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Unreal Tournament

User Reviews

Okay conversion of a great game Dreamcast Ace of Sevens (4228)
Unreal Addiction Windows Steelysama (106)
The first fully-balanced 1st-person shooter. Windows Trixter (8743)
One Fun Game Windows JMoore (6)
The best game of 1999! Windows Brian Jordan (20)
I sincerely believe this game is better than Quake 3, I'm not lying, and to the best of my knowledge, I'm not stupid. Windows emerging_lurker (136)
Brings everything great about multiplayer deathmatch into a one player game. Windows Matthew Bailey (1144)
Compared to Quake 3, this game just doesn't cut it. Windows Tomer Gabel (4416)
Just comparing... Windows Geraldo Falci (13)
Under Linux, it just works Linux Kees Cook (30)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Dreamcast 39 3.2
Linux 37 3.3
Macintosh 12 3.6
PlayStation 2 34 3.0
Windows 227 4.1
Combined MobyScore 349 3.8


The Press Says

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100
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
That UT includes a weapon called the Redeemer in entirely appropriate; UT has completely redeemed both Epic and the UNREAL franchise to action gamers. With the combination of great Al, depth and variety of gameplay, and accessibility to both newbies and the hardcore, UT has shot the pulse-pounding mayhem of multiplayer shooters to new heights.
100
MacintoshMac Game Gate
If you like your FPS multi-play with a bit of variety and subtlety then UT is for you. If you only need DM got with Q3A, well and if you have broadband access. There is no game out there that has better net code that UT right now. Any game that can be played competitively on a 28.8 connection has got my vote. Epic has buried all the criticism they got for Unreal's performance, once and for all. Get both UT and Q3A, but if you can only get one, UT is the one!
100
MacintoshMacNN
Unreal Tournament is a phenomenal game with exceptional graphics ,design, and multiplayer gameplayer gameplay. Quake fans will argue that Arena is better, while Unreal devotees will only touch Tournament. Those few who can appreciatie both get the best of both worlds, and plenty of end up with more lost time than they might like to admit.
100
WindowsDaily Radar
Unreal Tournament is everything expected: fast, well-balanced and pretty, with ingenious bot AI, nasty weapons and funky levels. For a game with zero plot or character development, it's wildly entertaining, but it's definitely not a deep, engrossing game. Good for quick fixes of intense carnage, UT is a perfect stepping-stone for those beginning to play games online for the first time or to take their skills to the next level. UT is more complex than an arcade game, but with the selectable bot AI, even strangers to the world of FPS can learn how to play.
100
WindowsGame.EXE
Абсолютно лучший 3D-шутер 1999 года. Вне конкуренции - несмотря на сверхименитых соперников. Убийственный AI, дизайн, набор уровней и сетевых режимов. Очевидный и самый вероятный претендент на титул "Игра года".
100
WindowsHonestGamers
The indelible, pulse-quickening effect Unreal Tournament will have on you will vary in magnitude mainly by how many friends you have that are willing to join you in this war, and just how much you are into FPS games. But as previously mentioned, appreciation for the game isn't wholly dependent on these factors. I cannot say for sure whether my group of game players is a microcosm of the gaming community at large, but it sure seems likely. Yet their only complaint after fragging week in and week out, was that they wished there were more maps, and more character skins. And they are avaiable - easily downloadable from various internet sites. Before long, our tournament was revitalized, and once more battle cries like ''Boom!'' figured largely in our daily conversations. Appropriately, the notion of shaking this game off once you've played it recalls another, poignant taunt from Unreal Tournament: ''Useless!''
100
WindowsGamesFirst!
But that’s the only thing we were upset about during our hours of pretty much nonstop gameplay; Unreal Tournament is a great game, and as remarkable a turnaround from the original’s abysmal multiplayer as the ’99 Rams are from the ’98 version. If you’re at all a fan of multiplayer games or first person shooters, buy this game.
100
WindowsPCMag.com
This much-hyped shooter game lives up to its promise, but it's definitely not for the under-12 crowd. The game has a whopping 50 battle levels and four different game types: DeathMatch, Assault, Domination, and Capture the Flag. It's backed by a Web site that hosts a bevy of online tournaments and offers patches, tips, and chat with other gamers.
