Alliance of Valiant Arms

Alliance of Valiant Arms (AVA) is part of the free to play FPS genre and has been online in North America since 2009. The game is one of the better looking free to play shooters around and still manages to deliver this with reasonably low system requirements. In AVA players follow the war betwe... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(14 votes)
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Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved is the very first game in the popular Halo series and was a launch title for the original Xbox in 2001. The game is credited as a launching pad for the first person shooter genre, particularly on consoles. The game is set in the far off future in a war between humans and th... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(5 votes)
crossfire

CrossFire

CrossFire is a free to play shooter that offers the depth (game modes and gun options) of the popular paid shooters. Launching in Korea in 2007 the game quickly spread to other regions with a number of publishers making it one of the fastest growing free to play shooters. With a large community... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(23 votes)
urban-terror

Urban Terror

Urban Terror offers a free first person shooter that was developed off the Quake III Arena software and grew from mod like beginnings to eventually become is own independent game. It was first released in 2000 but was not a standalone game until early 2007. Urban Terror has changed much since i... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(9 votes)
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Piercing Blow

Piercing Blow is a multiplayer focused title with a strong community along with an Esports scene. Originally coming to the shores of the US in 2010 under the name of Project Blackout (Point Blank in other territories) the game has been modernised with the 2015 re-release under the name Piercing... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(10 votes)