User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. Apr 8, 2011
    10
    quake 3 arena is based on a first person shooter game it has perished from quake and quake 2 also there is quake live at now so might wanna go and check that out if your a fan of quake se yah
  2. Sep 2, 2013
    7
    A classic from the Sega Dreamcast, Quake Arena translates very well on the 360. All of the characters, levels and weapons are intact. Slightly-improved graphics and faster gameplay round out this update. However, compared to other online shooters this game hasn't aged well and can feel a little clunky at times (especially considering that the "aim down sights" button in other games is the "jump" button in this game). And of course, being as this is an multiplayer game, the single-player "campaign" feels tacked-on, merely serving as a warm-up for playing against human players. Despite this, there's no denying the nostalgia and charm Quake Arena Arcade gives. Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2012
    5
    A garbage version of Quake III Arena. If you play THIS Quake (along with Quake 4), please, don't think that all QUAKEs are like that. This game is not open (well... sure, that's for consoles), the multiplayer is not so bad but also not so good, the maps are limited, and there are missing a lot of things. Also, how can you STRAFE, especially when you AIM and SHOOT? Not recommended. Buy a computer and play the original Quake III Arena. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2013
    10
    Even though the net coding is really bad, QAA is still the best multiplayer first person shooter on the xbox at the moment. It's fast-paced, intelligent, and competitive.
  5. May 30, 2014
    9
    Hands down the best multiplayer first person shooter on the Xbox 360. This game has several modes and maps from the Team Arena expansion, and a few new exclusive maps. This is the exact same Quake 3 Arena you grew up with, but on consoles. Unfortunately there is a few latency issues since there are no dedicated servers. The developers didn't see fit to patch the game or support the community by adding new maps. Also don't be surprised if you can't find any servers, people rarely play. If you'd like to join the community visit the Xbox Quake Arena Arcade forums, add me (JohnnyK98) and lets get our frag on! Expand
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Mar 4, 2011
    75
    At the end of the day, Quake Arena Arcade is a virtual ghost town, but if players are willing to give it a crack, it's one serious shooter that is worthy of your attention.
  2. Mar 1, 2011
    80
    This is undoubtedly Quake as it was in its heyday, and it's as playable as it always was. If a few more of you would just start playing it, we might all be able to enjoy it a bit more.
  3. Feb 25, 2011
    70
    A fun game. There's little to criticize here, save a price on the higher end of the XBLA spectrum, but you really can't compete with free.