Quake III Arena | Mini Review

What is it?

Quake III Arena is a multiplayer first-person shooter released by id Software in 1999. Warriors and fighters from across the universe are transported to a new world, where they hunt one another down in a gruelling competitive tournament.


PC, Dreamcast

Fast-paced, challenging, run ‘n’ gun gameplay with a swell armory.
Solid level design featuring a hefty selection of maps.
Big selection of characters to pick from.
Chaotic and badass soundtrack by Sonic Mayhem.
Campaign mode is little more than pre-set deathmatches.
Only a few game modes to choose from.
Levels have little interactivity or much else to help them stand apart.
Most of the weapons and power-ups feel a bit run-of-the-mill.
BFG 10K is an overpowered, sinful inclusion.


As barebones as it is, Quake III Arena still offers retro shooter fans a satisfying romp against bots and human players alike with its to-the-point gameplay. It’s not particularly deep or unique, however, especially compared to the likes of Unreal Tournament, though it still feels very polished and frantic to play.


3 Stars

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