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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.


Unreal Tournament PlayStation 2 You can choose the difficulty level.
Unreal Tournament Windows Playing a CTF game with InstaGib mutator - one hit from the red rays and you're dead.
Unreal Tournament PlayStation 2 Rampage with invisibility shield.
Unreal Tournament PlayStation 2 Main Menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "虚幻竞技场" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "浴血戰場" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "UT99" -- Common abbreviation
  • "UT" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Tournament" -- French Windows title
  • "アンリアル トーナメント" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Okay conversion of a great game Dreamcast Ace of Sevens (4471)
Unreal Addiction Windows Steelysama (106)
The first fully-balanced 1st-person shooter. Windows Trixter (9116)
One Fun Game Windows JMoore (6)
The best game of 1999! Windows Brian Jordan (20)
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. Windows emerging_lurker (178)
Brings everything great about multiplayer deathmatch into a one player game. Windows Matthew Bailey (1268)
Compared to Quake 3, this game just doesn't cut it. Windows Tomer Gabel (4634)
Just comparing... Windows Geraldo Falci (13)
Under Linux, it just works Linux Kees Cook (33)

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Vortex Windows 1999 99 out of 100 99
GameSpy Windows Nov 11, 1999 94 out of 100 94
Power Unlimited Windows Jun, 1999 9.2 out of 10 92
Absolute Games ( Windows Dec 21, 1999 85 out of 100 85 Windows Mar 15, 2007 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 24, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Apr 09, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PSM PlayStation 2 Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Dreamcast Aug 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80


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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
Information also contributed by Ace of Sevens, Monkeyhead and Xoleras

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