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Unreal Tournament 2003

by Codemaster

My first thoughts when I saw that the Unreal Tournament 2003 demo was out was "Alright! Another UT!" I was quite suprised that when I went to download the demo file, I used GetRight to download it (which I usually use to download large files) and it took (literally) less than 6 minutes to download with my Cable modem (this is a 97.7 MB file here!)!

Soon, though, I was fragging my way through a couple of deathmatches which I thought were a little faster-paced! Some of the new weapons are neat, yet still similar to the elder UT game (my personal favorite is the Lightning Gun, since I love to snipe people).

After that, I tried my luck at a new game: Bombing Run (or something like that; lol). This one is similar to football/soccer/basketball, where you carry a "bomb" and you have to jump through your opponents ring with the bomb to score. I found it pretty difficult, but I still attempted a game or two; after it took so long, I decided to swtich to CTF.

I then tried my personal favorite, capture the flag (CTF)! It's hard, yet balanced in this version, since they (again) have two towersr with sniping utilities on the top; the only bad thing is that it's easy for your enemy to sneak up on you and blast you in the back from atop your large tower.

All in all, UT2003 is a great new FPS, mainly geared for multiplayer playing, so if you know you aren't going to be able to play multiplayer much, don't bother really. But besides that, it has better grahpics than the original and I can actually see that they improved on everything!

Codemaster gives it a rating: 8.3 / 10
Great Game!

Click here for UT2003's webpage.