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  • Summary: Reload with Unreal Tournament 2003 - the sequel to 1999's multiple 'Game of the Year' award winner - "Unreal Tournament." Using the latest Unreal technology, Unreal Tournament 2003 takes you to the merciless arenas of the future, where elite warriors rely on skill, speed, cunning and awesome firepower to demonstrate their style and become the ultimate champion. [Infogrames] Expand
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
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  1. 100
    Mind-blowingly more amazing than its older brother!
  2. From the minute you install the game you will be amazed how wonderful this game looks, and plays.
  3. It’s the best that the genre has to offer thus far, and with a new detailed mapmaker, new weaponry and exceptional graphics, sound and game play.
  4. The game is regressive in a sense that it doesn't bring anything new to the field of online shooters - it's as straightforward and arcadish as online shooters get, and at the same time, it's highly progressive with its incredible physics, 3D, and net code.
  5. While not perfect by any means, there's enough fun in Bombing Run and Double Domination alone to make this one worth picking up for some multiplayer fun.
  6. 80
    It's insanely gorgeous... Beautiful graphics, fantastically designed maps, and slight changes in gameplay.
  7. It's just been so toned down from the original that on one hand while I applaud the balancing of the weapons, on the other I miss the raw intensity that permeated "Unreal Tournament."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. [Anonymous]
    Dec 25, 2002
    10
    I actually think its a 9.9 but 10 is close to it. Why i think that? The weapons are awesome The graphics are cool The maps are great The sounds are okay The gameplay is SUPERCOOL The system requirments are O.K The bots are ok too But the menu is only worth a 8 bye. Collapse
  2. KarlD.
    Oct 1, 2002
    10
    What are you waiting for? GO BUY THIS GAME! This is the only shooter you'll ever need, single player fun, multiplayer fun, GREAT graphics and superb gameplay all the way! Simply awesome! Expand
  3. InterruptingCow
    Jan 7, 2003
    9
    UT2003 is, quite simply, pure, simple, unadulterated fun. Online play is a blast, with generally okay ping (even on a 56K modem I had a ping of around 300) and some of the best freaking level designs ever in a video game along with some creative modes (Bombing Run in the Skyline ROCKS!) Graphics are good, sound is amazing (especially the booms), and gameplay is classic arcadey goodness. I only have problems with the communication options. While you can type messages and even send prerecorded voice acted taunts (a cool feature), after playing Counter-Strike with real-time voice chat, I wish this was standard in UT2003. Maybe there will be a mod or patch in the future. BTW, the game ran fine on my 1.6 ghz Athlon machine with a 56K modem. Expand
  4. IB
    Oct 1, 2002
    8
    Gorgeous, sexy and vapid. More new tech than you can shake a stick at, and so few interesting design elements that it'll start turning up on used software shelves in a few weeks. Can't fault Epic for stunning execution; they set out to make the hottest FPS available, and they did just that. Just. Expand
  5. BitBurn
    Oct 8, 2002
    7
    Not bad, not bad at all. Just the same old redundant story again....mind you I only tried the demo!
  6. Compman99
    Feb 12, 2007
    5
    Its Just Like Quake the graphics are too much like a cartoon very unrealistic,The first version is much better as you can see by how many servers are on GOTY 1999 version 600 to the 2003 = 100. Unreal Tournament GOTY Edition is WAY BETTER! Its Funny all the raving over 2003 was done by game sites haha! I Hope 2007 Version Is Better, Ask a real person what they think. Expand
  7. JC
    Nov 20, 2002
    2
    Graphs are good, I'd even say great.....but thats about it. The weapons are way too spammy (newbs heaven) and all the cool weapons that existed in UT are now.....dead. Shock Riffle has been demolished, the sniper is now a ''lightning gun'' that has a fire rate of 1 shot per decade and the mini gun is a little toy made to dig holes into a teddy bear (and the teddy is still going to survive). The game is TOO heavy and ask too much for the little PC processors (I got a 1.6Ghz and it still sucks). The multipalyer game online is jaggy and you can't differenciate players from the background.... 2/10 final answer Expand

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