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System: PC

System requirements:

Min requirements
512 Mb Ram
Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or Athlon XP 2000+ processor
3D hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB
  Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers.
     - ATI(r) Radeon(r) 9700
     - ATI Radeon 9800
     - ATI Radeon X300 series
     - ATI Radeon X550 series
     - ATI Radeon X600 series
     - ATI Radeon X700 series
     - ATI Radeon X800 series
     - ATI Radeon X850 series
     - Nvidia(r) GeForce(TM) 3/Ti series
     - Nvidia GeForce 4/Ti series
     - Nvidia GeForce FX series
     - Nvidia GeForce 6 series
     - Nvidia GeForce 7 series
English version of Windows 2000/XP
308 MB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 310MB for Windows swap file)
100% DirectX(r) 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers
  Multiplayer Requirements:
 Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
 Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers
 LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers

 Well I haven't played any of the Quake games since the first one was released, and I've played that on both the PC and Sega Saturn, so this as you can imagine was quite a step up in all respects. Visually it has quite a bit to offer in every aspect of gameplay. Its hard to find any part of the game that isn't going to be a challenge on your graphics card. In my opinion the sound can only be truly enjoyed with 5.1 surround or higher since this game wants you to hear your enemy comming up behind you. The gameplay is well done, but your character seems a bit slow when moving about, as though he has a fridge strapped to his back. Theres no lag or delay in firing your weapon. The game likes to lure you into a false sense of security at times by making you think the enemies are gone, and then just when you don't expect it and you've let your guard down...
   BAM! The hit you from behind. Back attacks seem to be the signature of the baddies in this game, but it fits. If you enjoyed the last several Quake games and your PC has the CPU and graphics horse power then you can truely enjoy the graphics that this game has to offer. I know I did. :)  (ESRB: Teen)
Ratings (scale of 1-10):

Graphics: 10
Sound effects and music: 9.5
Originality: 8
Challenge: 10
Overall: 10

**My PC's Specs:
 Windows XP Pro (Updated to SP2)
 Pentium 4 2.53 Ghz
 1GB 333mhz Dual Channel DDR Ram
 40 GB Main Drive
 60 GB Secondary
 80 GB Extra
 300 GB Extra
 Aopen DUW 1616 16x (DVD+-R) 4x (DVD+-RW) 4x (DVD+R DL) 48x (CD-R) 32x (CD-RW)
 32x (CD-R) 10x (CD-RW) 40x (CD-ROM) 12x (DVD-ROM) Samsung combo drive
 Radeon 9700 pro 128mb 8xAGP (256mb AGP ram)
 Direct X 9.0c
 Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer <sound card> (no more AC' 97 audio chip garbage for me!)  with 5.1 Surround Speakers <Yahooooo, finally surround sound for my games!>
 Old Compaq 2 Button Mouse (The Microsoft Intellimouse died)

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