Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is a futuristic sci-fi shooter that runs very similar to the Battlefield series of games. One of the major differences are the matches are not won by running down “tickets”, instead the battle is won by completing objectives.
The controls are very well done and seem to work well with the mouse and keyboard. Anyone familiar with the Battlefield series will immediately know how to play this game because many of the default controls are the same. The graphics are beautiful on high settings and really make the battle environments come to life. If you have a rig able to run this game on the highest settings it becomes a real visual treat. The sound in the game really helps draw players in with explosions and gun fire constantly being heard as well as ambient effects from the environment.
There are 5 character classes per side. The 5 GDF are Soldier, Medic, Engineer, Field Ops, and Covert Ops. While the 5 equivalent Strogg classes are Aggressor, Technician, Constructor, Oppressor, and Infiltrator. Each of these characters classes have unique unlockable weapons and abilities that can be unlocked by playing the class in an effective manner. There are a host of vehicles to choose from and some buildable turrets.
The “single player” campaign has no storyline and simply drops the player into skirmishes against the computer. This was sort of disappointing as a little story added to the campaign could really help draw a player into the world. Multi-player is how the game was initially meant to be played and is amazing when played online with a group of friends. There is nothing like playing a sci-fi battlefield game with your buddies.
Like any Battlefield style game there is an almost unlimited amount of replay value because of the many maps and ways to play the game. With downloadable content and 5 character classes to max out a player could stay motivated for quite some time.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is a great game especially for sci-fi gamers who love the Battlefield series. The upgrades and multiplayer game play will keep this game running on your PC for a long time to come.
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