100
MacintoshMac Ledge
Unreal Tournament is an outstanding first-person shooter, worthy of your purchase. It has got great levels and beautiful graphics. Its improved artificial intelligence provides maximum fun off-line, while sharpening those necessary skills to deal with those nasty humans you'll eventually run into in online play. With bunches of new maps and a strong emphasis on team play, I can't imagine a better way to spend my winter gaming days. Please have a blast with this great game!
100
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
Although this game remains largely true to the first-person shooter legacy, it does its job so very well, and the addition of domination and assault game types adds a tremendous amount of interest. The best feature of Unreal Tournament is what makes the game so appealing for solo players—outstanding artificial intelligence. Upon this solid foundation rests one of the best collections of maps, weapons, sound, and visuals ever created. Count on modifications coming out in the months ahead, and count on this game being among your favorites for at least as long.
100
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Both single player and multiplayer are excellent, as are the majority of the maps. The graphics are a match for anything else on the market, and the game doesn't need a supercomputer to run it.
100
Windowsincite PC Gaming
The Unreal Tournament playing experience is infused with a kinetic combination of highly intelligent bots, utterly amazing visuals, brilliant, although sometimes highly claustrophobic, arena designs, outlandish weapons, diverse game modes, and a breakneck pace that is simply unsurpassed, even compared to the current Quake III: Arena Test version.
99
WindowsGame Vortex
Flawless. Configurable keyboard controls, information-loaded HUD, tight play modes, great maps, awesome graphics. This game lacks nothing. It runs a tad jumpy at times, even on my high-end system, and for that I dock it one percentage point. Whoopde-doo. Go get this game, NOW, if you've ever liked a first person shooter. It is the best out there. Period.
98
WindowsGame Over Online
So how does Unreal Tournament size up? Well the only word that comes to mind is BRILLIANCE. I have no idea how Quake 3 Arena is even going to begin to compare to this title. Unreal Tournament is an out-the-box-success. No week-later problem fixer patch is needed here. Everything in the game is utter perfection. Whether you're in it for the single player quest or the online extravaganza Unreal Tournament doesn't have what you need -- IT IS what you need. And after all this -- if you're still not satisfied - at least you got yourself about a forty-dollar IRC client.
97
WindowsFileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
There's a saying that goes, "You snooze, you lose." After playing Unreal Tournament you'll quickly realize that id snoozed, and they lost the multiplayer FPS shoot out. This is the game that you want stuffed in your stocking this Christmas.
97
Windowsgames xtreme
It's Arrived, finally I get to play my most awaited game, Unreal Tournament, Along with Quake 3: Arena it has caused a stir around all of the Gaming Community. Online gaming like never before?, computer controlled bots that kick ass?, great gameplay and graphics with 3D sounds and amazing effects? Well this is the review to find out.
96
MacintoshIGN
The bottom line with this game is that Epic has created a masterpiece against which I will be measuring all other first person shooters. If you enjoy the genre, this is the must have title for your Mac.
96
WindowsGamezilla
For a game designed with multiplayer play as its chief goal, Unreal Tournament offers great single player gaming as well. With Epic's amazing 3D engine added to all-new gameplay, GT Interactive has released a game that can compete with the Quake series across the board -- the included levels and game modes are fantastic and the extensibility of the game engine promises great add-ons from fans ranging from new maps to complete game overhauls. Grab a copy and take it out for a spin -- you won't be disappointed.
96
WindowsIGN
Unreal Tournament is getting the highest score that IGNPC has ever given a game. Simply put, Epic has earned it by delivering a title that is as close to flawless as I've ever seen, both in its ability to entertain and in its finely honed technology and presentation. While there's no doubt that Quake III is a powerfully addictive game with some advantages over Unreal, I feel like, in the long run, Unreal Tournament will be the better of the two games.
95
WindowsGameBlitz
Though I have already stated that I prefer the fast-paced gameplay and style of Q3, if it's diversity you’re after then check this title out first. I won’t limit myself to just one death match game, however, as there are plenty of cool ones out there and the Q3 vs UT argument should change to ‘Q3 and UT – the King and Queen of DM’. UT is a cracker of a game and should be played regardless of preference. If this is a sign of things to come, I want more!
