Quake III: Arena

1999 video game

Quake III: Arena is a video game in the Quake series. It has been published from 1999, for Microsoft Windows and other platforms.

It is a first person shooter and its main goal is to kill ("frag") other players using various weapons. You can fight against computer-guided characters ("bots") in singleplayer mode, or against human players in multiplayer mode (via LAN or Internet).

Game modes


There are four game modes:

  • Tournament: 1 vs. 1.
  • Free for all (FFA): standard "deathmatch" (everyone vs. everyone)
  • Team Deathmatch (TDM): players are divided into two teams (red and blue)
  • Capture the flag (CTF): two teams, you have to get the flag of the enemy and bring it to your base



You can install many expansions for this game: new levels and new characters, or entire "mods" (light or heavy modifications of the game, with new items, rules, weapons...).

Some MODs:

  • Team Arena (official)
  • OSP (Orange Smoothie Production)
  • Instagib (1 hit-kill)
  • Clan Arena
  • Rocket Arena 3
  • DeFRaG
  • AlternateFire
  • BazookaQ3
  • CPMA (Challenge Pro Mode Arena, simply "ProMode" or "CPM")