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 (20 reviews) - 95% of the 20 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (622 reviews) - 96% of the 622 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 5, 1999

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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 (20 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (622 reviews)
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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)
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
amazing game, guess what?? The servers aren't dead! keep playing, people!
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FALL3N ANG3L
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Freaking awesome!!!
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Buzzterd
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Why nobody's playn it?! It's so sad! There are servers but only full of bots. I can see one person from time to time and that's all!
PEOPLE STOP PLAYN NEW DOOM'S MULTI AND START THIS. It SOOOOOOO much better!!!!! C'mon!!!
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telemorph
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
godlike game. buy this instead of the new doom. you wont regret it
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Dawn💫
( 39.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Excellent.. (Quake Champions Hype!!!)

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Nathanx42
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Oh man. I remember when my uncle and his friend would bring their monster PCs over to the house when I was 10 years old and played the crap out of this game, they had lan parties all the time. When they went to take a break I asked to play.

My mind was blown. This game was amazing to play and enjoy.

3 frags left.
This is one of those games where investing a lot of time into it and mastering it has a lot to show. I remember when playing it I would get totally destroyed, after a while of getting dominated I'd see patterns, hops, and start seeing why I was getting decimated.

Once I would adopt new strategies and work around my weaknesses I would go from getting demolished to absolutely destroying other players. You'd have people going from killing you with rail and LG, to them running away when you pick up an 8-ball or Rail.

Not a lot of people play this nowadays but It is THE staple arena shooter. This is a game I'll probably play and enjoy until the end of time.
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Cheating Death
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be
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Xeon3D
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
This is the classic shooter. The fluidity, speed and fast action makes it one of, if not the best games of it's genre.

Not only is the game per se good, but there's a myriad of mods, maps, models for it which extend the game's duration.

If I had to choose a game to play for a week, this would be it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
50 of 60 people (83%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Excellent.. (Quake Champions Hype!!!)

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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
It's so nostalgic, remember how I was a child playing on lan with my father. Decided to get into this insane atmosphere of sickness again, and I do not regret at all. This game is immortal. One of the best games of all times!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Oh man. I remember when my uncle and his friend would bring their monster PCs over to the house when I was 10 years old and played the crap out of this game, they had lan parties all the time. When they went to take a break I asked to play.

My mind was blown. This game was amazing to play and enjoy.

3 frags left.
This is one of those games where investing a lot of time into it and mastering it has a lot to show. I remember when playing it I would get totally destroyed, after a while of getting dominated I'd see patterns, hops, and start seeing why I was getting decimated.

Once I would adopt new strategies and work around my weaknesses I would go from getting demolished to absolutely destroying other players. You'd have people going from killing you with rail and LG, to them running away when you pick up an 8-ball or Rail.

Not a lot of people play this nowadays but It is THE staple arena shooter. This is a game I'll probably play and enjoy until the end of time.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Why nobody's playn it?! It's so sad! There are servers but only full of bots. I can see one person from time to time and that's all!
PEOPLE STOP PLAYN NEW DOOM'S MULTI AND START THIS. It SOOOOOOO much better!!!!! C'mon!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
amazing game, guess what?? The servers aren't dead! keep playing, people!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Freaking awesome!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
463 of 481 people (96%) found this review helpful
22 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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521 of 554 people (94%) found this review helpful
140 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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