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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 wereQuake 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. 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 ofIt'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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  3. May 21, 2012
    10
    You can't say you know much about PC gaming if you aren't or haven't been a regular player of this one.

    A revolution! Introduced hundreds of
    You can't say you know much about PC gaming if you aren't or haven't been a regular player of this one.

    A revolution! Introduced hundreds of thousands players to intense deathmatching, and set the standards for online gaming onwards. Although there were short attempts to replace it with quake 4 or painkiller, it remains the uncontested cybergaming standard. Thousands and thousands of user- and pro-made maps have been published online, and new, always more impressive ones are still coming up in 2012!
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  4. Jan 20, 2018
    10
    Целая эпоха, начало киберспортивных шутеров, расцвет LAN сетей и компьютерных клубов, одна из первых ведеоигр не запускавшихся дома без 3DЦелая эпоха, начало киберспортивных шутеров, расцвет LAN сетей и компьютерных клубов, одна из первых ведеоигр не запускавшихся дома без 3D ускорителя, стоившего больших денег, стрейфы, прыжки через платформы подвисшые в черном космосе на q3dm17, стрельба из рельсы, сочные звуки разлетающихся в мясо противников, славься QUAKE, ты был лучшим. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    I think this was last perfect game from ID Soft. Spent thousands hours on this one, e-sport perfect, this game was really a joy to watch andI think this was last perfect game from ID Soft. Spent thousands hours on this one, e-sport perfect, this game was really a joy to watch and play and i still play it from time to time and have lots of fun witch it. Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2012
    9
    This is one of the best games to date, that never gets old. It brought some of the greatest times at LAN parties and recommend this addictiveThis is one of the best games to date, that never gets old. It brought some of the greatest times at LAN parties and recommend this addictive game to all. Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2015
    8
    Quake III Arena is a really fun game, FPS quite old, but manages to be quite funny to play. The game lacks a story in itself, but the gameplayQuake III Arena is a really fun game, FPS quite old, but manages to be quite funny to play. The game lacks a story in itself, but the gameplay makes the whole game. Expand

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