Summary: This game is without a doubt one of the premier online experiences on the PlayStation 3, and is one of the few must have titles of 2007. It may falter a bit when played offline, but the support of user created mods and maps provides this game with an infinite amount of play time. If you love shooters, pick this one up.
Pros: Gorgeous graphics, Great online play, User created content provides endless replay
Cons: Single player campaign leaves much to be desired, AI is predictable in certain game modes
Excerpt: An evil alien race known as the Necris is on the prowl, but one man stands in the path of destruction. Ok, so the story in Unreal Tournament III is rather thin, does it matter? The single player campaign puts you in the shoes of Reaper, a one man wrecking crew who does battle with the alien menace. Reaper has access to tons of kickass weapons, wicked vehicles, and even some cool power ups, but the fight won’t be a simple one.
Excerpt: Unreal Tournament 3 for the PS3 is beautiful. It's almost as pretty as they claimed it was going to be. Really. The models are highly detailed, the weapons' special effects are nicely done and the environments can be, quite frankly, breath-taking. The UI in Unreal Tournament 3 is pleasing to look at and easy-to-use, so there's no confusion - just select your options and jump in.
Excerpt: UK PS3 owners have finally got their trigger-fingers on Unreal Tournament 3 just over three months after the game was first released on PC and well over two months after the game was released on the PS3 in the US. The wait has been a long one - some would say too long. But it's here now, and there are big questions that demand to be answered - has it been worth the wait and will UT3 keep PS3-owning FPS fans happy as they wait for Resistance 2 and Killzone 2?
Conclusion: Unreal Tournament 3 won’t be for everyone. The lack of a worthy single-player experience will undoubtedly put some people off, and the fact that there are games already available that offer an online experience every bit as enjoyable confuses the matter even more. But those games don’t offer the same type of all-out action that Unreal Tournament 3 provides, and if you want a slightly more arcade-like FPS experience, and one that doesn’t require hours of time-investment...
Conclusion: Unreal Tournament 3 is a lot like Call of Duty 4 in many ways. Both these games are lacking in the single player mode compared to Bioshock and their online modes are not nearly as good as Halo 3. I am not saying that both these games are bad because they’re both good. UT3 is one of those games that is nice to have around since it is fast and action packed. You can easily put this game on and play a few online matches within a few minutes.
Summary: In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles.
Excerpt: After being exclusive to PC for just a few short months, Epic brings its macho, sci-fi FPS to consoles. And the good news is that little has been lost in translation to the PS3. For all the problems Sony’s machine seems to have with the Unreal Engine, UT3’s breakneck, frantic blasting runs smooth as silk and looks terrific. The grimy sci-fi arenas and burly character models all glisten, full of detail.