Conclusion: The Wrap-up: Epic Games, in tandem with Digital Extremes and Atari, have spawned the ultimate first-person shooter. This may only be a demo, but it foreshadows the final release of Unreal Tournament 2003 and unprecedented sales of any PC game.
Conclusion: Although Unreal Tournament 2003 doesn't really attempt to break any new ground, it does manage to take the tried and true 1st person shooter modes and refine them to a new level. Gameplay is fast, furious and fun and the environments provide a great backdrop.
Pros: Fast and furious gameplay; great environments; great graphics.
Cons: No new gameplay modes; less powerful weapons.
Conclusion: Climbing each of the four Tournament ladders involves mastering the four different play styles. These include the traditional Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag modes along with Double Domination (where points are scored by controlling two checkpoints for a certain period of time) and Bombing Run.
Conclusion: UT2003 features a new selection of play styles to replace those of its predecessor. Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag are somewhat obvious modes that have existed since the dawn of creation (or since Quake 2, anyway), and are joined by two new modes.
Excerpt: Epic tossed out the basics of most every online FPS, giving the traditional Death Match, Team Death Match, and Capture the Flag modes as well as the upgrading of a previous mode into Double Domination.
Summary: is a game that received a whole lot of lovin’ from the guys around the Gaming Nexus offices. Featuring perhaps the most addicting gameplay of any First Person Shooter on the market, Epic had an amazing title on their hands that took the world by storm.