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  • Summary: Quake III Arena offers a complete deathmatch experience. The game features new 3D arenas, weapons, and character models.
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  1. Aug 9, 2011
    10
    Quake 3 took Quake 2 to new heights and kept true to the game mechanics adding so much eyecandy and pioneered the item pickups that were scattered throughout the level such as haste, invisibility and invulnerability. Based on a pure and strict multiplayer platform, this game gave way to team mode options while still allowing players to create their own maps, sounds and 32 bit textures versus quake2's 8bit textures giving the player a sense of flashy deathmatch arenas designed for the pro-killer.
    Gravity and propulsion debuted here and the developers took those new mechanics to never-before-seen heights. This community of players still thrives 12 years after it was created. Master this game and everything new will seem slow, boring and scripted.
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  2. Jul 31, 2011
    10
    What else is more to say? Its the best multiplayer game i've played in my opinion and brought a new and advanced new engine in 1999, a Engine that a lot of big video game companies used for about five or six years... and that's good. Expand
  3. Jan 23, 2011
    10
    It's an excellent game in my opinion. Fast, complex skill-based gameplay like the Quake series (including, of course, Q3A) is a breath of fresh air these days, where games with snail-slow movement, nearly insta-gib weapons, RPG item unlocks, and regenerating health can still somehow be labeled "competitive".

    It is truly among the finest in the Deathmatch genre.
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  4. Aug 11, 2011
    10
    Very simple and at the same time very addictive. Only gun, only enemies. Classics of the multiplayer action games. Every starting gamer should play this game at least once. Expand
  5. Feb 21, 2014
    10
    One of the best shooter deathmatch games of it's time... and some would say beyond its time. This game is responsible for many an all-nighter with friends at LAN parties. Always a party favorite. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2010
    10
    This game is one of the best online games. It still has a very active community online and its very competative. Ive been playing this game since 99 and it is still thriving with the same players. This game never gets old. I love launching someone into the air with a rocket and then shooting them down with a rail. There are all types of game modes to all weapons, only rail and other mods that people come up. This is a very intense game, it might take some time to get used to the gameplay. The graphics to the game are great! You can customize things in the game to suit your style, for example you can choose a custom character or choose a default in game character, you can choose what your weapons look like and sound when you shoot them, there is just a bunch of things to change with the game. The single player part of the game just helps you practice and get ready when you actually face real people. There is no story to the single player. This game is for those people that have a few minutes to blow and want some intense action to blow it with. Make sure when you play all weapons mode that you bind your weapons to keys on the keyboard instead of scrolling through your weapons with the middle mouse wheel. This is a must have for any First Person Shooter lover. If you get it you wont regret it! Expand
  7. Dec 18, 2012
    8
    Another epic game, with Quake. Quake made the FPS arena genre, and this game makes the real multiplayer. Quake III Arena makes the multiplayer version of the single player of Quake. The game itself should be 7- (6.85), but since the game is open (perfect multiplayer), epic and should be the "Follow-this-game-model", I gave it a 7.5. You can make your own MAPS, mods, scripts, gametypes, HUDs, etc. You can't get bored with it, there's even a race mode! The gameplay is amazing: you can use the strafe jump, rocket jump, you can use a lot of weapons, you can use various weapons to run faster and you can do many other things. Graphics 6.65 Plot NULL Longevity 7 Gameplay 7 GLOBAL SCORE: 6.88. One of the best FPSs (and probably one of the best games), among with Warsow and Quake. If it was perfect technically, I'd give it a 9 (excellent). Expand

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