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:
Recent:
Very Positive (15 reviews) - 100% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (634 reviews) - 96% of the 634 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

 

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)

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Recent:
Very Positive (15 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (634 reviews)
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SOAREVERSOR
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
If you haven't played this game you aren't a gamer. It's still the king of FPS after all these years and was the first dedicated MP FPS game and the first game to require a graphics card to run. It's the most balanced, complex yet easy to pick up, arena FPS to ever come out the door and is an immortal classic.
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zuza
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
In vain forgotten masterpiece
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Dr. Shitfaced
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Like a more pure Unreal Tournament. ♥♥♥♥in' great.
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FatalKitty
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
The first video game I ever played in the 90's as a kid and I absolutely LOVE it! Lots of fond memories... I used to play under the name TEXAS and got accused a lot of botting and making people rage quit. XD Nope, I was just a little girl dominating servers - I didn't know what botting was or even that :) was a facial expression. Made a lot of friends too! Although I'd most likely get my butt kicked today, I truly hold this game dear to my heart. My sister also played this some as Evil Girls Rock but her game is AvP2. No leveling system, no weapons shop, no weapon limit... you just run around and shoot using every possible trick you can think of. A really great classic.
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Kor
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Of course I recommend this.
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Hourglass
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
Pros:
Quake
Stress-relieving

Cons:
Too hard on higher difficulties or I'm a noob
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FatWoofer
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
what can i say? it is quake 3...
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meowfy
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is the very first video game that I have memory of playing, back at the age of 4. Dial up and Windows 98. Truly a masterpiece, even to this day.

But you should probably look at Quake Live instead, in my experiences a lot of the servers on here are empty.
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nasum120
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I bought this game for at least three times: one was a copy in cracked version of CD ROM format back in nearly more than 15 years ago.
2nd time: bought from a store in New Zealand with valid verification code.
3rd time: bought on STEAM, ironically the verification code is invalid.

game experience: this game recalls my time and sweat in childhood when my mates and me spent countless hours practicing on T2 and at that time, CPL league re-defined the gaming industry in early shape of so called' cyber-athelete'. Makavelli, Fatal1ty, Blue, the names were heroes and iconic which starts the frenzy trend of cyber gaming circel.

Q3A was the only game that re-shaped the FPS world, entered new era of mass media and audience even watching on satelite TV for example: NOW. That was the earliest version of live streaming, however the nowadays live streaming only begins its birth 3 years go by Twitch.

Q3A also was hardware killer with the awareness aroused by gamers for OpenGL powered 3DFX, and no ticket was given for Nvidia.More rams , more powerful display card drives the hardware industry. Interesting scene.

Back to the game, it still has its unique gameplay experience with ruthless NPCs in Nightmore mode and the duels, FFA, deathmatches still co-composed the epic world of best FPS game ever.

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NaoKat™💛 (𝓕𝓸𝔁)
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
amazing game, guess what?? The servers aren't dead! keep playing, people!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
amazing game, guess what?? The servers aren't dead! keep playing, people!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
The first video game I ever played in the 90's as a kid and I absolutely LOVE it! Lots of fond memories... I used to play under the name TEXAS and got accused a lot of botting and making people rage quit. XD Nope, I was just a little girl dominating servers - I didn't know what botting was or even that :) was a facial expression. Made a lot of friends too! Although I'd most likely get my butt kicked today, I truly hold this game dear to my heart. My sister also played this some as Evil Girls Rock but her game is AvP2. No leveling system, no weapons shop, no weapon limit... you just run around and shoot using every possible trick you can think of. A really great classic.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I bought this game for at least three times: one was a copy in cracked version of CD ROM format back in nearly more than 15 years ago.
2nd time: bought from a store in New Zealand with valid verification code.
3rd time: bought on STEAM, ironically the verification code is invalid.

game experience: this game recalls my time and sweat in childhood when my mates and me spent countless hours practicing on T2 and at that time, CPL league re-defined the gaming industry in early shape of so called' cyber-athelete'. Makavelli, Fatal1ty, Blue, the names were heroes and iconic which starts the frenzy trend of cyber gaming circel.

Q3A was the only game that re-shaped the FPS world, entered new era of mass media and audience even watching on satelite TV for example: NOW. That was the earliest version of live streaming, however the nowadays live streaming only begins its birth 3 years go by Twitch.

Q3A also was hardware killer with the awareness aroused by gamers for OpenGL powered 3DFX, and no ticket was given for Nvidia.More rams , more powerful display card drives the hardware industry. Interesting scene.

Back to the game, it still has its unique gameplay experience with ruthless NPCs in Nightmore mode and the duels, FFA, deathmatches still co-composed the epic world of best FPS game ever.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This is the very first video game that I have memory of playing, back at the age of 4. Dial up and Windows 98. Truly a masterpiece, even to this day.

But you should probably look at Quake Live instead, in my experiences a lot of the servers on here are empty.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
If you haven't played this game you aren't a gamer. It's still the king of FPS after all these years and was the first dedicated MP FPS game and the first game to require a graphics card to run. It's the most balanced, complex yet easy to pick up, arena FPS to ever come out the door and is an immortal classic.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
what can i say? it is quake 3...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
480 of 500 people (96%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2015
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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532 of 565 people (94%) found this review helpful
145 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
No screaming 12 year olds. No noobtubers or 360 noscopers. No "I f**ked your mother last night". And no campers.
Only rocket jumps, strafing, rail gunz and 100% pure skills.

11/10 - Would play again.... for real.
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226 of 250 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
I shoplifted this game from a K-Mart when it came out (its been over a decade i think the statute of limitations is up on that).The point is that this game was good enough to lie, cheat, and steal for. Ive since bought it several times over, so i feel better about it.
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175 of 190 people (92%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
Let's be honest; we all bought it for the nostalgia.
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