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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Windows)

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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 Driving the MCP to its final location
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows Those helicopters bring in the heavy stuff like turrets or vehicles.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows I'm under heavy fire.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Windows As a Strogg medic you can turn dead GDF personnel into spawn points

Alternate Titles

  • "ETQW" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Enemy Territory in the Quake universe. What a great idea, and what a horrible implementation Medicine Man (367) 2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars2.14 Stars

The Press Says

PC Powerplay Sep 26, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Gamereactor (Sweden) Sep 27, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Sep 28, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
YouGamers Oct 10, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Maximum PC Jan 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 Nov, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Bit-Tech Oct 03, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Oct, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Good Game Oct 09, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Computer Bild Spiele Oct 03, 2007 2.24 out of 6 75

Forums

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

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Sicarius (61028) added Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Windows) on Sep 28, 2007
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