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 (471 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2001
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About This Game

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    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
49 of 51 people (96%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Buy this game and join the community of one
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
its a fun game with lots of wierd fat guys
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
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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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
It's Quake except you can be a robot.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Multiplayer Quake for Half-Life. Nice!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
it might be old but its still great fun :D
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
The game is so simple and basic, but I loved every second of it. A couple powerups, a couple weapons, a couple character skins, a couple of hours of fun to be had. Seriously, buy the Counter Strike 1 Anthology when it's on sale. Worth every cent anyways.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Personalize your character, it can be a Hazmat with an orange Hazard Suit just like Gordon Freeman, but i tell you that you're not the only one like him, anyway, i recommend this game if you want to enjoy a fast-paced Half-Life multiplayer game, good luck.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Nice Gamebut Nowbody PLays it
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
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.

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
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
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Point, fire!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
AMAZING GAME! the only flaw is no one plays but thats no reason not to get it it's a perfect game for you got your laptop at a friends house and there are multiple of you over and just bust out a lan party this game is perfect for lan
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Classic remake of Quake using Valve Characters and Models. Feels the same as the Quake Arena <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Ah
the memories i have with this game!
But the game is DEAD!

i would say about 100 players play this game at a daily base
The ultimate Deathmatch game
better than CoD
7/10 lack of content and players
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Its a lot like quake's multiplayer deathmatche's if you like quake you will like Death match classic. I am going to get quake in a few days and until then this is tiding me over. Quake is better though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
If Quake and Half Life had a baby, this would without a doubt be the love child.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
Its a very good quake multiplayer port...or thats what i think it is. It only changes things like the logo to the Half-Life/Roman A. Its not as fast-paced as the Quake multiplayer and this game's community dose not exist but if you can get on a server with REAL people then you will find hard to press the Quit button on the menu.
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