Lots of variety
"Take a gun and go shoot humans and/or aliens". That's the story you get in Nexuiz. Don't take me wrong, not having a story can be a good thing sometimes, and in this game it certainly is. Welcome to the world of campaign death-match, welcome to the world excitement, welcome to Nexuiz.
The game starts off with an easy first match against some easy bots on an easy level, which may seem a little strange to you at first. But you'll have got the hang of the controls after about five minutes and turned into a lean mean killing machine, killing everything in sight.
Nexuiz has a gameplay which is similar to that of Quake 2. Take a gun, go blast the enemy, repeat. This may sound boring but it's actually a lot of fun and will have you hooked for a long time. The beginning is slow and boring, but if you stick with it you'll find it addictive. The game modes are: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Domination, each with different varieties. All of the game modes differ from each other, so you won't get bored easily.
The game is designed to be multiplayer and (thankfully) features an in-game server search, so it isn't hard to find a good server to play on. Unfortunately, there aren't very many servers, and the existing servers that are full of bots. This negatively affects the lifespan of the game, but single player is nice, and you can host your own servers, too.
The soundtrack is a nice techno beat, although you won't actually be listening to it because of the gun sounds. Who needs music when there are guns? Some guns sound good, although a few others sound really bad.
There is a nice variety of guns, ranging from laser to machine gun, sniper to shotgun. All of them have a secondary fire mode and each requires a different play style. And what's best, most are automatic(so you just need to hold down the mouse).
Nexuiz is a fun shooter with a variety of weapons. Quake and Unreal Tournament fans should love this. People who are not familiar with those games should still give Nexuiz a try, though, and enter the brutal world of tournament deathmatch. So go on, whip out your machine gun and go hunt aliens!
Review by: Potatoe
Blood, Gore, Violence
Safe for ages: 15+
Mac OS 10.4
Linux Kernel 2.2
200MB hard drive space
1 Ghz Pentium III or AMD Athlon (1.5 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 chip or AMD Athlon 1500+ recommended)
Geforce 2 Video card (9600ati or 5700fx or better recommended)
512 MB of ram