- Summary: Quake 4 is the first game to utilize id Software's revolutionary DOOM 3 technology. In the game, you are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad and Earth's valiant invasion force. Fight alone, with your squad, and in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission into the heart of the Strogg war machine. But, in this epic war between worlds, the only way to defeat the Strogg is to become one of them. Battle through early missions as a deadly marine, then after your capture as a marine-turned-Strogg with enhanced abilities and the power to turn the tide of the war. [Activision]… Expand
10Really nice and rewarding departure from its predecessor - I'll risk much with this statement, but that's the way Doom 3 should be. As previous reviews have stated: the game shines in design and some really fun action. It is in deed challenging, but rarely frustrating. Rarely I wanted to switch to god mode just to pass the level and move on. I didn't really focus on the (apparently good) dialogue, I just wanted action - and sure I got plenty of it).
Where it lets down, however, is game mechanics (try to hit the enemy with a grenade and you'll know what I mean) and unmached firepower/ammo to your enemies - requires some cleverness and quick thinking (also, you're usually slower). The AI makes your teammates wander around in circles while you take all the fire - not fun at all.… Expand
TerryD.8Outstanding sci-fi shooter - so why not a 10? Well, balance seems to be an issue with Quake 4 - sometimes the gameplay gets way to hard! - Vehicle situations are VERY difficult relative to the rest of the game play. Seems like you are being hit from all directions with limited weapons to defend yourself with, poor maneuverability, and quick death. - Occasional poor ammo placement. Sometimes I find myself in a situation with a lot of enemies and not a lot of ammo. Unless I missed something (I didn't, I checked a number of times), I'm going into areas outnumbered and out gunned. - Some of the enemies are nearly unstoppable. That's fine for bosses, but geez, how about some more tactical challenges instead of having to brut-force these guys? Other than these issues though, the game has it going on with great environments, characters, combat, and story.… Expand
GR7A flawed game, with moments of brilliance. The game is let down by the poorly designed vehicle sections and some overly difficult areas. However, it's oozing cinematic flair, thanks largely to superb voice acting, and has a lovely plethora of weapons to create hell with, so it's not all bad. Just be expected to be clicking that quickload button quite a bit towards the end of the game.… Expand
MathewP.3This game is short, it is 0 scary, and you almost never are alone, you are always with nooby soldiers helping you, i don't know how people can like this more than Doom 3. They are just fucken morons. Doom 3 It's a SOLO style game, no fucken fools helping you, and made for panic. This game suxs, when you run out of armor or ammo there's always a soldier to give you shit, you don't have fun. Yes, maybe u get solo sometimes, but just for some minutes, I give a 3 for it graphics and plot.… Expand