PC Zone — Obsessed with Total Conversions, by Adam Phillips

"Some folk spend years creating the ideal Quake-style graphics engine. Others go into an existing one and focus purely on gameplay — it's worked wonders for game gods Valve Software. And it's working out rather nicely for a war-mongering skool kid from 'oop North as well."

PC Zone 59, January 1998: Quake II Review, by David McCandless

This review needs no introduction. So says David McCandless. This is not going to be a review in the traditional sense. You can gen up on the plot when you buy the game. You can see that Quake II looks marvelous, wondrous and realistic from the screenshots, and if you've played the Q2Test, you already know what Quake II feels like to play. It feels scary. It feels like it really is you versus hordes of "them." One false move and you will die, be you pale-faced newbie or designer-stubbled veteran.