Genre(s): Action/First-Person Shooter
3rd Party Rating: None found.
Nexuiz is a FREE first-person shooter video game. It was originally free and open-source software and was distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) but was later remade for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam. The remake uses CryEngine 3 and was developed by the original developer as well as a few other companies. The original game, now dubbed Nexuiz Classic uses DarkPlaces, a significantly modified Quake engine. This review is intended to focus on Nexuiz Classic (2.5.2) as it is now the FREE version of the game. More on the history and development of the game can be found at the developer’s site here.
Nexuiz is a fast paced shooting arena type game where quick reflexes and timing are key to success. It includes thirteen weapons, 24 official maps and over 240 community created maps, as well as 15 player models. The graphics in Nexuiz use coronas, the bloom shader effect, Realtime World and Dynamic Lighting and shadowing, shaders (with OpenGL 2.0), offset mapping, and High dynamic range rendering. All these effects can be turned off to make the game run on older hardware.
Nexuiz is primarily multiplayer (though it includes a full single-player campaign, which allows one to play through the various multiplayer game types and maps with bots), and allows for hosting and joining of games. It can also support new gametypes, or whole conversions quickly applied to it (much like Quake). Nexuiz supports most Quake modifications (although with varying functionality). Currently there are a few custom mods and maps used.
Publisher: Alien Trap
Developer: Alien Trap
Release Date: May 31, 2005
Players: Single and Multiplayer
ERSB: “T”, Teen due to Crude Humor, Mild Language and Violence.