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Unreal Tournament 3
Cover art
Developer(s) Epic Games
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Distributor(s) Valve Corporation (Steam)
Designer(s) Steven Polge
Composer(s) Jesper Kyd
Rom Di Prisco
Engine Unreal Engine 3 with PhysX
Native resolution 720p
Version 2.1 (May 4, 2009)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s) Microsoft Windows[1]
NA November 19, 2007
EU November 22, 2007

PlayStation 3[2]
NA December 11, 2007
EU February 22, 2008
Xbox 360[3][4]
AUS July 3, 2008
EU July 4, 2008
NA July 7, 2008
Mac OS X[5]
TBD[citation needed]
Linux[6]
TBD[citation needed]

Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, split-screen, Multiplayer
Rating(s) BBFC: 18[7]
ESRB: M
PEGI: 18+
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Download
System requirements Microsoft Windows

Unreal Tournament 3 (UT3) is a first-person shooter and online multiplayer video game by Epic Games and is the latest installment of the Unreal series after Unreal Tournament 2004. It is published by Midway Games and was released for Microsoft Windows on November 19, 2007, PlayStation 3 on December 11, 2007, and on Xbox 360 on July 3, 2008. The Linux and Mac OS X versions of the game are planned to be released as downloadable installers that work with the retail disc. As of August 2009, this is yet to be released. However, Ryan C. Gordon has uploaded screenshots of the game running on both platforms.[8][9] On May 22nd 2009, Ryan stated that the UT3 port for Linux was still being worked on.[10]

Unreal Tournament 3 is the fourth game in the Unreal Tournament series and the eighth Unreal game, but it has been numbered in terms of the engine it runs on. The original Unreal Tournament uses the original Unreal Engine, while UT2003 and UT2004 use the Unreal Engine 2, and 2004 incorporates all of the content from 2003; therefore they are considered as the same generation. UT3 is subsequently part of the third generation, because it runs on the Unreal Engine 3, and does not reuse any content.[11] In March 2008, Midway announced that UT3 had sold over a million copies worldwide.[12]

Contents

Gameplay

Similar to the previous entries of the series, the game is primarily an online multiplayer title offering several game modes, including large-scale Warfare, Capture-the-Flag, and Deathmatch. It also includes an extensive offline single-player game with an in-depth story, advancing from the simple tournament ladder to such concepts as team members with their own individual personalities. The following game modes are included:

  • Deathmatch
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Capture the flag
  • Duel: A one versus one gametype. It uses a queueing system, the winner stays, and the loser goes back to the end of the queue. A typical match lasts fifteen minutes with the winner being the player with most frags.
  • Warfare: An amalgamation of Onslaught and Assault. While basic game rules are equal to those of Onslaught, Warfare adds unlinked nodes which can always be captured (supplying the capturing team with vehicles and a spawnpoint) and countdown nodes (which, after being captured and defended for a certain period of time, create a vehicle or trigger an event helpful to the capturing team) as well as the orb, which can be used to instantly capture and defend nodes.
  • Vehicle Capture the Flag: Capture the Flag, with vehicles as part of the map; this exists as a separate game type to Capture the Flag, above. Also, players are given a hoverboard rather than a translocator.
  • Betrayal: This Instagib game type places "freelance" players on teams and, as the members of the team kill enemies, a pot with that team grows. Anybody on a team with a pot can 'betray' the rest of the team by shooting them, thus taking the pot, but they must defend themselves from the betrayed teammates for 30 seconds after that, else the previous teammates will cash in on extra points.
  • Greed: Greed is a game that (like the UT2004 mod of the same name) focuses around collecting skulls dropped from dead players and capturing them in the opposing team's base. For Greed, the game uses all Capture the Flag and Vehicle Capture the Flag maps.

Modes not returning from the previous Unreal Tournament games include Invasion, Mutant, Onslaught, Bombing Run, Last Man Standing, Domination, Double Domination, and Assault; Assault was removed from the game during production.[13]

Features

Vehicles

In this installment of Unreal Tournament, the vehicles are split into two factions, the Axon vehicles and Necris vehicles. The Axon vehicles are the same vehicles from UT2004, but several have significant gameplay changes. In addition, every player is equipped with a personal hoverboard on vehicle maps, a skateboard-like device that allows players to quickly traverse large maps and grapple onto other teammates' vehicles. However, the hoverboard is very vulnerable to attack, and any kind of hit will knock the player off the board and disable him or her for several seconds, leaving the player exposed and vulnerable. The player cannot use any weapons while on the board.

