Reaction Quake 3 (or simply known as "Reaction") is essentially a direct-as-possible port of Action Quake 2 (AQ2) to Quake 3: Arena. If you don't know what AQ2 is, heh, have you been living under a rock? Seriously AQ2 was the most popular mod for Q2 and was really the grandfather of all realism mods. It brought fast paced gameplay with realistic weapons and damage.

From the AQ2 page, "The idea is that each bullet counts for a lot, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't pump them full of as many bullets as you can spare; they'll get a chance to shoot back before they die if you don't finish them off. Cover actually means something, it's better to make sure there's a pillar or a desk near by to duck behind, especially if you have to reload or bandage yourself."

Combine that with the ability to strafe, ramp, ladder, and double jump and you've got yourself one hell of a good time.

Reaction brings all that to the Quake 3 engine giving Action better graphics and enhanced gametypes like Teamplay, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Briefcase.

Come give us a try.

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The latest Reaction Quake 3 has just be released. For now we have the update and full .zip files available for download.

All files need to be put in your RQ3 directory. So just unzip in your Quake 3 Arena directory and the zip will place everything in it's proper place. Post on the message board with problems. Here are the links -

Update from 3.1 to 3.2 174Megs

Full Install of 3.2 487megs

Thanks to Rincewin, eXp and Roger for additional mirrors.
What you'll find in the new version -

New Maps

  • Kibuye - Guyincognito
  • London 2 - Makro
  • Aggression City - Nitrox
  • Ferron - Zakath
  • Rok - Zakath
  • Fortcave - Homicide
  • Minimaze - Warmachine
  • Feud and Feud DM - Warmachine
  • Riot - TTI
  • S.S. Akimbo - Centurion
  • Truckstop - TTI
  • Bathhouse - Johnny Rocket
  • CTB City - Lognoreng
  • Cloud - Zakath
  • Skyscraper - Voodoochopstiks & Jopes
  • Pier - Robboy
  • Soho - Lognoreng
  • 187 City - Dragoneye
  • Updated Reactionmall
  • Updated Blockwar
  • Updated Archives
  • Updated Atrium
  • Updated City
  • [*]Updated Pitfall

There's new weapons models, player skins, code updates and even more. Check out our front page for screenshots and other updates.

New Release Coming Soon

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Keep checking for details of the next release of Reaction Quake 3. They'll be a good amount of new maps, weapon replacements, and some other goodies...

It's Alive! It's Alive!

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From the page - And here you thought development was dead. ADMIT IT!!! Anyway I just wanted to make a quick news post letting all who follow us know that...

Version 3.1 Has Been Released!

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Version 3.1 of Reaction Quake 3 has been released. This is a non-beta release of the popular mod for Quake 3. Head over to to download the files and give...

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L3d Jan 13 2013 says:

Date: 04/01/12
Posted by: Black Monk
Oh hey we totally released a game. Total truth! Would we prank you?!?
I mean, come on, really. It's not like in the past we've messed around with our fans in any way whatsoever.

It's not like we would promise something for a decade, that's TEN YEARS, and then just release the windows package, 64-bit linux package, 32-bit linux package, and source code on April Fools Day, right?

What're the odds that we'd want you to please check our buglist and comment to say if any are still valid bugs or even to add new bugs that you discover in the Bugzilla under the "beta 1" version so we could keep track of this stuff?

It's been so long that we've strung you along that this HAS to be yet another prank, right? We wouldn't want you to report your fps and video cards in the comments section or forums to make sure performance is ok with all the eyecandy turned on, that'd be just plain crazy!

We sure as hell wouldn't want you to enjoy yourselves with a beta 1 release and promise to include more maps in a beta 2 release as we get them revamped for the new renderer. And imply that a Mac version was also on the way. No, that'd just be a total April Fools joke. Totally!

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L3d Jan 13 2013 says:

the new version is standalone v1 around 100 mb :/ thay should update more often so ,its not dead ,just check there official page :)

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aequitas Mar 16 2004 says:

me 2 i thought the guns should have being in there hands

but i was a hard core AQ2 gamer and they have recreated it so well im gonna download the new vertion

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bart2o Mar 14 2004 says:

i didn't like the last version, lets see if this is better

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chpmembertest Mar 13 2004 says:


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Centurion Creator
Centurion Mar 13 2004 says:

Lots of new stuff!

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Centurion Creator
Centurion Oct 27 2003 says:

Some new mapping features and some screenshots.

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Centurion Creator
Centurion Jul 11 2003 says:

From the page -

And here you thought development was dead. ADMIT IT!!! Anyway I just wanted to make a quick news post letting all who follow us know that development continues on Reaction. Maps have been finished and work on the code continues. I'll try and post some screenshots and a list of code updates as soon as I can put them together.

Finally, we'd all like to welcome Wiuwe to the team. If you've been a frequent user of the forums you'd be familiar with the kick butt weapon models he's added to RQ3. If you're not head on over to the Guild forum.

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Centurion Creator
Centurion May 27 2003 says:

The black&white head is the logo for Boomstick Studios

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Sajt May 7 2003 says:

Simply brilliant! Well, judging by the screenshots that is :)

And how come, in the custom logo, the two guys are aiming at a silly severed black & white head? :P

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