Nexuiz Is The Prettiest Shooter You've Never Heard Of

Nexuiz is a free online shooter that began life as a humble Quake mod all the way back in 2001. It's since... grown up a little.

Ever since the first standalone version of the game was released in 2005, its creators have been continually updating the title, a process which will reach new heights this (northern) summer when it goes from being a niche free-to-play PC game to a more polished title available (built using CryEngine 3) on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam.

Before this new retail version is released and its corridors fill with blood and corpses, then, let's take a look at some of Nexuiz's environments now, while they're still so pretty.

[Nexuiz]


Comments

    Ooh shiny!
    I always like to check out the various freeware arena shooters every few years when they go through their larger revisions and engine updates.

    Wow that is bloody impressive!

    wow... that looks like its come a loooong way from when i last played it... looks much nicer than when it was on the quake 3 engine

      Actually, it's based off the Darkplaces engine, which is a modification of the Quake 1 engine.

    What the article doesn't tell you is that the "owner" of Nexuiz basically sold out to an upstart publisher, leaving the actual people who did the hard work in the lurch. They ditched pretty much all of the original game and rebuilt something similar in CryEngine - the only thing left remaining is the name.

    If you want to play the "real" Nexuiz, go and run Xonotic, the fork the original community created.

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