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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
If you’re still unconvinced that the next generation of consoles has arrived, Unreal Tournament will reverse your opinion as it faithfully recreates one of the best PC games ever made for the PS2. With top-notch graphics and sound, along with a brilliant AI that acts nearly human, the only stumbling blocks for this title are the multiplayer limitations of the system itself. Whether through the multitap or the iLink cables, there is still a four-player limit that fails to capture the spirit of a game that was designed from the ground up for the Internet. Still, there are lots of great reasons to try this title out, including the excellent and well-balanced arsenal and the unique modes that allow you to work with the AI’s in a team setting. Players seeking a more traditional FPS experience on their console will be disappointed in the absence of a storyline, but for all out mayhem, this is the PS2 launch title to pick up without exception.
This PS2 version furnishes little that is unique: split-screen multiplayer, a few negligible PS2-only levels, and a slightly inferior frame rate. Everything else is authentic, everything else is here. Capture The Flag, Domination, Assault, and of course, the ever-popular Deathwatch. More would be nice--more new levels and more new characters. But the very singular fact of the matter is that UT is such a brilliant and timeless effort, that a port with nothing added can hardly be called a disappointment. If you've never played it--what's wrong with you? Buy this now. If you have experienced UT ages ago on your PC, pick this disc up anyway, for the small change it will cost you. Because Unreal Tournament has always been a tour-de-force. And it still is.
Game Informer Magazine
In the PC world, many would argue that Unreal Tournament is the new standard for online first-person shooters, and that it has even usurped Quake as king in this arena. Of course, a big part of its popularity comes from the online component that is available on PC (and even the upcoming Dreamcast version), mixed with its various games that you can play besides the standard Deathmatch. However, even as a stand-alone game, Unreal Tournament can hold its own with the best of them.
Unreal Tournament made real waves on the PC, and it manages to translate very well to the PS2. What little it lacks in gameplay sits UT a close second to Eidos' excellent TimeSplitters. If you're looking for a fast-paced action party game, then UT is simply unreal.
Der Zweikampf zwischen PC und UT, der auch den PC dominiert, setzt sich hier ungehindert fort und schiebt den Konkurrenten TimeSplitters knapp auf Platz 3. Während UT sich mit den interessanteren Spielmodi und einer Großzahl an Levels in Szene setzen kann, sorgen grafische Schwächen und Probleme mit der Pad-Steuerung für Unbehagen. Aber eines zeigt UT mehr als deutlich: Die Konsolen-Shooter-Szene lebt und braucht sich auch vor der großen Domäne PC nicht verstecken.
Unreal Tournament easily got my vote, the visuals may not be as pretty as those in TimeSplitters, but the gameplay sure is better and more action paced, and never sets a nausea state unlike TS' faulty camera view. UT is a four-player frag fest and is without question the ultimate frag-fest out there on any console. Some speculation has been flowing around that the next Unreal game is likely to have online gameplay with the PS2, and that is going to be extremely interesting to see how that turns out. Remember folks, if you have a high-powered PC with a high-speed internet connection, then the PC version of UT is just right for you, if you don't then you may want to check out UT for PS2, you'll be glad that you did.
The PS2 version of Unreal Tournament is like caffeine-free diet Mountain Dew -- the taste is there, but what’s the point? The game AI provides a solid single player experience, but without acceptable multiplayer the game is lacking what really made it great on the PC. Don’t get me wrong -- if you’re looking for a challenging first person game for your new PS2 then this is the one you want. The single player game is lots of fun and beating the nasty AI will challenge you. But what made the PC version of the game stand head and shoulders above the competition was the multiplayer support and this is the one area where the PS2 version comes in a clear second.
UT op de PS2 is dope, alleen verwacht niet diezelfde ervaring en impakt als op de PC. Beschouw de PS2 versie als een op zichzelf staand produkt en geniet van de wat kleinschalerige maar evengoed erg vette knalfun.
I'll deal with the comparisons to Timesplitters later, since that deserves an entire feature piece, but for now, viewing PS2 Unreal on its own, this is a pretty good game. It certainly looks and runs a sight better than any first-person shooter from the previous console generation, and console gamers new to Unreal likely won't be disappointed by how it looks or plays. If Epic moves their next major project to PS2, though, I think that's when we'll see what they can really do with the system. This game has obviously felt the bite of the PS2's more difficult system architecture and memory management - given more time, I firmly believe we could have seen a much faster, better-looking game.
