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Unreal Tournament 3 (PS3)

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Manufacturer: Midway / Genre: Action & Adventure

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      11.06.2012 14:03
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      a game that on its own i would not recommend but with the mods its a different game.

      Unreal tournament 3 obviously being the third installment to this franchise by developers epic has some vital differences from the other games that make it the best in the series but still far from perfect. included in this game is a new campaign mode. And by the way if you don't know unreal tournament is a game about a game in which buff spacemarine type characters are pitted against each other in mix of games.

      The classic team deathmatch obviously to a game involving stealing the opposiong teams orbs and taking them back to your base. some new features include beaing able to use a hoverboard to grab the orb and bring it back to base which is good fun and the game goes from 1st person to third.

      The game runs on unreal engine and looks absolutly gorgous litrally everywhere. I didn't find a single surface that was shoddy or blurry. It also runs quick. the game is about huge maps and multiplayer games so it needs to be able to handle that all the time. and it does. gameplay is fast paced and fun with a varietyof veivheles that handle well and some excellent gun that provide some nice headshots.

      The story mode can be fun but it is just a variety of gamesin different maps with cutscenes inbetween that make up the actual story. You get the feel you are being ripped off a bit with the addition of a so called 'story'.

      The best feature of the game though isnt actually any content of the game. Its the fact that on PS3 mods are dowloadable onto the game like they are on PC. Anyone who already has the game.

      http://www.ut3mod.com/

      For anyone who doesn't. I would not actually recommend this game without the added content. the mods do thingslike add a variety of new maps. One of which is a huge kitchen where you, the players, are as small as the salt andpepper shakers. other mods include zero gravity, a mod which makes enemies exlplode into a mess of blood and making your character Gordon Freeman.

      If you love your large maps and huge online battles this is the game for you. Personally i did not like it that much untill i found out about the mods.

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      02.12.2009 21:28
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      A very good, fun game, that's both addictive and easy to play, providing entertainment for hours.

      Unreal tournament 3 is the latest Unreal game created by epic, and it doesn't disappoint. This time round, it's not just shooting either, ( although, that is a large part of the fun), there's a storyline to follow too, taking you on an epic journey of revenge, fighting off aliens along the way. But where this game really shines is multiplayer, where you choose a map, and shoot the hell outta' players with as many weapons as you can lay your hands on.

      The graphics are awe inspiring, and much updated since the previous 2004 version of unreal, and they really add to the fast pace of the game, laser bolts and plasma beams flying past you in the dozen, and if you're unlucky enough, straight into your face. Although, with graphics this level, it does sometimes put strain on the PS3.

      Overall, its an awesome game, that definitely deserves purchasing. It will eat up hours of your time, and even when you think you're done with it, the game still provides entertainment for that boring sunday afternoon.

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      20.08.2009 13:23
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      A good game you will enjoy, but don't expect something amazing.

      This game is good. It is a fast and frantic FPS, just like the original UT. There are some cool new weapons, and the graphics are very nice. There are some good multiplayer modes, and a smallish but very good online community. There is keyboard and mouse support, and some very nice maps.

      But its just not UT how I remember it. The storyline is not that good, forgive me for saying so, but the title sort of gives a good plot away. The online does not really feel like it use to on the original Unreal, and it just does not really feel like it should have. The singleplayer is good, but for some reason, it did not feel as challenging. I remember spending ages trying to beat Xan, and the satisfaction when I did. But the final battle here does not feel the same. The multiplayer is good also, but its not going to do for this generation of gaming the same as what UT did to the old generation.

      But put all that aside, and you have a good game. But to be honest, its not a rival for KZ2, or some of the newer shooters coming out. But take it for what it is, and its a good shooter. Its just not the shooter that dominated all others like the original was.

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      19.06.2009 16:18
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      Anyone wanting to play a shooter online should look no further

      This is the first Unreal Tournament game I'd played since the very first UT on the PC. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I remembered enjoying myself way back when, and I found it pretty cheap so I took the plunge. I have to say I was very impressed with what Epic managed to do with this and the PS3. Controlling is a dream, levels are well built and fun, weapons are incredibly varied and the community is very much alive and kicking. I was pleasantly suprised by how good the game is to play withing this community aswell - although you get a camper every now and then, they're pretty rare, and by and large I have a blast playing online.

      It goes without saying that this is an FPS, and while there is a single player mode, the focus of this game is very much the multiplayer action.
      As I mentioned, weapons are varied, and while you may have your favourite, they are all pretty well balanced, so you never feel like you've got the short end of the stick when collecting them. Levels are excellently crafted and are picked on a vote basis, so they're always fairly selected, and powerups are plentiful and great fun to use, although again, not really overpowered. It's very obvious that this game has been thoroughly playtested and has been made as fair as possible, while remaining an absolute blast to play.

      I'm not really sure what else to say, but if you're after a good shooter to play online, then forget all those also-ran single player titles with multiplayer shoehorned in at the last minute, and grab this, which has really been designed as a multiplayer game from the ground up.

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      10.09.2008 17:26
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      Great online game, a must play

      Unreal Tournament has been around on the Sony Playstation 3 for a while now, but I just managed to pick mine up for £20 on ebay. It is rated 18 for containing strong bloody violence and gore. The local game is single player, though online games can have up to 16 players.

