Unreal Tournament III - PlayStation 3
- Vast Arsenal of Weapons: Unreal Tournament has always been known for brutal weaponry, and now the arsenal is even bigger and badder. Detonate your opponent from a distance with the Shock Rifle or blast away at close range with the Flak Cannon.
- New Single Player Campaign: Unreal Tournament like you've never seen it before! The Necris invasion has begun, and your clan was one of the first to be slaughtered.
- New and Favorite Characters: Fight side-by-side with or compete against new and returning characters from the Unreal universe, all with enhanced abilities, extremely detailed designs, and distinct personalities.
- Enhanced Popular Game Types: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and all-new Warfare mode and more.
- Online Innovations: Unreal Tournament 3 brings back all the award-winning online features of previous Unreal Tournament games, plus seamless loading on servers, improved matchmaking, and co-operative campaign play online.
- Platform: PlayStation 3
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: Video Game
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Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world's premiere first-person shooter debut on PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay, and challenge to a whole new level. Players engage in intense battles with other human players online, or against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard. With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this is FPS action at its best!
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If you like shooters get this game. It's full adrenaline, fast paced hilarious fun!
Sadly, I don't think consoles were ready for UT. UT had a HUGE fanbase on the PC, and not a lot of them were ready to make the jump over to console. So this is why you find the game for so cheap. But as soon as I heard UT3 was going to support custom content on the PS3, it was a must get for me, and I wasn't let down.
First off the bat, there are 2 free map packs available for this game, not to mention the limitless amount of mods and maps made by users.
So why do I say if you like the original UT you may like this game? Because a lot of people have made re-makes of a lot of the classic maps we all know and love. Facing Worlds, Thorns, LavaGiant, and November just to name a few. If you search the internet, they arn't hard to find and there is a ton of custom content. Probably the only way you'll see Bomberman, Mario, Sonic, Master Cheif and Solid Snake having a shoot out. Yup, eat your heart out LittleBigPlanet, UT3 had custom user made levels a year before your release!
Over all, this game gets a 5/5 for its ability for custom content! (Sorry 360 users, your version doesn't support custom content, and you can thank Microsoft for THAT!)
Reading other reviewers, I simply could not believe what they were saying and decided to test it myself. Alas they were correct. Designed to be CPU intensive, memory intensive and graphics card intensive ... previous releases outstrip this game by miles and I'm sure this explains why its still sitting on the shelves in the stores.
Another avid fan bites the dust and in search of something new. Any suggestions?
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Here is my review of the Good, the bad, and "Ugly" on all about this game...
First... The Good:
The most noticeable thing is the graphics and sounds are un-freaking-believable! Look at this game and then look at Halo 3 and you will laugh at what Bungie considers next gen graphics. Whatever? THIS is next gen graphics. Best looking game on the PS3 system by far. Why didn't SONY hype this game is beyond me? It is THEIR Gears or Halo 3 for the system. What people say is true. Gears of War meets UT2004 is exactly how it looks, feels and sounds. Just to let everyone know that I am not a PS3 fanboy and I own both systems. I love Halo 3, Gears of War, Call of Duty 4 and the like. I am just reporting on my opinions between them. They all have something for everyone to enjoy. If you like fast FPS games in the tradition of Quake with fun vehicles but with truly next gen graphics than this game is for you.
This game has cool looking characters with exchangeable armor, vests, boots, helmets etc... like Halo 3 has. All the characters have a Gears "look" and the vehicles all have a Gears style to them. Some of the alien buildings have alien tentacles inter-woven into them and pulsate in and out. The distant vistas are really awesome and distracting and it even has the volumetric lighting that Halo 3 has. The shadow lighting is done very well. The quality in the graphics is just unbelievable and really shows off what the PS3 can do. I can't wait to see it on 360 to compare them.
No lag when I played except on just one server I played on. When I switched to a different one it ran great the whole time I played. just depends on who you are connecting to I guess.
UT3 controls really well with a PS3 controller. I was fragging in minutes with no problems. You can even select servers with no keyboard/mouse allowed to keep it fair.
