Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. While the PlayStation 2 version lacks many of the options available in its PC and even Dreamcast counterparts, the same adrenaline-filled action can be found.
  2. All of this as well as crisp, colourful graphics and clean, clear entertaining sound make it the definite BEST first person shooter to come out on PS2 so far.
  3. The framerate is blazingly fast, even in four-player splitscreen, and there are tons of new levels, new weapons and new characters -- that actually play differently -- to frag your friends with...This is one awesome FPS.
  4. Its mists, textures, particle blood sprays and lighting make it the best-looking shooter on the PlayStation 2, and maybe even a competitor for best-looking overall game.
  5. 90
    Quake III Revolution’s frantic combat is wicked fast and packed with addictive, exciting action that heavily favors quick reflexes and itchy trigger fingers over deep strategies.
  6. It doesn't offer anything that excites me over the other versions except for a few new arenas and weapons, but do those small extras warrant a purchase? Of course not.
  7. A pleasant surprise - but it's still disappointing the game doesn't contain options for the future, when Sony introduce a modem and take the PS2 online.
  8. Even with the additions and tweaks made to the single-player game, anyone familiar with other versions of the game will find Quake III Revolution to be rather limited.
  9. 77
    On the whole, there's really nothing here compelling enough to attract owners of the PC and Dreamcast versions.
  10. If you take the time and play this game, without letting your bias towards the PC/online version get in the way (as I almost did), I think you'll find that it's a great game overall.
  11. Bullfrog took on the near-impossible task of transforming a dedicated online game into a satisfying experience for the not-yet-online Playstation2, and completed it brilliantly.
  12. It’s wickedly fast, good-looking, and mean – it’s the muscle car of corridor shooters. But where’s the online support?
  13. 88
    If you're itching to have three friends over to play until the early morning hours, Quake III is the best multiplayer game on the PS2. I highly recommend it.
  14. A visceral and exceptionally well-done PS2 FPS that gets by as long as you haven't played it online.
  15. 80
    Everything you could hope for in a Quake game is present and correct, with two glaring exceptions - mouse/keyboard control, and on-line play.
  16. Absolutely brilliant, the graphics are stunning the sound effects are outstanding, this game is top notch.
  17. Looks gorgeous, handles sweetly and is ‘totally bitchin’ when played against other like-minded, bloodthirsty players – there must be some price to pay amongst all this triumph.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. TomG.
    Jan 11, 2007
    2
    I give this a 2 because of it being Quake. ID perfectly fragged this PS2 port. Horrible performance make me think if they were drunk at the time of announcing a console port. Upgrade your PC and get Quake III Arena for it. It'll thank you. Full Review »