Classic FPS game Quake is now 25 years old, but it just got a brand new mode, courtesy of the folks who’ve been in charge of keeping the Wolfenstein series fresh these past several years. That’s right: there’s now an official horde mode in the original Quake, and the gang at MachineGames has even thrown in a classic mod as well.
First, though, horde mode. You can find it in the multiplayer menu in the Steam version of Quake now. Just select ‘change settings’ once you’ve chosen local or online multiplayer, pick ‘horde,’ and then choose the number of bots you want, the difficulty, and the map you want to play on.
There are four maps, each with their own distinctive looks and gear selections. You’ll blast away at waves of classic Quake monsters, and downing some of the big ones will spawn a silver key, which usually lets you into a room with some powerful gear inside. The key thing to remember in Quake is that you never want to sit still – just keep firing nails, shotgun shells, or lightning bolts at whatever enemies hove into view.