Weapons overall seem stronger and have more punch. All the "hold to charge" up the weapon to release (like on the big truck in UT2004) has been removed except for the rocket launcher. The Truck has a laser on the back that just shoots normal like a turret and no charging is necessary.
Good change to the anti-vehicle Avril rocket launcher: The rocket launcher that you use to shoot down vehicles has limited ammo of like 5 shots or something. Thank god. In the old UT2004 it was annoying that you can fire off practically unlimited rocket ammo at the enemy with almost no way to avoid getting shot if you were in a vehicle. Now you can hide and hope they run out of rockets after a few shots. You are warned when being locked on and can see the laser pointer line from where it is coming from so you can fight them with your vehicle if you want. In UT2004 you never really knew where the rocket was coming from.
Sniper riffle works really well and they removed the lame laser/Lightning riffle. I killed 5 people in a row the first time I used it. Any Sniper fan will like this weapon.
I has new cooler weird vehicles! Twice as many as 2004. There are new vehicles to use and they all have a secondary weapon or feature on them. Some have cool additions like a turbo speed boost feature on the jeep. Some that stand out are the tentacle alien vehicles that look like they are strait out of "The Matrix". There is a flying alien vehicle that looks like a tentacle squid (alla Matrix) and another one that crawls on the ground like a spider-octopus. You can turn into a ball and roll over guys running on the ground, bounce around with the jump button then unfold back to an octopus of death again at will. Really fun vehicles all over the place. There are a bunch of other cool vehicles but I won't go into all of them but most of them are really fun to use.
A really cool new addition is the new hover board that will remind you of Back to the Future 2. Everyone has this available at spawn and you can't loose it. You just press the square button and you're off! If you are near a vehicle you can also just press square and boom you enter the vehicle. All the controls feel right and are easy to use.
On the board you move about twice as fast as running and can jump and even do tricks like 360s/720s and the like. If you get shot while using it, you will "eat it" and have to get up from the crash and can't shoot until you are all the way up standing upright. This takes a few seconds and it is sort of a penalty for getting shot while zipping by. It is hard to shoot people when they are on it sometimes so it feels good to see them eat it when you do. Looks really funny watching people slam face first into the floor when you shoot someone zipping by on a hover board.
When you use the hover board you can't shoot but you can use an auto targeting "Laser Tether" to any vehicle near you (that is on your team) if you press the shoot button. This is really fun and it speeds up your movement as fast as the connecting vehicle is going. So if a hover Manta flys by, you can shoot your laser tether on him and start flying over the terrain like a water skier (on land). If the vehicle stops, you can move forward to the side and zip by really fast like a sling shot and detach your tether to get killer speed.
While in hover board mode and you jump off something that is really high you will always crash land so you can't just use it and move anywhere you want without consequence. I love the new hover board addition. You won't get angry when people take all the vehicles and you need to get to a node really fast. Now you can just hitch a ride with the tether and hover board. All aboard!
The Jeep (with blades) has a cool new feature where you can turbo into a group of enemies and press the square button to power eject out of it. You fly 100 feet in the air and down below the jeep will PLOW into the bad guys without slowing down and then explode upon impact with pieces flying everywhere killing anyone that gets hit by it. VERY cool.
New really cool addition is the Power Node Ball that changes linking nodes strategies. It will help a team that is losing have a chance at a comeback if all the nodes are taken.
When the game starts, a node ball appears in a little generator near the core. If you take the ball you can't get into a vehicle but you can still use the hover board. This Node Ball will make ANY captured node change to your team's node if you run over the node beam while it is in your hands.
If the node isn't captured yet and you run under the node (with the ball) the node will become yours without having to capture it with the link beam. If you see a bad guy running up onto your node a computer voice will warn you that an enemy is approaching with one. If you kill him the ball will fall to the ground and a 25 second countdown ticker appears over it. If it counts down to zero the ball re-appears at their base. If another bad guy runs over it he can still pick it up. OR if you want you can go over to it and press the square button to sacrifice your life and destroy the ball so they have to start all over from the main base with a new ball. This new node ball addition will make some really crazy game sessions back and forth.
