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Thursday, July 6, 2006
 
Quake 4 For Mac Reviewed
7:29 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Apple Blog recently stepped into the combat boots of Matthew Kane to review Quake 4. The latest in the Quake series, Q4 continues the tale of the war against the vicious Strogg launched in the second game and delivers improved graphics as well. The Apple Blog found Quake 4 to be typical of other games in the FPS genre.

From the review:

There are the typical health and gun pickups. You start with a pistol that has unlimited ammo, and you can pickup a machine gun as well as grenades and rocket launchers along the way. The machine gun is the one youíll probably find yourself using the most.

There are also a few spots in the game where you ride along, and shoot at enemies on the road, something which we rarely get in good FPS games. Other places in the game provide opportunities to use tanks and vehicles.

If youíve played UT and Quake-style FPS games before, youíll get the hang of the game pretty quick. The default keys are easy to go with, and the default video settings for the game are pretty good on my Dual-proc G5 with 1.8 GHz and an ATI 9600 XT. The game didnít lag nearly as much as Doom 3, which is great (Did I mention the improved load times?). Itís either due to a refinement of the engine (to make it require less power), or theyíve done a better job of detecting my machineís power. Iím running with 1.5 GB of RAM, and I wouldnít recommend anything less.

The full review can be found at the site listed below.

The Apple Blog: Quake 4 Review
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