The cult classic game Quake II is back, but this time with improved graphics. Using the ray tracing rendering, NVIDIA has made the original Quake II graphics look much better. It still uses the old graphics, nothing much is changed there – but through the use of ray tracing they appear much better. Because of the Ray Tracing, it is being called Quake II RTX. Ray tracing feature is not available in all the graphics processors (GPU) so you have to first get a ray tracing enabled GPU for your PC and only then you will be able to enjoy the new improved Quake II RTX.
Quake II was originally released by id software in 1997 in association with Hyperion and Activision. Now the same game has been reprogrammed to include the support of ray tracing rendering by NVIDIA. Apart from the ray tracing, everything else stays the same – the gameplay, the storyline, the weapons and the characters
Just like the original Quake II from 1997, it starts with the protagonist landing on an alien planet. Your side has been reduced to only a few by the enemy and now the fate of the surviving human race depends on you. You have to enter the enemy’s military installations one-by-one and take down their defenses. In the process, you meet enemy’s fierce force and deadly warriors. Each level takes you to a different military installation and you have to make your way out while destroying their defenses.
While the original Quake II from 1997 had very minimal system requirements, Quake II RTX needs a really powerful gaming PC. At the minimum, it needs 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, intel Core i3 3220, and Windows 7 64-bit. Most importantly, your GPU must support ray tracing rendering technique.
Quake II RTX available on Steam includes first three episodes from the original Quake II shareware edition. You can install Steam client in your computer, search for Quake II RTX and start playing it right away. You can also visit the following link to read more about Quake II RTX on Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/1089130/Quake_II_RTX/.