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  • Summary: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles, the game transports players to the front lines of an epic new war for Earth. As the invasion begins, players choose to battle as one of five unique classes in either the EDF (Earth Defense Force - humans) or the barbaric alien Strogg armies, each augmented with specialist weapons and combat hardware. Troops utilize over 40 conventional and futuristic vehicles, deployable structures, and defense systems like quad-bikes, tanks, and alien walkers for epic ground assaults; or helicopters and anti-gravity ships to lend firepower from the air. Throughout each battle, teams establish bases, deploy defense structures, artillery, radar, and advanced forward-command systems into enemy territory while constructing and demolishing obstacles to speed progress and gain a tactical advantage over the enemy. Players can take on class specific missions or join a fireteam to utilize advanced command and communication options, including voice-chat and the game's context sensitive mission order system. With bitterly contested multi-battle campaigns, each soldier fights not only for victory, but to gain valuable skills, special rewards for team-play, and persistent military promotions and medals. [id Software] Expand
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  1. Positive: 53 out of 55
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  1. 100
    The enormous, epic battles, the variety of classes, weapons, upgrades and the stacking mission objectives for each map will have you enjoying the game for quite a long while.
  2. They've taken id's gorgeous Doom 3 engine and used it to create vast intricate playgrounds for fast and frantic battles between humans and cybernetic alien invaders. Quake Wars are on!
  3. There’s no doubt that Quake Wars is a good deal of fun to play, and that counts for a lot, but in terms of winning and losing, it’s clear that the onus is primarily on the defending side to get and stay organised, as only then will the attackers need to do the same.
  4. For the casual player however, the original campaigns remain the most attractive, because of user-friendliness and server popularity.
  5. No other combat game has maps this lavish, or ambitiously designed. [Nov 2007, p.88]
  6. ETQW delivers plenty of fast-paced action, and nothing beats the feeling of finally breaking through firmly entrenched defenses. It's not the absolute best multiplayer game, but it's definitely worth playing.
  7. Quake Wars is that odd girl you find at the bar at eleven o'clock on a Saturday night. She may look like a repressed librarian, but when you've drunk enough to stop caring about how she looks, she'll take you along for the ride of your life.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 71
  2. Negative: 9 out of 71
  1. Jun 20, 2012
    10
    Ok so its 5 years later and Quake Wars is still, in my opinion, one of the most original, solid team based shooters on the PC. Team work is REQUIRED to complete objectives and teams that dont cooperate really stand out from the crowd. If I had to complain about something it would be that there are slight imbalances between strogg and GDF classes, but this is realistic as both sides are asymmetrical in how they play, which makes for an awesomely fresh experience and brings diversity and replayability to the experience. Servers are still going but arnt set ablaze anymore, I highly recommend picking up a copy if you enjoy squad based games such as the Battlefield series, only set within the Quake Universe with a dash of humor. Full marks Expand
  2. Sep 24, 2010
    10
    splendid game plenty of weapons to chose from well balanced nice vehicles many classes varied maps a truly teamwork game unlike some new releases that try to capture what etqw does best i mean just look how much fun do you have using the cyclop Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    8
    ETQW got really great maps, no un-lockable pay to win crap and some of the best teamwork action i ever played. Another great thing is that both humans and Strogs are quite different and still pretty balanced. Every class is good and fun to play esp. engineer is nice. The only downside is a bit small number of maps. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2010
    7
    With the same difficulty settings, sometimes you won the same battle if you're sitting there only drinking coffee, but sometimes you lost the battle if you've given it all you have got. You almost can't kill anything with the default gun view, using the machinegun and iron sight view are more effective. But it takes a lot of experience as to use which gun and which aim-view are better, especially by how far the distance the bots are away from you. At some spots in a map it seem impossible to get a bot killed, especially when they're falling from a higher place to the ground or when they're jumping at a specific spot in a map, it's like game bugs, it's very hard to make a kill at a particular spot of the map, even when you're very ready with your aiming/gun. Sometimes it's like online with 300 pin, you need to aim ahead 2 to 4 steps of the running bot so the bullets could hit the target just 6 meters away using the non-iron-sight view. Sometimes the shots are seem as blanks when the target is jumping at the same direction of the shots fired. Rocket launchers does not work too well, it's not effective to fire a shot sometimes when your player is moving sideway (strafe) and pressing the fire key. Sniper scope view is funny, as a wall's vertical line are bended at the axis of the crosshair. The good thing is the flying aircrafts, you don't need a joystick to fly them, but to some others, they might prefers a better simulated flight control with a joystick. The hover-chopperâ Expand

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