Quake III Pack
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This pack includes:
Quake III: Arena
Quake III: Team Arena
Quake III: Arena
Welcome to the Arena, where high-ranking warriors are transformed into spineless mush. Abandoning every ounce of common sense and any trace of doubt, you lunge onto a stage of harrowing landscapes and veiled abysses. Your new environment rejects you with lava pits and atmospheric hazards as legions of foes surround you, testing the gut reaction that brought you here in the first place. Your new mantra: Fight or be finished.
Quake III: Team Arena
Never before have the forces aligned. United by name and by cause, The Fallen, Pagans, Crusaders, Intruders, and Stroggs must channel their power into an allied operation where teamwork is the only method of mass destruction. Four distinct games test each troop's synthesis and strength to exacting degrees. Cooperation is the only course of action, and war, the only alternative. Soldiers once alone in their struggle, now face the Arena as one.
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.