Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. Enemy Territory is the very definition of tactical warfare and its objective-base design and multiple classes will keep you playing longer than any other game in the genre.
  2. It's tempting to knock it down into niche fodder, but overall, the title is too well designed, and with too much potential to appeal to a broad range of shooter fans who bother to really dig into it, for such cavalier dismissal.
  3. First-person shooter multiplayer fans love their battles massive and overwhelming and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars delivers it despite a few setbacks.
  4. Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars makes the jump to consoles well although it's not perfectly intact.
  5. 81
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is the kind of shooter that will garner a cult following and be loved by all who take the time to learn all of what it has to offer.
  6. While it's not the next evolution of competitive FPS by any stretch of the imagination, a clean frontend with good party support and matchmaking at least lets those players who can forgive its faults an easy way to play the game the way it was meant to be.
  7. What Enemy Territory: Quake Wars ends up being is a FPS with solid core gameplay of guns, vehicles, and equipment.
  8. The graphics are worse, joypads are a poor substitute for keyboard and mouse control, online play is laggier and there aren’t enough people playing. And to rub it all in, you can pick the PC version for a good deal cheaper.
  9. PS3 owners have access to what is essentially the same game, but it's just nowhere near as polished, and as such can't be recommended above the console's current online multiplayer leaders.
  10. 70
    But even the best programming can't save this game from the flaws in its design. There's nothing horribly wrong with it, but it also fails to bring anything remotely new or original to the genre.
  11. Finally, the move to the consoles should make this game available to many more people, but it costs twice as much as it does for PC and isn't as good.
  12. In terms of value alone, it's difficult to recommend Quake Wars. You'll love the giant sandbox filled with such distinct classes, high-tech weaponry, and attack vehicles. But when limited to only 16 players on just 12 maps, the gameplay is one-dimensional.
  13. And with the lack of a story and a bunch of random objectives that dont mean a damn thing, moving through the single-player campaign is, sadly, a waste of time.
  14. Don’t poison your memory with ET:QW on the PS3.
  15. When you're making a game that's purely designed for online play, you have to make sure the basics are in place, and the frame rate is the fundamental factor in all shooters, but in Quake Wars it's all over the place, which is a shame.
  16. Territory Wars isn't fundamentally broken, it's just not much fun. [July 2008, p.94]
  17. The vehicles in the game are kind of clumsy, especially the planes. Instead of gaining speed with jeeps and quads, you're better of by foot.
  18. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars had the right idea, but this war might be a little too much for the mighty army of the Strogg.
  19. 60
    Ugly, dated and very user-unfriendly. That it arrived in the office the same week as Battlefield: Bad Company only emphasised its inferiority. Bad Company may not be great value, but it is high quality and well tailored to the PS3. This is neither.
  20. 60
    A bit of a disappointment. It’s a great game on the PC that lost some luster thanks to a less than ambitious porting job. Still, it’s a good game, providing you can get over that initial difficulty hump and you have a solid group of friends to play with.
  21. 53
    It's too bad that the conversion of Quake Wars didn't go smoother. The gameplay, while fun on PC, was clearly better-suited for the world of a keyboard and mouse combo than a controller.
  22. Ugly as sin, with clunky mechanics to boot. Not great value compared to other PS3 shooters. [July 2008, p.87]
  23. We're disappointed, because Quake Wars could have been a great FPS, but it's one marred with visual issues, some badly realised mechanics and crucial missing menu options that would have gone some way to fixing the issues people clearly seem to be having online.
  24. Should you buy Quake Wars for PS3? Probably not. Should rent it? Maybe, but seeing as how I mentioned there are a slew of better shooters on the platform; make absolutely sure you want to play this before spending any money on it above $15.
  25. Neat tactical stuff aside, this is still an ugly, unpolished shooter. [Aug 2008, p.78]
  26. The last disappointing aspect of the game is the full-blown price tag. At $60 I'd expect to get a hell of a lot more than 12 maps and 5 different classes, but that is exactly what you're getting here.
  27. It made an impression all right, but it left such a sour taste in my mouth that I never want to slip the disc into my PS3 again.
  28. While the core gameplay remains from the PC version, this sloppy port kills a lot of the fun with poor graphics and sloppy network code.
  29. While Enemy Territory: Quake Wars was a great success on the PC, it flounders on the Playstation 3, with uninteresting gameplay and disappointing graphics. Add to the mix a confusing control system and unintelligent AI, and you’ve got a perfect mix for disaster.
  30. As of launch, though, I can't recommend Quake Wars to anyone but the most dedicated masochist. [Aug 2008, p.68]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Mar 8, 2014
    In a word, shocking, I expected this game to be exactly like the other quake games, albeit a multi-player one, so I was really surprised to find that the game not only has a really bland colour palate but also has some of the worst controls I have ever used, I barely played even half an hours worth of this before I gave it away to my friend. Who then went on to sell it for 50p. Full Review »
  2. Oct 24, 2012
    Quake wars on the Ps3 is a good game that is a great substitute if you don't have a PC. The PS3 version is basically identical in content to the PC, so you get the same enjoyment. The graphics of the game suffer, but are not completely bad. They're on par with a lower mid range pc i estimate. The sound is much better on ps3 than it is on the 360. The sound effects are about as good as the pc version. The game suffers from a lack of polish. The game has framerate issues and minor glitches. The mission structure works excellently and the classes are well balanced. Objectives are varied, and the fast paced gameplay makes it a huge thrill to fight your way towards objectives. The controls work well, but not everything is completely console friendly. Switching items and commanding troops can be a chore, but once you get used to it it rarely becomes an issue. you also will want to turn off the autoaim. The gunplay works as well as ever. And the better gun sounds makes it more satisfying on ps3. The fun factor is good. The bots are impressive, objectives are compelling, and the leveling and ranking system works well. The game features the same content on the pc. Even if the game doesn't look very good, and the game suffers other minor issues, it's still extremely fun. Buy it now, as it is much cheaper than it was before. It's a good game, just not as good as the pc version. Full Review »
  3. Jul 23, 2011
    Disappointing is all I have to say. I was expecting a good new shooter as an alternative to CoD4 at the time; I didn't find it here. There was no actual campaign, just a random assortment of missions you could do whenever you felt like it. Multiplayer was decent to begin with, but lagged and lagged and lagged, to the point where it was unplayable. I would not recommend this game at all. Full Review »