What is TrueCombat?

TrueCombat is a FREE tactical-teamplay oriented, modern-world combat simulation first person shooter (FPS) modification for the Quake III, Enemy Territory and Call of Duty 4 engines.

TrueCombat Mods"True Combat is an action packed realism mod where big jumps, fancy strafing and fantasy weapons are no where to be seen. Expect hard fought team-based objective battles where staying alive is only the first challenge you will face." - ModDB

Throughout the years, there have been several prominent versions of Truecombat released on two different engines: Truecombat .45/1.x (Q3TC) on the Quake 3 engine, and TrueCombat:Elite & Close Quarters Battle (TCE and CQB) on the Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory engine.

TrueCombat's Iron Sight Aiming (ISIS)In every version of Truecombat, the storyline is practically the same: blue vs red (Q3) and special op vs terrorist (WET) - so basically, the good guys vs the bad guys. Gametypes include 1 life mission, capture the flag and bodycount, just to name a few.

TrueCombat was first introduced in 2000 and was a pioneer in introducing an iron sight aiming system (ISIS) and removing the crosshair.

Other features include:

  • Two teams, different mission objectives, emphasising realistic team tactics.
  • Scriptable mission objectives in maps.
  • The ability for different weapons to penetrate different objects with varying degrees of success.
  • Realistic sounds for both enviroment and player.
  • Attachment systems for weapon upgrades (scopes, silencers, laser sights, etc.).
  • Realistic lens flares, glare, and flash blend effects.
  • Freeclimb
  • Voice commands for quick communication with teammates.
  • realistic weapon behavior simulation
  • iron sight aiming system, no crosshair
  • sophisticated ballistic simulation including multiple-layer object penetration
  • immersive and lethal, fast-paced action


Truecombat is FREE and supports most platforms, so there's no excuse not to give this awesome game a try! Download and play today!

For more information on the history of Truecombat, visit the timeline for a general overview, or the individual mods themselves by clicking the banners below!





Player Reviews

Here's what some players had to say about TrueCombat:

"TC:E has the right balance between fast gameplay and realism." - Falco

"TCE is simply the overall best PC game I have ever played and the only PC game I played for about 6 years." - makZ

"True Combat (for Quake 3) is a cult classic that captured players with realism that no other game had. Great community and modderbase made this game unbelievably nice to play. In addition, the game had new maps made by the community very often and that gave the game more depth." - Silentium

"Truecombat:Elite, it is one of the most competitive driven games to come to development. If you like competitions and serious gameplay. TC:E is the place to find it. If you have an older pc and you still want decent graphics for todays time, then TC:E is for you. TC:E pleases even the carefree gamer. How so? Bodycount. Truecombat Elite is a very well rounded game with many styles and aspects to it that can't be simply read. You have to play it." - |2oss®




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