Unreal Tournament is a first-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes. The second installment in the Unreal series, it was first published by GT Interactive in 1999 for Microsoft Windows, and later released on the PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast by Infogrames in 2000 and 2001, respectively. Players compete in a series of matches of various types, with the general aim of out-killing opponents. The PC version supports multiplayer online or over a local area network. Free expansion packs were released, some of which were bundled with a 2000 re-release: Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition.
Why It Rocks
- Along with Quake III Arena, it revolutionized arena shooters and online multiplayer.
- Fantastic graphics thanks to the Unreal engine.
- It expands upon the multiplayer seen in the first Unreal, with some of the multiplayer maps returning from that game.
- A wide selection of weapons to choose from, most of them functioning similarly to those of Unreal.
- Fast-paced gameplay.
- The bots were quite impressive, as they acted as if they were human players, making them a tough competition.
- Mutators allow you to change up a match by adding options such as Low Gravity and the melee being replaced by a chainsaw, making messing around with the game fun.
- Several different gamemodes to choose from.
- A great soundtrack.
- Plenty of mods to try out, such as Unreal Fortress (a Quake Team Fortress total conversion).
The Only Bad Quality
- Painfully long loading times.