95
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
Unreal Tournament is one of those games that raises the bar considerably for its genre. With all of the play modes, excellent multi-player setup, great graphics, and absolutely amazing level design, this game stands high as a shining example of what a first person shooter should be.
95
WindowsDa Gameboyz
Unreal Tournament is a downright excellent shooter, but the saving grace of this game might lie in its out of the box teamplay mods. Quake 3 Arena shipped with deathmatch and CTF and we are still waiting for the heavier teamplay mods to be released. Just beware of the overly flashy levels, for they aren't as cool as you might originally think.
95
WindowsVicioJuegos.com
Centrándonos en UT y acabando, sólo podemos decir que es una obra maestra que moldeó a su gusto los cimientos del género, que cambió la manera de ver los shooter a muchas personas, que ayudó a arrancar el juego online, que, en definitiva, marcó época como pocos lo habían hecho.
95
WindowsGameSpot
When Unreal was released back in May of 1998, it turned a lot of heads. But while the game delivered the most immersive and interesting single-player shooter for its time, the multiplayer game was very weak in comparison. The weapons never really seemed to pack a punch. The deathmatch maps were hit and miss. The performance of Internet games took months of patching before it was acceptable, but by the time that happened, most people had already moved on to bigger and better games. In contrast, Unreal Tournament goes in a new direction for the first-person shooter genre by stripping away anything that resembles a single-player adventure mode, and instead, it strictly focuses on the more popular multiplayer aspects of the genre.
94
WindowsGameSpy
A fast, fun deathmatch or teamplay game suitable for both single and multiplayer gaming. Brilliant bots are the highlight of a strong first-person game.
94
DreamcastGaming Target
However way you look at things, you can’t deny Unreal Tournament had balanced gameplay, alluring graphics, and enough features and modes to last you a lifetime. In my personal opinion, backed up by the facts above, you’ll probably find to Unreal to be the champ over Quake challenge in every case and point.
93
DreamcastGame Freaks 365
Unreal Tournament for the Dreamcast is one of the best first-person shooter experiences of the early part of this decade. It might have stuck around for a longer time if the Dreamcast had not gone out of production and a little game named Halo not been released in the same year. This game was clearly built for online play and multi-player in general, but the single-player is fun as well. Without online play, the package loses a lot of its value. Nonetheless, this is the best first-person shooter on Dreamcast.
92
WindowsGamer's Pulse
I have had a total blast with this game, and it is sure to stay on my hard drive for a while. I haven’t had this much fun with a game since Tribes. UT successfully manages to take some of the best features of every first person shooter out there and put them into one game. I can’t wait to see what people will do with this game, the potential is amazing. By the way, try mixing the Insta-Gib and Low Gravity mutators - it’s a blast. And so is this game. Terrific job, Epic.
92
WindowsPower Unlimited
Unreal Tournament is een allround-game die zowel off-line als on-line voor vele uren speelplezier zorgt. Het gegeven dat men rekening heeft gehouden met de minder ervaren en niet-internet gamer zonder de hardcore on-line junkie te verwaarlozen, verdient een pluim. Ook de diversiteit, de interface en de gameplay maken UT een topper. Quake III: Arena heeft er al vast een vette concurrent bij.
92
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Anfangs war ich skeptisch. Kann ein Spiel, das sowohl auf eine Hintergrundgeschichte als auch auf Rätsel, Zwischensequenzen und einen "richtigen Helden" verzichtet, überhaupt funktionieren? Aber schon nach den ersten Minuten war klar: Es kann! Besonders löblich ist, daß auch Spieler, die über keine Möglichkeit verfgügen, sich im Netzwerk oder im Internet zu tummeln, von Unreal Tournament etwas haben. Die KI der computergesteuerten Bots ist über jeden Zweifel erhaben - selbst im einfachsten Modus agieren die künstlichen Kollegen noch so überzeugend, daß man das Gefühl hat, gegen andere Menschen anzutreten. Das Waffenarsenal ist nahezu perfekt ausbalanciert, die Karten sind einfallsreich und originell gestaltet, und das Spieltempo ist schlichtweg atemberaubend. Bei all diesen Vorzügen ist es fast schon überflüssig zu erwähnen, daß Unreal Tournament auch noch klasse aussieht.
91
WindowsGaming Age
Unreal Tournament is a lot better than I had expected it to turn out. This is a huge improvement over what many Unreal fans found in the first title. Don't let the Quake 3 Arena zealots fool you, Unreal Tournament is a title that easily measures up to some of the best FPS titles out there.
91
WindowsGame Revolution
Unreal Tournament, by the thinnest of margins, is not really a revolutionary game, but it is almost perfect at what it does. This is the definitive straight multi-player first person shooter. It is an amazing game that never fails to impress or entertain. No self-respecting action gamer's library is complete without Unreal Tournament. This is the undisputed champion, choose it . . . there's no reason to pick the consolation prize.
90
PlayStation 2Adrenaline 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.
90
DreamcastConsoles Plus
Une bonne conversion pour la Dreamcast, et du bonheur pour les amateurs du genre.
90
MacintoshHappyPuppy
While it isn't perfect, a little more tweaking of the code will bring it incredibly close. The fact that this is an incredible value of single- and multiple-player gaming, with intelligent bots thrown into the mix and an amazing variety of game styles, makes this edge out Quake III as king of the deathmatch. Of course, if you really like deathmatches, be smart and buy both--you'll pretty much be assured of being showered in gibs for a long time to come.
90
WindowsPower Play
Fur Multiplayer-Anhänger. die sich vorzugsweise via Internet oder lokales Netzwerk In Deathmatch- oder Capture-The-Flag.Sessions austoben, ist "Unreal Toumament"‘ das neue Suchtmittel. Die Fülle an fantastisch designten Maps sowie die unterschiedlichen Spielmodi animieren zu langen Zocker-Nächten und exorbitant hohen Telefonrechnungen. Wohl dem, der seine Passion in einem lokalen Netzwerk ausleben kann. Abgesehen von der grafischen Präsentation und dem ebenso ausgewogenen wie einfallsreichen Waffensortiment ist auch die Kl der Bots extrem beeindruckend und das beste, was man in einem Shooter bislang programmiert hat. Dadurch ist auch der Single-Player-Modus durchaus spielenswert und empfiehlt sich für ein gelegentliches, kurzweiliges Match - ein idealer Zeitvertreib, um an einem verregneten Sonntagnachmittag die Zeit totzuschlagen. Jetzt müssen sich die Shooter-Könige von id Software mit „Quake 3 Arena“ richtig ins Zeug legen, um dieses Spektakel überbieten zu können.
90
DreamcastShin Force
Unreal Tournament goes from PC to home console with a great translation. If you're a fan of games like Quake, I'd recommend this game (especially if your a huge fan of FPS get this game for the Sega Dreamcast). This is a very fun game that will keep you going all night long.
90
WindowsChrist Centered Game Reviews
This game is beautiful. I had high expectations considering the graphics of the last Unreal. There are many different playing modes. Like capture the flag, co-op missions etc. The maps are gorgeous. There are even ways to alter your game using Mods. The only thing I am disappointed by is the language. There is a feature called auto-taunt, when this is enabled your character shouts these taunts when they kill somebody. Some are cute like 'I'm sorry but did I just blow your head off?', or 'Medic!', but there are some that are not appropriate like 'Die B**ch!' Fortunately this can be disabled. The game is easy to install. There are some patches for it. It can be used in Linux, you can use your Windows CD. The graphics are great, good D3d and 3DFX. The music is awesome. (Have to like techno) Game play and styles are fun. This is a really great game. But the language is not suited for kids or those easily offended.
90
WindowsGamePro (US)
In short, whether you're new to the genre or a shooter vet looking for new thrills, UT has everything you need.
90
WindowsPC Zone
Shame. UT is a milestone. It proves that a bot-packed multiplayer-only game works. It also proves that ideas and fun are as valuable as pushing the technology envelope or catering to the po-faced multiplayer community. Importantly, it also mainstreams the use of bots and hints that in-game AI has come of age. It also proves that you haven't lived until you've pulled off ten headshots in a row and been declared 'Godlike'. Play it - you'll understand.
