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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Conclusion: For $8, Shatter is totally worth your time; it is beautiful, unique, and most of all, fun. It takes a tired genre and turns it into something new and original, and it might just be one of the PlayStation Network’s best exclusive games to date.
Even without player-created content, the Xbox 360 version of this online shooter holds its own, providing plenty of slick, thrilling sci-fi action.
29 August 2008
Summary: It might seem a little late to the party, but the Xbox 360 version of Unreal Tournament 3 proves that fast, furious online action, when done correctly, is timeless. Of course, it's a lot like previous games in the series: You'll cringe when you're stuck with the bio-rifle, celebrate killing sprees...
Pros: Exciting online action, Warfare mode in particular is fast paced and fun, The five exclusive maps, like the others, are extremely well designed, Beautiful, mostly smooth visuals
Cons: Unlike the other versions, doesn't support user-created content, Some performance issues and glitches
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.
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.