Reviews for Deathmatch Classic

65

Simple and Outdated

Zaggeta | May 8, 2015 | See all Zaggeta's reviews »

It is unfair to judge this game by modern standards as there is a myriad of contemporary shooters which crush this into the ground. If one is looking for a classic and simple arena shooter, however, they won't be wrong getting this. The gameplay is that of the simplest shooter, allowing players to skip all that nasty stuff like tactics and advanced weapon skills. All that really matters is map knowledge, reflex and aim. If you are looking for just that, it may be good to return to one of the classics.

70

Fairly forgettable cousin to Counter-Strike

Gmen | Jan. 14, 2015 | See all Gmen's reviews »

This originally started off as a a mod for Half-Life years ago, but you can now play it as a standalone title. Half-Life meets Quake is essentially what this is, from the character models straight out of Half-Life to the weaponry in the game which was inspired by Quake, including the super shotgun, and the overall feel and design of the levels, plus the power ups like invisibility and quad damage. It's also possible to rocket jump and bunny hop -- concepts that originated with Quake. This is the classic deathmatch experience that Quake provides, plus a minor graphical upgrade seeing as this game uses Half-Life’s GoldSource engine which is essentially a modified Quake engine. I would only really recommended this if you are searching for a classic multiplayer experience. There’s no singleplayer here. Still, there are better games around, and there were much better multiplayer titles back in the day of its release too, so in my opinion it hasn't ever been particularly popular. "Let's play a game of Deathmatch Classic!" said no one ever.

72

The way multiplayer shooters used to be

mahon | Dec. 5, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »

Now, as of late 2013, Deathmatch Classic is surely an old game. With so many multiplayer shooters available it is not an obvious choice for most gamers. I would still recommend it to people who either feel nostalgic and sentimental about the games of early 2000s or who have never had a chance to experience gaming in that period and would like to feel what games were like back then. Now Deathmatch Classic feels rusty and simple, but back then it was much fun. Still you can have some fun with this game if you have a bunch of oldshool-loving friends. But surely it's not a game for the same people who expect state-of-the-art games and next-gen visuals.