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''Warsow'' is an exclusively-multiplayer first person shooter based on a ''heavily'' modified version of the [[{{Quake}} Quake 2]] engine. Set in a cartoonish, futuristic universe, the game focuses on advanced movement strategies over straight combat (indeed, the game features a built-in "race" mode, which was the most popular mode at one point), although people do get shot at some point.

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''Warsow'' is an exclusively-multiplayer first person shooter based on a ''heavily'' modified version of the [[{{Quake}} [[VideoGame/{{Quake}} Quake 2]] engine. Set in a cartoonish, futuristic universe, the game focuses on advanced movement strategies over straight combat (indeed, the game features a built-in "race" mode, which was the most popular mode at one point), although people do get shot at some point.


'''Warsow''' is an exclusively-multiplayer first person shooter based on a ''heavily'' modified version of the [[{{Quake}} Quake 2]] engine. Set in a cartoonish, futuristic universe, the game focuses on advanced movement strategies over straight combat (indeed, the game features a built-in "race" mode, which was the most popular mode at one point), although people do get shot at some point.

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'''Warsow''' ''Warsow'' is an exclusively-multiplayer first person shooter based on a ''heavily'' modified version of the [[{{Quake}} Quake 2]] engine. Set in a cartoonish, futuristic universe, the game focuses on advanced movement strategies over straight combat (indeed, the game features a built-in "race" mode, which was the most popular mode at one point), although people do get shot at some point.

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'''Warsow''' is an exclusively-multiplayer first person shooter based on a ''heavily'' modified version of the [[{{Quake}} Quake 2]] engine. Set in a cartoonish, futuristic universe, the game focuses on advanced movement strategies over straight combat (indeed, the game features a built-in "race" mode, which was the most popular mode at one point), although people do get shot at some point.

The gameplay makes heavy use of the Special key, which allows you to dodge, jump off walls, slide up ramps, and other intricate manoeuvres, depending on the context. This adds to the puzzle of getting from point A to point B in as little time as possible, as well as opening up possibilities for trick jumps in combat. Other FPS staples like bunny hopping are in full force as well.

The game also features a novel ammo system; picking up weapons gives you "weak" ammo, while picking up specific ammo drops gives you "strong" ammo. Strong ammo, naturally, is better than weak ammo, although ''how'' it's better varies from weapon to weapon. However this feature is removed in later version.

Warsow is free and can be downloaded from its official site [[http://www.warsow.net/download/ here]]; additionally, some Linux distributions feature it in their package manager. Ubuntu users can use [[http://www.warsow.net/forum/help-troubleshooting/tutorial-ubuntu-11-04-clean-warsow-installation/ this]] method.

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!! This game provides examples of:
* BloodlessCarnage
* BottomlessMagazines: No reloading is required but the ammo is rather limited compared to some other arena shooters.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Anyone coming to this from Unreal Tournament will find they keep double tapping the direction key to dash.
* EmergencyWeapon: The Gun Blade.
* FrickinLaserBeams: The Laser Gun.
* MixAndMatchWeapon: The Gun Blade fires bursts of energy, but also has a blade that comes out when enemies get too close.
* PainfullySlowProjectile: The Laser Gun stream is slow; it takes time to reach its target and curves when you try to spin it around. Which would make sense if it weren't a ''laser''. (Strong ammo corrects this.)
* RecursiveAcronym: '''Warsow''' stands for Warsow is Art of Respect and Sportsmanship Over the Web.
* RocketJump: Can be done with a rocket launcher or instagib. Self-damage is low.
* WallJump: By pressing Special while against a wall and holding the direction you want to jump in.
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