Quake 4 Xbox 360

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
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  1. AceGamez
    70
    The action is as intense as it ever was and there are set pieces that are the staple of all the past Quake experiences. However, the feeling is marred by the lacklustre sound effects and graphics that try to emulate two styles but don't really hit the spot for either.
  2. That Quake 4 is merely a glossy, standard, by-the-numbers trudge through past glories is an irresponsible way to treat such a revered franchise; to then cock up the conversion to the 360 subsequently and then charge extra for the privilege is bordering on scandalous.
  3. An above average shooter, worth looking into if you’re a fan of the genre.
  4. It's not that Quake 4 is necessarily bad. It isn't. It's just so unoriginal, cliché, and average that it almost hurts.
  5. At its heart it's the PC version, which didn't exactly set the world alight either, so coupled with its glaring shortfalls, Quake IV just doesn't cut it like it should.
  6. The true travesty in Quake 4 is the multiplayer functionality. Almost regressing, Quake 4 only supports 8 player multiplayer games, doesn’t support game browsing, and generally takes forever to get you into a ranked game match.
  7. If you have a respectable gaming level PC, the frame-rate hiccups and certain bland textures may make the PC version more desirable.
  8. It's really a shame that a game like this suffers from the old bad port syndrome of stuttering graphics. The single player experience isn't too bad though but there's nothing here over the PC version that would make it a must buy for the 360.
  9. Unless you absolutely feel the need to play Quake on your 360, its technical issues hinder it from being worthy for most gamers.
  10. There's a good game in Quake 4, but it's buried under several layers of highly disappointing graphical performance issues.
  11. Quake 4 might not be broken, but it sure is boring, and if it is boring, then fix it. Id should save their tech demos for clients and think about how they can evolve their gameplay experience, not their rendering capabilities.
  12. But maybe words like "solid," "competent," and "fine" tell you why it's also hard to recommend Quake 4: It's exactly what you've come to expect from a modern first-person shooter, and nothing else.
  13. 60
    When played on a PC, where you can tweak both the settings and the hardware to get solid performance, Quake 4 works because of it. Without those options on the 360 you're stuck, unable to really get into it because just about the time you do, the framerate breaks. And with that, the moment is gone.
  14. 60
    Quake IV hasn't really evolved from it's predecessors that much which makes this game very predictable and linear.
  15. 60
    An enjoyable, mindless, action game and generally plays well on the 360. But the performance issues are going to rob this one of a point. Especially when we know this console should be able to handle a game like this without breaking a sweat.
  16. 60
    There aren't a lot of nice things to say about the single-player experience, which fails to deliver on multiple fronts. Still, if you want to check out one of the best multiplayer experiences the Xbox 360 has to offer, look no further.
  17. Assuming you just spent a mountain of money to own the newest of the new in video gaming, you'll probably want to leave this marine lost in space.
  18. "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.
  19. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    70
    When it looks and plays this good, dedicated genre buffs won't mind. [Issue #2]
  20. The game looks brilliant using a revved-up Doom 3 engine, although its coding creates some inconsistent framerate mayhem.
  21. Official Xbox Magazine
    70
    Just having the Quake name alone isn't good enough anymore. [Jan 2006, p.70]
  22. Play Magazine
    70
    The game packs some decent chills and engaging action when it's working ,carry over some addictive, classic deathmatch play into the online arena. [Jan 2006, p.37]
  23. 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.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 35
  2. Negative: 8 out of 35
  1. Mar 8, 2017
    8
    Great Campaign with an awesome story line, Quake 4 kept me interested from start to finish. The game gives you the ability to hold allGreat Campaign with an awesome story line, Quake 4 kept me interested from start to finish. The game gives you the ability to hold all weapons, and weapon availability is progressed as the story progresses. Still has all the classic Quake weapons we know and love. The online while non-existant for several years, was very very fast paced and competitive, however I could personally not play with anyone outside of my country due to lag issues making the game unplayable. My number one quarrel with Quake is the awful frame rate issues which seemed to plague some of the launch titles. At times the game can run as low as 10 frames however I'd the overall experience runs around 25, possibly less or slightly more. If this would bother you over enjoying everything else Quake has to offer, I'd give it a pass. Overall great game that is slightly hindered by terrible frame rate issues. Full Review »
  2. Dec 15, 2012
    7
    Good for being on Xbox 360, but:
    If you play this game, don't think that all Quakes are like that. They're all excellent games, so don't take
    Good for being on Xbox 360, but:
    If you play this game, don't think that all Quakes are like that. They're all excellent games, so don't take this one as a quake. Slow gameplay (although not as much as games like CoD), there's reload (it's horrible to reload in a fps arena)... and generally, there are some bad points. It's a very good game, for being a Xbox 360 one. I think that, since you can't be very fast on X360, it's good to have reload etc.. It's like it was made for consoles, so, this is good for consoles but (compared to other Quakes) bad for computers.
    Honestly, I would give it a 5.8 (good), but I give it, for Xbox, a 6.6, because the gameplay is fits very much it.
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  3. GerJ.
    Feb 28, 2006
    8
    This game is alright, I mean the gameplay is great, the AI is great, but sometimes the games grapics get choppy, but this wouldn't stop This game is alright, I mean the gameplay is great, the AI is great, but sometimes the games grapics get choppy, but this wouldn't stop a determined gamer. I think its still a great shooter to pick up. Full Review »