Quake is a classic game that, like many other older games, provides the option to disable the hud by simply making the screen larger (with the + key). To play it on modern computers, I recommend a source port. I like
for a straight port without any fancy graphics, but it does support widescreen. To play in Linux or to enjoy new lighting effects and high resolution textures, I like
Dark Places http://icculus.org/twilight/darkplaces/
with the Epsilon mod http://www.moddb.com/mods/quake-epsilon-build
You will need the original game to play these source ports.
Quake Dark Places: Epsilon mod shown