Previously called the "QUAKE 3 Engine" and one of the most successful licensed engines in history, id Tech 3 was the engine used to create games such as Quake II Arena, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix. id Tech 3 introduced shaders, curved surfaces, 32-bit color, special effects, bleeding-edge networking and super-smooth speedy hardware rendering.

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What better way to end a stressful working week than with a fistful of freedom! This week we have three fresh faces for everyone to enjoy along with an old favorite!

OpenArena is a community-produced deathmatch first person shooter with a slew of game modes and a small arsenal of weapons - all the better to shoot with! Expect this shortcut to stay on your desktop for the foreseeable future! If gibbing is not your cup of tea why not give One Night 4 a go? ON4 is the long awaited sequel in the award winning horror series. It is the ultimate test of skill for fans of classic survival horror.

Up next on the freedom fun wheel is ONE DAY for Ched, a free hardcore corridor shooter. Blast your way through hordes of baddies slinging one liners and kicking some rear-end! Finally why not give Boson X -a new rotational runner - a spin?
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Come back next week as we roll out another foursome of freebies for the freedom admiring gamer!

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Quake III Arena

Quake III Arena Quake III Arena

Updated 4 days ago Released Dec 2, 1999 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Welcome to the Arena, where high-ranking warriors are transformed into spineless mush. Abandoning every ounce of common sense and any trace of doubt...

American McGee's Alice

American McGee's Alice American McGee's Alice

Updated 1 month ago Released Oct 4, 2000 Single Player Adventure

Step into the dark world of American McGee's twisted retelling of Alice in Wonderland.

Call of Duty: United Offensive

Call of Duty: United Offensive Call of Duty: United Offensive

Updated 1 month ago Released Sep 6, 2004 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

The war that changed the world rages on, with 13 all-new single-player missions, 11 new multiplayer maps, and more intense action than ever before. Award-winning...

Return To Castle Wolfenstein

Return To Castle Wolfenstein Return To Castle Wolfenstein

Updated 2 months ago Released Nov 18, 2001 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

World War II rages and nations fall. SS head Himmler has Hitler's full backing to twist science and the occult into an army capable of annihilating the...

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Call of Duty

Updated 2 months ago Released Oct 24, 2003 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Call of Duty puts players in the shoes of a foot soldier in the American, British, and Russian armies during the Second World War. These soldiers aren't...

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Justin123991 Apr 17 2010, 10:10am says:

How to I download this to make my own game?

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gert7 Aug 16 2010, 3:03pm replied:

id Software website. Right side bar.

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leilei Apr 13 2010, 7:10pm says:

This is one wacky engine. It certainly had influence on other engines after it at the time (Especially UnrealEngine2). Overbright by screen brightness is one annoying feature people come to love.

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desp1zer Sep 23 2009, 9:24am says:

i dont mean to sound like a complete idiot, but how would i be able to edit the engine, make maps, models, ect?

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Ichiman94 Dec 16 2009, 11:01am replied:

you can download map editor here:
and here is the mapping tut:
and :

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ibz Apr 8 2009, 2:25pm says:

i can't believe i don't even know what open source is anymore... I sort of quit the game mapping business but now want to get back in to it...My God

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naraii8 Feb 19 2009, 11:09am says:

where can i download the engine to make a game my self?

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Varsity Apr 2 2009, 5:55pm replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
xm Feb 20 2009, 6:00pm replied:

Since I'm not allowed to post links yet... :<

Go to google and search for "Quake 3 Engine Download"

Choose the first result called" "id Software: Technology Downloads

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Robots! Oct 27 2008, 5:48pm says:

i thought this was the engine farcry uses... i guess not.

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emMKai Feb 26 2009, 6:18pm replied:

far cry uses the cryENGINE

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EarthtoJohn Feb 22 2010, 3:33am replied:

No, lol.

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Awesome lighting effects, a huge particles system, nice t&l and a really dynamical-gameplay, one of the best engines made by id tech.

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