The classic battle game set in the year 2362
- Excellent graphics, sound and gameplay
- Up to ten different battle modes
- Allows up to 32 players to compete at the same time
- Lots of user generated challenges and contests
- Action is sometimes too chaotic to know what's going on
- Game has dated a bit now
It might be 5 years old now but the Unreal Tournament 2004 demo remains a hugely popular download due to the game's explosive gameplay and superb graphics.
Nowadays, it's been superseded by Unreal Tournament 3 although the 2004 version still obviously holds huge appeal. Unreal Tournament 2004 is a futuristic first-person shooter game originally developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes. The major innovations on the 2003 version are the changes to gameplay mechanics and visual presentation, most notable of which is the inclusion of vehicles and "Onslaught" mode which allows for massive large scale battles. In addition, it gives support for users to create maps, models and other types of game modes which allows you to add a new personalized dimension to Unreal Tournament.
If you're not familiar with the Unreal Tournament genre, the plot is thus: It's the year 2362 and the most anticipated gladiatorial style tournament ever is about to take place. The game features a series of teams all with different features and strengths. Your task is to guide your team to victory over a series of challenges in the "kill-or-be killed" arenas. The indoor and outdoor arenas are depicted in superb detail where you're given the chance to battle up to 32 other players online.
Unreal Tournament 2004 is a superb all action game which although a little dated now, still retains a huge popularity among UT fans.
- 3D audio now correctly spatializes, other OpenGL fixes