Teams

Unlike the previous Unreal Tournament games, the single player campaign does not follow a plot based around the Tournament Grand Championship, and therefore several of the teams within Unreal Tournament 3 are not Tournament competitors.

Limited Collector's Edition

On October 26, 2007, a limited collector's edition of the game was announced to be released on PC. This version of the game features an exclusive collector's edition tin and a hardcover art book. A bonus DVD is also included, featuring more than 20 hours of Unreal Engine 3 Toolkit video tutorials, the history of the Unreal Tournament series, and behind-the-scenes footage of the making of Unreal Tournament 3. The Limited Collector's Edition is being sold in the United States, Latin America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and most other territories.[14]

Expansion

On March 5, 2009, a free update called "Titan Pack" was released for the PC, the PS3 version of the pack was released on March 19, 2009.

The pack includes a large amount of new content such as the five maps and two characters that were previously exclusive to the Xbox 360 version along with 11 brand new maps, two new game modes ("Greed" and "Betrayal"), the Titan Mutator (as a player does better, they can grow in physical size while also carrying a modified homing rocket launcher and a modified shock rifle, a Berserk powerup and UDamage powerup, as well as considerably more health and armor. From there, after attaining more points, the Titan can grow into a Behemoth which is twice the size, twice as powerful and dies with a redeemer blast after 40 seconds), a new power up (a version of the slow field deployable now in power up form), a new vehicle, two new deployables and the addition of stinger turrets. A new patch was also released in conjunction with the Titan pack, which allowed for various AI improvements (especially in vehicle modes), networking performance upgrades and added support for Steam Achievements (PC) and Trophies (PS3). It also adds a two player splitscreen mode (previously exclusive to the 360 version) and mod browsing for the PS3 version.

Differences in the Console Versions

Xbox 360 Version

On its release, the Xbox 360 version had five exclusive maps, two exclusive characters, two-player split-screen multiplayer mode, and all the downloadable content released by Epic already on the disc. With the release of the PS3 and PC "Titan Upgrade" patch on March 5, these versions offered the previously Xbox 360 exclusive content plus more.[15] The Xbox 360 version does not support user-generated mods, and additional content will have to be verified by Microsoft before being released. The PS3 version supports actual mods [16] that can be uploaded and downloaded to the PS3's HDD or external media, and then activated through the menu.[16] The Xbox 360 version supports a two-player split screen mode[17]; however, split-screen was added to the PS3 version in the 2.0 patch.

PlayStation 3 version

The PS3 version supports both mods and keyboard inputs, and was said to be graphically superior to Gears of War by Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. The first patch 1.1 is about 44MB and was released on March 21, 2008. It adds the possibility for players of both the North American and European version to play together, fixes problems with some USB headsets, and now displays best ping servers on top of the list. Some updates are only applied on the North American version, since the PAL version released in March 2008 was partially updated.[18] The 2.0 patch was released on March 5, 2009 and adds better PC mod support, smarter AI, 48 attainable Trophies, server-side improvements, an improved map vote, improved multiplayer support (aka split screen), and a new-made UI. The Titan Pack was released two weeks later, and includes 11 maps and a new game mode.

Reception

Unreal Tournament 3 received generally positive reviews from critics. The Windows version received an average score of 84% based on 38 reviews on the review aggregator Game Rankings,[19] and an average score of 83 out of 100 based on 40 reviews on Metacritic.[20] The PS3 version received an average score of 86% based on 41 reviews on the review aggregator Game Rankings,[21] and an average score of 86 out of 100 based on 41 reviews on Metacritic.[22] Xbox Magazine rated it 8.5 out of 10.[23] Midway announced in March that they had shipped over 1 million units worldwide.[24] GameSpot gave it a 8 out of 10 for the Xbox 360 version and 8.5 for PC and PS3.[25] PlayStation the Official Magazine gave it 5 stars out of 5 in its February '08 issue and states "UT3 looks great, but it's every bit the stunner under the surface."

