QuakeCon 2010 is a free four day gaming festival that takes place down in Dallas, TX every year. QuakeCon is host to a massive LAN as gamers from all over bring their PC’s to come play games locally, see the latest software and hardware from various vendors, and compete in various tournaments. I’ve never been able to make it to the event, but it’s always been high on my to do list as friends of mine who go every year routinely rave about what an awesome time QuakeCon is.
…But just because we’re not in Texas this weekend doesn’t mean we’re missing out on all the QuakeCon festivities, as to celebrate the event id Software has significantly dropped the price of all of their iPhone games. These games are all worth owning, and highly recommended.
DOOM Resurrection, $6.99 → $1.99 – Everything that is awesome about a modern Doom game applied to a rails shooter. The fact that the game is on rails was a point of tons of controversy when the game was originally released, but we thought it was absolutely awesome in our review and is still high up there among the best looking iPhone games to this day.
Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum, $1.99 → 99¢ – It’s hard to get much more classic than Wolfenstein 3D when it comes to first person shooters. The iPhone port has a wide array of control options and since its initial release was update to Platinum which includes more maps, more bosses, and even custom map support. There’s also a lite version to try.
DOOM Classic, $6.99 → $1.99 – This game hardly needs an introduction, but much like Wolfenstein 3D, this classic first person shooter is right at home on the iPhone with a ton of control options, along with 36 missions to play through across four episodes. Doom Classic has both deathmatch and cooperative multiplayer, but unfortunately you can only play with local players.
DOOM II RPG, $3.99 → 99¢ – This odd spin on the Doom universe still has you killing demons with huge guns, but this time it’s in a turn based RPG setting. It’s a little weird, but once you get past the whole Doom going from a first person shooter to an RPG, Doom II RPG is a ton of fun. For more details and gameplay video head over to our review.
Wolfenstein RPG, $1.99 – This isn’t on sale as it’s published by EA, but it’s odd to mention the rest of id’s lineup without Wolfenstein RPG. It plays very similar to Doom II RPG, although the plot and events that transpire in Wolf RPG seemed substantially more wacky. Check out our review for more information on exactly how many chickens you’ll be kicking in this game.
QuakeCon goes all weekend, and these sales will only last for the duration of the event. If you’ve been thinking of picking any of these games up, make sure you do it by Sunday night.