|Developer(s)||Epic Games, Digital Extremes|
Mac OS, Mac OS X, PlayStation 2, Windows
|Release date||November 30, 1999 (PC)|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
ESRB: Mature (M)
USK: not under 18 (index)
|System requirements||see System requirements|
|Input methods||Keyboard, Mouse|
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Digital Extremes is a Canadian computer and Video game developer founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, specifically noted for its part in the highly successful Epic Games, also known as Epic and formerly as Epic MegaGames, is a Video game development company based in Cary North Carolina, United Unreal is a First-person shooter Computer game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes and published by GT Interactive A multiplayer video game is one which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time It was launched in direct competition to id Software's Quake III Arena which was released ten days later. id Software (ɪd officially is an American computer game developer based in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Quake III Arena or Quake 3, abbreviated as Q3A or Q3, is a Multiplayer First-person shooter Although Quake III Arena was considered to have better graphics, streamlined gameplay and a widely adopted engine, UT had superior bot AI, "alternate fire" for weapons which introduced a further element of strategy, and a larger variety of multiplayer capabilities. A bot, most prominently in the First person shooter PC game types (FPS is a robotic computer controlled entity that simulates an Online or LAN
As with the original Unreal, the ease with which players can create and release mods to the core game is a key factor contributing to UT's longevity. Mod or modification is a term generally applied to Computer games especially First-person shooters RPGs and Real-time strategy games UT improved upon the mod-friendly nature of its predecessor with support for mutators such as Sniper Arena, Instagib, JumpMatch, Low Gravity and more. Unreal is a series of First-person shooter Video games developed by Epic Games. Instagib is an alternate gametype in many First-person shooter games where a single shot can instantly kill an enemy from any range Further, UT clans, or gaming teams, and a score of UT dedicated clan and fan community sites continue to sustain Unreal Tournament's popularity years after its initial release. In computer and video gaming, a clan or guild is a group of players who regularly play together in a particular (or various different Multiplayer games
UT was designed as an arena FPS, with head-to-head multiplayer deathmatches being the primary focus of the game. Unreal is a series of First-person shooter Video games developed by Epic Games. The game's single-player campaign is essentially a series of arena matches played with bots. A bot, most prominently in the First person shooter PC game types (FPS is a robotic computer controlled entity that simulates an Online or LAN For team matches, bots are again used to fill the roles of the player's teammates. Even on dedicated multiplayer servers, bots are sometimes used to pad out teams that are short on players.
UT is known and widely praised for its bot A.I., the product of programmer Steve Polge who had earlier risen to fame by designing the Reaper Bot for Quake, one of the earliest examples of an effective deathmatch bot. Quake is a First-person shooter Computer game that was released by Id Software on June 22, 1996. The player can choose a bot skill level (anywhere from "Novice" to "Godlike") or set it to automatically adjust to the player's performance. Bots can be further customized by changing names, appearance, accuracy, weapon preferences, awareness, and so forth.
Although many mods have been released as game types for Unreal Tournament such as Monster Hunt, Frag Ball, UT Soccer and more, these are the original multiplayer game types released with the game.
There are many other game type mods available for Unreal Tournament, Including Bunny Tracks, Monster Hunt, Jail Break, and more.
Unreal Tournament received wide critical acclaim from the press.  Mainstream press reviews praised the graphics, gameplay, maps and multiplayer capabilities of the game. Computer Shopper concluded "Quake may have spawned the online deathmatch, but Unreal Tournament has taken it to the next level with its amazing graphics and fast-paced action. Online or off, this game rules!" In March 2000, Unreal Tournament was second on a list of best-selling games in Computer Dealer News trade magazine, behind Quake III Arena. 