Music

Soundtrack

Unreal Tournament 3: The Soundtrack is primarily based on the original Unreal Tournament score which was composed by Straylight Productions and Michiel van den Bos.[26][27] Jesper Kyd and Rom Di Prisco re-recorded UT99's tracks and composed several other original tracks which were released on November 20, 2007 by Sumthing Else.[28] Sandhya Sanjana was featured as a guest vocalist.

References

  1. ^ Unreal Tournament 3 has Gone Gold! - Epic Games Forums
  2. ^ Unreal Tournament 3 for PlayStation 3 - Unreal Tournament 3 PlayStation 3 Game - Unreal Tournament 3 PlayStation 3 Video Game
  3. ^ Unreal Tournament 3 for Xbox 360 - Unreal Tournament 3 Xbox 360 Game - Unreal Tournament 3 Xbox 360 Video Game
  4. ^ IGN: Unreal Tournament III (Unreal Tournament 3)
  5. ^ Stern, Zack (2007-12-18). "MacSoft Officially Announces Unreal Tournament 3 for Mac". MacLife. http://www.maclife.com/article/ut3_for_mac_2008. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  6. ^ "UT3 page on TuxGames". http://www.tuxgames.com/details.cgi?&gameref=145. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  7. ^ UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3 rated 18 by the BBFC
  8. ^ New Unreal Tournament 3 Linux Details
  9. ^ Linux and Mac Screenshots
  10. ^ Phoronix: Ryan Gordon On Linux UT3: "still on its way"
  11. ^ Mark Rein talks Gears of War downloads, UT3 on PS3 | Xbox 360 News | GamePro.com
  12. ^ Unreal Tournament 3, Stranglehold Break 1M Sold - Shacknews - PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360 and Wii video game news, previews and downloads
  13. ^ http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/9489
  14. ^ PC: Unreal 3 Collector's Edition Detailed
  15. ^ IGN: Unreal Tournament 3 Media Blowout
  16. ^ a b www.ut3mod.com
  17. ^ http://xbox.joystiq.com/2008/04/20/video-unreal-tournament-3-does-split-screen/
  18. ^ PS3 1.1 Patch Fix List
  19. ^ "Unreal Tournament 3 Reviews (PC)". Game Rankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/928117.asp. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  20. ^ "Unreal Tournament 3 (pc: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/unrealtournament2007. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  21. ^ "Unreal Tournament 3 Reviews (PS3)". Game Rankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/928371.asp. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  22. ^ "Unreal Tournament 3 (ps3: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/ps3/unrealtournament2007. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  23. ^ (September 2008). Xbox Magazine. Issue 87, p. 66-67.
  24. ^ UT3 and Stranglehold hit 1m sales - www.mcvuk.com
  25. ^ http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/unrealtournament2007/review.html
  26. ^ Unreal Tournament 3 Soundtrack Gets Released, IGN
  27. ^ Unreal Tournament III - The Soundtrack, Discogs
  28. ^ Jesper Kyd Online

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Unreal Tournament 3
Box artwork for Unreal Tournament 3.
Developer(s) Epic Games
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Designer(s) Steven Polge
Engine Unreal Engine 3
Release date(s)
Windows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
 Q1, 2008
 Q4, 2008
Mac OS
GameTap
Genre(s) FPS
System(s) Windows, Linux, Mac OS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Steam, Direct2Drive, GameTap
Players 1-32+
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer, co-op
Rating(s)
ESRB: Mature
BBFC: 18
Website http://unrealtournament3.com
Preceded by Unreal Tournament 2004
Series Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament 3 (formerly Unreal Tournament 2007) is the next phase of evolution in the Unreal Tournament series. Each successive title has generally built upon the others to improve the next game in the series.

Like its predecessor, Unreal Tournament 2004, UT3 is packaged with a user interface to the Unreal Engine which enables mods to be created.

