#2: Quake 3 Arena Why It's Great:
Has there ever been a finer example of the speed, the glory, and the unbridled bloodletting of pure deathmatch? Hell no. Quake 3 Arena was, is, and will continue to be the single best avenue to free-for-all carnage. It's smooth as a baby's behind, quick as a bird of prey-and quad damage has to be the sweetest powerup ever invented. It's been modded to kingdom come. It's been copied again and again. id is even turning it into a browser-based game called Quake Live, because they know it, too: no game since has done it better. Q3A is multiplayer deathmatch.