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Author:Anders Gustavsson
Title:Area 51 (33edb26fa234b0014f2da1cfe9129012)
Filesize:1624 Kilobytes
Release date:06.12.1997
Additional Links: TEAMShambler
Type:Single BSP File(s)
BSP: ✔ • PAK: ✘ • PROGS.DAT: ✘ • Custom Models/Sounds: ✘

Files in the ZIP archive
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area51.txt3 KB06.12.1997
level_3.bsp772 KB06.12.1997
level_1.bsp2445 KB04.12.1997
level_2.bsp1232 KB30.11.1997

Area 51

Three small space base maps with unusual but not necessarily bad new textures. OK.

Tags: small, base, campaign, textures, alien, grey, exploration, episode

Editor's Rating: Nice
User Rating:
3.7/5 with 19 ratings
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Spirit 20 April 2011, 11:08
Utterly amazing. Reminded me of Jedi Knight with its plain yet working texturing and high focus on exploration.
Ankh 29 July 2012, 23:49
Definitely worth playing. The gameplay isn't anything special. The texturing is good.
Drew 9 August 2012, 4:59
A great set of maps. The end is rather meh compared to what precedes it. Might be something of a fetish, but it hits most of the right spots for me.
delor Guest 16 March 2015, 22:55

I agree, just played and beated it ! Nice map pack with a fresh theme (sci-fi base) :)

Also check out "EvilTown" by the same author !

Pritchard Registered 10 February 2018, 13:44

A decent set of maps that progressively drops off in quality as it goes on - the first map is decently maze-like but simple enough that you shouldn't get stuck, the second map has the exit hidden behind a false wall (!) and the third map is just dumb.

MikeTaylor Registered 12 February 2018, 17:18

Only OK. It's about what you'd expect in a super-tiny fan-made episode from 1997. There's no reason to play it in 2018.

MikeTaylor Registered 12 February 2018, 17:20

(Reading what other have written ...) Wow, that is some astonishingly over-the-top praise! Are you guys all Anders Gustavsson's family members or something?

brunomiwa Registered 11 January 2019, 2:43

The new skin of the buttons could have a better indication, like color changing or something. The progress of the maps are good, the only thing to complain about is the part where you press a button to get the silver key, that open the door near it (the second map, I think). I didn't saw the button and had to backtrack a little.

Apart from that, the maps really felt like exploring, especially the second map where you need to swim through the foundations of the facility, it felt like an exploring game more than quake.

1997, really hits the mark.

There IS reason to play it in 2018.

Above average for sure.

epiplon Registered 11 January 2019, 6:22

I have a lot of fun with this one and the custom textures gives it a really refreshing look..

PlayingThroughTheArchive Guest 18 January 2019, 20:31

Good to know I'm not the only one playing this in 2019! I'm actually playing through all the maps with four or more stars and 3.3 or more user rating, chronologically. Looking forward to starting 1998 soon. :D

This one was OK.

Greenwood Registered 3 April 2020, 9:00

A wonderfully immersive mini episode, due to a whole new custom texture set and theme. The Sci-Fi motif is really well done and there is a nice cohesion between all of the maps. Exploration is a key factor to get the best experience. My only niggle is that, in map 2, discovering a secret is required for progression. Fortunately, the misaligned texture where it is located is pretty obvious.

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