From the legendary series that founded the online shooter genre comes the most exciting, energetic, and fast-paced shooter on the Internet. Play against players around the world in over 100 arenas, and a dozen game modes, in one of the most competitive shooters online today. Welcome to Quake Live.
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Mostly Positive (322 reviews) - 77% of the 322 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Aug 6, 2010

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June 7

Quake Live Update v1069

We've just released an update to both the client and the server today. Servers and clients will both need to update as the changes are not compatible between versions, and older servers will be de-listed from the server list. Here's the list of changes:

- add server support for alternate death effects through workshop
- fixed inability to look around after issuing a map_restart while paused
- grappling hooks on dead and disconnected players weren't freed, resulting in the hook snapping from player to player
- clientmute now properly mutes team chat
- fixed some random color issues on map rotation error output
- powerups and keys were spawning before the minimum amount of time at map start
- elder: fixed doubled up fog volume
- ironworks: fixed ffa spawns

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May 5

Quake Live on Discord

We've setup a public Discord server for Quake Live players to chat and organize pickup matches. Use this invite link to join us and other Quake Live players!

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About This Game

From the legendary series that founded the online shooter genre comes the most exciting, energetic, and fast-paced shooter on the Internet. Play against players around the world in over 100 arenas, and a dozen game modes, in one of the most competitive shooters online today.

Welcome to Quake Live


  • Fast, and furious action. Frag or be fragged in the arena.
  • Over 100 arenas, including brand new arenas from id Software, and from throughout the Quake community.
  • View your match history, and track your stats throughout your Quake Live career.
  • Connect and compete with friends and players from around the world.

Over 12 Game Modes

  • Free For All - It's every man, woman, and sinister alien being for him/her/itself as the players frag everything that moves to get the most points. Kill or be killed.
  • Duel - Players fight each other one-on-one in a 10 minute face-off, while future foes spectate whilst awaiting their turn in battle.
  • Team Deathmatch - Two teams of players work to control the arena in a coordinated contest of carnage to score the most frags.
  • Clan Arena - Great for new and experienced players alike, players start off with all weapons, and are eliminated once fragged. The last team standing wins the round.
  • Capture the Flag - Slip into the other team's home base, grab their flag, and run home to score.
  • Domination - Capture and hold command points placed around the map.
  • And more! - Including Freeze Tag, Race, One Flag CTF, Harvester, Attack & Defend, Red Rover, Quad Hog, and Infected!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX or better, ATI Radeon 8500 or better, Intel i915 chipset or better 1024x600 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Stereo Soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Quad Core Processor or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series or better, ATI Radeon X1800 series or better 1920x1080 resolution
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Stereo Soundcard
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phen0m
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Are you serious? Making it $10? Lucky I got it when it was free but making it pay to play is seriously an incompetent move Bethesda.
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datguy Viddi
7.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Damn
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Skelendix | PL |
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
best retro-shooter
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Tasty
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
I played this game since the day it came out and now I have to pay 10 bucks to continue playing, wtf is that sh*t
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Moss Fuckcheeks
6.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
Greetings everyone. Moss here to tell you about the only true E-sport: Quake. The game that real people, such as myself, and the scout from TF2 play.
I suggest you stop playing your filthy casual baby tier mobas, and bow to the king, Quake.

:)







**Very Tasty Internet Disclaimer for the Gonglafe in us all**
In case you didn't notice this is a parody of "Tyrone Public Service Announcement Regarding Esports"
Harambe out for Gonglafe.
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Flash
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
People not recommending this game are only doing it cause you have to pay $10 for it if you didn't download it when it was free. GG
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sANTI
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
Quake ruined my life.
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jason150
20.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
even glados slould be able to run it.
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www.lyingcrookedhillary.com
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
bethesda is garbage.

game used to be barebones free with pay-for extra features.
now it's not free.
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Spraymeister
4.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
BA BEFORE IT WAS FREE NOW HAJS TO PAYINHG
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
35 of 45 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Product received for free
this should still be free lmao

what have you done bethesda



IT'S STILL REALLY FUN THO TBH

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this is the best game i have ever played

