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Nexuiz is an open source 3D multiplayer shooter, licensed under the GPL, and has been in development for over 3 years. The developers' aim was to create the ultimate deathmatch game, by bringing the gameplay back to the basics with perfect weapon-balancing and fast-paced movement. The DarkPlaces engine is used, an advanced Quake1 engine with realtime lighting and shadowing, new particle effects and Md3/Md2 model support.

The freedom of movement provides strafe jumps, double jumps, circle jumps, mid-air control and rocket jumps. Eight weapons have been included with secondary firemodes that allow for advanced tactics. There is no story, just 17 maps with different themes and 15 player models to choose from. The servers support up to 64 players and all possible settings can be tweaked in-game. The game also has an internal server browser to find online games without a hassle.


Nexuiz Windows Q2-style machine gun
Nexuiz Windows There's more than dark corridors, just step outside.
Nexuiz Windows All game settings can be tweaked.
Nexuiz Windows Rocket launcher

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Alternate Titles

  • "Nexuiz Classic" -- Re-release title

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User Reviews

The best freeware deathmatch game I've played. Windows Steely Gaze (209)

Critic Reviews

Softpedia Linux Jun 17, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
CNET Macintosh Feb 27, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Clubic Windows May 15, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Games4Mac Macintosh 2005 80 out of 100 80
Abandonia Reloaded Linux Feb 28, 2007 3.8 out of 5 76
Abandonia Reloaded Macintosh Feb 28, 2007 3.8 out of 5 76
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh May 12, 2006 7.25 out of 10 72
Shooterplanet Windows Apr 02, 2006 70 out of 100 70 Windows Jan 03, 2007 13 out of 20 65
Out Of Eight Windows Feb 24, 2006 5 out of 8 62


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Development team Alientrap Software meant to publish the game online through SetSystems, but they did it on their own, eventually.

Related Web Sites

  • Nexuiz (Official game website)
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