Written by  :  Brian Jordan (20)
Written on  :  Aug 01, 2001
Platform  :  Windows
Rating  :  5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

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The best game of 1999!

The Good

Unreal Tournament offers endless playability with 6 different game modes, or variations of each other. If you just want to blow people up, you can go for a Tournament Deathmatch, a Team Deathmatch, or a Last Man Standing, in which you have a set amount of lives. Capture the Flag is another awesome mode, no matter how unoriginal, and is probably my personal favorite. In Domination, you need to take and keep control points which are spread around the map to gain points, and in Assault, the first team must try to complete their objectives while the other team tries to stop them. Each game mode has plenty of excellent maps to go with them, and more maps have been put up for free download. One of the best things about Unreal Tournament is its A.I., which acts and plays just like human beings (although maybe not quite as smart). People who have slow internet connections don't have to tolerate laggy game play to have a good fight. And of course the game uses the beautiful Unreal Engine, and has a great soundtrack as well.

The Bad

The Unreal Engine was unfortunately made for Glide users. Running the game under Direct3D or OpenGL will often give you low frame rates.

The Bottom Line

An incredibly fun, endlessly playable first-person shooter.