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Written by Yaniv Perry & Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
The Most Anticipated Video Games of Winter 2007
World in Conflict
Medal Of Honor: Airborne
Unreal Tournament 3
Crysis
Assassins Creed

Unreal Tournament 3

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By: Midway, Epic Games
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: November 2007
Web Site: http://www.unrealtournament3.com/
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Unreal Tournament 3

This title is the fourth in the series of Unreal Tournament games. Why is it called Unreal Tournament 3? The new name reflects the new Unreal 3.0 engine it uses which makes it look absolutely stunning. The Unreal 3.0 engine allows displaying breathtaking and, well, unreal graphics using millions of polygons. Remember Gears of War? They say it looks ugly in comparison to the graphics in UT3, although GoW used the same engine. That means Epic Games further developed the engine and achieved much better results! Also, it uses new physics engine powered by Ageia's Novodex technology, advanced visual effects and other technologies that no one understands what they really mean.

Unreal Tournament 3

It seems that more than 3 years of work since the last title (UT2004) brings us one of the prettiest games in the current year. With that said, there is much more to UT3 than only graphics! Epic's developers insist that although the graphics are just dazzling, the real difference in UT3 is the game play. They claim that the difference between UT2004 and UT3 is huge and say they believe that UT2004 was not utilized to the fullest.

Unreal Tournament 3

The game will feature new game modes as well as keep some of the old and loved modes from previous games. The Assault and Onslaught modes we know from UT2004 are no more. Instead, we will get a new mode that takes the best out of these two and creates a special, tactical new mode called Unreal Warfare (formerly known as conquest). The style of game play is similar to Onslaught, but it will feature side missions just like in Assault. These side missions will help your team get better weapons and vehicles, giving you an advantage over the competitors. This mode will feature new and fascinating vehicles and accommodate a large number of players at once on huge and diverse maps. Other classical modes are Deathmatch (including all its versions) and Capture the Flag(as well as CTF with vehicles).

Unreal Tournament 3

Another thing that is worth mentioning is the single player mode. None of the UT games ever included a real single player mode with a background story to support it. UT3 will change that and include an interesting single player plot for us to follow. The game will also push even harder on one of the series' strongest features, the single player with its "bot characters". Epic promises the artificial intelligence used for its bot characters is going to get even better than before, which is really hard, I must say. Bot characters were amazing before, can't wait to see how they perform now. They will understand many commands and tactics, and execute them in a very precise way. They will be chatty as before but with more context. For example, when they will spot enemy soldiers coming your way, they will indicate that 2 enemy units were sighted over the next hill and won't use just global statements as before. If you'll want your bots to destroy an enemy inside a cave you'll just have to say: "destroy the enemy in cave" and the order will be executed... amazing!

Unreal Tournament 3

In spite of the very well implemented single player of UT3, it is still a multiplayer based game, and a great one. Looks like UT3 will outclass UT2004 in every possible aspect! It's going to be hot!

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