Quake III: Team Arena PC

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. A great add-on for fans of the Quake series and multiplayer mayhem. This is a must have for the frag fanatic.
  2. As an add-on pack, Team Arena rocks. It adds everything I wanted to see in "Quake III Arena," but wasn't actually there.
  3. A violent, violent game that targets reflexive ability more than cerebral. But it doesn’t presume to be anything but a frag-fest. In that regard it can’t be denied that this program does what it set out to do very well.
  4. 85
    Quake 3: Team Arena, in a word, rocks. The quality associated with id Software shines through in this mission pack. It is definitely worth your money -- go and buy it. I'd write more here, but I need to go play more Team Arena. I wish I were joking.
  5. A polished, tried and true gameplay experience, that, while not necessarily the most innovative, is a heck of a lot of fun.
  6. Da Gameboyz
    80
    In playtesting, I found that a number of new additions to the interface simply get in the way of gameplay.
  7. It is also the best CTF add-on pack out there, which means cash-spending time if you're a consumer looking to play the best games for a specific type of online gameplay that money can buy.
  8. 78
    It's a good expansion pack. Not great, but good. It expands the gameplay of Quake III to new heights.
  9. A solid mission pack, adding a whole new team element. Team organization is something that is evolving in online multiplayer gaming, and it's nice to see Quake join the fray.
  10. It's a hit. But only by a pixellated margin.
  11. Though its new features may not seem remarkable individually, when put together they comprise a number of interesting new strategies and also let experienced players organize team-based games based on those strategies.
  12. What it was designed to do, it does very well. It barely makes a pretense of doing anything else, however—extra bells and whistles are definitely not part of the package.
  13. The graphics are great but come at a high cost, the new weapons and items are amusing but encourage random kills, and the maps are stunning but far too big for the number of people playing the game at the moment.
  14. To get the most out of this you will need to play it for quite a while, and those of you that do will no doubt find the extra features rewarding – if you only dabble with the game this is not an essential addition.
  15. This should have been included with the original game, or as a free download a month or two after Q3A came out.
  16. GamePower
    62
    Expands upon the original game by adding some much-needed variety and team-play action to the mix. The only problem is that, for an overly priced $30, gamers expect a bit more than a glorified mod that should have been in the game right from the get-go.
  17. CNET Gamecenter
    60
    Despite its flaws, serious Quake III fans will want to snatch this up right away.
  18. A decent expansion that is more notable for its graphical sheen, elegant interface and Classic CTF maps than something more innovative. Although fun with the right group of people, the expansion adds nothing to its genre.
  19. Daily Radar
    50
    While it's an improvement over the original, Team Arena is essentially a decent mod but it's nothing that can't be found for free.
  20. While the power-ups are well done and Harvester and One Flag CTF are a lot of fun, this expansion pack will more than likely collect dust instead of frags.
  21. Needs a lot more to justify the price.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. PeterK.
    Aug 6, 2007
    10
    Sweet fast paced action. How did metacritic score this game so low beats me!
  2. Sep 28, 2013
    8
    As a huge Q3 fan, I'm sad that this isn't in Q3. It adds next to nothing to the already existing experience and essence of Q3 when it'sAs a huge Q3 fan, I'm sad that this isn't in Q3. It adds next to nothing to the already existing experience and essence of Q3 when it's standalone. Combined, it could have been fun and had a lot of potential, but sadly that didn't happen. This "game" is not good in its own right, as it basically is an expansion pack or a mod for Q3. That's why it's not going to have more than an 8. Full Review »
  3. RiPRequieM
    Dec 9, 2007
    10
    The First real game MP in the world, with a lot of mods realised by a really nice community! I can propse u to try some mods like TrueCombat The First real game MP in the world, with a lot of mods realised by a really nice community! I can propse u to try some mods like TrueCombat (Total conversion : realistic mods ) totally submersif ans addictive. TrueCombat have now a young brother : TC:Elite on Wolfestein ( using Q3 3D motor) but i prefer q3 original and Truecombat for the design and the player movement realist ..just try it and u ll be conquer. Full Review »