Nexuiz is a free online shooter that began life as a humble Quake mod all the way back in 2001. It's since...grown up a little.

Ever since the first standalone version of the game was released in 2005, its creators have been continually updating the title, a process which will reach new heights this summer when it goes from being a niche free-to-play PC game to a more polished title (licensed out to developers Illfonic and built using CryEngine 3) available on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam.

Before this new retail version is released and its corridors fill with blood and corpses, then, let's take a look at some of Nexuiz's environments now, while they're still so pretty.

Just so you know, the sale of the game's name didn't sit well with some of the original version's creators, which has led to a bit of drama, which you can read about here.