Quake 3 Arena needs no introduction. The one game that has withstood the test of time and still has a following with die-hard fans in spite of newer multiplayer games showing up with better graphics and improved concepts like Counter-Strike and Call of Duty. Quake 3 Arena is still used to benchmark Graphics cards.
However, I’ve never been a big Quake fan. In fact, I’ve never been a big fan of multiplayer games. I prefer first person shooters with a story and a concept. Bioshock, COD 4 single player etc. But these days, I’ve started playing Quake. Not so much out of interest, but more as a stress buster. There’s a certain satisfaction in blowing people up into bits and pieces and having blood splatter all over the place. Feels good when you’re in a mood to kill. I would highly recommend if you’re really having a bad day. Been playing the game for a while with the bots and can lead quite comfortably in ‘Hardcore’ mode.