Unreal Tournament III Review
- Posted January 10th, 2008 at 01:21 EDT by
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This game is without a doubt one of the premier online experiences on the PlayStation 3, and is one of the few must have titles of 2007. It may falter a bit when played offline, but the support of user created mods and maps provides this game with an infinite amount of play time. If you love shooters, pick this one up.
- Gorgeous graphics
- Great online play
- User created content provides endless replay
- Single player campaign leaves much to be desired
- AI is predictable in certain game modes
(continued from previous page) ...modes, but is very polished at the usual ones. You will find several classic modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Duel, as well as Warfare and Vehicle Capture the Flag, which are two newer game modes that add a little spice to things.
There should be very little need to explain Deathmatch and Capture the Flag, as they are the same in Unreal as you'd expect in any game, its in some of the other modes that we find some really cool additions. Duel offers a one on one ladder match, so to speak. During this mode, there is a queue of players watching the match as it progresses, and as players get fragged, the recently deceased go to the end of the line and a new opponent spawns, making a round robin of fragging. Warfare, which used to be called Conquest is the combination of the past modes called Onslaught and Assault. In this mode there are several nodes across a larger map that must be taken in order to reveal the enemies Primary target, which must be destroyed in order to win. Vehicle Capture the Flag is basically an altered capture the flag with vehicles on the map.
Being one of the fastest paced games out there, the game runs surprisingly smooth over the network, with almost no lag and very few dips in frame rate. Even with a full room of 16 players, the game holds steady. Epic has opted to add a taunt system to the game, which allows you to belittle your opponent in one of five or six predetermined insults.
As for downloadable content, there is an endless possibility of new maps and mods, thanks to the compatibility of user created content. At the time of this review, the first maps have become available for download. As long as there is a community of players dedicated to the game, there will be a constant stream of new game modes and environments to give the game replayability and keep things fresh.
UPDATED: Sorry, we were not clear that we were not using a Dualshock 3 controller, thus we mentioned the current lack of rumble support here in North America. Sorry for the trouble. Due to the also constant issue of failed headset usage, at the time this review was being done, the online fix had not been added yet. Thus it was missed from the final entry. Sorry for the confusion.
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- 10:37am EST - January 10th, 2008
@GR3G0444 if this game dont float ur boat then ur on titanic bud
- 11:45am EST - January 10th, 2008
look i am seriously thinking about getting this game just because of mod support seeing as how i dont play computer games only console i never experienced mods before this should be included in most games for the ps3 for now on this proves it can be done its just the fact that u need the pc version that gets me they should find a way to make some kind of software that can be downloaded to the ps3 and u can use it to make mods that would be great and this would slowly turn pc gamers away from pc games for good other than the graphics but it cost so much to get the best out of computers anyways but long live ps3
- 4:52pm EST - January 10th, 2008
Been going back and forth on the PC side but regardless this game is really polished and solid for fps fans.
- 7:17pm EST - January 10th, 2008
lol the comments here are more interesting than the review. Interesting that it's "one of the only must have games of 07" but only gets an 8.0. Didn't Lair get an 8.5? :P
- 6:08am EST - January 16th, 2008
I'm a great fan of unreal ....i have all the games of unreal on computer and i'm looking forward to buy it on PS3......One of the best games.....!!!!!
- 1:48pm EST - January 25th, 2008
great review ...Single Player could be better!
- 7:56am EST - February 16th, 2008
It ain't no Call of Duty, but it is a decent shooter game that coulda been alot better. It's a lil too sci-fi for me, but i have enjoyed it a lil when i decide to give call of duty a break, and I still feel like shootin stuff, :D. I'd rank it an 8, but I would suggest trying the game before getting this one, cuz if your like me, then unreal tournement will have troule getting in the system with call of duty staring at me, LMAO
- 2:09pm EST - March 3rd, 2008
@itoke at least PSU has easier and faster navigation than IGN and Gamespot
- 7:38am EDT - April 24th, 2008
I have the ps3 version and let me tell you guys that the ps3 can support a mouse and keyboard when plying UT3! And its so much easier! The AI on God mode are quit easy for me since i have been playing the game since it first came out! So i would Give UT3 a 7.5/10. it strangly reminds me of GEARS of WAR for the 360!
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