If you love first-person shooter (FPS) games, have played games like Counterstrike, Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, and Unreal Tournament, and love freewares, then Nexuiz is just right for you.

Nexuiz is a fast-paced 3D first-person shooter that can run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Created by Alientrap Software, it was distributed under GNU General Public License (GPL) and may be downloaded and used freely. The first version was released on May 31, 2005 and has been downloaded 1.5 million times. Version 2.5 was released last April 3, 2009.

The game uses the DarkPlaces engine, a significantly modified Quake engine. Its logo is based on the Chinese character “力” (Li), which means strength. The first time I played it, it was like playing Unreal Tournament. It has somewhat similar maps and scenes.

You may download the game’s latest release here. Also included in that page is the map pack. The game is a 600+MB zip file while the pack is 108 MB. There’s no installer for this game. After downloading, unzip the contents. Extract the map pack in the data folder of Nexuiz. Run the nexuiz application.

Enjoy the game!

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