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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 theReload, 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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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 97
  2. Negative: 4 out of 97
  1. TedO.
    Apr 9, 2004
    10
    Absolutely awesome. Assault is so great to play, onslaught is a lot of fun too.
  2. RodneyT.
    Mar 23, 2004
    10
    To add to the positive comments here. I haven't been obsessed with a game this much for a long time (years really). Even offline is To add to the positive comments here. I haven't been obsessed with a game this much for a long time (years really). Even offline is pretty good! It runs beautifully on my system and it's not top of the line. To describe this game in so many words: smooth, beautiful, fast-paced, addictive and fun. What more can you ask of a videogame? Expand
  3. JackC
    Sep 14, 2009
    10
    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 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. ChrisM.
    Aug 1, 2004
    10
    This is just one hell of a FPS. It's a fast paced, frantic frag fest that shouldn't be missed.
  5. PhilipD.
    Aug 21, 2009
    10
    A very good game that allows for infinite mod-abilility, very good multiplayer system, and of course the many weapons and vehicles. Awesome A very good game that allows for infinite mod-abilility, very good multiplayer system, and of course the many weapons and vehicles. Awesome game, allround. Expand
  6. Jul 17, 2013
    10
    Funny how a game released almost 10 years back is still so much fun to play. Even though I have played more recent games I always come backFunny how a game released almost 10 years back is still so much fun to play. Even though I have played more recent games I always come back to it and yet it feels like the first time. Huge maps, awesome weaponry, insane game-play and the list goes on. Every installment of this series is a welcome surprise. Yeah, UT III didn't get as far, but still it's ages above its contemporaries. Expand
  7. PeterM.
    Mar 21, 2008
    0
    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 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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