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Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament is a fast-paced shooter set in a science fiction environment, and the ninth game in the Unreal series. Enter a brutal arena packed with distinct guns, power-ups, and tight corners, and frag your way to the top of the leaderboards across multiple game modes.

Developer: Epic Games
Playerbase: High
Type: FPS
Release Date: August 15, 2014
Pros: +Fast-paced action. +Open source development. +Showcases Unreal Engine 4 potential.
Cons: -Clunky interface. 

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Overview

Unreal Tournament Overview

Unreal Tournament is a science fiction arena shooter pitting players against each other in fast paced FPS combat. Compete against other players in various game modes while competing to be the top frag on your team. Join in classic deathmatch where every player it out for themselves, or work together in games modes like Capture the Flag and watch each other's backs to securely score capture points.  The arsenal from previous Unreal Tournament games returns and weapons decorate the landscape, from the classic Rocket Launcher to the tactical GES Bio Rifle. Every weapon has a distinct firing capacity that must be used optimally to add a tally to your kills. Survive the hailstorm of bullets by picking up armor packs and using the complex environments to your advantage. Run across walls, jump, and dodge to avoid enemy fire while lining up opponent avatars in your sights. Gain experience and unlock cosmetics, like stylish sunglasses, to create a distinct avatar, and rank up to show off your skill level. Play on maps designed by the developers and maps created by players, thanks to Unreal Tournament's crowdsourced development philosophy—player feedback dictates the development course.

Unreal Tournament Key Features:

  • Multiple Game Modes - choose from various match-types, either fragging alone or with a team.
  • Crowdsourced Development - UT is being developed with feedback from players, and players can develop their own maps to be played on.
  • Cosmetics - level up and customize your avatar with various cosmetic items, from sunglasses to distinct hats.
  • Weapons Arsenal - various weapons lay scattered across each map, each with their own special effects—such as the gloopy GES Bio Rifle.
  • Ranking System - extensive player stat recordings records player attributes and players level up the more they play, lending to a highly competitive gaming community.

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System Requirements

Unreal Tournament System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows  7 64 bit
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
Video Card: GeForce GT 430 or Radeon HD 5550 512MB
RAM: 6 GB
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows  7 64 bit
CPU:Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHz or Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
Video Card: GeForce GT 730 or Radeon HD 7570
RAM: 8 GB
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB

Unreal Tournament is also available for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X. 

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Additional Info

Unreal Tournament Additional Information

Developer: Epic Games

Game Engine: Unreal Engine 4

Designer(s): Jim Brown, Nick Donaldson
Programmer(s): Steve Polge, Joe Wilcox
Artist(s): Chris Perna, Josh Marlow, Pete Hayes
Composer(s): Michiel von den Bos, Alexander Brandon, Kevin Riepl

Other Platforms: OS X, Linux

Announcement Date: May 02, 2014
Release Date: August 15, 2014 (Pre-Alpha)

Development History / Background:

Unreal Tournament is developed by American video game development studio Epic Games. Vice president and co-founder of Epic Games Mark Rein tweeted a teaser message regarding the game on May 02, 2014 and development began the following week on May 08, 2014. Unreal Tournament is being developed alongside the launch of Unreal Engine 4; and the engine is available for free for anyone to download and use. Epic Games is the primary developer but is working in collaboration with players and modders. The crowdsourced development philosophy means that fan-created mods are incorporated and contributors are helping to drive development. Anyone can join the Unreal Engine 4 community and participate. The developers communicate with fans and contributors through Twitch as a means of showcasing regular updates and hosting livestreams. Unreal Tournament released as a Pre-Alpha game on August 15, 2014.