Reaction 1.0 Beta
A port of the classic Action Quake 2 (AQ2) mod.
Reaction is a port of the classic Action Quake 2 (AQ2) FPS mod.
AQ2 still enjoyed great popularity in online gaming even 4 years after it was initially released and on an "obsolete" game engine as well. Many people attribute this lasting popularity to both the unique gameplay and the AQ2 community.
At the time Reaction Quake 3 was first released, AQ2 was still more popular than any other Q3 realism mod and any other Quake 2 and Quake/QuakeWorld mods. Reaction Quake 3 aimed to bring the gameplay of AQ2 to a new, more modern game engine.
This mod is made by AQ2 fans and players specifically for those who love the fast and furious AQ2 gameplay and also to hopefully expose a new generation of players to this unique gameplay.
Reaction will never be an exact duplicate of Action Quake 2. That is not our goal. We want to duplicate AQ2's gameplay as much as possible. We will be unable to make a 100% copy and that's not our goal anyway. We just want to be "close enough" for most AQ2 fans and improve on things from there.
Already we have, standard, a decent ignoring system for in-game spammers, a built-in matchmode, and pretty good bots that are as good or better than most of the bots in AQ2--we'll leave William van der Sterren's excellent AQ2 CGF bots out of this comparison since that is unfair to not only us but also 90% of all professionally-made commercial games.
Reaction has already surpassed many facets of the last official release of Action Quake 2, 1.52, and is catching up to some of the latest AQ2 variants. Considering that AQ2 has had over 4 years of development time and the bulk Reaction's teamplay, matchmode, and bot development was done in less than 6 months, this is a pretty exciting project.
What started out as a project by part of the AQ2 community who wanted someone to make "Action Quake 3" has turned into a well-received and pretty solid and fun standalone game.