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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.
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This game is just one of the greatest online arena shooter. With all its simplicity, quake 3 shook the world with its gorgeous 3D graphics and high speed gameplay that makes it so perfect. You start in the map, with only your machine gun and your gauntlet. From there you try to get a better weapon than your online opponents and try to gain as many points as possible by fragging them and not get fragged. This is 90% of the gameplay. It may sound empty at first but it is the gameplay, player control and level design that bring everything together where you will elaborate strategies to gain advantage and have easy access to the powerups spread in the map. The single player is more empty in comparison. You simply play a sequence of online maps against bots AI and from time to time, you'll do a duel against one stonger AI. If you play long enough, you will quickly see that every bot do play a bit differently. Some will favor a specific gun where some other will just use what they have in their hands, the same applies to movement skills and basic accuracy. In the end, it does the job right to introduce you for the multiplayer! It is still a game played in LAN games, and this is exactly where it was aiming at. Go play it.
Quake is better as a FPS like the originals and 4, but this game was a great attempt at trying to clone Unreal Tournament. It still holds up today as a great game, but just can't reach the heights that Unreal Tournament did. There's great mod support for this game, just like UT, so there's tons of extra maps to download and play. The levels that come with the game are great and designed very well, making them highly replayable. The music was never catchy with me. To me, this game was just about playing with friends and muting the music and listening to your own soundtrack. The bots are pretty good on the higher difficulties, so even if you don't have someone to play with, you can still have a bit of a challenge. This game is best played with friends though, so if you have no one to play with, you'll still have fun, but you won't be playing this game as long as people did back in the day when it came out. There is no story at all, so if you're looking for that, then look elsewhere. This game is just straight up Deathmatches and Capture the Flag, even in the single player mode. There's no text or anything. You just go from match to match.
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.
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!
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.
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