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.
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: 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: 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.
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: 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 that come courtesy of the powerful rocket launcher, and memorize all the best vehicle spawn points.
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
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: In a way, Unreal Tournament is a legend in its own rights. It pretty much started the whole fast paced, furious and bloody combat scene, and after the 5+ games that have been made under the Unreal franchise, this is the first game to hit the next generation consoles and it doesn’t disappoint that’s for sure. Read on to find my full opinion on the game… I’m sorry to say, but this is the one part of the game which brings its score down a ridiculous amount.
Conclusion: There haven't been too many games outside RPGs that I have played for fun in a while, but I haven't even sat down to do an achievement match against bots yet; I've simply been enjoying the actual gameplay too much. It is rare these days to find a game that focuses equally on graphics, storytelling and gameplay. This isn't one of those, but two out of three ain't bad. It looks great and plays great and that is more than enough for me.