Quake 3 Arena ID Software / Activision 1999

Network and Internet Quakes reach level 9 on the Richter scale. Graphics are magnificent in rendering the levels, as well as the opponents rich in detail incomparable to any engine so far released. The intelligence of the Bots is unmatched. even to the nice ones in UT. The levels are set in the science fiction area and the Gothic style from the first game (and to me the latter is more fun). Also all are of a good size in order to have places for tactics but not to be too large and confusing. The music belongs among the best also, so that action scenes are provided with an extra adrenalin rush. Implementing kinetic bounce and acceleration pads quicken the overall pace but also detract from realism. ID software proved once again that they are, despite quite substantial efforts from the competition, the number 1 in the action game field and can still come up and better their previous efforts with new ideas. Quake 3 provided fans with much pleasure for several years before it was finally surpassed but this game and UT were the powerhouses of the millenium.

See also: #Chronic, #PC Zone April 2000 Coverdisk: Unreal Tournament, Quake III & Half-Life 500 Levels, Quake 3 MP: Team Arena, Quake World 2001

Screenshots
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Level Demo ~47MB ( @ Download.com)
Reviews
IHV Test ~13MB (upped by Scaryfun)Public Tests ( @ ftp.euro.net)More Tests ( @ Tricorp Online)
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Infos
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Total Conversions, Source Port, & Levels
Fan-Made Maps
Full Demo ~133MB + Movies Addon ~99MB (upped by Scaryfun)
Mods/TCs
Movies Addon / Music Addon ~31MB (upped by keropi)
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ISO Demo 632MB (upped by Egon68)
included in Quake 2000 - Russian Bootleg ISO Demo (Quake v1.09, Quake: Shrak v2.0, Quake II v3.20, Quake II: Juggernaut, Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning, Quake II:Zaero, Quake II Mission Pack: Ground Zero, Quake III: Arena) 687MB (uploaded by Scaryfun)
Full Demo 424MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
High Quality Textures Addon 178MB (uploaded by 3Spot)
Quake 3 ISO Demo + GOG v2.0.0.2 ISO Demo, docs, maps, mods, models, pre-release 532+878.7MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
AlcoholClone ISO Demo 487MB (uploaded by mklgw1985)
Full Demo v1.11 90MB (uploaded by UberLamer)
Full Demo included in iD Software: The 90's Collection 653MB (uploaded by yamibito)


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