Imagine being sucked away from whatever you were last doing and next thing you know, you're up against complete strangers, all with a common goal: Frag the crap out of each other in various different game modes and become number 1.
Highly Competitive shooter, which easily makes Counter Strike it's little red headed stepchild. Quake 3 has a very steep learning curve, and I do mean Steep. Each weapon has it's own ups and downs, but the good news is that you can carry all of them....you just need to know where they are in the map.
Map knowledge is important, especially in those 1v1 games, which will pretty much test your knowledge against the other player.
What's interesting is that there are still people playing this game, so that should say alot for this review. Some weapons from the previous installments make appearances, such as the iconic rocket launcher for instance, and as usual, each weapon has been tailored for competition.
and for Doom fans, The Doomed space marine makes an appearance along with the protagonists from the Quake series.
no other shooter is this fast paced here. period.
The free to play version, "Quake Live", has gone under a very game mechanic-breaking update that now allow weapon loadouts, auto-bunnyhopping, ammo pickups that refills all ammo types instead of just one depending what kind it was for. There's no longer the need to fight for weapons and other pickups anymore, so It's not even Quake anymore that they're playing..its....I don't know what to call it, but don't waste anytime with "Fake Live" and pick this title instead. sure, throw down a few bucks and this game is yours, which is the real deal here, folks.