Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. The graphics may be a little sharper and more detailed in "Quake III Arena," but UT's added gameplay features and 8-way multiplayer action more than make up for it.
  2. Undoubtedly, Unreal Tournament gives you a much more complete package and is overall a better game (than "Quake Arena III").
  3. I had an extreme amount of fun playing this one... The only issue I have is the sometimes-inconsistent frame rate, especially in split screen multiplayer.
  4. UT fares better than "Quake III" in three of the categories: lag, amount of people allowed to play and levels.
  5. While UT is more user-friendly and fun, "Quake III" is faster, prettier and more raw.
  6. A good choice; just remember, it's not the whole enchilada. I like the difficulty level of the bots within single player as well as the possibility of 8-player network play. And where else can you find a chance to put those damn dirty robots in their rightful place?
  7. 90
    Throw in some wild game-rule-altering "mutators" and pleasantly brief loading times, and Unreal Tournament delivers a high-speed, high-adrenaline package that never even has the chance to be boring. It packs more personality than "Quake III Arena."
  8. Minor framerate issues aside, Unreal Tournament is an exceptional FPS and a must-have for any self-respecting Dreamcast owner.
  9. The game looks great. Granted, it's not in hi-res mode like its PS2 counterpart, but DC players get on-line play, so nyah, nyah.
  10. "Quake III Arena" on the Dreamcast may offer more visceral gameplay, but Unreal Tournament is the most complete package yet.
  11. I feel UT is the more polished title, even though "Quake (3 Arena)" may have it beaten on a creativity level. I'm sure I'll return to my "Quake" world in the future, but honestly you can't go wrong with either title.
  12. Solid, solid, and more solid. It's intensely fun, well balanced, and it safely brings out the violent side in you.
  13. 100
    The best internet play of any console shooter lifts Unreal Tournament to our top score. That doesn't mean it's perfect -- but it does mean it's the best of its genre on any console.
  14. 94
    The overall best first person shooter on the Dreamcast.
  15. Apart from some cramped environments, the immaculately reincarnated Unreal Tournament is a stone-cold killer.
  16. It picks up from where "Quake III Arena" left off in terms of AI, on-line capabilities, and graphics
  17. Whether you want to play online against 7 others, split screen with three friends, or alone against multiple bots, UT will not disappoint.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. KennethB.
    Oct 16, 2003
    I love this game. this is one of the very best games ever. i want to own it all! I love UNREAL TOURNAMENT!!! P.S. if you do not have unreal tournament, you're missing out on too MUCH STUFF! Full Review »
  2. Keith
    Jul 2, 2003
    All I can say is wow! I've played UT on the PC for many years and I was skeptical as to how it would be on the Dreamcast. Graphics: Nothing has been lost in the translation. Textures are nice and smooth, and there is almost no slowdown in the framerate. Control: Suprisingly, the Dreamcast controller works rather well with UT. My only complaint is the secondary fire button, which when pressed, can easily cause you to switch weapons inadvertently. Gameplay: New maps plus the original ones from the PC version. The Dreamcast version reatins the various modes, such as Deathmatch, CTF, Domination, etc. Overall, a fantastic game and a must have for any Dreamcast owner. Full Review »
  3. JoelL.
    Feb 10, 2003
    Better looking and better playing than Quake III.