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 A snowy wasteland... perfect place to spill some blood.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows At my base, in a dark cavern.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows This level, aside from looking amazing, is also spooky.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows Waiting for the health pack to respawn.

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 Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Play.tm Windows Nov 08, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Power Unlimited Windows Dec, 2002 90 out of 100 90
IGN Windows Sep 27, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2002 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Windows Oct 04, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Joystick (French) Windows Nov, 2002 8 out of 10 80
NowGamer Macintosh Oct 31, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Clubic Windows Oct 08, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.fr Windows Oct 08, 2002 7 out of 10 70


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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 (7027) and Scaryfun (12819)