Enjoy fast-paced multiplayer gaming with Deathmatch Classic (a.k.a. DMC). Valve's tribute to the work of id software, DMC invites players to grab their rocket launchers and put their reflexes to the test in a collection of futuristic settings.
User reviews: Very Positive (585 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2001
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Includes 5 items: Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Day of Defeat, Deathmatch Classic, Ricochet

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Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life: Source, Ricochet, Deathmatch Classic

 

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Enjoy fast-paced multiplayer gaming with Deathmatch Classic (a.k.a. DMC). Valve's tribute to the work of id software, DMC invites players to grab their rocket launchers and put their reflexes to the test in a collection of futuristic settings.

System Requirements

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    Minimum: 500 mhz processor, 96mb ram, 16mb video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 800 mhz processor, 128mb ram, 32mb+ video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Minimum: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, 4GB Hard Drive Space,NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    Minimum: Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz, 1GB Memory, nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1, 4GB Hard Drive Space, OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
111 of 119 people (93%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Buy this game and join the community of one
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80 of 102 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Deathmatch Classic is basically when Half-Life and Quake had a baby. That baby then grabbed a crowbar and started beating random scientists and Black Mesa workers half to death. This game is really a lot like Quake 3 in certain aspec... Wait... Quake 3... 3... HALFLFIE3CNFIRMS210555555555
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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
Best playerbase I have ever met. Everybody is so nice and never flames me. Good quailty servers that are always up. Pls buy this game. I want to play with somebody.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Multiplayer Quake for Half-Life. Nice!
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
It's Quake except you can be a robot.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
it might be old but its still great fun :D
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The pros and cons of Deathmatch Classic:

PROS:
- An early game in the Half-Life series, before Half-Life Deathmatch: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch.
- If you listen to the song Ragga Bomb by Skrillex, you will run in circles killing every player on the server.
- It's a classic/original Valve game, like Ricochet and Counter-Strike.
- VALVE DEVELOPED AND RELEASED IT
- If you play this game, it means you're really skilled because hardly any people ever play this and the weapons are hard to use.

CONS:
- The weapons are on the bottom of the screen and not to the side like most FPS games.
- All maps look the same.
- Only a couple of weapons are usefull.
- Runs on GoldSrc. I'm not a hater, i'm just saying that in my opinion Source Engine is better than GoldSrc.
- Only 1 server I know of is still up.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
This game may look to be dead but has 1 server that has a decent amount of people everyday. the gameplay is almost exacally like quake, except for the lack of bunny hopping. This game is worth the 1 TF2 key I spent on it. It is fun and simple to grasp, but (exacally like Quake) is hard to master. i give this game a 10/11. because reasons...
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
In 2001, Valve released Quake Deathmatch.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
One of the weirdest and funniest games I played. Great for LAN parties and overall raging when you lost at Counter-Strike ;)
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Old but gold!
a classic 1. person shooter with fast action play!
It mostly reminds me of quake but with a bit more smooth gameplay and and more stabil servers.
If you dont know quake, or halflife 1, you should buy this piece of game history and educate yourself! :D
sadly, it do not have that many players left on the servers, but it is great at lan with friends! :D


9/10 Would deffintly play again, and again , and again , and again , and again , and again!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This game is really awesome.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Personal rating: 6/10

PROS:
+ fun gameplay
+ lots of mods

CONS:
- not that many active players
- clunky graphics

Comment:
Same case as with other old Valve multiplayer games, I've missed the golden days of this game when there were many players around. Today the community of active players is small and there are not a lot of games to join (I just found 1 server with 13 players). I got this game with Counter Strike 1.6 and decided to give it a go. It's a classic Quake-type shooter and lots of fun. Gameplay is great but lack of people to actually play with pulls down the score somewhat.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
dead game
only get it if you've got friends to play it with
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Deatchmatch Classic borrows a lot of gameplay from Quake III and, like other reviewers said, this game is dead because no one is playing it. Thus, there's no sense in buying Deathmatch Classic if it lacks a thriving community.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
303.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Its alright I guess
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
A really great game. Simplistic and fun. There is virtually no community for it anymore though.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Point, fire!!!
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Long story short: It's a copy and paste port of Quake's Deathmatch mode into Valve's Goldsource engine with less maps, less mods, and no singleplayer. Skip it and grab Quake instead.

DISCLAIMER: As an Australian, the playerbase is almost non-existant. While playable with 4 to 8 friends, you won't enjoy this game as much if you're by yourself.

Deathmatch Classic is essentially just a deathmatch type game mode using Quake's weapons (and some of its maps). It feels like it was an experiment to recreate Quake inside Valve's new engine than anything else, because it lacks any sort of content unique to the experience.

Not that there's anything wrong with this game: Quake's multiplayer is some of the best there is. There's a bunch of cool weapons, each for different playstyles and situations, and the maps give a nice sense of dynamic movement. It's quick, fast, and tonnes of fun.

The issue here is that Deathmatch Classic doesn't add anything other than a couple of maps. They're still good, but the issue is that for $5, you're playing a thinned down experience of the multiplayer portion of an 18 year old game that is available on the same platform. As part of the Counter-Strike 1 Anthology, it's an okay bonus, but as a standalone title it's not worth the price.

RATING: 0 UP, 1 DOWN
My up/down rating system tries to differentiate between games that are mediocre (less ups and downs total), and games that are interesting but flawed (more ups and downs totals). Ups relate to how much good a game has, and downs are how much bad a game has.

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0 UPs 1 UPs 2 UPs 3 UPs
Not worth playing, skip it Alright, play it if you're into the genre Very good, play it if you're looking for something worth trying One to go down in history, a must have for everyone
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0 DOWNs 1 DOWNs 2 DOWNs 3 DOWNs
Nothing detrimental in the game A few things wrong, but doesn't ruin it Kind-of broken or aggravating, you may not be able to put up with it Very, very broken, a lesson on what not to do
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Great Game
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