As graphics technology improves in leaps and bounds for next pc generation, more and more gamers expect, and more or less demand, new and innovating concepts to blow their minds. However, there are some games out there that simply stand test of time for pure entertainment.
One of these games is Quake III Arena from ID Software.
This game still remains, after half a decade, as one of those games that never seems to fade in appeal when it comes to going one-on-one against a fellow gamer over age of fourteen. (The graphic nature of game is not suitable for children.)
Whereas there is impending release of Quake 4, which will go more towards a storyline, Quake III Arena remains simple: Deathmatch - Hunt down and kill your opponent. This is your only task.
The game is a First-Person Shooter that takes place in a futuristic world, with gameplay featured on a couple dozen core maps. Your weapons, ranging from real to fantasy, deal out devastating damage. Powerups throughout these maps give you more speed, damage, etc; and each map is usually multi-levelled and reachable by various bounce pads, stairs, and elevators. You just have to watch around corners, as you never know who's going to be camping there waiting to blow you away.
Now, whether your opponent be your best friend, your neighbor, your teenage kid, or your wife; joy of chasing them down and eliminating their ability to exist as a whole entity will continue to bring a smile to your face over and over again; and if no-one wants to play against you anymore because you're too much of a savage, you can always play against bots.