Publisher: GT Interactive
Release Date: "When it's done"
Official Website: http://www.unrealtournament.net
It's Even More Unreal
Along with Quake 3, Unreal Tournament is among the most hotly anticipated first person shooters out there. Gamers may remember that the original Unreal was heralded as the Quake 2 killer. With its rich graphics and cutting edge weapons, it indeed could have dethroned Quake 2 as the first person shooter to beat. However, sketchy network code doomed Unreal to stay in the background as a serious multiplayer contender. A year and several patches later, the net play was stabilized but in that time its window of opportunity lapsed. The Epic team has learned a lot in that time period and is determined not to make the same mistakes again.
Fast forward to today and with all the hype surrounding UT, people are already declaring it the king of first person shooters, with some going so far as to say that Quake 3 will be DOA because of Unreal Tournament. Does UT live up to the hype? Have the weapons been improved since the original Unreal? Can it offer the same adrenaline pumping deathmatching that id is known for? Are the two games even comparable? We had a chance to take a peek at this hotly anticipated game - what exactly does UT bring to the table?