We examine how Nexuiz compares to two venerable shooter classics.
The original Nexuiz, first released in 2005, rests comfortably at the apex of free, universally accessible, ridiculously fast-paced first-person arena shooters. Now it's been completely remade with CryEngine3 and is making its way to Steam for 10 bucks -- which is not quite free, but still dirt cheap. Lightning fast, twitchy arena shooters don't come down the pike very often these days, and Unreal Tournament and Quake 3: Arena, can arguably still be considered both the origin and zenith of the genre. Nexuiz certainly represents a graphical step up from those venerable founders, but how does it measure up where it counts?