Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict Xbox

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Apr 18, 2005
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
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  1. Not much fun in single-player. Sure, it might make for good practice before taking your warrior online, but no-one is going to be buying it for Anubis' fight for corporate and religious ownership.
  2. At my most charitable I felt like I was playing an experimental mod of a game I really love. All the time you're thinking 'well done chaps, nice work', but at the same time wanting to get back to the game you love.
  3. The melee combat works well, and we're sure any future Unreal titles will feel lightweight without it-but as an experience, The Liandri Conflict is often a little too overwhelming.
  4. Pelaaja (Finland)
    70
    Gives a very conflicting impression. Great graphics, smooth frame rate and almost lag free online play make it an ideal game for a night of fast-paced fps-action online. On the other hand, the emphasis on third-person melee combat and adrenalin tricks is quite a turn-off for the hardcore fragfest enthusiasts. The complete lack of personality hurts too. [May 2005, p.70]
  5. games(TM)
    60
    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]

Awards & Rankings

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#46 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
10
#10 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. oliviaC
    Apr 11, 2007
    9
    This game is just so cool. I'm only 14, but it's the best game I've played next to halo1/2 and gears of war.really great but This game is just so cool. I'm only 14, but it's the best game I've played next to halo1/2 and gears of war.really great but when unlocking characters, Malcolm doesn't unlock which is a bit crap because this means you can't unlock Gorge either! please can someone help me!( I must have won matches against human opponents in each game type at least 100 times!). Full Review »
  2. MikeK.
    Oct 4, 2006
    4
    A truly dark day for Unreal Championship and Unreal Tournament fans everywhere. This game is truly an insult to its shining predecessors. A truly dark day for Unreal Championship and Unreal Tournament fans everywhere. This game is truly an insult to its shining predecessors. Uninspired level design, ridiculously shallow combat, poorly designed gametypes, and bizzare departures from the universe as it has existed in the myriad of predating games all add up to one of the most disappointing gaming experiences one could imagine following the original Unreal Championship. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »