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Linux Game: Quake III

About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating

By Andre Haas

This game is another fast-paced FPS (First-Person Shooter) game. Like Unreal Tournament, it has intense fighting via different weapons. Great strategies are involved, such as having your team cover every entrance in a room, killing enemy after enemy with ease. The game is highly detailed, with good graphics, gameplay, and audio.


You walk around, fire some bullets, kill people, etc. The top strategies are using cover, following teammates around, and getting good weapons. The weapons selection is great, with everything you need to blast other players. Movement is as easy as ever, allowing you to quickly run away from enemies, and use hit-and-run tactics to kill you foes.

Graphics and Audio

The graphics are great, with everything fully textured and 3D. Nothing feels out of place or blank. The audio has everything you need, from machine gun rattling to loud echoing sniper shots.

Special Feature

The best part of Quake III is the graphic quality. The details of the units, weapons, bullets, and terrain in general are stunning. Of course, if you have an older computer, the graphics will have be turned down in order to keep the game going at a decent pace. Very old computers probably can't run this game, or will crash almost immediately upon opening the game.

Bottom Line

If you like fast-paced shooters, Quake III free game is for you! You will be impressed by this game's graphics, audio, and gameplay. Just remember that you should have a new computer in order to run this on high quality. It's so basic, that it's fun! There are only three goals you should be achieving while playing: Running, firing, and of course having fun!
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