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.
User reviews: Very Positive (454 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 5, 1999

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Packages that include this game

Buy QUAKE III Arena + Team Arena

Includes 2 items: Quake III Arena, QUAKE III: Team Arena

Buy QUAKE Collection

Includes 8 items: QUAKE, QUAKE II, QUAKE II Mission Pack: Ground Zero, QUAKE II Mission Pack: The Reckoning, Quake III Arena, QUAKE III: Team Arena, QUAKE Mission Pack 1: Scourge of Armagon, QUAKE Mission Pack 2: Dissolution of Eternity

 

Recommended By Curators

"A game that completely turned the FPS world around, along side Unreal Tournament. Even today, fans call this the best shooter of its kind."

About This Game

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.

System Requirements

    3-D Hardware Accelerator with full OpenGL® support, Pentium® 233 Mhz MMX®processor with 8 MB Video Card or Pentium II 266 Mhz processor with 4 MB Video Card, or AMD® 350 Mhz K6®-2 processor with 4 MB Video Card, 64 MB RAM, a 100% Windows® XP/Vista compatible computer system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for video card, sound card and input devices), 25 MB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files (Minimum Install), plus 45 MB for the Windows swap file, 100% DirectX 3.0 or higher compatible sound card, 100% Microsoft-compatible mouse and driver, joystick (optional)

Helpful customer reviews
380 of 397 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
My sister and I used to play this all the time. She isn't here anymore and just having this installed on my Steam library is the most absolute important thing in my mental state. I'm not giving a sad story however, what I'm telling you is this game will leave you with memories. Out of all the things my sister and I did, this is the strongest memory. This game is legendary and I know not many people play it at all anymore. Though this game is worth every cent put into it ever. to anyone who has played this, I know you have tons of memories too.
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79 of 80 people (99%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
For me this game is the best multiplayer shooter of all time. And yes multiplayer still works after 16 years. Take that EA.
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78 of 80 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
A true classic. This game will probably live forever in the hearts and minds of its fans. It is THE definitive FPS arena deathmatch game. I fear to imagine how many hours I have in my old CD version of this game.

Fraggin' since 1999. Excellent/10
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
438.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Probably put in well over 3,000 hours into this game over the past 15 years.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Classic meat and potatoes FPS deathmatch done to perfection.

It's fast, fluid, acrobatic, skillful, well balanced gunfighting. Gameplay this good will always be good.

Considering Q3A is now 16 years old the graphics still do the job quite well. The bad@ss glitchy industrial electronic music fits the style and pace of the game perfectly.

The community for this game is great, there are tonnes of mods and custom maps to keep you busy.

Play it, enjoy it, don't camp, just bunnyhop.

10/10
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