At Game Rankings, the Windows version of Unreal Tournament holds an average review score of 94%, making it the eighth highest rated Windows game released to date.  Gamespot praised Unreal Tournament's graphics, noting "As good as the original Unreal looked, Unreal Tournament looks even better. GameSpot is a video gaming Website that provides News, Reviews Previews Downloads and other information The character models and skins look excellent, and there are quite a few choices to make when designing your character. " Gamespot also praised the multiplayer gameplay, weapons and level design: "The first-person shooter genre is fiercely competitive. But Unreal Tournament rises above the rest with its solid multiplayer performance, from its good weapon balance to its great level design. " The game was similarly reviewed by GameSpy, who concluded: "Unreal Tournament raises the bar for first person teamplay games. GameSpy, also known as GameSpy Industries, is a division of IGN Entertainment, which operates a network of game websites and provides online video game-related This game is stuffed with content and polished until it gleams. "
The Macintosh version of Unreal Tournament' was equally praised. Macworld dubbed it the "Best network shooter for the Mac", and gave it the Game Hall of Fame award in 1999. Not to be confused with McWorld, a term for globalisation Macworld is a web site and monthly Computer magazine dedicated  In its review, Macworld editor Christopher Breen stated: "If the violence and hardware requirements don't unsettle you, you'll find Unreal Tournament nothing but unwholesome, bloody fun. "
The Playstation 2 and Dreamcast releases did not fare as well as the PC versions. The PS2 version has an average review score of 77% at Game Ratings.  GameSpy criticized the graphics of the PS2 version, saying "Graphically, the PS2 version of Unreal Tournament seems uninspired. ".  Its conclusion stated "Sluggish gameplay, somewhat washed out colors and textures".  The Dreamcast version has an average review score of 88%.  GameSpy's review said: "Well, believe it or not, there are lots of annoying features that drag the game down".  GameSpy cited both slow framerate speeds and low sound quality as problems with the Dreamcast version. Frame rate, or frame frequency, is the measurement of the Frequency (rate at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames The 
Unreal Tournament was played at the World Cyber Games in the years of 2001 and 2002 where the title was contended for in a deathmatch 1 vs 1 environment. The World Cyber Games ( WCG) is an international E-sports event (or "Cyber Games Festival" operated by Korean company International Cyber Marketing This is where UT was played on an international scale, where players from all around the world went head to head to see who would be crowned world champion. 
|Place||WCG 2001||WCG 2002|
The results of the two years saw GitzZz win both years and found himself entered into the WCG Hall of Fame.
As Unreal Tournament is a popular game, many fans have taken the liberty of creating mods for the game. Mod or modification is a term generally applied to Computer games especially First-person shooters RPGs and Real-time strategy games These range from slight changes on some aspects of gameplay (such as map voting) or to total conversions. Mod or modification is a term generally applied to Computer games especially First-person shooters RPGs and Real-time strategy games One modification ChaosUT became popular enough that it was included with the 'Game of the Year' edition of the game, while Tactical Ops was released as a standalone retail product. Tactical Ops Assault on Terror is an online Multiplayer Computer game with similar gameplay to Counter-Strike.
The soundtrack for the game was primarily written by Alexander "Siren" Brandon, Michiel "M.C.A." van den Bos, Andrew "necros" Sega, and Dan "Basehead" Gardopée, the same music artists who wrote the Unreal soundtrack. Alexander Brandon (also known as Siren in the Demoscene and Tracker community b Michiel "MCA" van den Bos (born 1975) is a Dutch musician who composes primarily for games from Epic Games, or for games based on Epic technology Andrew Gregory Sega (born 20 May 1975) also known by the Pseudonym Necros, is a musician best known for tracking modules Dan Gardopée aka Dan Grandpre (aka Basehead in the Tracker community is an electronic musician and former member of game music production company Unreal is a First-person shooter Computer game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes and published by GT Interactive
Two additional tracks were contributed: one ("firebr. umx") by Tero "Teque" Kostermaa and Kai-Eerik "Nitro" Komppa, and one ("razor-ub. umx") by Peter "Skaven" Hajba. Peter Hajba (born December 15 1974) also known by his Demoscene nickname Skaven, is a Finnish Musician and Graphic These, however, remained uncredited for reasons unknown—Hajba's credits are in fact still intact in the instrument data in the file itself, and the original version of Kostermaa's song is available from his website , although there are various differences.
|Operating System||Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT4.0|
|CPU||Intel Pentium 200 MHz||Intel Pentium II 266 MHz|
|Memory||32 MB||64 MB|
|Hard Drive Space||120 MB of free space||605 MB of free space|
|Network||Internet connection required for online multiplayer|
|Operating System||Mac OS 7.6 or higher|
|CPU||PowerPC 603e 200 MHz or faster|
|Hard Drive Space||120 MB of free space|