Nexuiz is another great free first person shooter game. As opposed to some other well known 3D first person shooters, this FPS game looks and plays great and has outstanding graphics. All without requiring a super fast graphics card or really expensive gaming system hardware. It is also portable game, meaning that it can be run directly from a USB flash drive or other removable device.
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Nexuiz | A Portable and Free FPS Game
Below you can see this free FPS game being played while running from my flash drive.
The FPS game looks and plays so well that it can be hard to believe the game is completely free. The only possible caveat that I can find is that it requires roughly 300MB of free space. Which is not a big deal considering the flash drive storage capacities we have available to us today.
This open source first person shooter (FPS) video game was initially released in 2005. It gained popularity for its fast paced gameplay, competitive multiplayer features, and the fact that it was distributed as open freeware, meaning it was available to play for free. The game was developed by a group of volunteers and was built using the open source game engine called DarkPlaces.
- Fast Paced Gameplay: Well known for its action packed, fast and frenetic gameplay, playing Nexiuz involves quick movement and reflexes. You'll find people often compare it to classic arena shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament.
- Multiple Game Modes: Offers a variety of game modes, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and more. This variety makes it appealing to different types of players.
- Map Customization: Customization, including the ability to create and share custom maps and modify various aspects of the game. This allows the community to contribute to the game's longevity.
- Open Source: Being an open source project, game modding and community involvement is encouraged. Players and developers contribute to the game's development and create their own content.
- Cross Platform: Available across multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS, which help it reach a wider audience.
- Graphics and Engine: The DarkPlaces engine, on which Nexuiz was built, provided improved graphics and visual effects compared to some other open-source games at the time.
- Community Support: An active and engaged community that continue to support the game even after its initial release. Helping to keep the game updated and relevant.
It's worth mentioning that the original Nexuiz project faced some controversy and licensing issues over the years, which led to the creation of a separate fork called Xonotic that continued its development independently.
Note: If you like this multiplayer popular open source arena shooter, you might also want to check out WarSaw.