I've played a hell lot of Quake II in the early 2000, gave a try to Q3A, but my preference goes 100% to Quake II (and its "mods"). Anyway, I've been discussing with a friend how great it was to play those type of fast paced games and we seem to be having a hard time finding anything similar.
I am searching for a Quake II like game, which I would describe as:
all sorts of futuristic nonsense arsenal
arena like maps
...anyone who has played it know what I mean.
If someone could provide me with a list of alternatives, considering I have tried Warsow (it's been the closest I could find, although I'm having a hard time with the maps and all the pros) and Unreal 3 (servers seem to be emtpy?!), I would be thankful.
I know exactly what you are talking about and you know what. There is no game like Quake2 and id Software really needs to re release Quake2 or just change out a few things like the blaster, shotgun and hyperblaster and boom add all the advancements in the graphics technology and you have the best game ever.
I don't like these realistic games. Man I liked Quake2 because it had all the good elements of a realistic game like getting shot by a rocket launcher actually kills you, and all the good elements of a non realistic game like you were able to run super fast, bunny hop all over the places by strafing and jumping at the same time and also rocket jumping etc...So it was actually fun and kind of more like a sport and wasn't taken so seriously. If you die you just respawn and get them next round instead of waiting all day to play again.
People today don't get this. They think that everything is supposed to matter like "oh I got shot by a gun and I'm dead". No when you get shot! That's when your supposed to turn around and so "no way man I'm not going to take it anymore!" Take this rail gun I'll show you real gun that can go through 5 people at once and assuming they haven't picked up any armor or are all 100 percent health or less rather than that sound "Eh" "Eh" ...(Nobody goes "Eh" when you shoot them in life!), then they are all Dead D-E-A-D no you don't pass go you don't collect 200 dollars. Get the *** out of here. Never gonna be a game like it in our lifetime. It's over.
I haven't played UT3 in about a year, it's a great game but finding populated servers was getting difficult. Nexuiz is a newish game that is somewhat similar that you might have a look at, but I had trouble finding many people on steam to play with when I got it a few months ago, maybe there are more since it's been out a while now.
I would also try Tribes: Ascend, it's alot more wide open than Quake games but the speed keeps the pace more along the lines of a classic arena shooter like Quake or Unreal than the open map camp n' snipe fest you get with modern military shooters.