20 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.
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Splitgate: Arena Warfare

Embedding the core arena shooter with a Portal like mechanic Splitgate: Arena Warfare is a fast paced shooter with a flair of out of the box thinking. For those seeking the pace and action of a genre with roots that go back to the early days of gaming you’ll rejoice at the gameplay Splitgate: Arena Warfare tries to bring back into the gaming market. The foundation of this arena inspired shooter includes 10 player matches, tightly designed maps to force varied combat encounters and a host o...[Read Review]

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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 deliver it with much lower requirements than its competitors which makes it perfect for people stuck on an older computer or even a laptop. Of course this comes with a drop in the visual quality compared to al...[Read Review]

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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 battling the Covenant who consider humans an affront to their way of life and religion. The story once again revolves around Master Chief and his struggle to deal with the Covenant. Fans of the series will rec...[Read Review]

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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 friends on large maps with dinosaurs, vehicles, perks and various weapons. There is a vast number of game modes also available that broadly fall into co-op, open world, PvPvE and duel. The game mode you’...[Read Review]

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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. Picking up the storyline as Sam Stone heads to Egypt with a team of Earth Defense troops to find Dr Stein players find themselves quickly entangled in a quest to save the human race. Said quest centres aro...[Read Review]

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Titanfall 2

Revisiting the Titanfall universe with Titanfall 2 players can experience the game in both single player and multplayer as they once again command a massive mech on the field of battle. For this adventure Titanfall 2 is set in a region of space far from the core planet systems that Earth belongs to. In this region known as the The Frontier war has broken out between the IMC who wants control over the mineral resources in the region and the Frontier Militia that want their independence of the IMC...[Read Review]

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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 young married mine who on the way to a birthday dinner for his wife has a high speed collision with another car. While your wife is taken into heaven to live in harmony Daniel is stuck in Purgatory. Approache...[Read Review]

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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-Strike: Global Offensive was released in 2012 under development by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation. The gameplay that you will experience in CS:GO is heavily biased towards objectives in the m...[Read Review]

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CrossFire

CrossFire is a free to play shooter that focus on offering a depth of game modes and gun varieties to allow it to compete against the popular paid first person shooters. With a history spanning back to Korea in 2007 CrossFire has a clear competitive balance focus which still holds true today despite the expansion into other regions. In the current FPS environment CrossFire stands a top the genre in terms of player base and update frequency which makes it the clear choice for fans of the genre se...[Read Review]

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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 its early days of development and these days resembles something akin to early Counter Strike releases. Realism is the focus in Urban Terror gameplay but it also aims to remain fun, fast paced and easily ac...[Read Review]

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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 world where humanity is approaching extinction against a machine army players pick up the weapon of Major Fletcher a CLN soldier who protects the last city of humanity, Bezoar. With machines constantly assa...[Read Review]

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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 different ways. Team Fortress 2 is also considered one of the more balanced FPS games around. The core elements in the Team Fortress 2 are about as simple you can get and pits two teams against eachother across a ...[Read Review]

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Gotham City Impostors

Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer FPS game developed for Windows, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 (console servers subsequently shutdown in 2014). 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 hearted experience in line with something like Team Fortress 2. The game is a multiplayer only experience with players battling others with all the features you wo...[Read Review]

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Halo 4

Halo 4 is the 2012 instalment in the science fiction shooter Halo franchise and continues to evolve on the foundations of the previous titles with new story and challenges for players to overcome. Starting this adventure four years after the events of Halo 3 players will need to be familiar with the current state of affairs to truly follow along with the Halo 4 storyline which focuses on the Forerunner planet of Requiem. Players join the story once again as Master Chief as Chief wakes from cryon...[Read Review]

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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 Spartan-II group of troops and Fireteam Osiris a band of Spartan IVs. All the usual forces are at play in Halo 5: Guardians with the Covenant returning, ancient lore, the current war and much more. Gameplay...[Read Review]

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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 of the three factions in the game which are fighting each other for control of continents and resources. Factions include the New Conglomerate, Vanu Sovereignty and the Terrain Republic, each of these fac...[Read Review]

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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 the Covenant, a technologically advanced alien race that believes humans are offensive to their gods. The one hope for the human race in this war is the cyborg super soldiers known as SPARTANs. In Halo: Comb...[Read Review]

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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 FPS combat environment. With plenty of variety in the gameplay this 2014 addition to the FPS genre sets a new standard for high mech based action and deadly multiplayer which lead to a sequel in late 2016. Featuring basic single player campaign elements that introduce you to the setting of the world while providing an extended t...[Read Review]

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Halo 2

Halo 2 continues the Halo franchise with an entirely new adventure to save the human race as the super soldier, Master Chief. While originally launching on Xbox in 2004 the legacy of Halo 2 continues to live on with a subsequent Xbox 360 and Windows release in the years following. As recently as 2020 the title was also included in The Master Chief Collection that provides fans access to Halo 2 on the Xbox One in a complete Halo bundle. Featuring a familiar science fiction setting of the first Ha...[Read Review]

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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) Earth has solved all its problems of energy and resources by creating a method to make infinite resources. While this has setup a world without the need for military and wars it makes Earth prime for att...[Read Review]

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