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  1. Quake Live may be a 10-year-old shooter, but it's still a rush. [Nov 2010, p.85]
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Sep 10, 2010
    10
    Quake is a legendary series and made by the software company that introduced us to First Person Shooters, ID Software. I was a fan of Quake 2, Quake 2 and Quake 3. What I love about QuakeLIVE is they took a very difficult game to get involved in, because of; patches, mods, maps, servers, configurations, and the other details you might need to look into before you started playing. Now QuakeLIVE takes Quake 3, touches it up, makes it super simple to get playing, patches automatically and now even gives you the ability to have a membership that allows you to host private games. Since this game is free, there's no reason you shouldn't at least try it out; www.quakelive.com Expand
  2. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    Basically this is quake 3. I dont understand why this got new title, its still the same excellent game as it was all these years ago. Try it, its not as noob friendly as todays COD/Battlefield games, but this one is really rewarding. Shame we didnt got Quake 5 witch new graphics...but maybe it be as bad as rage, so... Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2010
    10
    The reasons people flocking to Quake Live is, I think are the following. If people are playing, they are also paying which keeps Quake Live and well!! The game just short of fantastic. There are many people playing Quake Live. I`m in high school and during lunch the library staff lets us play Quake Live on the school computers.
    I just cannot believe all the people who LOVE Quake Live.
    I am also amazed at the value you get if you purchase a Premium or even a Pro membership!!
    I will say this much -- Kudos to all the peeps at Quake Live for making this into the #! First person shooter in the world!!
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  4. Sep 12, 2010
    10
    Reading the other reviews I can't help but comment on the one by Raythenoob. His rating it a 2 when he is third in all the world on the Leaderboards with 1824 hours of actual in-game time (2.6 whole months) is pure hypocrisy, clearly he has more time for this game than a full time job even, proving how good it must be! Reading the old forums I saw as he turned hateful after not being made a forum moderator, power hungry narcissism venting its worst it seems he now puts time into trying to damage the games reputation instead.

    Quake Live is simply the best first person shooter in the world, and most addicting.
    I stopped playing Quake shortly after Quake 3 was released as I went to college but this brought me back with it's easy setup and skill levels to keep those with ridiculous amounts of game time on their hands out of my hobbyist severs.

    A new business model for FPS games should see real updates for the entire life of the game instead of just a couple of years before the games company move on to another game.
    If playing against hardened Quake players it can take a long time to adapt, but I find the easier levels are great fun for anyone that likes FPS games.
    The learning curve is large which is why it is such a competitive game, natural talent or hours of practice pay off more than other similar games, hence its advocates likening it to a sport more so than any other computer game. I probably spend more time watching streamed league games than actually playing as the coverage is genuinely entertaining and the players skill shines through to even those that do not know the game well. This has helped for form a thriving community both in game, on the games own web page and elsewhere on the web.

    If you enjoy the game it could be you I'm watching next!
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  5. Jul 30, 2013
    9
    I would like to note that Raythenoob, is an avid quakeliver; read
    Jaegermeister's review for info (I am no way affiliated with either
    person).
    Quake is a legendary and boundary breaking fps series, to me it defines the term. Quake Live as the latest shooter from the innovative id software. Nothing beats the sensation of a race for the last frag in a Free-For-All, or winning control in a duel within a matter of heart pounding seconds.
    QuakeLive is (for those that don't know) a browser launched version of the multiplayer old-school shooter Quake III, and is totally free. Try it out at www.quakelive.com For those that don't know you can install QLprism in order to run it in a .exe format. It is fun, fast and physically demanding; perhaps, in my opinion the best damn fps out there.
    A word of warning- the learning curve is insanely high, don't feel let down if you feel everyone went through this and I guarantee 6-8 months of pain, frustration with only the odd good game in between and you will strafe faster, move faster, hit harder and control the map better in every FPS.
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  6. s7e
    Feb 18, 2012
    6
    I would rate this game a 6 out of 10. Many features are missing. It's great as a free game but the playerbase is too small to keep my interest. Development is nearly at a standstill and the clan scene is pathetic. I went back to q3 and found more people playing there than in ql. Was fun while it lasted. Best of luck to those willing to ride it out. Expand
  7. Dec 26, 2013
    0
    Quake Live is bad why cause it rips of us people that bought Quake 3. I paid $19.99 for Quake 3 to find out they have released a game that has Quake 3 graphics and Quake 3 characters for the price I paid for Quake 3, they should have just updated that. Not only do we need to download a bunch of stuff to play this, we need to take care of our browser and don't delete certain cookies and other things cause this game won't play if its corrupted. Furthermore, this seems like a get rich scheme just like BF4FREE all these games take features from the original game and make you pay. Quake 3 could have had these updates, but you know they want to make money WBGS will not approve ad filled loading screens and a subscription-based games that are clones of the original Quake 3 when they could have just updated Quake 3 stop ripping us gamers off. Expand

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