Unreal Tournament 2003

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Unreal Tournament is a First Person Shooter representing a fast paced extreme sport of the future, where you compete against other warriors to determine the best. It has the same feel of the original, but new graphics, effects, and game modes adds new flavor to the game. Choose from Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Domination 2.0, or Bombing Run. Adrenaline adds a new factor in the gameplay as you can execute special abilities like regeneration, speed, invisibility when you reach full Adrenaline by either collecting the pills or killing enemies. UT 2K3 can be played single player against bots, or multiplayer through LAN or the Internet.


Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows When your weapon glows, you've run over a Damage Amplifier and can kick serious ass.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows Yes, bodies can catch fire.  Hmm, tastes like chicken.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows That's me, with blood running down my face.  I'll be dead soon, as I'm using the default weapon.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows I narrowly missed a Shock Rifle beam.

Alternate Titles

  • "虚幻竞技场2003" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "浴血戰場 2003" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "UT2K3" -- Informal title
  • "UT2003" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

The best all out deathmatch FPS since Quake 3, but I doubt it will remain so for long. Windows Tibes80 (1495)
Oh, come on. You really expect gamers to like this? Windows ThE oNe (178)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Windows Nov 13, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
PC Zone Benelux Windows Nov, 2002 92 out of 100 92
PC Gamer UK Windows Nov, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Gamesmania.de Windows Oct 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Gamereactor (Sweden) Windows May 18, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Level Windows Nov, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy Windows Oct 04, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Onlinewelten.de Windows Jun 01, 2003 83 out of 100 83
NowGamer Macintosh Oct 31, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78


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German index

On February 28, 2003, the English version of Unreal Tournament 2003 was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

The game was re-released in Germany in October 2003, because the game was banned short before the introduction of the new law for the protection of the youth, making the USK ratings valid. Therefore the USK rated the game again (USK 16) and therewith annihilated the previous ban.

German version

In the German version, the blood was re-coloured green and gore effects were removed.


CD3 contains a script (linux_installer.sh) which allows you to play UT2K3 under Linux.


  • 4Players
    • 2002 – #10 Best PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2003 (Issue #225) – Best Graphics of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Best Graphics of the Year (PC)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • February 13, 2003 - Best Graphics in 2002 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Iggi and Xoleras

Related Web Sites

  • NZMac Review (A (largely) unscored review of the Macintosh version of the game by NZMac, a New Zealand Apple site (Nov. 03, 2003).)
Contributed to by vism (421), Iggi (6266) and Scaryfun (12667)