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Free Quake (Series) Alternatives

The best free alternative to Quake is Xonotic, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Quake and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Quake are Unreal Tournament, Warsow, Cube 2: Sauerbraten and GZDoom.

Quake alternatives are mainly First-Person Shooters but may also be Horror Games or RTS Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Quake.
This page was last updated Jan 22, 2021
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Quake is a series of first-person shooter video games released by id Software.

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  1. Xonotic icon

    Xonotic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    Xonotic is a free (GPL), fast-paced first-person shooter that works on Windows, OS X and Linux. The project is geared towards providing addictive arena shooter gameplay which is all spawned and driven by the community itself.

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    Xonotic vs Quake opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Xonotic is a great alternative to Quake.

    It has fast paced gameplay, and the movement mechanics are incredibly good.

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    Unreal Tournament (Series)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Unreal is a series of first-person shooter video games developed by Epic Games.

    Represent entire series of Unreal Tournament games.
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    Unreal Tournament vs Quake opinions
    Most users think Unreal Tournament is a great alternative to Quake.

    Quick gameplay with a very high skill seiling

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    Unreal is a another arena-style shooter. It's probably the only other one worth mentioning.

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    Warsow

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Warsow is a completely free fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS) for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, set in a futuristic cartoonish world where rocketlauncher-wielding pigs and lasergun-carrying cyberpunks roam the streets.

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  4. Cube 2: Sauerbraten icon

    Cube 2: Sauerbraten

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Cube 2: Sauerbraten is a free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter, built as a major redesign of the Cube FPS.

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  5. GZDoom icon

    GZDoom (Series)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ZDoom is a family of enhanced ports of the Doom engine for running on modern operating systems. It runs on Windows, Linux, and OS X, and adds new features not found in the games as originally published by id Software.

    Represent entire series of GZDoom games.
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    OpenArena

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    OpenArena is a community-produced deathmatch FPS based on GPL idTech3 technology. There are many game types supported including Free For All, Capture The Flag, Domination, Overload, Harvester, and more. There are 17 unique player models to choose from and 12 weapons.

    Discontinued

    Development is not stopped but last version, 0.8.8, was released in February 2012.

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    OpenArena vs Quake opinions
    Almost everyone thinks OpenArena is a great alternative to Quake.

    Built around the same engine as Quake III. Contains a lot of action, speed and online modes.

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    Red Eclipse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Steam

    Red Eclipse is a fun-filled new take on the first person arena shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2, which lends itself toward a balanced gameplay, with a general theme of agility in a variety of environments.

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    Urban Terror

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Urban Terror started as a realism based "total conversion" mod for Quake III Arena.

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    Unvanquished

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Unvanquished is a free, open-source first-person shooter combining real-time strategy elements with a futuristic, sci-fi setting. It is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

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    Alien Arena

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Alien Arena is a free and opensource first-person shooter game that combines a 1950s-era sci-fi atmosphere with gameplay similar to Quake , Doom and .

    Discontinued

    The last update was released on September 6th, 2013.

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