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Unreal Tournament

2 years ago

Feature: Remember Facing Worlds

Have You Played… Unreal Tournament?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I like to argue about how Quake 3 is better, because I'm an early-'00s scamp, but the truth is that I love Unreal Tournament, too. Particulary its sniper rifle, particularly Facing Worlds.

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3 years ago

Feature: Counter-Strike for Unreal Tournament

Have You Played… Tactical Ops?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Counter-Strike became so popular so quickly - even the mod was soon bigger than all retail multiplayer shooters combined - that the entire industry seemed to spend a year or two simply producing similar games. Remember Global Operations? Remember Strike Force? Remember Tactical…

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4 years ago

Feature: Pre-alpha modding and collaborative rocket launchers.

How The Community Is Building Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament [official site] represents a new and interesting way of developing games. Beyond the Early Access periods now common on Steam or the mostly-advertising open betas used for every major multiplayer game, UT is fully free and developed by its community. Thanks to Unreal Engine 4's availability, it already has an editing suite that rivals the best, despite not having left pre-Alpha. This means that what would usually be…

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Feature: With a shiny new map too

Unreal ‘Free’ To Devs, Unreal Tournament Free To All

Even the tallest of titans couldn't stand against the tide of free game-making for long. With so many developers turning to Unity to make their own games, and Unity's capabilities improving rapidly, Ye Olde Unreal Engine was starting to look like something of a dinosaur despite being the go-to framework for a great many blockbuster action titles. And now it, too, is free, albeit with…

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12 years ago

Shoot You, Sir

It's been a while since an online first-person shooter has consumed all of my attention. That's probably going to change. There are two reasons for this. One is called Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and the other is called Unreal Tournament 3. Quake Wars will be the first of these we'll be getting stuck into later this year. No confirmed release date, but the ongoing private…

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