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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
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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: 17 out of 36
  2. Negative: 8 out of 36
  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. 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. 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. MikeM.
    Dec 2, 2009
    5
    I have no problem with a simple mindless shooter on occasion. In fact, I'm re-re-re-playing the crusty old Quake 2 on PC right now with I have no problem with a simple mindless shooter on occasion. In fact, I'm re-re-re-playing the crusty old Quake 2 on PC right now with one of the enhanced engines, upgraded textures etc. What I do have a problem with (other than the crap console controls for this sort of game, but what are you gonna do?) is the framerate. First rattle out of the box, this game runs at maybe 20-25 frames per second, and only goes downhill from there. Mind you, this is prior to any combat or much of any action occurs, just getting out of your wrecked dropship and walking around. And that's the other annoying, "non-Quake" thing: the speed at which you travel. It feels like you're just shuffling your feet. I've been a long-time fan of Raven, but this conversion certainly can't be one that they're proud to have their name on. 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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