Summary: Parents need to know that as a first-person shooter, this game is violent and gruesome: Blood splashes on environments on every kill, and in some instances, players are literally blown to bits, with flesh strewn across landscapes. Players will use a wide variety of weapons including handguns, rifles, and rocket launchers. Very strong language is used. This title is best played by mature audiences.
Conclusion: You only have to fight the last mission of each chapter in insane mode, but the end of chapters 2 and 5 are challenging to say the least. The story is advanced through cut scenes, and is interesting and well rendered. Online multiplayer rarely has enough players these days for team matches. Expect to arrange some boosting matches to finish the achievements.
Excerpt: It’s an interesting irony that although there are plenty of games based on real sports, few were invented solely in the world of gaming. The one which arguably does buck that trend is Unreal Tournament. Having burst onto the scene in 1999 as a spin-off from the original Unreal, it quickly took over as the far better game.
Conclusion: In the audio department, sounds effects are
amazing, delivering an authentic warfare
package, with weapons sending off a merciless
hit. The music, on the other hand, is decent but
upbeat, keeping the pace of the action
relatively high. Some quirks about the Xbox 360
version involve no user-downloadable mods. In
the Xbox Live multiplayer, playing split-screen
with a guest is allowed, but sometimes both of
you end up on opposite teams when you’re trying
to pair up!
Excerpt: Unreal Tournament 3 is a first-person shooter and a sequel to previous, widely popular Unreal titles. PC and PlayStation 3 users received this game well over half a year before release on the XBox 360. While such a delay might cause lackluster reception, 360 users should not feel shunned in any regard. UT3 is a solid title that holds much for those willing to give it a shot.
Summary: As a big fan of shooters with more strategy to them, it was tempting to mark UT3 down a bit for doing the same old 'run-and-gun' stuff. In the end, however, the game does what it does extremely well and deserves the credit. It also helps that my wife has become a fan of the game, and constantly hounds me to play some split-screen with her. If you like the 'run-and-gun' style of game, then you should be all over this one.
Excerpt: Unreal Tournament has been a staple of PC gaming since 1999. Along with Quake , the franchise has been the premiere twitch-based action game for PC, promoting speed and power over methodical, complicated gameplay. With Epic’s new Unreal 3 engine, Unreal Tournament 3 has finally been released. Strangely, this supposed gaming juggernaut was put out with little fanfare, amongst Crysis, Halo 3, and Call of Duty 4 .
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.
Conclusion: The game comes with a rather well done campaign (much better than previous UT titles), and even though you won’t pay much attention to the story, it’s decent fun to romp around destroying A.I. either by yourself, or with others in online co-op mode (which was a good addition, considering i haven’t had a remarkable co-op game since Army of Two.) But the true meat of the UT experience is the online, and boy does it shine.