Reviews for Quake III Pack
The beginning of multiplayer-focused gamesGmen | Jan. 21, 2015 | See all Gmen's reviews »
Quake III is easily one of the best multiplayer games of all time. It’s one of the pioneers of the multiplayer FPS genre, in fact. There are many different maps with a few different game modes, but to be honest, the variety of game modes on offer isn’t as varied as its chief rival from the same period, Unreal Tournament. The arsenal and in fact the roster of characters available in the game are both made up of familiar faces seen in other id Software games that came before it, with the addition of some new ones.
There is a singleplayer mode which sees you making your way through several tiers, with each one getting progressively harder, fighting against AI controlled bots. That's it though. Don't expect a deep story because you aren't going to find it here.
Graphically, the id Tech 3 engine is very long in the tooth now, but you can probably get a number of mods and source ports out there to update its looks. Plus there are literally thousands of maps made by fans to try out.
The soundtrack, even though half of it is composed by the same artist as Quake II, is nowhere near as good as that featured in the game's prequels.
One has to take into account that Quake Live is also free to play. That does knock the value presented here a bit, but then again you do get Team Arena as well. If you're a fan of old school MP shooters, get it.
Best Quake Gamelajvjjajajaaaa | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all lajvjjajajaaaa's reviews »
I remember how I used to play this game with my brother all day long. It may be old but it still is amazing PVP or PVE game. Choose character, not that it matters much. Go around the map gathering weapons, get frags by killing foes and the first guy to get the set number of frags wins. There is team based map with capture the flag, get the flag from the enemy base and return with it your base to get point. Quake is awesome game if you still haven't tried or don't have it yet buy and play it!
Cemented its position into the wall of gaming historyAkiMatti | May 7, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
This game took what Quake multiplayer had gotten to and ran with it. Impeccable attention to gun balance, variations inside maps, top notch animation and amazing graphics for its time.
Quake 3 was multiplayer only, excluding the bots for single player training. And even the bots were hard to beat.
Try this game and you understand why QuakeLive is a thing.
Still going strongmugaro | Oct. 8, 2013 | See all mugaro's reviews »
First of all, appreciate the dozens of games that were built on the quake 3 engine during the late 90s to mid 2000s. They didn't use the game engine because it was bad, the people at iD knew what they were doing when this was made.
Ok, now that you've done that here's the game itself:
-While the graphics haven't aged too well for its time, this is the kind of game that just says "Who cares about graphics? The gameplay works fine."
-No real single player, you just fights and once you get to the final bot arena, it just says "you win".
-Great sound, the famous quake announcer calling "first blood" and "double kill" are still being used by other games and multiplayer servers to this day.
The gameplay is all there. Run around, pick up guns, shoot people. What else do you need? Nothing, that's what.
Whether you're a fan of the timeless classics or you just enjoy competitive multiplayer, this is your game.
The Grand-Daddy of Competitive Shootersphool | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all phool's reviews »
Quake III was my first foray into multi-player gaming and is considered as one of the best. For good reason too, as the fast paced shooter has some of the most well-balanced and tight gameplay when it comes to arena shooters and is, possibly, only rivalled by Unreal Tournament.
In addition to the satisfying gunplay, the game boasted some of the best graphics for its time that it was such a shame most competitive gamers tended to use configs that turned down all the settings in favour of smoother frames.
While there is no single player campaign of substance, pitting yourself against some of the best Bot AI is a challenge in itself and can be very satisfactory when defeating them on the higher difficulty settings. Obviously for this sort of game, it’s really the multi-player where the game shines, and even more so when play against a group of your friends in a LAN environment.
After Quake and DooM, here's another MASTERPIECESpeed4Runs | Aug. 2, 2013 | See all Speed4Runs's reviews »
Fast, hard, funny and competitive. This is Quake III Arena, one of the best FPS arena of all time. Get ready to equip a lot of weapons and fight with all of them, in a competitive fast and competitive duel, CA, TDM, FFA, whatever you want, since you can even make your mods/gamemodes. One of the funniest is probably the defrag, which allows you to race competitively with other players. The movements are very advanced, since you can rocketjump, use plasma to "climb" walls, use strafejump to gain speed, as well as bunnyhope (when turning...) + you have to use a lot of logic. This is very and funny, with a lot of cool "heavy" soundtracks and maps. Oh, and you can create your own maps and use them. Unlike other Quakes, even the singleplayer seems to be like a multiplayer, just with bots, so it doesn't contain a real plot. Anyway, it's amazing, and you can choose among five difficulty levels. "Hardcore" and "Nightmare" are really hard, and very funny! Graphics are just amazing, as well as the performance, it's fully PC-optimized!
Graphics + performance: 7.25
*Graphics: 7 - Purely amazing. There are some reflections on metals, very good textures and effects. (especially the light ones!) *Performance: 7.5 - You'll get very high FPS on even very old computers. Amazing.
Awesome, complete on everything. Movement, difficulty, weapons...
This game will last forever, if you want, since you can make new maps and mods, and the multiplayer is awesome (too bad that it's getting close to "death").
Every player model has different sounds and the soundtracks are amazing. Annunciator's voice fits perfectly its role into the style of the game.
It just doesn't exist (I can't consider the intro, the mini-movies between a tier and another, and the ending as plot). Looking on some websites such as Wikipedia, there's a small plot described, but I can't find it in the game, so it actually doesn't exist.
Avg. scores: 7.3
AMAZING game bonus score: +0.7
FINAL SCORE: 80
I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes hard, fast and competitive games.