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Unreal Tournament 2003 (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows Trying to defeat him from the relatively safe confines of my ledge.  Where'd that sniper rifle go?
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows Fighting in a tree-top city.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows Jumping from building to building, courtesy of the low gravity.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows In Capture The Flag (my favorite game mode ever), the flags are plastered with the logo of the team.

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. Tibes80 (1495) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Oh, come on. You really expect gamers to like this? ThE oNe (178) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
GameZone Oct 12, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
PC Zone Benelux Nov, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Play.tm Nov 08, 2002 91 out of 100 91
PC Gamer UK Nov, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Gamesmania Oct 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90
PCG Nov, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Oct, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Nov 29, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.fr Oct 08, 2002 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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.

Linux

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

Awards

  • 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).)
vism (427) added Unreal Tournament 2003 (Windows) on Oct 04, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Iggi (4549) and Scaryfun (11636)