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Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.5

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No doubt about it — Malice is the ultimate Quake experience. You’ll see things while playing the solo game that you had not thought possible with the Quake engine, and the deathmatches will be all the rage on the Internet once Malice gets around. I normally don’t factor price into a review, but when you realize that you are getting an entirely new game for less than $20, it really is a deal you can’t beat. If you buy just one add-on for Quake, make it Malice. Just don’t blame me if the rest of your life suffers from the amount of time you spend playing it.
Power Play (Jan, 1998)
„Malice“ als Add-On zu bezeichnen wird diesem phantastischen Zusatz-Programm eigentlich nicht gerecht, denn nach der Installation befindet sich ein komplett neues Spiel auf dem Rechner. Frische, neu gestaltete Level, Waffen und Gegner lassen das Herz jedes Shooter-Fetischisten höher schlagen. Dazu gesellen sich Zwischensequenzen und die sogenannten „Toyz“, von denen es mir vor allem das Mini-IJ-Boot angetan hat. Durch die einfallsreichen Features wie die Nachlade-Funktion oder der externe Blickwinkel, sichern sich die Entwickler von Epochalypse einen weiteren Innovationsbonus. Mit dem indizierten id-Shooter hat „Malice“ nicht mehr viel gemeinsam, lediglich ein paar der Soundeffekte lassen noch diesbezügliche Rückschlüsse zu. Hartgesottene werden „Malice“ jedenfalls lieben, und wer den neuesten id-Ego-Shooter schon durchgespielt hat, sollte sich etwas Gutes tun und dem Vorgänger diese Erweiterung spendieren. Allerdings ist dieses Juwel wie „Shrak“ nur als Import erhältlich.
Gamezilla (Nov 10, 1999)
As Quake add-ons go, Malice is one of the best I have ever played. There is a ton of innovation in it, it's all new, is a blast to play, has a storyline, works with my favorite game, Quake, and is around $20 retail. It features all-new graphics, monsters, cutscenes, weapons and unique items that will change the way people play multiplayer Quake. Malice does contain some adult language, so it is not recommended for young children. Overall, if you like Quake you'll love Malice.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Dec 31, 1997)
Nu rest er me enkel nog te zeggen dat geen enkele Quake en/of Duke liefhebber de Malice add-on zou mogen missen. Strafe dus zo snel mogelijk naar de softwarewinkel.
The main problem with Malice is the overall level design. The eighteen levels are well-done on the whole, but often the solutions to getting through lie within a messy and often remarkably obscure assortment of switches and teleportation spots. However, if you want more Quake action, Malice is the perfect thing to keep you occupied. It's not Quake II, but it's a far better single-player game than the original Quake.