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Unreal Championship (Xbox)

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Written by  :  Exeox (36)
Written on  :  Mar 21, 2004
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Summary

Unreal, that famous Quake wannabe....

The Good

Unreal had been a massive hit on the Pc. Where the infamous Quake left off, Unreal Championship took on. A very popular game as it was, known for it's online and multiplayer fun. This time, Unreal was taken to the Xbox and renamed Unreal Championship. In an effort to not lose it's amazing multiplayer options, DExpress made it Xbox Live compatible. How does it fare? First Person Shooters, as we know always seem to be best on the Pc, due to the controls. However, I have had no problem with the controls. They work really well and simple, almost the same as Halos controls. And, like Halo, the gameplay is fast and intense. With no Storymode, however. Just single player tournaments.with various different gameplay options. (Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Teammatch...) All are great fun. Endless killing and instant action make this game highly addictive, lots of brilliant and unique weapons to choose from, such as: The Link Gun and the Mini Gun. Each weapon has two different weapon firing types. adding strategy to the game. There are various different breeds of lifeforms, Juggernauts and Merceniares for example. Each different lifeform has better skills in different areas. Too, true for amazing enemy A.I, make this game a fun and addicting game to play, single player and Multiplayer. Graphiclly it's nice too. Graphics that rival Halo at the least. It's brilliantly presented and looks really good.

The Bad

So, it seems.....it's come down to this.... So, where does this game blow? Hmm.. there is a lack of a Campaign mode and a distinct lack of a real Storyline. It's all just tournament. It can also get rather repetive in each mode. Plus, if you already have the Pc version, the console version is a downgraded port, thus pointless.

The Bottom Line

For the fresh sense on playing on a console on a large tv, while on Xbox live paying a 16 player deathmatch that rival Halos gaming is a nice accomplishment. Overall, this game is a quality First Person Shooter and is reccomended for top fast shooting action. Fast gamers and shoot em up fans, enter. Slow Rpg/Strategy fans, leave.