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Quake 4 – Game Review

Quake 4 is the next game in the long series of Quake games dating back about 10 years. Quake 4, developed by Activision, is a fast paced, FPS (First Person Shooter) game.

Quake 4 Game Play

The game play is very similar to Quake 2. This is good – Quake 2 was a great game; a lot of fun and exciting. However, it is so similar that it takes away some of the excitement of playing a new game.

The game play is comparable to Quake 2, and the weapons and enemies are very like those in the older Quake games as well. The story line picks up right were Quake 2 left off, and is good enough to keep you interested.

The missions are varied and keep the game exciting. The pace of this game is very fast, which is what the Quake series is known for. There is a lot of action, and the enemies come at you fast. You have to be very quick to get past certain parts of this game!

Even though the action of this game is a lot of fun, Quake 4 doesn’t leave much room for level exploration, or problem solving. It pretty much seems that if you can kill the enemies, you can get past the levels.

Quake 4 Graphics

The graphics and effects of Quake 4 are good, but nothing that is really impressive. Quake 4 uses the Doom 3 engine to run its graphics. There are some minor improvements which were made when Activision applied this engine to Quake 4.

Quake 4 definitely shows improvement over past games when it comes to graphics, however, it cannot match some of the games that came out at the same time like Half-Life 2.


Activision did nothing innovative with this game. It seems as if they made quite a few minor, to medium improvements, but nothing that makes you say – Wow!! Overall, I give this game a 7/10. This is a good and fun game, but it is definitely not the top game in its genre.

Download the demo at GameDaily.com.

Guest Writer: This is a guest post by Dominic Acito, who brings a background as a high level super user and gamer, to the Blogging world.

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Red Alert 3 Review

Red Alert 3 is a new game from EA in the Command and Conquer, Red Alert series. It is a real-time strategy game similar to the Warcraft series. This is a review of the PC version of the game. I bought and downloaded this game on Steam which was a really quick and easy way to buy this game.


The Game Play

I was impressed by the game play for this new game. EA found a way to take the same concept and add on to it to make it better. The visual effects were improved from the last game in the series, and the missions were fun to play.

The thing I liked the most about the game was the new co-op mission capability. This new feature allows you to play the campaigns with another player online.

I found it to be a lot of fun being able to jump on Ventrilo (voice over IP app), with a friend, and play a few campaign missions. I feel like this is a good enough feature to make the game a success by itself.

The only downside was the campaigns were a little on the short side. I think each campaign only had 6 or so missions in it. However, a few of the missions seemed a little more involved than the past C&C games, so this may have not been as short as it sounds.



Another impressive thing about this game was the cast. They cast includes Tim Curry, Jenny McCarthy, Gina Carano, J.K. Simmons, George Takei, and more. The cast did a great job with the cut scenes and really made me get into the story more than past command and conquer games.

EA also did a good job integrating the cast into the missions themselves. It was pretty neat to have Jenny McCarthy’s character following my commands on certain missions.


The Verdict

Overall, I give this game a 9/10.

This game is probably the best real time strategy game to come along in the past year or two. I would suggest that any RTS gamer give this game a try.

Download the demo at BigDownload.com, an amazingly fast game download site. I downloaded this terrific demo of 1.8 GB, in just over thirty minutes. Fast enough?

Guest Writer: This is a guest post by Dominic Acito, who brings a background as a high level super user, to the Blogging world.

Why not pay a visit to Dominic’s site at Computer Too Slow.

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