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Unreal Tournament

aka: Tournament, UT, UT99
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Unreal Tournament is completely different from Unreal: it is now mainly based on multiplayer, like Quake 3.

At the beginning, you have to play classic deathmatch rounds. After you have successfully won some of them, a new game mode becomes available, domination. In domination there are about three or four different areas scattered around the map to be controlled by your team. For a certain amount of seconds you control one area, a point is added to your score. The more areas you control, the faster your team's score rises. When you or the other team reaches a certain score, the game is over. The third mode is called capture the flag, every team has a flag to defend and tries to capture the other team's flag to score a point.

The fourth game mode is called assault. This mode requires completion of real missions, such as attacking an enemy base and destroying a specific object in it. Again, there are two teams, the defenders and the attackers. You have to complete the mission in a certain time, for example five or ten minutes. If you were successful, your team has to defend this time and the other team attacks. But the attacking team now only has as much time as you needed to attack.

All these modes are either playable in single or multiplayer mode. If playing alone, you have a large menu with orders you can give your bots. Also, all weapons were redesigned, and some new ones are added.


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  • ζ΅΄θ‘€ζˆ°ε ΄ - Traditional Chinese spelling
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Average score: 89% (based on 76 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 321 ratings with 11 reviews)

Trying to be the next Quake 3, but stops way before......

The Good
Probably one of the best aspects of this game is the many types of gameplay and the many stages for each, although some levels are very poorly made (eg' Lava Giant. (WHO WANTS TO CTF IN THAT CRAPPY LEVEL??)

On the other hand, some levels are great to play in, like the Frigate, which I found to be very fun. Some game types were also very good, like domination.

The Bad
Here we are :
Very slow, hard DMers will hate the slow choppy gameplay
Graphics suck. Not colorful, instead just a few slabs of models put together<
Single player tournaments hard and annoying
Game finding process slow and unproductive, most servers fail to connect

The Bottom Line
Look, UT is decent, but it is not a solid DM game! If it was a single player, okay fine, but this game is just lousy. You want something good, go to Quake 3, Arena & Team Arena. I give Unreal Tournament a slow and poorly deserved (4.5/10)

Windows · by ThE oNe (180) · 2002

I sincerely believe this game is better than Quake 3, I'm not lying, and to the best of my knowledge, I'm not stupid.

The Good
Where to start?

-The AI is terrific. I felt like I was playing a human player. Also, the AI is extremely adjustable - there is an enemy for a player of any skill. I mean, if you pump up the AI enough, you can REALLY get your ass kicked. The AI is great, surprisingly considering I expected this to be mostly multiplayer. Great for practice!

-Modes galore! No matter your preference, there is a mode for it.

-Brilliant graphics if you have a good enough PC and 3D card. I mean, the graphics can blow your mind if you can pump them up. I mean, just check out the screenshots and drool. OK, so Quake III's engine is better. These graphics, however will suffice.

-Excellent multiplayer, which of course is the reason for the existence of this game :) I, personally, cannot comment on ping because I have a cable modem. However, the game's multiplayer is so sweet it's Unreal(horrible pun, I know). Constant fun, this plays wonderful. I mean, it really is awesome online.

-Cool taunts.

-Awesome weapons. Especially the redeemer. Of course, I'm biased towards big booms.

-Cool music. I mean, the stuff that really pumps you up to fight. Some of the best I've heard ever.

-Pretty damned good level design. I mean, it really kicks Q3's ass here. Q3 really pales in comparison.

The Bad
Well, it runs perfectly on my personal computer(but then again, I do have a 1Ghz Athlon), but I can't deathmatch my brother on his 200 mhz with 64 megs of ram - it runs too slowly on his machine, so I kick his ass and he gets pissed.

The Bottom Line
Better than Q3. Much better. I mean, really whups Quake 3's ass. Almost a flawless game.

Windows · by emerging_lurker (160) · 2000

Just comparing...

The Good
Good gameplay and variety.

The Bad
I was never able to play it online with a 56k modem.

The Bottom Line
UT, if you think about Q3 comparing is graphically inferior. It do has awesome graphics, but can't compete with Q3. It's slower, like many Q3 lovers complain, exclusively because Q3 runs on Open GL. UT in Direct 3d. If you look around the web, you'll find good Open GL drivers for UT and it'll be as fast as Q3.

The stages are way better designed and varied. Q3's are good, but lack theme variety. UT also has a lot more of game types and if you say: What about mods? Comm'on! We're reviewing a game, not it's community!

Weapons? UT's got a lot more, and even if you say only a few are useful, Q3 runs around only 3! Rocket launcher, Railgun, BFG! Sometimes the Shotgun. And UT's are, at least, more creative...

So... you'll probably have lot's of fun with both games, but with UT It'll probably last longer.

Windows · by Geraldo Falci (12) · 2004

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German index

Unreal Tournament is on the Index of the BPjS in Germany. This occurred on 28.02.2002, over 2 years past release. More information about the topic can be found in the game group.


If you manage to collect a chainsaw (can only be found in custom made maps or via cheat code), you get instead of the expected "You got the Chainsaw". message actually the following message: "Its been five years since I've seen one of these." The sentence clearly refers to DOOM II, which was indeed released just a bit over 5 years earlier then Unreal Tournament was.

Version differences

The Dreamcast version does not have assault mode as all the maps save one were too large to fit in Dreamcast's memory. It is replaced in single-player by a new challenge mode, which is a series of one-on-one battles.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2000 (Issue #188) – Action Game of the Year
    • March 2000 (Issue #188) – Best Level Design of the Year
    • October 2004 (Issue #243) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
  • GameSpy
    • 1999 – Game of the Year
    • 1999 - Special Achievement in Artificial Intelligence
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 03/2000 - Best Multiplayer Game in 1999
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 - Best First Person Shooter in 1999

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Game added by robotriot.

Macintosh added by Kabushi. PlayStation 2, Dreamcast added by Adam Baratz.

Additional contributors: Brian Hirt, Trixter, Eric Barbara, Unicorn Lynx, Jeanne, Wizo, Paulus18950, Patrick Bregger, Plok, Rik Hideto.

Game added December 17th, 1999. Last modified August 14th, 2023.