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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 Those blood marks are from somebody's head that went bouncing.
Unreal Tournament 2003 Windows Yes, bodies can catch fire.  Hmm, tastes like chicken.
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. 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

ComputerGames.ro Oct 01, 2002 97 out of 100 97
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 04, 2002 94 out of 100 94
Play.tm Nov 08, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Power Unlimited Dec, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 04, 2002 18 out of 20 90
JeuxVideoPC.com Jan 07, 2003 18 out of 20 90
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Level Nov, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GameSpy Oct 04, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Joystick (French) Nov, 2002 8 out of 10 80

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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 (4508) and Scaryfun (11627)