Jasper Kashap writes: "Over 10 years after its critically acclaimed debut, Quake Arena arrives on XBLA. id Software’s franchise was, and in many ways still is, genre defining and the third entry is often viewed as the pinnacle of the series and is still popular in many pro-gaming circuits.
It’s difficult to recommend Quake Arena unless you have a core group of friends ready to play. To some, Quake Arena is a priceless gem, but to most this poorly handled release will be an ill-preserved fossil. For those still on the fence, I’d recommend the browser based Quake Live."