ETQW was well received on PC but has to date received mixed reviews on PS3. So what’s the verdict?
This objective-based, online multiplayer FPS pits the human GDF against the alien Strogg. The game is supposedly based in 2065 and is a prequel to Quake II. The PS3 version, however, offers little context or training. There is no single-player campaign-mode so you’ll have to learn as you go. A draw back with console is the fact that it supports only 16 players, PC supports 32. Quake Wars is about co-ordinated squads. There are 12 maps to complete each with a series of objectives. The choice of class is at the heart of the game; engineers, medics, soldiers, field-ops, and covert-ops – with Strogg variations – each possessing unique abilities. The learning curve is steep but worth it with some inventive features. Once online with a good squad you’ll be hooked. But PC remains the platform of choice.