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Deathmatch Classic

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Deathmatch Classic is a standalone Half-Life mod developed by Valve.

Deathmatch Classic was initially developed as a remake of a popular game by Id Software, Quake.

The initial release included five maps, which were ported from Quake. The gameplay closely resembles the same of Quake with minor differences in weaponry. For instance, the iconic Half-Life crowbar is used instead of Quake's axe.

Deathmatch Classic physics is similar to Quake and allows the players to traverse at high speeds using bunnyhopping because of game engines similarities. However, the game speed in Deathmatch Classic is slower than in Quake.

There is no loadout system in the game, so the players have to pick up weapons that are scattered across the map and vary from the default shotgun to a rocket launcher, a taser, and a powerful beam weaponry.

There are also three kinds of bonuses in the game which grant players special abilities such as invincibility, invisibility or quad damage for a short amount of time.

Release date
Valve Software
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

Minimum: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, 4GB Hard Drive Space,NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

System requirements for Linux

Minimum: Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz, 1GB Memory, nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1, 4GB Hard Drive Space, OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

System requirements for PC

Minimum: 500 mhz processor, 96mb ram, 16mb video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Recommended: 800 mhz processor, 128mb ram, 32mb+ video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Deathmatch Classic reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is no longer In Time. The Resolution of my Screen is not supported and Games are only possible in 4:3 Format. Apart from that, it takes a lot of getting used to and deviates greatly from "normal" Seltroshooters. The Graphics are very bad, but I think it's less bad. The Game is extremely fast, unfortunately there are hardly any Servers left to Play with. Buy Recommendation: No If you get it for free, though, it's worth trying it out.
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Microsoft from Spain
I Cannot express with words how good this game is, but it does with numbers: 9/10. A very fun and dynamic deathmatch that keeps you stuck or stuck to the chair for quite a while. A real shame how abandoned this game is: There are only about fifteen servers available and all of them are usually empty (every now and then three or four people enter a server). Perhaps it would be a good idea to remove the price of this game and make it accessible, free-to-play. So This game could resurface, and surely some games with colleagues will fall.
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Microsoft from Spain
Unfortunately I will vote negatively this game, in general this game is perfect, is very similar to Quake, the game mode is very good, and the whole game is very good, but there is a record problem, the servers are empty, there are almost no games , a moment ago I got involved and there are only 4 games and 3 of them are with only one person afk, I hate to stop playing this type of games, also lacks campaign mode, this game only recommend if you catch it for a pack or if you buy it with Your friends, anyway the Half life online has online with deathmatch, hopefully in the future can value this game in positive.
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Microsoft from Spain
Deathmatch Classic is another product with a quality of 100% valve, it is not wasteful to play it, even today and 16 years after its departure, is still excellent, its graphics despite being "obsolete" comparandolos with the current, even so are so well made and Polished that do not cease to be friendly to the eye and also allow the obvious, that works excellent on any computer for older than it is. I Remember playing dozens of hours many years ago to this game in cybercafes with friends and online games. Unfortunately It is very difficult for a game to remain popular after 16 years, this game is not the exception, although there are small niches isolated, are almost negligible. The game is almost dead, I would suggest to valve to pass it to Free to play as Lei a player write out there. It'S a shame that they never left more versions of the valve games because they were great. The community was the only thing that made them big, modders, maps, editors that add content like sounds, lights, skins, weapons, etc. It hurts Me to see big like Ricochet, Team Fortress 1, and this game, I Hope one day recover its splendor.
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