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After they had fought out their civil war on their homeworld called Stroggos, the Strogg ventured out into space to conquer other planets and study other races to integrate them into their own. In 2060 they enter space above their next target: Earth. The Global Defense Force (GDF) is completely overwhelmed by the attack of this highly advanced force but they don't give up and fight for their survival. Ultimately Earth will fall into the hands of the Strogg and the events which lead to the beginning of Quake II will unfold but until then, you'll be an important part of this last battle for control over the planet!

As a successor of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory focuses on objective driven gameplay rather than just capturing flags like you do in the Battlefield Series. This means that on every map one team needs to fulfill an objective while the other needs to guard it. For example on the map "Valley" the GDF needs to build a bridge, then drive a MCP over the bridge to a nearby outpost, hack a Strogg-shield so that the MCP can fire a missile into the Strogg base so that the GDF can enter it and destroy a generator.

To make it even more complex, most objectives need to be completed by a specific class. On each side are five classes and each class has special abilities. The engineer for example can build the bridge on Valley, repair damaged vehicles or deploy identities while the Field Ops supports his teammates by handing out weapons and deploying artillery systems. Since the maps are all pretty big, you also have access to several kinds of vehicles ranging from little quadbikes to helicopters.

Unlike most multiplayer-games, the teams in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars don't just have a different skin but are actually completely asymmetrical balanced from classes over weapons to vehicles. This means that while both teams have a medic, they both function differently. The GDF medic for example behaves like every other medic by instant reviving his teammates but the Strogg technician needs a few seconds before his dead companion is alive again. To balance this out, the Strogg technician can turn dead GDF soldiers into spawn hosts. So if he dies, he respawns at such a host (if it hasn't been destroyed).


Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows With my jetpack I play a little "death from above".
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows Attacking a Strogg Tormentor.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows Two Strogg attack.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows Sniping some GDF members

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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Screenshot
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Screenshot
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ETQW" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Quake meets Operation Flashpoint Linux dorian grey (248)
Enemy Territory in the Quake universe. What a great idea, and what a horrible implementation Windows Medicine Man (365)

Critic Reviews

Gameplanet Windows Nov 17, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
TTGamer Windows Oct 13, 2007 9 out of 10 90
ActionTrip Windows Oct 01, 2007 81 out of 100 81
PlayDevil Xbox 360 Jun 27, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeux Vidéo Network Windows Sep 27, 2007 16 out of 20 80
IGN Australia Windows Oct 02, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Games4Mac Macintosh 2008 79 out of 100 79
Computer Bild Spiele Windows Oct 03, 2007 2.24 out of 6 75
Good Game Windows Oct 09, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Jun 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70


Topic # Posts Last Post
SP and MP or just MP ? 4 Sicarius (60673)
Jun 13, 2008


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