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  • Summary: What gives Unreal an edge is how these differences, while not always positive, distinguish it from the legions of other 3D shooters.
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  1. Aug 4, 2015
    10
    This game in my opinion has the best and the most effective on player atmosphere FPS game ever! right from the start even on menu, you feelThis game in my opinion has the best and the most effective on player atmosphere FPS game ever! right from the start even on menu, you feel lonely, depressed and scared. graphics is great and all textures colored grey, black and sometimes dark green and blue that helps a lot to create a strange and mysterious atmosphere. also the music is amazing. most of the times with the help of great level design and atmosphere puts you in an endless nightmare of being alone among the monsters!
    You will find some PDA during the game usually beside a dead body that with reading it you can feel deep inside how miserable and lonely that guy was before dying.
    I can't say enough about amazing things that happened to me during playing this game.
    You should experience it by yourself!
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  2. Aug 30, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Awesome Atmosphere, Sizzling Sound Track, Wicked Weapons and Epic Enemies! That can only scratch the surface when describing Unreal. When the game was originally launched in 1998 I saw all the previews and trailers and couldn't get my head around this game. As soon as you finish the first stage and enter Napali Falls I was in shock and awe at the graphics, scenery which was overflowing with atmosphere. In this day and age of Extreme Graphics engines, Unreal falls behind but back in 1998, Unreal was as about cutting edge as you could get and back when you eyes would bleed rainbows at the power of the Unreal 1 Tech engine, but I feel I must come to a conclusion. This is the best game I've ever played and ill be VERY surprised if a future game can trump this. This is my favorite game of all time. EPIC GAMES .inc i salute you! Expand
  3. Jun 26, 2011
    10
    This is an EXCELLENT game. It is very cheap (only 10$ on steam) and it has a lot of replay value. Unreal is set on the surreal and beautifulThis is an EXCELLENT game. It is very cheap (only 10$ on steam) and it has a lot of replay value. Unreal is set on the surreal and beautiful planet Na Pali, and the environments range from luscious waterfalls to dark caves. The multiplayer is also fun, and you are able to play with bots. I'd recommend you pick it up (especially if You like older FPS'.) Expand
  4. Feb 26, 2017
    10
    Incredible level design. This was the game that demonstrated how levels could be big - really big. The graphics were unmatched for theIncredible level design. This was the game that demonstrated how levels could be big - really big. The graphics were unmatched for the standards of the day. I would go as far to say that it wasnt until half life 2 that half life really became undisputed champion of FPS's. Because unreal always had half life 1 licked when it came to the graphics engine. Its not as good gameplay wise, but it demonstrated where FPS's were going, and that was a special moment. Hands down better than Quake 2, which is its only real rival really (not including half life). Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2014
    10
    Great graphics, incredible soundtrack, challenging AI, and no-frills gameplay all come together to create an unparalleled atmosphere that hasGreat graphics, incredible soundtrack, challenging AI, and no-frills gameplay all come together to create an unparalleled atmosphere that has yet to be matched. And this game's development began in a garage!

    This is the game that got me into games so in giving it a 10 I'm giving it a very biased score. But if you enjoy FPS games in the slightest, do yourself a favor...

    Download the ultra high-res textures for the best experience.
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  6. Nov 23, 2012
    10
    One of the most innovative and atmospheric first person shooters ever released. This is a beautiful classic. The amount of effort put intoOne of the most innovative and atmospheric first person shooters ever released. This is a beautiful classic. The amount of effort put into this game must have been astronomical on the developers with how large the levels are, how advanced the AI were for 1998, and the innovative multiplayer game types. Expand
  7. Sep 2, 2020
    9
    I can´t believe this game is 22 years old! Unreal did set the standard for nearly all FPSs that were released. The setting is surreal,I can´t believe this game is 22 years old! Unreal did set the standard for nearly all FPSs that were released. The setting is surreal, perfectly supported by the beautiful graphics and sound. Pure action and a terrific classic! Expand

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