90
WindowsAll Game Guide
For your buck, Unreal Tournament performs better than a shoe-polishing monkey who can sing like Frank Sinatra in German. If you call yourself a fan of the first person shooter genre or multi-player gaming and don't have this title, you should reconsider who you are as a gamer (or pick it up!). Personally, Unreal Tournament ranks highly on my "favorite games of all time" chart.
90
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Unreal Tournament is een spel dat over de uitgebreidste multiplayer mogelijkheden beschikt die ik totnogtoe gezien heb. De levels zijn schitterend opgebouwd en er zijn veel verschillende spelmogelijkheden. Kombineer dit met een groot aantal levels, de intelligente bots en de talloze instellingen die je kan maken en je hebt een spel dat je bijna tot in het einde der dagen kan blijven spelen.
90
DreamcastMeristation
Una conversión perfecta, en todos los sentidos menos en uno. Hoy por hoy es de los juegos que no le puede faltar a nadie, sea o no fan acérrimo de los "mata-mata" en primera persona.
90
PlayStation 2HonestGamers
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.
90
PlayStation 2Game 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.
90
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
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.
90
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Chapeau bas à Epic Megagames pour ce jeu absolument magnifique, très jouable, à l'ambiance remarquable et aux possibilités très nombreuses. Tournament est très riche, c'est pour l'instant le meilleur jeu de sa catégorie, en attendant le rival : j'ai nommé Quake 3 ! En tous cas, ca va pétarader sur le net, vous pouvez foncer tête baissée sur Tournament, un MUST !
90
WindowsGamekult
The Tournament est tout simplement excellent en Solo pour s'entraîner contre des bots entièrement paramétrables, dans des modes de jeu originaux. En Multijoueurs par contre, son grand rival Quake 3 Arena reprend l'avantage grâce à sa rapidité et à sa prise en main immédiate, résultat d'une jouabilité peaufinée de suite en suite. Un très bon titre cependant pour tous les fans du genre.
90
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
It is a curious thing when a game can both bust a game genre - in this case, the first-person deathmatch - wide open, and yet slam the door on said genre forever. Unreal Tournament takes the deathmatch-only style of gaming so far, and does so with such excellence, that it essentially burns the bridge behind it. UT covers the bases so completely, it is tough to imagine a game taking the concept any further. Mixing powerful weapons, diverse game play, gorgeous graphics and fearsome AI opponents, Unreal Tournament guarantees a powerful, pulse-pounding experience for fans of the first-person shooter.
90
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
The different brands of competition offered here--deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Domination and Assault--might not be pioneering efforts in and of themselves, but the comprehensive and professional nature of the presentation is. Epic has created a title that can offer users fresh and exciting new experiences as well as improve their abilities. The broad range of difficulty settings coupled with artificial intelligence that can present either a serious challenge or a slow moving target should enable any person to get into the game, have fun, and fine-tune their expertise. All of this is bundled with an intuitive Windows-style GUI, a painless point-and-tap process for connecting to online matches, and some of the nicest graphical wrapping gamers are going to see this Christmas.
88
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Alles drin, alles dran: Unreal Tournament legt die Meßlatte für kommende 3D-Online-Spiele ganz schön hoch. Klar, Multiplayer-Kämpfe an sich erfindet Epic nicht neu – wer schon ein Lieblingsprogramm hat, wird wohl nicht sofort freiwillig wechseln. Aber angesichts der praktisch unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten, sich in erstklassig designten und größtenteils wunderschönen Levels auszutoben, kann ich zumindest gelegentliches Fremdgehen nur empfehlen. Die Umsetzung ist von vorne bis hinten gelungen. Ganz besonders die KI der Bots: Es ist einfach unglaublich, wie zielsicher die computergesteuerten Kumpane durch mehrgeschossige 3D-Levels flitzen.
88
DreamcastArmchair Empire, The
UT on the DC is surprisingly good for a console FPS. It has solid, intuitive controls, good visuals and sound, and a ton of extra modes. It’s definitely worth spending some time with.
87
DreamcastGamezilla
Although the Dreamcast is aging in comparison to newer systems like the PlayStation 2 and upcoming Xbox, it still holds its own with quality titles like Unreal Tournament. Solid in design and form, UT provides an excellent multiplayer experience with a first person shooter, two genres relatively lacking in the console market.
