Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Get your fix of mindless killing right here, you won''t regret it - this is after all ''Unreal''.
  2. 90
    What little it lacks in gameplay sits UT a close second to Eidos' excellent "TimeSplitters."
  3. 90
    It's not going to look and run as well as it does on an Athlon 1Ghz with a GeForce 2 Ultra, but for PlayStation 2 owners, it's one of the best FPS games out there at launch.
  4. The PS2 version of UT is like caffeine-free diet Mountain Dew -- the taste is there, but what’s the point? The game AI provides a solid single player experience, but without acceptable multiplayer the game is lacking what really made it great on the PC.
  5. A solid game. It doesn't make anywhere near the full use of the PS2, nor does it add a lot to the mix in order to compensate for the natural lack of ubiquitous mouse/keyboard support and Internet play.
  6. 84
    It certainly looks and runs a sight better than any first-person shooter from the previous console generation, and console gamers new to Unreal likely won't be disappointed by how it looks or plays.
  7. In order to make UT a little more playable for the casual gamer, an auto-targeting option was added to UT PS2, which makes the FC and SR even more powerful in human multiplayer.
  8. Has consistently ambitious level design throughout, even in the PS2-exclusive maps, and the entire game benefits from it.
  9. Who is the audience for this game on the PS2? The answer is really only those who don't own either a Dreamcast or a decent PC.
  10. There are simply a huge number modes and options and game types to venture through in this game, so many that you'll likely never tire of things to try here.
  11. 77
    While UT certainly does not break new ground, it makes a good transition from the PC and offers much with its unique game types and excellent multiplayer.
  12. Although not graphically as good as the PC version, UT for the PS2 still offers up the same stellar sound and enough single player action to keep you satisfied.
  13. Definitely the best next-generation FPS out right now.
  14. Visually stunning with tons of detail, an extreme amount of firepower, and beautifully violent deaths.
  15. Even with the supported keyboard and mouse, UT is only a good game that will become a great one once the PS2 heads online.
  16. The PS2 version doesn't have any extra features that might make up for the lack of certain technically impossible bits and pieces.
  17. It's a good game and a good PC conversion, but without true multiplayer and no real one-player quest, it's an appetizer and not quite a meal.
  18. A fun game, if you can get over the poor multiplayer support and buy yourself a USB-compatible keyboard and mouse.
  19. Just go buy the PC version.
  20. This particular version of [Unreal Tournament] seems more like a beta than a well-aged port.
  21. Unfortunately, this version of Unreal Tournament does lose a lot in the translation. Although the basic game is very much the same, this title was created to be played online.
  22. This port needed more time to clean up the framerate and spruce up the visuals.
  23. Most everything about the PS2 version makes us cringe, especially since we know how much the PC version of Unreal Tournament rocks.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. RoginH.
    Sep 1, 2007
    Harmless, mindless fun... when you've just got to shoot someone!
  2. UnrealP.
    May 28, 2004
    Yes, UT on Pc is better but evryone in the entire world should play this. This is one of the best FPSs ive played in my life.
  3. RyanM.
    Jul 25, 2003
    I found this game one of the best first person shooters i've ever played. The pc version may be a whole hell of a lot better but UT fans I found this game one of the best first person shooters i've ever played. The pc version may be a whole hell of a lot better but UT fans should give the ps2 version a chance. Full Review »