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some guy got really mad at me in the comments because i just said it should still be free :(
hes p mean dont listen to him i still think it should still be free
my opinion is just wrong and his is very right
im sorry


ALSO IT WAS ALWAYS FREE //TO PLAY// JUST SAYING YOU DIDN'T "HAVE" TO PAY THE MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION TBH IT WAS AN OPTION U KNOW IM JUST SAYIN DUDE JUST SAYIN

js.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Product received for free
PROTIP: if you got it when it was free, click the play now button. You're welcome.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
183.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Quake Live

Pros:

  • Still the best skill-based FPS of all time.
  • Can run on any old potato PC at 60+fps
  • Game still has a substantial dedicated fan base

Cons:

  • Very steep learning curve! A long time ago now I thought I would be good at this game because before then I used to play Quake II on my uncle's PS1. Then I joined a Clan Arena server and saw people flying around the map at a million miles per hour bouncing off walls. Until about 100 hours in I was hopeless, only now can I actually compete with the majority of dedicated players in the AU region.
  • For every nice guy in this game there are 5 guys who hate on newcomers to the game and give no support besides telling you to go drown yourself.
If you are looking for a competitive and really fun FPS then look no further than this. Once you put in a few hours and get good you will have loads of fun.

9/10
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16 of 27 people (59%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,600.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
it's ok i guess
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Product received for free
Haters all around, and i don't really understand why..
I am really sure about it, this will be more played by the real quake fans than quake champions will be, because this game has brought us the real q3 flow.

So, I have been playing ql since the start, after a hard playtime of q3. Now i feel myself lucky, that the guys made a decision, that who played the game free, now those don't have to pay for it. The game has been updated really hard, after the web browser, the first client was a bit bad for me, but now this client update just became like the original q3, without the normal sp mode. I don't really miss this feature, because if you want to play with bots, you can still play with it, I don't think that the sp mode had so much feature in the original q3 game. Now Steam just brought us the workshop feature, and there are loads of dl content for the game. Short thoughts: Im really feeling that hype now about this game, what i felt at the pr 1.32 on those days.

They made loads of balances in the game that makes a little bit more hard, more competitive. About the loadout update: okay, that's a bad situated way, it makes a little bit bad way feeling about the game, but it isn't the worlds end. Just read news about the Champions... After that trailer that all we seen, after all that hyped, and then u read about a complete overwatch game, named: Quake Champions, now that is the world end...

I hope we will grow a bigger community, and we bring back the real old quake history.

So to be straight, I recommend everyone to play this game.
New in the world? - dont be disappointed: train against bots.
Want some real competitive's, duel's, like in the 90's? - Buy this game, Dl it, play it!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
My old favorite game in a new dress. Bought my first PC because I needed to play Quake 3 Arena. I played it for several years and when quakelive came, I felt like a pig in ♥♥♥♥. The speed, the playability, the memories. ;)

I only wish there was a larger ctf-scene. With pickups...
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Product received for free
Quake is timeless. Community is..fading. Netcode is somehow worse than from q3/cpm, you're better off just playing CPMA honestly.

Keep the AFPS dream alive
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
201.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Product received for free
A must have classic.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Quake ruined my life.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
47.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Product received for free
Before you buy it...

There are few things I need to say.

First off, very few servers are active and those are deathmatch & instagib modes, so good luck finding CTF & any other modes with players on them.

Second of all, there is a nice tutorial for the strafe-jumping & rocket-jumping.
If you want to learn that without spending money on an inferior once-was-free product, buy Quake 3, pick up a huge map, remove bots, watch YouTube tutorials & learn because Quake 3 still offers more than Live.

Third of all, why does this have a price now? Free-to-play games that are charged money later on is one of the biggest ripoffs devs & pubs can ever pull. No wonder it lacks players severely.

And lastly, Quake Live's bot difficulty has been decreased so much, they were no problem on Nightmare when I fought them. On Quake 3 on the other hand, they kicked my butt. Also, you can find more Quake 3 active servers, plus there is a campaign that you can enjoy.

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In conclusion, it's not worth your time. Buy Quake 3 instead & mod it & enjoy it.

Happy fragging.
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