87
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Derzeit schwirrt der Lesekopf meiner Festplatte nur noch gelegentlich über ein paar neuen Lieblingssektoren. Selbst wenn sich in unserem Netzwerk gerade keine Opfer herumtreiben, ist UT im Solo-Modus ein brillantes Fragfest. Dank der beinharten Bots versickert man völlig in der Unwirklichkeit - Risiken und Nebenwirkungen wie Genickstarre, Fingerkrämpfe und Schweißausbrüche werden da gerne in Kauf genommen. Was mich auf ganzer Linie überzeugt hat, sind die abwechslungsreichen Spielarten. Multiplayer-Spiele gibt es zuhauf - aber Unreal Tournament schlägt sie derzeit alle.
87
PlayStation 24Players.de
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.
87
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
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.

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PlayStation 2Gamezilla
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.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Au final, à tout seigneur tout honneur, Unreal Tournament premier du nom restera à jamais dans les mémoires. Coup d’essai quasiment parfait, la recette principale du jeu tant concernant les modes que les armes allaient être conservés dans les prochains titres avec ce qu’il fallait d’innovations pour continuer à captiver les joueurs.
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WindowsGamesmania
Pro: Die Computergegner spielen sehr menschlich und sind gut konfigurierbar. Anfänger werden nicht frustriert und Profis langweilen sich zumindest nicht beim Deathmatch und Domination. Das geniale Leveldesign besticht durch hohes Tempo, dazu sorgen die vier verschiedenen Spielmodi für enorm viel Abwechslung. Contra: Doch die Hardware muss stimmen. Bei heißen Kampfszenen geht die Framerate stark in den Keller. Die maximal 16 Mitspieler sind besonders bei Mannschaftsspielen zu wenig. Capture The Flag hat keine Extras und das Teamplay der Bots könnte besser sein. Für Profis sind diese bei Assault und CTF keine Gegner.
Fazit: Da müssen sich Quake3Arena und Team Fortress 2 ganz schön anstrengen: Noch nie haben Botmatches so viel Spaß gemacht. Wer die richtige Hardware hat, kann zugreifen.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
В минусы игры перво-наперво смело записываем неприличную тормознутость графики в D3D и OpenGL режимах. В довесок добавляем несбалансированность командных карт (особенно для Assault-игр) и прочие неочевидные недостатки вроде телепортера, не очень прозрачного звука или непривычной физики. Все остальное в игре сделано очень добротно, а некоторые вещи — так вообще заставляют открыть рот. Насколько UT может конкурировать с Quake 3 — покажет время. А пока смело можно сказать одно — Epic с задачей создания мультиплеер-only игры (кстати, тусовка с ботами способна временами доставить удовольствия не меньше, чем сингл в Unreal, так что определение «мультиплеер-only» может даже и не совсем уместно) справился на пятерку.
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PlayStation 2Power Unlimited
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.
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PlayStation 2IGN
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.
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DreamcastThe Video Game Critic
After playing Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament seemed like almost the same game. Both are on-line compatible, multi-player first-person shooters, and both provide a satisfying level of bloody violence. Unreal Tournament looks slightly more polished and high-tech than Quake III Arena, but both play nearly the same.
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WindowsGry OnLine
Tak jak już wspomniałem gra została stworzona przede wszystkim dla osób, które lubią grać w Sieci. Oczywiście mamy tu bardzo rozbudowany tryb single-player ale po jakimś czasie zauważamy niedostatki inteligencji botów (komputerowych przeciwników) i gra szybko się nam nudzi.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
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.
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DreamcastHappyPuppy
Unreal Tournament for the Dreamcast is solid, solid, and more solid. It's intensely fun, well balanced, and it safely brings out the violent side in you. Remember, the game is meant to be just that, a game. Don't get it in your head to start practicing the use of shock rifles, pulse guns, and flak cannons in real life. Just enjoy a damn good first-person shooter.
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WindowsSpel för Alla
Unreal Tournament är ett fartfyllt spel med turbokänsla i läckra miljöer. Inbyggda spelkompisar är ett plus.
