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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
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. :(
Fast paced action in stunning graphics!jpbuntinx | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all jpbuntinx's reviews »
A friend of mine gifted me this in exchange for another game i had 2 copies of. Now i must say i honestly never liked online FPS games. I'm really bad at it. This game however, reminded me of the first Quake game. I loved the fast pace, weapon selection, level design, pumping beats,....It's all there. + It got a trophy called "RTFM" for actually reading the manual...what more can you ask for?
Arena is back!Stebsis | Jan. 26, 2013 | See all Stebsis's reviews »
Arena shooters, back in the day there was nothing better, the best form of multiplayer. Unreal Tounament and Quake were one of the most addictive games ever, and still are. After, and also before, Unreal Tournament 3 there seemed to be a biiiig cap in fast paces arena shooters, Halo and Gears of War were ok, but they were nothing like UT, they felt more traditional shooters than arena. If you don't know what Arena shooter is, it's basically what it says it is, an arena. People spawn around the arena and try to just blast each other with tons of guns. It's usually really fast paced and death comes quickly if you're not quick with your fingers, there's no use camping, in fact it's discouraged, the arena's are built like that.
Gladly, Nexuiz came. Nexuiz is throwback to those mindless shooters that almost everyone loved. It's fast paced, it's addictive, there're tons of guns to choose and action can get your heart jump out of your chest, especially when you're on a real killing spree, just trying to maintain it and trying to dodge enemy bullets, your forehead sweating and fingers twitching.
Unique thing in Nexuiz are the mutators, there's over 100 of them and they can change tide of the battle as quickly as the game plays. Usually it works like this: you find this mutator thing somewhere in the arena, you get it and you get to choose between 3, and they can affect different things, your firepower, everyone gets killed by one hit, jetpacks and all kinds of crazy stuff.
As for the graphics, CryEngine makes the game look just beautiful, everything looks so detailed, at least if you just have a chance to look around and not get blasted in the head by a rocket launcher.
Nexuiz isn't exceptionally deep, and UT3 and UT2004 definitely are better, but if you've already played them to death, Nexuiz definitely can be a real time waster in a good way, as long as you find people to play with, sometimes it can get a little quiet in the servers.
Old-school fast paced FPSrulzmaker | Dec. 11, 2012 | See all rulzmaker's reviews »
I loved the Nexuiz idea right from the start, giving the Unreal Tournament and Quake fans their long awaited game brought to date that will eventually become a king in the fast paced FPS category. It does that successfully since it does lack competition in that aspect, but the game isn't bad nor great. It's a mediocre creation of a great style of games. I really hope someone will make a FPS like the old school Quake III Arena which I still play, that will really raise the bar once more. I'm sure there will be lots of gamers playing it. Maybe it's name would even be Nexuiz 2.
A great fun time waster.fable2 | Nov. 1, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »
Nexuiz is mostly an online shooter with team death match and capture the flag. Many may feel that the lack of game modes lets the game down but it didn't bother me. The maps are varied this keeps the game interesting but can at the beginning make it hard to memorize the maps. Memorizing the maps gives you a huge advantage. This game is all about speed, to win all you need is super fast reactions and knowledge of the lay out of the maps. There are a good variety of guns, however some guns feel just to powerful while others extremely useless, often the winning team is the team that gets the rocket launcher or one of the other better guns. Mutators change the game dramatically and have a huge effect on the result of the match. Some mutators are a little pointless such as mutator which mutes the game. Others such as strength or team healing a critical to victory. Nexuiz is a good game to kill some spare time . It offers great value for money and is without question a game that all should give ago.