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Generally favorable reviews- based on 625 Ratings

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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: 3 out of 107
  1. AlphaOmega
    Apr 12, 2004
    10
    There are so many good things to say about this game, but the in-game announcer (" Wicked Sick! ") and some more formidable players (" Faster There are so many good things to say about this game, but the in-game announcer (" Wicked Sick! ") and some more formidable players (" Faster - Stronger - Better ") sum it up nicely. Play it, play it now. Expand
  2. RodneyT.
    Mar 23, 2004
    10
    To add to the positive comments here. I haven't been obsessed with a game this much for a long time (years really). Even offline is To add to the positive comments here. I haven't been obsessed with a game this much for a long time (years really). Even offline is pretty good! It runs beautifully on my system and it's not top of the line. To describe this game in so many words: smooth, beautiful, fast-paced, addictive and fun. What more can you ask of a videogame? 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. Samondrugshellyeah
    Sep 17, 2004
    10
    This game rules!, no sh.t!
  5. Feb 8, 2012
    10
    UT2004:
    One of my most favorite game. There are lots of game modes you can try. The original Deathmatch and CTF mode returns right here with
    UT2004:
    One of my most favorite game. There are lots of game modes you can try. The original Deathmatch and CTF mode returns right here with some extra modes. I liked the Onslaught mode. It's very addicting and can waste you up hours to play. The addition of vehicles just made the game a lot more complete. If you think that the game is not balanced, there are mutators for you to add and configure. The bots are quite challenging and you can add up to 32 bots. The weapons are amazing and packs lot of punch. The graphics are decent for the time, but it's great. And if you get bored, there are thousands of custom maps and mods that you can download for free (especially Red Orchestra).
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  6. Dec 14, 2015
    10
    At the moment of its release and for about 7 years after this game was one of the best online shooters. Well balanced weapons, interestingAt the moment of its release and for about 7 years after this game was one of the best online shooters. Well balanced weapons, interesting maps designed to have no camping spots, capable bots. The excellent voice announcements ("headshot!" "godlike!") which you probably heard re-used on private servers of Counter-Strike. Expand
  7. PeterM.
    Mar 21, 2008
    0
    I hate it, the action is nice. However most players hack and alot of those people can't type or just have no life. Single player is I hate it, the action is nice. However most players hack and alot of those people can't type or just have no life. Single player is nice, but it keeps crashing on a next-gen machine. Which can handle Crysis like a charm. Expand

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