Metascore
60

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. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Territory Wars isn't fundamentally broken, it's just not much fun. [July 2008, p.94]
  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. 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.
  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. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Neat tactical stuff aside, this is still an ugly, unpolished shooter. [Aug 2008, p.78]
  26. 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.
  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
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Mar 29, 2015
    7
    Sure,the controls are not that good and the graphics are pretty bad but the gameplay and the original idea are pretty good.The game isSure,the controls are not that good and the graphics are pretty bad but the gameplay and the original idea are pretty good.The game is entertaining and is surprisingly good. Full Review »
  2. Nov 18, 2014
    8
    This game is really good I like how they made it a bit like Team Fortress 2 with many objectives the game has many variety for classes,This game is really good I like how they made it a bit like Team Fortress 2 with many objectives the game has many variety for classes, weapons and even vehicles and missions. I highly recommend this game. Full Review »
  3. Mar 8, 2014
    3
    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 toIn 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 »