Quake. Greatest FPS of All Time. Even today.
I remember the first time I met Quake. Me and my brother were playing it at my dad's work, it was just the demo but. This was back when I didn't know games could be 3D. Back when i thought about making games.
I remember how awesome this game was. I was already very familiar with ID Software, the inventors of the FPS, ( a shame they've failed to keep up with today. ) Wolfenstien was my first real game, and my cousins introduced me to doom.
Many years have past and when i finally got steam Quake was one of the first games I set out to by.
Now I, like any other 90s kid loved goldeneye. But to me that game is nothing in comparison. The ugly models, the fog, OMG THE FOG. and well, yes it was a great game of it's time, but it shows it's age.
Now they always say nostalgia blinds us. But even now, so many years later. No FPS trully gives me as much joy as Quake. Sure the graphics are considered 'ugly' by todays standards. this was made at the beginning of 3D models.
But Quake is so amazing, cause it is everything you need and nothing you don't.
You have all the basic movement including jump. You have a good selection of weapons, hidden power ups, secrets, and health packs where you need them. To me, Quake is everything you need and nothing you don't.
The atmosphere is great, and even if I've never heard the music, it pulls me in and gives me the simple joe of blasting away at hellspawn. oh, and NO FOG!!!
Sadly the other Quakes weren't as good. 2 and 4 had a totally different stoyline that, just wasn't enough to pull me in and 3 was a lame unreal tournament knock off, (unless it came first) and well, i could never enjoy unreal tournament.
For me, Quake is pure simple fun. Simply that.