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  • Summary: Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict enhances both single and multiplayer gameplay, including all-new player acrobatics, third-person camera mode, vehicles, and intense melee abilities. In the single player campaign, you'll fight your way through new cities and arenas as Anubis, whoUnreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict enhances both single and multiplayer gameplay, including all-new player acrobatics, third-person camera mode, vehicles, and intense melee abilities. In the single player campaign, you'll fight your way through new cities and arenas as Anubis, who attempts to retake his people's Nakhti Rite of Ascension Tournament from the machinations of the Liandri Corporation. The game also offer players the chance to fight head-to-head in eight-player tournaments over Xbox Live or System Link as any one of 14 characters--each with new adrenaline powers that enable offensive and defensive combos. Expand
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  1. Positive: 49 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. This isn't merely an evolution of the franchise -- this is Unreal with the dial turned up to 11.
  2. What is easily one of the coolest things about Unreal Championship 2 is the ability to deflect ranged shots back at your enemies.
  3. The melee combat adds such a difference it almost feels like you're playing a new genre of game.
  4. The melee action has changed the strategy of the game quite a bit making it much easier to play for a lengthy period of time.
  5. 84
    If fast-paced action and bandage-wrapped fingers are your cup of tea, Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict is the game for you.
  6. Nothing says "beware of oncoming plot" like an extraneous subtitle. [June 2005, p.92]
  7. There are too many AI quirks and tic to make offline play a useful or even enjoyable tool for learning the ropes, so despite some promising advances, Unreal Championship 2 is just another game to file under the 'buy it if you have Xbox Live' sub-division of the FPS genre. [May 2005, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Daz
    Apr 17, 2005
    10
    This game is AWESOME!!! I didn't like the last unreal tournament for the xbox, probably because i thought it had a steep learning curve This game is AWESOME!!! I didn't like the last unreal tournament for the xbox, probably because i thought it had a steep learning curve and i found it difficult. This game however has an excellent tutorial which takes you through many of the moves in a gentle way. I'm not trying to say this game is easy, because it isn't, but it is very rewarding when you do win a stage. One thing i do particularly like is the fact that the different game modes are explained very well during the tutorial/ introduction. thrilling, tough (but fair) and with REALLY great graphics - this game is very highly recommended. Expand
  2. OmarL.
    Apr 26, 2005
    10
    Wow... I thought this game was a bad game In fact, I just brought it because it is a multiplayer game. But Hell, this game is great..
  3. Mits777
    May 11, 2005
    10
    Do the people who gave it a 9 and below play the same game i did? With options up the wazoo and many different combinations of combat. Unreal Do the people who gave it a 9 and below play the same game i did? With options up the wazoo and many different combinations of combat. Unreal (pun intended) stages, awesome graphics and great offline and online gameplay this is the sleeper of the year! Expand
  4. JCR.
    Apr 22, 2005
    9
    High-tec, next-gen old-school gaming, this has to be the most exciting thing I've played for years. It's a little like controlling High-tec, next-gen old-school gaming, this has to be the most exciting thing I've played for years. It's a little like controlling Dante from DMC sometimes with the exciting jumps and flips combined with awesome firepower, and I just LOVE the 3rd person perspective, even with ranged weapons. This beauty delivers fast, exciting and adrenaline soaked combat, with a sackful of options (40 arenas!!!) and groovy weapons I just know I'm going to grow to love. It's Unreal, but not as we knew it, and it's gaming magic. Expand
  5. KarlM.
    Jun 26, 2005
    6
    GamesTM got it right with this one. Only for you 10% of Xbox owners with live i'm afraid.
  6. Spacey
    Apr 28, 2005
    6
    After loving the first game, especially on Live, I had very high hopes for this sequel. Unfortunately it falls short. The first game had a After loving the first game, especially on Live, I had very high hopes for this sequel. Unfortunately it falls short. The first game had a large selection of weapons at your disposal within the game arenas but this second version only has you selecting 2 of your favourite weapons before the match begins.. Why I've no idea!!!! Secondly, the new hand to hand mode view is really a failed idea in this type of game. It should never have been implemented in my opinion. The levels all seem to be too dark and with not much variation in levels too. The game plays much better on Live but the single player matches are really, REALLY boring and much too easy to play. Graphics on the whole are pretty good, the frame rate certainly isn't as good as UC but on the whole doesn't spoil the game. I can imagine why people would love this game but for me, it doesn't do it. My advice would be to rent it out for a couple of nights first. Expand
  7. EoinB.
    Sep 16, 2006
    2
    I loved Unreal Tournament, it was epic and breath-taking, beautifully balanced and extremely violent. This game however shames the usually I loved Unreal Tournament, it was epic and breath-taking, beautifully balanced and extremely violent. This game however shames the usually trusted brand. It feels so empty. Small maps that are randomly unsymetric, characters with no "character" and riddiculous acrobatics and adrenaline power-ups that look all fancy but seemso useless. Playing that game feels like playing with primitive colourfull toys that bounce around your room. Expand

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