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Unreal: Gold (Windows)

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Back of the jewelcase:
    Two-in-one Action!

    Your ship has just crashed on an unknown planet. Your best friend has just been eaten by an alien. And all you’ve got is a desire to go home. This can’t be real, you tell yourself. This can’t be real. It’s not. It’s Unreal.

    Unreal offers a complete world for you to roam -- a world of incredible beauty and realism with the most detailed environments ever to grace your PC screen. In one seamless flowing world, race across vast outdoor and indoor environments, enter enchanting cities, mysterious temples, glittering mines, shattered ships, and crystal clear waters. Unreal delivers this cutting-edge realism on computers using a Pentium 166 or higher. And for those of you lucky enough to have a Pentium II, MMX technology or a video accelerator, the Unreal realms will become your reality.

    Not that it’ll be easy: with Unreal's array of fierce new fully polygonal enemies stalking your every move, it’ll be a struggle just to survive. You’ll have some help, of course: with an arsenal of incredible new weapons at your disposal, you should at least have a fighting chance against the Skaarj and their allies. But with over 300 frames of animation apiece, and monster AI (that's Artificial Intelligence to you) from Steve ("ReaperBot") Polge, your adversaries will be smarter, meaner, and more alive than any you’ve ever faced. Which means that just when you think you've got them beat, they'll retreat, team up, and take you out later.

    They might even be tougher than your friends when you take them on in multiplayer mode. Of course, home-court advantage always helps, and with the Unreal Editor--Unreal’s easy to use object-oriented level editor--they’ll be fighting on levels of your own design in no time. Or you’ll be fighting on theirs. Either way, the Unreal realms are growing...

    Unreal Gold includes Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali!

    Unreal was only the beginning! Your escape pod has been tractor beamed into the hold of the UMS Bodega Bay, a military starship with an EXTREMELY important mission on the planet from which you just escaped. It seems another starship, the Prometheus, has crashed on Na Pali and the UMS Bodega Bay is there to salvage the valuable weaponry research logs left behind by the disaster. Not surprisingly, the ship's commander discovers that you're an escaped prisoner who knows the topography of the planet like no one else. He offers you a proposition: using your knowledge of the planet, find the Prometheus (they only know its general location), get the research logs for the weapons and call for a pick up. In exchange, you get a full pardon. Sound too good to be true? It is.

    All too soon, you discover that Na Pali's indigenous species (like the Skaarj, Predator, and Spinner) aren't the only threats to your existence. As you traverse Return to Na Pali's 12 single player levels, you'll find that your ultimate goal - far from centering on the retrieval of work logs - is simply to escape the planet of Na Pali alive...again.

    3 Brand New Weapons. 3 Brand New Baddies. 17 + Brand New Levels. Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali. Your senses expanded...Further.

    Contributed by Trixter (8740) on Aug 30, 2001.