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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 122
  2. Negative: 18 out of 122

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  1. PatrickS.
    Dec 13, 2007
    0
    This game does NOT offer split-screen. This means NO offline multiplayer! A significant disappointment in my book, especially as I found this out after opening the game. If you ONLY want to play online multiplayer, the rating would definitely be higher, but without split-screen, I have to rate this as a big zero.
  2. Frank
    Dec 30, 2007
    4
    SP: all sp does is it let's you play all the maps in order of their locations. They are the SAME maps you will be playing in MP. This is NOTHING like GOW, there is NO split screen coop. MP: One word sums it up: LAG. The only thing you will be getting in the MP mode is LAG. That's it. LAG period!
  3. CoryMaza
    Jun 11, 2009
    3
    I think this game is horrendous. Its a terrible terrible knockoff of Quake III Areana, and Quake is 5000 times better. They weapons are terrible in Unreal Tournament III, There isn't enough variety in weapons and all the weapons are horrible. The single player is just terrible, its exactly like multiplayer but with bots and they try and fit in a stupid storyline. The multiplayer isI think this game is horrendous. Its a terrible terrible knockoff of Quake III Areana, and Quake is 5000 times better. They weapons are terrible in Unreal Tournament III, There isn't enough variety in weapons and all the weapons are horrible. The single player is just terrible, its exactly like multiplayer but with bots and they try and fit in a stupid storyline. The multiplayer is just boring and The maps are atrocious, they're ugly, boring, either to small or to large. Obviously if your a fan of the franchise you'll like it. I was a fan of Quake 3 on the PC when I got Unreal, but I am sticking to Quake and only Quake. Rent the game is you want to try it, Or buy it used. Expand
  4. MykeD.
    Dec 13, 2007
    3
    As pretty as still shots of this game are the slowdown is unbearable at spots. You'll be running along and turn a corner where an intense firefight is happening and you'll think you're watching a slideshow. More time should have been spent getting this thing to run at a reasonable framerate. First Orange Box, now this! When will PS3 getting a decent-running shooter?
  5. TheHedon
    Dec 16, 2007
    1
    Graphics on the PS3 version tear easily, extreme frame rate drops, excessively slow loading times.
  6. DonM.
    Dec 17, 2007
    1
    Are you kidding? If you are a fan of FPS's this will be a huge disappointment. The controls are waaay to sensitive and the character's movement is too fast. Why offer a sniper rifle if you can't even aim for a guy because he's moving at warp speed. There are some framerate issues and the campaign is horrible, more like a multiplayer tutorial. Not for true FPS fans. Are you kidding? If you are a fan of FPS's this will be a huge disappointment. The controls are waaay to sensitive and the character's movement is too fast. Why offer a sniper rifle if you can't even aim for a guy because he's moving at warp speed. There are some framerate issues and the campaign is horrible, more like a multiplayer tutorial. Not for true FPS fans. COD4, Ghost Recon, Darkness, Resistance are all far better games. The online multiplayer is horrible. Wait...isn't this a multiplayer based game? Why does the online suck so much? Killing and getting killed are mostly based on luck. Compare to COD4 online and this is TRASH. Just compare the options, perks, stats, achievements, ease of getting into a game/party and this fails in all departments. I feel I got jipped and I only payed 8 bucks for the rental. Expand
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Even though the PC version runs faster, Unreal Tournament III for the PlayStation 3 is an outstanding first-person shooter. All of Tournament's frenetic action stays intact, both in the jam-packed single player campaign and numerous multiplayer modes. The graphics explode onto the screen with little loss in detail.
  2. Long-time fans are essentially playing the same game rebuilt with a new graphics engine. But, do not fret – the gameplay is still whole-heartedly entertaining. For PS3 fans, the large-scale combat is particularly the most intriguing part to experience online.
  3. 80
    One of the highlights of the year for Net-connected PS3 owners. For many, this will be a fresh experience, lessening the impact of the modest mode options and lack of some fan favorites from prior versions. At the same time, the lessons learned over the years of iteration and the sparkling new graphics engine make this the latest and greatest version for fans of the series.