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  • Summary: Quake 4 is the first game to utilize id Software's revolutionary DOOM 3 technology. In the game, you are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad and Earth's valiant invasion force. Fight alone, with your squad, and in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroicQuake 4 is the first game to utilize id Software's revolutionary DOOM 3 technology. In the game, you are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad and Earth's valiant invasion force. Fight alone, with your squad, and in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission into the heart of the Strogg war machine. But, in this epic war between worlds, the only way to defeat the Strogg is to become one of them. Battle through early missions as a deadly marine, then after your capture as a marine-turned-Strogg with enhanced abilities and the power to turn the tide of the war. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. 92
    It’s hard to truly give this game as much praise as is deserved. While the concept may not be all too new, visually and audibly this game is leaps and bounds above the rest.
  2. Keep in mind that QUAKE 4 for the PC laughs at most computers, but runs virtually without a hitch on the Xbox 360; a no-brainer when taking into account the price of admission for this level of PC-quality gaming.
  3. 84
    A beautiful run and gun shooter that ranks among the best in the genre.
  4. If you're new to the franchise, but have played other, more modern FPS's, you might want to skip (or just rent) the game, as it'll feel overly simplistic when compared to Halo 2's AI and vehicle combat, Red Faction's destructibility, Unreal's weaponry and FEAR's atmosphere.
  5. Globs of action, lots violence, and a story that's good enough to keep things moving. But it's obvious that it needed a little more time to cook, what with the annoying load times, a whacky auto save function, and a frame rate that isn't nearly as fast as the PC version of the game.
  6. If you have a respectable gaming level PC, the frame-rate hiccups and certain bland textures may make the PC version more desirable.
  7. "Call of Duty 2" and "Perfect Dark Zero" are far better games in almost every way. Even "King Kong" supplies a better FPS single-player experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32
  1. PhilipS.
    Mar 31, 2006
    10
    OK I'm the person that rated Quake 4 as a 410 based on poor graphics. I'm back to right a wrong. Recently I bought a LCD HDTV for myOK I'm the person that rated Quake 4 as a 410 based on poor graphics. I'm back to right a wrong. Recently I bought a LCD HDTV for my Xbox 360 and I'm playing games in 1080i. I decided to download the Quake 4 Demo (after trading it in a while ago). I can not believe it is the same game. The graphics explode and come to life in HDTV. This is now one of my favorite games. If you have a HDTV this game is a must have. Expand
  2. JakeK.
    Apr 21, 2006
    9
    I havent really played the game yet but i have tryed the begining. From what i played i think its a pretty good game. But what i really want I havent really played the game yet but i have tryed the begining. From what i played i think its a pretty good game. But what i really want to know is how bloody the game is because i read in a PC gamer magezine that they have this factory where they chop up bodys. I want to ask KDep how bad is this game?? If you see this plese let me know! Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2013
    8
    A really memorable game that seems to get a little repetitive by the end. The multiplayer on pc is really where this game shines. It is aA really memorable game that seems to get a little repetitive by the end. The multiplayer on pc is really where this game shines. It is a well-done sequel to the legendary quake franchise, but doesn't live up to the depth and quality of the Doom 3 campaign, developed near the same time with the same game engine. Expand
  4. SteveR.
    Jan 13, 2006
    7
    I thought the game was pretty good. Quake 4 reminded me a little of Halo. The only problem I had was the herky jerky video display when there I thought the game was pretty good. Quake 4 reminded me a little of Halo. The only problem I had was the herky jerky video display when there was a lot of action going on. Expand
  5. Aug 15, 2011
    7
    Quake 4 on Xbox is a good but not brillient game and although it startes good the cutscene is clearly dated (I started playing this in 2007)Quake 4 on Xbox is a good but not brillient game and although it startes good the cutscene is clearly dated (I started playing this in 2007) and the quake gameplay is'nt there for instance in quake 1,2,3 there was no gun reloading and attempts of horror while in quake 4 weapons are constantly reloaded and the attempts of horror were weak however the game was overall fun and the campaign is intresting the game really needed to be the orignal quake we new and loved from 1998 that was the best looking game at the time. Expand
  6. PhilK.
    Mar 26, 2006
    4
    A lazy port of a below-average PC game. Nice graphics, but fraught with frame rate problems, and the usual FPS cliches of dimly lit metallic A lazy port of a below-average PC game. Nice graphics, but fraught with frame rate problems, and the usual FPS cliches of dimly lit metallic corridors. Gameplay feels very dated, almost like a re-hash of Quake 2. Multiplayer is also the same old story. Some people may view this as a good thing. On the plus side, a perfect port of Quake 2 is included as a bonus, but only the single player mode. Expand
  7. ben
    Dec 15, 2005
    0
    Crap.
    Im just glad ive now sold my 360 to some complete idiot who was willing to pay £800 for this eggbox.
    and i cant belive that
    Crap.
    Im just glad ive now sold my 360 to some complete idiot who was willing to pay £800 for this eggbox.
    and i cant belive that £49.99 is the asking price for these games.
    get real people compair these games to there PC versions and you will notice 2 things.
    1. the PC version looks better and is smoother
    2. considering that the games are better looking on the PC they are also more than £20 cheaper.
    so it has nothing to do with developing the games its all to do with microsoft selling you a cheap consol and charging you an extra £20 for there games just so they can get there money back. I was realy taken for a complete idiot when i got my 360. im just glad i got rid of it before it cost me anymore money.
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