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  • Summary: The stakes are high. On the one hand, fame, fortune, glory; on the other hand, death. Prove your skill in the arenas of the future, leading your team of computer-controlled "bots" to victory in the Grand Tournament, or compete with the best of the best via LAN or the Internet inThe stakes are high. On the one hand, fame, fortune, glory; on the other hand, death. Prove your skill in the arenas of the future, leading your team of computer-controlled "bots" to victory in the Grand Tournament, or compete with the best of the best via LAN or the Internet in seat-of-your-pants battles. While Unreal Tournament offers the finest in classic "Deathmatch" play, right out of the box you can compete in Team Deathmatch or Capture the Flag. Control strategic points on the map to rack up your score in Domination, or test your skills in Assault, as one team defends its base from the other. Each game type comes with its own special maps and rules, for never-ending variety and challenge. Add gameplay mutators such as Jump Match or InstaGib, and Unreal Tournament will keep your wits honed to a razor edge. [Infogrames] Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
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  1. Every weapon that was in "Unreal" has been given a total facelift for Unreal Tournament. Everything has been totally redrawn and textured - the overall look of the weapons is quite impressive.
  2. 100
    The graphics are a match for anything else on the market, and the game doesn't need a supercomputer to run it.
  3. Everything in the game is utter perfection. Whether you're in it for the single player quest or the online extravaganza Unreal Tournament doesn't have what you need -- IT IS what you need.
  4. Everything about Unreal Tournament is spectacular and in your face.
  5. 90
    The combination of several dozen professionally designed levels, competitive bots, and entertaining game modes will be hard for DM enthusiasts to resist.
  6. A new generation, looking a lot prettier, playing a lot smoother, and sounding a lot better, but with very little innovation.
  7. If you play only one FPS this year, it will probably be "Quake 3," but if you play two FPS games this year, give Unreal Tournament a try.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 57
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 57
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  1. Jan 4, 2012
    10
    The best FPS I've played... EVER. This game had me hooked for a solid 2 years, and I still fire it up every once in a while. Team concept isThe best FPS I've played... EVER. This game had me hooked for a solid 2 years, and I still fire it up every once in a while. Team concept is perfect, especially ctf and tdm. My favorite was getting in and mixing it up with some of the best Deathmatch players at the time (the overtoads, nomortals, xspains, destrukts, microbursts, escas, and sooo many more worthy players). This game has the most solid gameplay mechanics and balanced weapons I've ever used. If you were good enough, ANY weapon (yes, including the goo..) could be deadly and turn the fight. Map control was so important, and the best players were able to gain a large advantage by controlling armor, belt, and any other important powerups. I miss the late nights and have fond memories of getting "locked in" and getting accused many times of aimbotting. It's an amazing game and still, to this day, is the best first person shooter. Only game, besides Mount and Blade (Crpg), this is the ONLY game I've felt was precise enough with aim and movement to be completely "skill" based without ever feeling cheated by a shot that looked like it should have hit. If you aimed right in Unreal Tournament, you hit the target (taking ping into account of course). Anyway, long enough. 10 out of 10! Expand
  2. Bryan
    Sep 25, 2006
    10
    One of the best games ever.... Mods and the mapmaker keep it fresh, keeps me coming back for more.
  3. johns
    Feb 22, 2009
    10
    Best fps I have ever played. Its so much fun I'm still playing it. Its still alive and this is 2009. That's how good this game is. Best fps I have ever played. Its so much fun I'm still playing it. Its still alive and this is 2009. That's how good this game is. While its way more alive in Europe and South America than North America its still a flourishing game, depending on the mod. Team deathmatch, ctf, 125 speed ctf, and ig. This game is definitely still going. Expand
  4. May 28, 2014
    10
    For Real best FPS. Dudes i played this game like for 10 years ! I like graphics, movement, guns, oeh Deck16)) Unreal will never die. It is oldFor Real best FPS. Dudes i played this game like for 10 years ! I like graphics, movement, guns, oeh Deck16)) Unreal will never die. It is old school but still it is worth playing ! Expand
  5. DanielR.
    Nov 15, 2006
    10
    I still remember playing this on my Voodoo 3 3000 from 3Dfx. It was the moment I knew that I loved computers, and that I was going to keep I still remember playing this on my Voodoo 3 3000 from 3Dfx. It was the moment I knew that I loved computers, and that I was going to keep having a ton of fun for years to come. This was the second game that gave me "feelings" of joy, pride, anger, and love. The first was Unreal. Expand
  6. Jan 29, 2013
    10
    I am not surprised to see that so many gamers gave this title a 10/10. Unreal Tournament is a pioneer in the FPS arena genre, introducingI am not surprised to see that so many gamers gave this title a 10/10. Unreal Tournament is a pioneer in the FPS arena genre, introducing original map modes that offered enthralling multiplayer matches. Excellent graphics for its time. Expand
  7. TheSpiritofFire
    Jan 3, 2007
    8
    This game is great on bot play, but is ridiculous on online. SO MUCH LAG, and I dont mean RAM lag, but latency lag. VERY bad support. Can This game is great on bot play, but is ridiculous on online. SO MUCH LAG, and I dont mean RAM lag, but latency lag. VERY bad support. Can someone tell me what # the latest patch is? I love the music, the graphics, the gameplay, everything, but the lag is infuriating. Expand

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