Of all the PC first-person shooters on the market today, Unreal Tournament stands out as the most robust. With all its modes and options, it delivers an out of the box experience like no other. This makes the translation to the PlayStation 2 a little easier to deal with. Sure, you won't be able to download Rocket Arena or any of the other amazing mods available for the PC version, but even on its own, UT is one of the most complete packages available.
Un titre addictif et palpitant qui tiendra le joueur en haleine un bon moment seul ou à plusieurs. Sans être exempt de défauts Unreal Tournament signe une excellente performance sur PS2 même si on est encore loin de la version PC.
Despite its multiplayer shortcomings and slower frame rate, Unreal Tournament still offers the best deathmatch experience you can get on a console. It's probably not going to completely win over fans of mission-based shooters like Medal of Honor, but true FPS adrenalin junkies will love every minute of it.
Unreal Tournament sur PlayStation 2 est la meilleure adaptation console du célèbre jeu PC... le multijoueurs par Internet en moins. A l'heure actuelle, les faiblesses du jeu viennent davantage de la console elle-même et de son absence de modem que des mécanismes bien huilés de la célèbre saga. Reste qu'une mise à jour ultérieure intégrant le jeu en réseau via Internet est inévitable, ce qui agace un peu. Les armes sont bien pensées, bien équilibrées, les modes sont nombreux et passionnants, le jeu réserve quantité de bonus à débloquer au fil des parties. Il faut malheureusement posséder un clavier et une souris USB pour espérer avoir une chance de progresser, ce qui occasionne des frais supplémentaires. Des broutilles vu la qualité globale du jeu.
Unreal Tournament is a nice port of a very good game and as a first-generation release, it was a surprisingly good one from Epic Games and Infogrames. Despite Epic Games commendable work, Unreal Tournament just cannot overcome its PC-centric play mechanics. Unreal Tournament is an online game meant to be played online. The addition of a four-player mode helps, but it cannot compare to the chaotic experience of playing with 30 strangers in cyberspace. Perhaps Sony's modem/hard drive package slated for this holiday season will entice Epic Games and Infogrames to provide a fix through some sort of multiplayer patch. Or maybe we'll just have to accept the fact that Unreal Tournament was just a year too early and console gamers will have to wait for Unreal Championship on the Xbox to really see what all the fuss is really about.
Think of Unreal Tournament as the multiplayer part of Goldeneye or Turok, but without the rest of the game. It's a good game and a good PC conversion, but without true multiplayer and no real one-player quest, it's an appetizer and not quite a meal. For dessert, I think I'll try Tekken Tag Tournament.
Unreal Tournament visar på oerhört bra upplösning. När jag spelade det till 700 Megahertz pC med extremt kraftfullt grafikkort, var grafiken ungefär densamma. Detta visar naturligtvis på PlayStation2s kraft. Men brister i grafik och även i spelbarhet vittnar om att en konsols prestanda inte avgör kvaliteten på spelen. Actionspel i första person är ingen ovanlig genre. Visst är Unreal Tournament ett bra spel. Men man bör tänka efter om man vill ha ett spel som man kan spela själv, eller något att spela med vänner. Är det ett socialt spel man letar efter är Unreal Tournament tveklöst ett bra val.
Au final, UT sur console reste un honnête Doom-like. Ni plus, ni moins...
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Unfortunately, this version of Unreal Tournament does lose a lot in the translation. Although the basic game is very much the same, this title was created to be played online. It practically begs to be hooked up to the 'net, and that's something that the PS2 can't yet offer. Bots are fine for a while, but nothing can match the enjoyment and unpredictability of a live opponent, and that becomes apparent after playing enough of this version. The single-player game doesn't hold a ton of interest once you've gone through it all, and if you don't have a handful of friends willing to give it a go on a regular basis, Unreal Tournament is not a game that you'll find in your PS2 for long.
In the end, PS2's Unreal Tournament serves as a nice intro to the series, but it doesn't hold up to some other shooters on the console for depth, speed, options, or customization, and certainly pales in comparison to its PC heritage. This particular version of UT seems more like a beta than a well-aged port. Nothing's updated, nothing's new. The core gameplay is passable, but it's not what it was back in the 90's, that's for sure. It's not that it's bad, per se. It's just not that good.
La version PS2 d'Unreal Tournament est finalement assez décevante quand on connaît la version PC, d'une part l'animation saccadée n'est pas à la hauteur et d'autre part l'absence cruel d'un jeu online a de quoi émettre pas mal de regrets. Heureusement, cette conversion console peut se targuer d'avoir un mode solo intéressant et d'accepter les accessoires USB de nos chers PC. Si votre ordinateur est équipé d'une carte 3D achetez-le sur ce support, pour les autres vous devrez vous contenter de l'animation. capricieuse.