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DreamcastPlanet Dreamcast
Despite its flaws, UT is what it always has been - a visually impressive and very playable FPS. It picks up from where Quake III Arena left off in terms of AI, on-line capabilities, and graphics, and deserves a place in your ever-growing library of Dreamcast games.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
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.
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PlayStation 2PSM
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.
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DreamcastGamestyle
So with all these improvements you would expect me to conclude that Unreal Tournament is the better game? The fact is that even with the added extras and balanced accessibility the game does not look as good as Quake III or plays as fluidly. The sensation I got from playing Quake III is not evident here but that's not to say Unreal Tournament isn't a mighty fine game in its own right, which it is. Now all we need is Half-life. Excellent
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WindowsNerikes Allehanda
Där Q3 är ett rasande snabbt actionspel hänger Unreal med i makligare tempo. Det är absolut inget negativt utan öppnar snarare för mer strategiskt tänkande, vilket är svårt att få tid för i Q3. Så vill man bara ha ren hjärndöd action satsar man på Quake, alla andra gör bättre i att investera sina pengar i Unreal tournament.
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WindowsFiringSquad
Make no mistake: We think Unreal Tournament is a really fun and fast paced game, and there are a lot of reasons to tout it for what it is - a solid multiplayer first person shooter. But without better DM map design, more polished graphics and artwork and maybe more panache in the weapons design department, we don't feel that Unreal Tournament is quite ready to earn our seal of approval as the uber-shooter to carry gaming into the next millennium.
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PlayStation 2Gamekult
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.
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DreamcastGamekult
Quake III Arena avait posé les bases du Doom-like sur Dreamcast et marqué l'avènement réel d'un style longtemps décrié sur console. The Tournament fait donc légèrement mieux en s'appuyant sur le background hérité de son prédécesseur. Vitesse améliorée, intelligence artificielle en hausse, environnements soignés et maps impressionnantes sont au programme de ce qui est probablement actuellement le meilleur Doom-like de la Dreamcast. La primeur de Quake III Arena jouera néanmoins en sa faveur pour la note, car même si The Tournament apparaît un peu au-dessus, il faut dire qu'il a largement profité de l'aspiration.
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MacintoshJeuxMac.com
L’arrivée des cartes 3D sur les ordinateurs a permi la mise au point de jeux de plus en plus réalistes, et l'évolution risque de s'accèlerer encore dans les années à venir. UT fut l’un des pionnier de cette évolution : c’est véritablement le chef-d’oeuvre de l’année 1999 qui a volé la star à Quake 3 (et la rivalité demeurera éternelle). L'évolution étant perpétuellement en marche, la prochaine génération de jeux en vue subjective risque d'apporter son lot de nouveautés, au delà même de l'aspect graphique. La suite de UT, intitulée UT2003, établira le camp dès le mois de juillet sur PC, ce faisant prenant une longueur d'avance sur un Quake 4 ou Doom 3 qui se font désirer. Le duel des sagas ne fait donc que commencer !
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MacintoshAppleLinks.Com
Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy Unreal Tournament as much as I did. After all, the similarities between this game its predecessor pretty much stop with the engine. Also, I'm a story guy, and I usually can't really get into a game without proper motivation. Well, Unreal Tournament, with no cut scenes or back story other than the throw-away premise of a tournament started to stop space miners from getting too rambunctious, has practically no motivation whatsoever...until you're in the game. Then your motivation is to not become a body in another player's mound, and that, my friends, is motivation enough.
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PlayStation 2Game Critics
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.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
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.
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WindowsEdge
However, the one saving grace is the practice mode. This enables you to customise level settings, and it’s here the game shines. The number of bots can be chosen, as well as their strength, accuracy and camping ability. Less direct elements such as the level of friendly fire and gravity can also be tweaked. And although it’s unlikely to withstand the assault of Quake III, especially in the online stakes, Unreal Tournament will definitely fill the gap. Even if it doesn’t entirely validate the concept of the bot deathmatch.
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PlayStation 2Super Play
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.
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PlayStation 2Playmag
Au final, UT sur console reste un honnête Doom-like. Ni plus, ni moins...
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PlayStation 2All Game Guide
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.
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PlayStation 2Mygamer.com
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.
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PlayStation 2PlayFrance
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.