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  • Summary: Reload, rev up and ride out. The new Tournament is faster, higher and meaner. Land and air based vehicles take combat to a new level; while an arsenal of new weaponry, daunting arenas and battlefields and the challenge of the Assault and Onslaught modes make the gladiator blood sport of the future a brand new experience. Buckle up; it?s gonna be one hell of a ride! [Atari] Expand
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  1. 100
    With the famed versatility of the game engine, the amazing potential for quality third-party content has already begun to manifest itself, making it well worth the purchase and hefty investment in hard drive space.
  2. And therein lies the game's beauty—it's expertly balanced. For every Goliath tank driver, there's a Manta master or Raptor pilot who can rip you a new one.
  3. Most impressive of all is the obvious care and planning put into the maps, which are large without being cavernous, and intricate without being overly confusing (though I’ve got to say that it’s a good thing that they’ve included vehicles, because some maps would involve a lot of long walks if you couldn’t steal a vehicle somewhere).
  4. Onslaught alone makes this game a must by for all the fans out there. If you are an online gamer and looking for the very best death match game out there today, there is no better, more polished game out there.
  5. Eventually I had to venture online, and the first sounds I heard (no lie) were "Oh yeah, you f******, I am the mother-f******'s s***!" It turns out UT 2004 has built-in voice support, and as easy as it is to set up, it's mercifully easy to turn off. [June 2004, p.79]
  6. Without doubt the ultimate release in the Unreal series. Smooth gameplay, great graphics, and mountains of content. Epic has released a game that may well be able to dominate the online gaming scene for the next couple of years.
  7. If you've ever so much as seen an Unreal Tournament game, you'll know what to expect here and, thanks to the addition of vehicles, modes and maps galore, this clearly represents the culmination of genre evolution thus far. [May 2004, p.108]

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  1. AlphaOmega
    Apr 12, 2004
    There are so many good things to say about this game, but the in-game announcer (" Wicked Sick! ") and some more formidable players (" Faster - Stronger - Better ") sum it up nicely. Play it, play it now. Expand
  2. BrianY.
    Mar 24, 2004
    I was not really impressed with the original Tournament from the start, and had stayed away even since. I don't regret that decision since UT2003 blowed chunks. But boy UT2004 has really impressed me. I higly urge all 1st person gamers, even non 1st person to go buy this GAME NOW! You won't regret it. Collapse
  3. JackC
    Sep 14, 2009
    This Game is probably over 6 (in words: SIX!!!!) Years old and it is still played (also sometimes by me) Respect to Epic Games Inc.! This IS one of the best FPS on that world! Expand
  4. DoomHouse
    Aug 4, 2004
    Way sweet futuristic pownage game go and blow someone's head off with a laser.
  5. JohnDoe
    Nov 10, 2009
    Easily one of the best FPS of all time. A classic that simply demolishes lesser, flash-in-the-pan games like Halo and Call of Duty without breaking a sweat. Come for the incredible multiplayer gameplay, stay for the unbelievable amount of fantastic mods. You will never see a game this good again. Expand
  6. Aug 5, 2013
    One of the best arena shooters, if not FPS games ever made. Just wish it still had a large online following as most servers are ghost towns now...truly tragic. Expand
  7. PeterM.
    Mar 21, 2008
    I hate it, the action is nice. However most players hack and alot of those people can't type or just have no life. Single player is nice, but it keeps crashing on a next-gen machine. Which can handle Crysis like a charm. Expand

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