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.
Quake 3, is without a doubt, one of my favourite games.
This game is amazing. I can play it offline for hours and hours without getting bored. The bots are great, and quite challenging on higher difficulty settings. The weapons are well designed but the machinegun was really crappy. Making stuff for this game is really easy and makes the game even better.
There isn't really a storyline to the singleplayer campaign. But this isn't much of an annoyence. I found the maps to be very fun, especially Q3DM17. The character models, and misc items are also very good. The game is mostly balanced (with the excpetion of the BFG) which makes it fair.
Overall, a great game that everyone should at least try once.
Quake 3: Arena was designed as a fully mulitplayer game. So would Quake 3: Arena become the next step evolutionally speaking in first person shooters? Or perhaps just be a great game? Or turn out to be average? Or perhaps be awful? Time to find out... Quake 3: Arena, although designed primarily as an online multiplayer game, does have an offline single player mode. There is a bit under 30 levels to play in. With the first being a training level, and the last pretty much a boss level. You can play with up to 6 or 7 other CPU controller players in single player (if I remember correctly). There are 5 difficulty levels, ranging from one as easy as a walk in the park, to the almost impossible, no, make that actually impossible :). The single player component of Quake 3: Arena will keep you going for a few weeks if you are lucky, but is really only practice for where the real Quake 3: Arena takes place...online. Nothing beats playing online against, or with, a handful of other Quake freaks. It’s just so damn fun. You can taunt each other, plot out team tactics, secretly gang up on someone and so much more. As long as you have a decent PC (I’d recommend about a 2000Mhz Athlon, with 448mb ram and a Radeon or better Graphics card to be able to run the game perfectly) then you have one damn sexy looking game. The sound effects do the job, but are noting special, well except for the gibs……they sound pretty damn good! The guns sound nice and varied, from the deep blast of the shotgun, to the.... Well it’s hard to describe but the sound of the plasma gun sounds just right, the lightning gun sounds like a constant strike of lightning too. The other sound effects, while there aren’t a great deal are decent. Quake 3: Arena is a truly great game. I don’t need to say more. It should be owned by everyone.
If you don’t own it already, get out an buy it now!