      The single player game presents you with a wickedly addictive game. Playing against computer controlled bots, with medium Artificial Intelligence, they are pretty good at hunting you down. This is especially true when you crank up the difficulty.

      The online play is even better. A 16 player match is totally awesome, and highly recommended.

      Graphics are awesome. Your player is very detailed, as are the weapons and battle areas. When you look up close at some of the textures it is amazing what they have done with this game. Weapon effects and the blood and splatter graphics when you get the shot on target are pretty gory, so I suppose the 18 rating is justified. Sound is equally as satisfying, with some really bass-laden sound.

      At £40 it is a bit expensive, but at £20 I think this was a bargain.

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      05.09.2008 16:35

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      a great PS3 title

      This is another great PS3 title offering top end graphics, gameplay and storyline. The storyline for this game is the unreal tournaments, the basis of the other games, are under threat due to a war. You a new unreal tournament fighter continue your way throught the tournaments working you way to the top.

      The graphics are definately some of the best i have seen on the PS3 offering great up close detail and rendering well at a long distance. Although sometimes i get glitches and see people walking through the ground, however this is mainly on online play and could be caused by slow internet connections and the such.

      Speaking of online play this is simply amazing allowing you to take part in simple deathmatches, most kills wins. To ingenious gameplay invloving vehicles and destruction of enemy nodes, similair to capture the flag on other games. A great game definately worth a look.

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      23.05.2008 16:57
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      Great shoot'em up

      'Unreal Tournament 3' is a first-person shooter which offer what I believe to be the most enjoyable shoot-'em-up experience to date. I haven't followed each of the installments of 'Unreal Tournament' so I may not be aware of which of the features are new to the franchise, and which have been used in the past.

      The game is priamarily a online shooter, but to date I haven't played online with it tha much as none of my friends have purchased the game yet, but regardless of this, the game is extremely fun to play. The game doens't have differnt levels of difficulty when you choose to play online though, so as I found, each game was a struggle as unless you are very good and can complete the game on Hard mode at least with ease, you will struggle online, unless of course you set up a game with people you know.

      The maps for the game are magnificent, making full use of the power of the console with quite a large scale with lots of places to hide, some open plains for hard, gritty battle and everything in between. It is hard to fault it as there is so much variety, ranging from futuristic laboratories, which we are used to in past games, to deserts, which have a special feature of having sandstorms occruing to give you a chance to sneak around the location (ideal in a Capture the Flag game). There are also locations which refer to past maps such as "Two Towers" , but in a much more detailed and developed one.

      All of the classic game modes have returned: Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Duel (one-on-one Deathmatch) and Warfare has been included.

      In Deathmatches, including team and duel, the gameplay is largely as before, there is little which can be done to improve on this simple game, just kill everything, so you can only comment on the choice of weapons available. The weapons are largely as before with a noticiably improved minigun which just seems to sling the bullet out, making it much easier to operate than before In my opinion the flak cannon is the best weapon to patrol with when competeing in Deathmatches as they almost certainly kills on imapct when in close range, and it ricochets off surfaces if you cannot get them directly.

      Capture the Flag has seen some improvement too as vehichles have been introduced into them. These however cannot be found on each map, only those which are outdoors and have a considerable size where walking is unrealistic. There are a selection of vehicles whcih each have individaul characteristic, such as their being a squat little car which has a long electric beam across the front of it, electricuting you on impact and a tank, which acts in an appropriate manner as you would expect. There's also some flying craft which are much easier to control and atack with, but are much more simple to destroy. However the best new addition in my opinion is the Hoverboard. Each player has this on them when playing this mode and can activate it by simply pressin square, it makes travelling so much easier in the game, and you can grapple onto other vehicles whilst on it to take you to destinations more safely. The only downside to it is that once you are shot at, you will fly off it, leaving you momentarily dazed.

      Warefare is a combination of modes seen in past games. In this you ust destroy a core, which both tams have, they are futuristic energy balls which create small black holes once overheated, you have to do this by taking control of various nodes, which is rather simple, but it takes a while if the other team does so to and quicker. The game is very fun, but can be frustrating at times when you are stuck in a cycle of taking control of a node and losing it, then getting behind in terms of how fast the other team is working until eventually they take over and win the game, but it is fun with the large map with a range of hight levels, allowing you to hide high up and sneak attack the other team and use the vehicles to storm through the other team, running them down with a tank. It's quite hard to explain well and I didn't truly get it until I when through Campaign a second time, as they give a tutorial prior to your first attempt at it.

      Campaign is the story mode for Unreal 3 it is really funny as they have to try and explain many of the aspects of the game which really don't make much sense, suc as why people are able to keep dying and coming back to life, even when blown into bits by a rocket launcher, and why you sudenyl have to take part in a capture the flag when you are in the middle of a futuristic war, but anyway its fun. basically its just a set of Deathmatches, Warfares and Capture the Flags in five parts, each with a cut-scene in the middle to explain how these have effected the storyline, but I didn't take much interest in this. Something which I found to be very annoying is that when I went back to play through this mode after completing it on the most simple setting in a week, is that the tutorials play again, but you canoot skip through them, so by the fourth time I know I'm going to be very agitated by this.

      In conclusion, this is a very good first-person shooter which is worth its money. Luckily I found it in a Bargin Bin at Currys for £20, but it is usually found just under £40, which I gladly would have purchased it for because it does keep you hooked once you get into the action and with the online mode, you won't really get bored.

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