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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

MobyRank MobyScore
Linux
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4.8
Macintosh
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5.0
Windows
83
3.9
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Description

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).

Screenshots

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows Loading Screen
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows Killed while conquering a spawn point.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows Those helicopters bring in the heavy stuff like turrets or vehicles.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows The ingame stats for the current round.

Alternate Titles

  • "ETQW" -- Common abbreviation

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Quake meets Operation Flashpoint Linux dorian grey (250)
Enemy Territory in the Quake universe. What a great idea, and what a horrible implementation Windows Medicine Man (367)

The Press Says

PC Powerplay Windows Sep 26, 2007 90 out of 100 90
TTGamer Windows Oct 13, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Apr 24, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Mac Observer Macintosh Aug 14, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 28, 2007 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Windows Sep 27, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 Jun 13, 2008 7 out of 10 70
XboxFrance Xbox 360 Jun 20, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Jun 02, 2008 64 out of 100 64
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Jun 11, 2008 6 out of 10 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
SP and MP or just MP ? 4 Sicarius (61028)
Jun 13, 2008

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Contributed to by Kabushi (121977), Terok Nor (18430) and Sicarius (61028)