There is a new stealth vehicle tank that as soon as you enter it, it disappears. It drives kind of slow but you can drive it into an enemy base undetected or take it to a node to add defense to your node area. Once you press the deploy, it un-stealth's (can be seen) unfolds and you have a mine layer and a large time displacement force Jell-O field thing. You can deploy this thick Jell-O wall over a node and anyone that walks into it will walk super slowly. All bullets or rockets or even vehicles that touch or go though this wall will slow down super slow. This reminds me of the force field suits from Dune. You can use this to create a choke point in a hallway or defend a node. This is a cool defense to keep your node alive for a little longer if it is being attacked since rockets or bullets will move so slowly while in it.
The graphics on the Power Core at your base looks even better. It looks like the power generator from Spiderman 2. As you shoot it, protective cover panels break off the surrounding energy core ball (like Tron) and looks really cool. When you finally destroy it, parts of junk and parts will get sucked in as the ball gets bigger and then explode just like spiderman 2. Cool visual.
I hate online multiplayer games on the PS3 since no one uses a headset. For all the time I played UT3 online I NEVER heard anyone say a thing. None of the other people outhere on the PS3 network has a damn headset and the UT game supports it. Thank god that the game has a computer voice that tells everyone where they should be and what node is being attacked and such. It helps, but there needs to have communication when playing. If the 360 is as good as this version I will def go and use that one instead.
Also Epic made it a "press right directional pad" to talk (alla warhawk and Halo 3) instead of just talk when you want like Gears. I hate that.
Since this game is so new there is hardly anyone playing right now. There was only like 8 servers online to play with last night. Small amount for a new game. This will change in the next few weeks when more people get it.
Okay now the Ugly.....
There is nothing Ugly in this game. One of the best looking games of this type out there if not the best.
Other than that I like the game a lot and is a really fun multiplayer game. Call of Duty 4 is a blast but if you want a game with furrious action and fun vehicles this is the best place to play. Sorry Halo 3.
From the very get go this game gives you several different options. I want to cover all of these so you can become more familiar with what you want out of the game. Many look at the Unreal Tournament as an online only style shooter. I will tell you that it is much more than that.
The game actually has a story based mode. This is little less on the story and generally a great way to get people into the game and familiar with the game modes. So if you are expecting an involved story you should probably go elsewhere. You get all the difficulty settings from casual to very hard. For someone like me who has never played Unreal Tournament I played casual to get more familiar with the game. One thing I can say after playing the story for several hours it is not simple on any level. The A.I. is actually excellent giving me more of a challenge than I ever expected.
Next the game has instant action where you can go from death match to team death match and the other true favorites like capture the flag. There are other game types available also. This instant action is played against the bots who provide plenty of competition. This is also another great way to improve your skills before you take on the real competition.
Now is the most interesting part and that is the online. This game provides an almost seamless online experience as you can take on 15 others in some matches. What keeps this game fresh is the incredible amount of maps that never get old. The game modes also provide for frantic fun. The game play is incredibly fast paced which is unlike any shooter I have ever played.
If you are looking for a fun sci-fi shooter that is non-stop action then Unreal Tournament 3 should be up your ally. This game has been done perfectly on the PS3. From the incredible graphics to the amazingly quick game play. It's hard not to get addicted to the fun in this game. Shooter fans this game is well worth at least a look if not a purchase.
This is probably the first mature title for the PS3 since its launch. By 'mature' I am not talking about content rating but the quality of this game. It seems that this is the first title post launch of the PS3 that is pushing the console to its limit. Sure, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is an awesome game but I don't think it pushes the box to its limits.
Thanks to this game, I will have to stop playing the quite enjoyable COD 4 (and I was getting so close to a promotion!).
My only critical comment about this game is that the multiplayer match-up will still need a little time to build up users...but I am very confident that this will probably not be an issue a month from now.
If you like shooters, don't hesitate..get this game now.