Notable changes from UT2004 include:

  • Elimination of the Bombing Run, Double Domination, Assault, Mutant, and Invasion game types
  • Renaming of the Onslaught game type to Warfare
  • Reduction in the amount of mutators available
  • A more involved campaign with accompanying story and video cutscenes
  • Elimination of the lightning gun, target painter, and shield gun
  • More interactive battlefields
  • Addition of cloaked vehicles, hoverboards, and node-busting orbs for the Warfare game type

Table of Contents

Deathmatch/Duel
Capture the Flag
  • Coret
  • Hydrosis
  • Omicron Dawn
  • Reflection
  • Strident
  • Vertebrae
Vehicle CTF
  • Containment
  • Corruption
  • Kargo
  • Necropolis
  • Sandstorm
  • Suspense
Warfare
  • Avalanche
  • Downtown
  • Dusk
  • Floodgate
  • Islander
  • Market District
  • Onyx Coast
  • Power Surge
  • Serenity
  • Sinkhole
  • Tank Crossing
  • Torlan

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Unreal Tournament III

Developer(s) Epic
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Designer(s) Steve Polge
Engine Unreal Engine 3
Release date November 19, 2007
Genre First-person shooters
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: M
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Media DVD
System requirements PC Minimum System Requirements:


Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista or Linux with advanced 3D processing or Mac OS X 10.4
2.0+ GHZ Single Core Processor
512 Mbytes of System RAM
NVIDIA 6200+ or ATI Radeon 9600+ Video Card
8 GB of Free Hard Drive Space PC Recommended System Requirements:
2.4+ GHZ Dual Core Processor
1 GBytes of System RAM
NVIDIA 7800GTX+ or ATI x1300+ Video Card
8 GB of Free Hard Drive Space

PlayStation 3 Requirements:
SIXAXIS or Dual Shock 3 remote control (mouse and keyboard compatibility also available)
Broadband Internet service for Online play
8 GB of Free Hard Drive Space

Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough


Unreal Tournament III formerly Unreal Tournament 2007 and previously codenamed "Envy" is the sequel to Unreal Tournament 2004. UT3 uses the Unreal Engine 3 which was first used in Epic Games Gears of War. UT 3 will be using DirectX 9 and a resolution of 1024x768.

Additionally, a demo will be released for Windows before the full game's release. Macintosh and Linux versions are considered likely since Epic's lead Mac and Linux programmer has stated that the Unreal Engine 3 editing tools are designed to run on Mac and Linux.

Contents

Gameplay

Collector's Edition

The Unreal Tournament 3 Collector's edition includes a extra DVD with Unreal Engine 3 Toolkit Video Tutorials, The History of Unreal Tournament, and behind the scenes development footage. The Collector's edition is priced at $59.95 and was revealed on September 27, 2007.

Development

Epic president Mike Capps, announced on May 9 2005 that UT 2007 will be similar to an combination of UT2003 and the origional UT while maintaining the series' focus on multiplayer competition. He also mention the use of the Unreal Engine 3. Midway also announced that they will be the publishers of UT 2007.


Epic Games announce that they will showcase the Unreal Engine 3 at the Game Developers Conference of 2006 on March 20 to 24. The engine is supported by Ageia PhysX, a physics processor used in today's line of games.


On July 31, 2006 Midway announced that Unreal Tournament 2007 will not be coming out until late 2007 and not at the end of 2006 as previously mentioned. The PS3 version is yet to be announced.


On September 22, 2006, In an interview with Gamasutra, Tim Sweeney revealed that the Playstation 3 version of UT3 will support user mods, created on PCs and downloadable to the console

UT2007 logo


On January 25, 2007 at the Hard Rock Casinos Midway Gamer's Day event, Epic vice president Mark Rein announced that Unreal Tournament 2007 will be renamed Unreal Tournament III based on the Unreal Engine 3. He also announced that UT3 will be coming out also for the xbox 360 due to the high sales of Gears of War.

Teams

Single player mode will allow the player to select from competitors from all races, and compete against a selection of preset teams, including:

  • Necris, appearing in several previous titles, are the re-animated dead and the antagonists of UT3; white-skinned, gothic-looking beings with advanced technology.
  • The Corrupt, a team of artificially intelligent cybernetic robots, financed by the Liandri Corporation and lead by Xan Kriegor, champion of UT.
  • Iron Guard, a group of hardened mercenaries, led by Brock and his girlfriend Lauren.
  • Krall, serving as soldiers for the Necris army, are a veteran clan of reptilian alien warriors, slaves to the Skaarj during the time period of Unreal.
  • Thundercrash, led by Malcolm, a famous team of former NEG soldiers.
  • Ronin, a team protected by red armour, with yellow glowing LEDs and henna tattoos; that represents the Izanagi.

External links

  • The official UT3 website
  • Official UT3 forums
  • Unreal Tournament 3, Liandri Archives
  • Midway announce UT2007 publisher


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