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  • Summary: Reload, rev up and ride out. The new Tournament is faster, higher and meaner. Land and air based vehicles take combat to a new level; while an arsenal of new weaponry, daunting arenas and battlefields and the challenge of the Assault and Onslaught modes make the gladiator blood sport of theReload, rev up and ride out. The new Tournament is faster, higher and meaner. Land and air based vehicles take combat to a new level; while an arsenal of new weaponry, daunting arenas and battlefields and the challenge of the Assault and Onslaught modes make the gladiator blood sport of the future a brand new experience. Buckle up; it?s gonna be one hell of a ride! [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
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  1. 100
    Surprise, surprise —UT 2004 looks absolutely fantastic. From the sprawling battlefields to the tiny blades of alien grass, there’s not one visual detail that looks less than stunning.
  2. And therein lies the game's beauty—it's expertly balanced. For every Goliath tank driver, there's a Manta master or Raptor pilot who can rip you a new one.
  3. Most impressive of all is the obvious care and planning put into the maps, which are large without being cavernous, and intricate without being overly confusing (though I’ve got to say that it’s a good thing that they’ve included vehicles, because some maps would involve a lot of long walks if you couldn’t steal a vehicle somewhere).
  4. Onslaught alone makes this game a must by for all the fans out there. If you are an online gamer and looking for the very best death match game out there today, there is no better, more polished game out there.
  5. If you're looking for perhaps the best multiplayer experience ever created in the history of the industry, this is definitely the game for you.
  6. 90
    Unreal Tournament 2004 achieves that near impossible task in video gaming: It appeals to every online shooter fan without making compromises in quality.
  7. GMR Magazine
    80
    You'll be hard-pressed to find a white-knuckle, multiplayer-focused FPS more intense than UT2004 any time this year. [June 2004, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 123
  1. MattF.
    Apr 4, 2004
    10
    The best multiplayer FPS ever. Polished and complete out of the box.
  2. Trix
    Mar 12, 2004
    10
    This is one of those games that might be just a little too addictive. It's so good...don't even try it. This is one of those rare This is one of those games that might be just a little too addictive. It's so good...don't even try it. This is one of those rare games where I can't immediately think of what needs to be improved. Expand
  3. JackC
    Sep 14, 2009
    10
    This Game is probably over 6 (in words: SIX!!!!) Years old and it is still played (also sometimes by me) Respect to Epic Games Inc.! This IS This Game is probably over 6 (in words: SIX!!!!) Years old and it is still played (also sometimes by me) Respect to Epic Games Inc.! This IS one of the best FPS on that world! Expand
  4. AnonymousMC
    Jul 6, 2004
    10
    this game is awesome as hell!!!!!!there are so many game modes and mods and weapons and vehicles. Jack G(ay) sucks....this game is way betterthis game is awesome as hell!!!!!!there are so many game modes and mods and weapons and vehicles. Jack G(ay) sucks....this game is way better than quake... its got vehicles and more game modes. and Mathheu B is a dumbass for giving it a 1. who the hell names their kid Mattheu. they should spell the damn name right. Expand
  5. Jul 30, 2012
    10
    Together with Quake, this series is one of the best FPS series of all time.. mastering this game online is a real Challenge. Much different toTogether with Quake, this series is one of the best FPS series of all time.. mastering this game online is a real Challenge. Much different to today's game's like BF3 or MW3. Expand
  6. Aug 14, 2018
    10
    One of the best polished Unreal games of it's time Unreal Tournament 2004 immerses the player in high energy battles and objectives /One of the best polished Unreal games of it's time Unreal Tournament 2004 immerses the player in high energy battles and objectives / competitions. The user has the freedom to mod / build game assets and host said assets live in custom public games on the master server! that is my favorite part! This is a flawless release in my opinion, and will always be one of my favorite games to memory. Expand
  7. Feb 14, 2021
    0
    Like your typical shooter. Mindless, dumb shooter that is so simple you can't even focus on it while playing because it's just so boring.

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