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Unreal Tournament Game of the Year Edition

It's the game that won more "Game Of The Year" awards than any other when it was released!

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A superior game, one of the very best in its category.


  • Lots of unique guns.
  • In single player mode you unlock scenarios as you compete in the tournament.
  • 50 levels to master and compete on.
  • Realistic 'Bots' (computer controlled opponents) to compete against.


  • Limited number of online players.




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Game Description

Editor's Update (10/29/14) - This is an old game with no official free trial or demo available.  However, you can get the full version download for modern computers at Good Old Games

A First Person Shooter Classic!

You and your team of "bots" (virtual teammates) take on the deadliest warrior bots in a single-player mode or frag all corners in ruthless online and offline multiplayer combat! Face off against up to 16 players in head-to-head combat; no internet access required for single player games.


Unreal Tournament lets you play four game types:

  • DeathMatch - just kill and try not to be killed
  • Assault - go on the offensive against a team holding an area
  • Domination - capture and hold positions on the map
  • Capture the Flag - just like it sounds!

50 Levels of battle, each one a work of art. Play them all in single player and multiplayer modes.

Unreal Tournmaent GOTY Game Features:

  • Realistic enemy bot Artificial Intelligence! (They will even insult you when you die!)
  • Outstandingly immersive graphics and weapon sound effects
  • Play up to 10 people online at once!
  • Have fun playing for just a few minutes or hours on end!
  • Awesome weapons for the hyper aggressive or sneaky snipers!

Unreal Tournament Game of the Year Edition Review

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Unreal Tournament (UT) pits you against deadly Bots in a fight for your life. Controlling strategic points, capturing the enemy flag and free for all battles are just the tip of the iceberg as you compete in the 50 different maps. Maps with special rules allow for unique battles and challenges.

Basic Gameplay

In UT you are competing for glory and your life. You battle as teams or alone through a multitude of levels and scenarios. As you progress through the levels you unlock the different scenarios allowing you to compete in those. In each scenario there are several maps that you can play and the more maps you finish the higher you will rank. Each is more difficult than the last. On top of the increasing difficulty you can set a master difficulty level that adjusts everything.


Very Easy to Control

The controls in UT are very simple to use. The arrow keys are the default movement keys and the mouse is used for aiming and shooting. Maps with special rules like the Morpheus map can change the normal gameplay you're used to. Morpheus turns down gravity and lets you jump impossible distances to perform flying kills.

Deathmatch, Domination, and Capture the Flag

Several scenario modes let you experience all different types of gameplay. In Deathmatch it is you against everyone else, no teams here. Gun pickups, ammo, health packs and shields will help you control the arena and get the appropriate number of kills to win the match. Domination mode has you on a team trying to control locations that generate points. There are 3 locations and two teams, the more locations you control the more points you get. The first team to 100 points wins. Another mode, Capture the Flag, is played just like you would think. You must run through the enemies base, capture their flag and return it to your own base. This mode is also played in teams.

Nice Killing Devices

A large variety of guns are available for use in the game. Guns such as the Pulse rifle and Rocket launcher let you devastate your enemies. The pulse rifle, like all guns, has a secondary mode of fire. A continuous beam of energy streams out of the gun and cuts easily through the bots. Guns are picked up in all modes except Last Man Standing. In this mode you start with all the weapons available and can only pick up ammo.

Trash Talking Bots

The bots are very effective in UT and even go as far as trash talking you when you get killed by them. With the adjustable difficulty level, the bots can be as hard or harder to kill than real life players. Additionally, the bots allow you to experience the game without utilizing online play. Since this game is now an older version there is limited number of online players left to compete against.

Some Minor Annoyances

There are very few drawbacks to this game. While playing the camera can be a bit jumpy. You can occasionally miss things because the camera will be in one spot then instantly in another. The game can also have problems with the graphics. From time to time everything will go crazy and you won't be able to tell what's going on. To resolve this you have to restart the game.


Conclusion - The Stellar and Original Unreal Tournament

UT is a great first person shooter. Later games in the series are superior, such as UT2004, that has similar gameplay but much more content might be a better choice. If you enjoy playing classics, this is the game that got the UT series rolling.

A few minor glitches are pale in comparison to what this game has to offer. With all the blood and gore this game is better suited for older players, however, everyone who plays will find something they love.

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