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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. This should have been included with the original game, or as a free download a month or two after Q3A came out.
  6. GamePower
    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.
  7. CNET Gamecenter
    Despite its flaws, serious Quake III fans will want to snatch this up right away.
  8. 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.
  9. Daily Radar
    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.
  10. 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.
  11. Needs a lot more to justify the price.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
  1. PeterK.
    Aug 6, 2007
    Sweet fast paced action. How did metacritic score this game so low beats me!
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  3. Sep 28, 2013
    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 »