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For centuries the Kavussari and the Forsellians have waged war. They have a fragile truce but due to their seething disgust of each other they still pit their warriors against each other in arenas rather than on the fields of war.
Those episodes of lethal combat are now broadcast throughout the galaxy, as entertainment… a spectacle known as… The Nexuiz Competition: An arena based first person shooter where you can alter the rules of the match and laws of physics while you dominate opponents in ever-changing hostile environments bleeding with hatred.
Arena FPS is back – inspired by the giants of the Arena FPS genre, Nexuiz reinvents twitch gaming for next generation consoles and PC
Over 100 ‘Dynamic Mutators’ serve as game-changing power-ups – Jetpacks, Uber-Nuke, Low Gravity, Big Head Mode and many more…
9 deadly arenas – powered by CryENGINE 3, Nexuiz sets a new graphical benchmark for a digital-only release
Designed for competitive play - a superbly balanced weapon set, classic game modes, and extensive Clan and Leaderboard support
Play solo or online – hone your skills against bots, then wage war online against the best in 4v4 multiplayer matches
Don't expect muchDragosLoL | July 16, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »
If you like Quake, then you'll like this game. Otherwise you shouldn't expect as much from this game. I'm not saying this game isn't for the average FPS player out there, you should definitely give it a try. But it'll take you a while to get used to. Nexuiz used to be a mod for Quake, so the gameplay is really similar. But online multiplayer has no one online 99% of the time and you'll be forced to fight bots as there is no "single player story". Nexuiz is gone from the steam store so this is the only place to really buy it. But if you want to just mess around and shoot everything really fast then...go ahead and give it a try.
Reminds me to Unreal Tournament, really coolTGAlan | July 7, 2013 | See all TGAlan's reviews »
Nexuiz is an astounding graphical demonstration of what a top-notch engine could manage to do with the current technology. The game itself is a classic "Unreal Tournament-esque" action FPS, not bad at it: the gameplay surely feels the same way the old Quake-clones felt back in the days, and it's really fun to play. I recommend it to the fan of the genre.
Modern Unreal Tournamentlok0812 | June 20, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This game have the gameplay similar to Unreal Tournament, you are placed within an arena in a 3v3 match and your objective is to get a higher score than your enemy's team at the end of the game by either TDM or CTF. Along the match, the map will spawn perks in the name of mutator that will give you special limited time benefit. The graphic of the game is very top notch, lots of bloom and blurred eye candy to satisfy the people who seeks graphic in an FPS. Since this is more of an online shooter, player base is very important and it it pretty much dead or non existence at this point. You can still play with bots in a single player game but that will not last you forever. If you enjoy Unreal Tournament types of game and looking for a modern feel plus having a few friends to play with definitely try this one out.
Old-school Fast paced Arena Combatgriff92 | June 3, 2013 | See all griff92's reviews »
Nexiuz is an old-school fast arena combat game with similar styles to classic games such as Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament. The game is powered by Crytek's CryENGINE 3 which gives the game a nice visual style, especially on the higher settings. There are 10 maps available by default, but you can download more from the Steam Workshop. If you want to make you're own maps, Nexuiz comes with its own map editor and a few tutorials if you're not sure how to use it. However, there are only 3 gameplay modes available which are Deathmath, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
The game features an excellent soundtrack and plenty of in-game mutators, however, if you want to make a custom bot match, you can't change the mutator set options or difficulty setting. If you want to change the difficulty setting or mutator set options, you'll have to start a quick bot match.
The biggest problem with Nexuiz is that the online community is more or less dead because you can't connect to the servers most likely due to THQ going bankrupt, which means that you'll have to play with bots. The AI for the bots (even on the higher difficult settings) aren't exactly smart. They are a challenge on the higher difficuly settings, but most of the time they end up running into walls, falling off ledges and blowing themselves up. This doesn't really ruin the game, but you may end up winning a lot of matches.
Overall, Nexuiz is a fun game with plenty of maps thanks to the Steam community along with outstanding visuals and an excellent soundtrack to boot. However, you'll be stuck with bots with average AI because the community is practically dead. Maybe this will change one day, who knows? However, you may want to consider buying Quake 3 Arena or any of the Unreal Tournament series or even download Nexuiz Classic.
Arena style online shooter.Bigshrimp | Jan. 30, 2013 | See all Bigshrimp's reviews »
I personally thought that this game needs more polish to contend with Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament games. I got it when it first came out and was really buggy and hard to get into. The mutators were very confusing and it was really hard to find your targets because of the motion blur and other aspects.
The weapons seemed quite boring as well, I would have a hard time figuring what they did and how they were best used. Also the matchmaking seemed severely unpolished and overall it game me a headache after playing it awhile. I really just wanted to play UT2004 or UT3 over this game. It may have been patched and be a better game now, but I am afraid to give it another try now. Who knows, I may get back to it someday, but I am may not. 1 thumb down. :(