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:
Positive (29 reviews) - 93% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (600 reviews) - 96% of the 600 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:
Positive (29 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (600 reviews)
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blooblah
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Installed. Can't find a single server. Restart game. Try again and still can't find any servers. Uninstall. Request refund.

Just get Quake Live. UT3 or the new free to play Unreal Tournament 4 pre alpha (not on steam).
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detective fat
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
extremely fun and competitve arena shooter. unreal tournament can't even hold a candle to the amount of chaos and fun this game provides. there is a ton of issues on windows 8 and windows 10 however
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pakteri
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I used to be crazy for this game and i still enjoy it.
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curlybro7
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This is one my all time favorite games. I haven't played in years. I've recently downloaded it and it works on my Asus Windows 10. How do I play online though? There aren't any servers.
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^7S^1a^7r^1a^7♥
( 184.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
This is the best game in the world.
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Meat-Rocket
( 21.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
No FPS game has ever been better, no FPS game ever will be better.

If this was a real life bloodsport you'd all watch it, so you may as well buy it. It's the only way you're seeing aliens, robots and mutants get gibbed to bits with lasers and rockets. Let the inner bloodthirst live vicariously through video games.
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Violetron9000
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Its A good fps in modern day it kinda aged and the fact no one else plays servers so I play offline.

Btw: Railgun is op :)
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Porto
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Have the game since 1999. Still not boring. (visit lvlworld.com for custom maps btw)
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Captain Planets
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Buy and play this instead of DOOM 4.
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Dr.derp
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
so gud it so fun cuz its fun cuz its fun cuz its fun cuz its not ♥♥♥♥ of duty.
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CobaltBW
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
I'm really bad at this.
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Mean Mr. Mustard
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Mean Mr. Mustard's short Quake III Arena review

1) Essential - buy it NOW
2) Recommended - buy it on sale
3) Avoid

Time to complete – N/A (Played this a fair bit back in the day)
Played multiplayer? No
Worth revisiting? Yes, always fun to play a few rounds

Best part – The level of balance throughout the game is impeccable, from the level design to the weapons. Arena shooter in the purest form
Worst part – More 'serious' than it's rival Unreal Tournament, whether that's a pro or a con is up to you
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^2oso^7| Coy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
i cant play it vido probs in win 10
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Hoppimike
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Still my #1 deathmatch FPS, in my opinion better than Quake Live and any Unreal Tournament. No game in my point of view has ever matched the impact, precision and adrenaline rush of Quake III Arena!

Shame it isn't really optimised for modern hardware though - it runs in standard resolutions only and appears quite dark currently on my monitor, not sure why.

But still a tremendous game and I still think it's the best in the genre even all these years later (it's from 1999!).

You can't improve on perfection :)
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a e s t h e t i c
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
good game for O L D F A G S
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Beef Donair
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 3
awesome.
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MrTinRobot
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Game doesn't work on anything remotely resembling a modern system unless you go through 17 different config files and change stuff. You'd think developers would put care into bringing these games onto modern systems, making sure their customers receive a working product before taking their money... NOPE. Just plop the old game onto Steam, no matter what state it's in. This ♥♥♥♥ shouldn't be allowed on Steam.
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Zombie Pickle Man #ripMcMurray
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
best fps game ever simulator
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Still my #1 deathmatch FPS, in my opinion better than Quake Live and any Unreal Tournament. No game in my point of view has ever matched the impact, precision and adrenaline rush of Quake III Arena!

Shame it isn't really optimised for modern hardware though - it runs in standard resolutions only and appears quite dark currently on my monitor, not sure why.

But still a tremendous game and I still think it's the best in the genre even all these years later (it's from 1999!).

You can't improve on perfection :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
I'm really bad at this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
so gud it so fun cuz its fun cuz its fun cuz its fun cuz its not ♥♥♥♥ of duty.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Have the game since 1999. Still not boring. (visit lvlworld.com for custom maps btw)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
50 of 50 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
There are no classes, no leveling up, no iron sight aiming, no vehicles, no killstreaks, no regenerating health, no cover system, no overpowered weapons, no always online DRM, no weapon skins, no pay 2 win, and no microtransactions

There is only you and what skill you have. You either build your skill or suffer death over and over and over again
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
50.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
The undisputed Grandaddy of Deathmatch. In terms of balance and fluidity, no other FPS deathmatch comes even remotely close to matching it.

There will never be anything like it again.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
How to win in Quake III Arena:
1. Take map Q3_DM17
2. Choose Normal/Hard bots
3. FIGHT!
4. "You've lost the lead!"
5. Grab the Railgun
6. "You have tied for the lead!"
7. "Impressive!'
8. "You have taken the lead!"
9. "Impressive"
10. "Excellent!"
11. Repeat 9 and 10 ten times in the row....
12. "You WIN!"

Rating: "Welcome to Quake III Arena!"
May the Counter-Strike hide! 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
QuakeIII Arena one of the best games ever to be released on pc On steam it also includes the game in order to play the game you have to click on the application in order to play it.

Maps there are more than 15maps available in this game i recommened the arena gate as a q3Dm1 map it also concludes in order to play the game the game also includes the q3dm3 arena of death in order to be played as a Player this game deserves to be played on.

5 out of 5 recommened this game to be number on the pc q3ctf1 is a instant classic map with bots in order to play it you will be a cd key in order to play the game modes DM CTF TDM and so much more Have a good time with the game and gamemodes.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 3
awesome.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Ahhhh the memories.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Quake III is a cornerstone of arena deathmatch gameplay. Fast, fluid, intense, lean, and mean. They don't make shooters like this anymore.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Oh they can run
They can hide
But we will hunt

And we will find them
They can crawl
And then they die
Until our work is done
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Instantly fell in love with it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
108 of 117 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
412.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
This is the best the game in the world.
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50 of 52 people (96%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Eat, Sleep, Quake, Repeat. <3
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40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
You've taken the lead!
You've lost the lead!
You've taken the lead!
You've lost the lead!
Humiliation!
"♥♥♥♥!"

Rating: 8 out of 10, this game, despite its age, offers a thriving multiplayer community and an EXTREMELY competitive shooter experience. However, due to its age, server stability bounces from great to dogshit in a matter of seconds.
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35 of 40 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
...Review to come...

/!\ Before you start this game ***DISABLE STEAM OVERLAY*** to get it working. /!\
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