Editors' reviewEvery clan warrior and fraghead in the universe knows Unreal Tournament (UT), the benchmark for all-out, guns-blazing multiplayer action. The latest edition, UT 2004, features 10 gameplay modes, including the fantastic new Onslaught mode, which accommodates battles among 10 and 32 players. Several new vehicles, including the awesome Goliath tank and the fearsome Raptor air fighter, help cover the terrain. New weapons include a guided missile, a laser for painting airstrike targets, and a gun that fires skittering spider mines. Even seasoned gamers will find offline play a decent challenge, as the bots are very good indeed. Add in crisp sound effects, exciting music, impressive visuals, and a passel of great-looking maps, and you get a multiplayer experience that wins our top recommendation.
Unreal Tournament 2004 is a multiplayer first-person shooter that combines the kill-or-be-killed experience of gladiatorial combat with cutting-edge technology. Ten game modes, both team-based and "every man for himself," provide even the most hard-core gamer with palm-sweating challenges through unbelievably detailed indoor arenas and vast outdoor environments. As the ultimate techno-gladiators of the future, players will take their fates into their hands, battling up to 32 other players online in action-packed, frag-filled arenas.
The new UT2004 demo has all the fixes and updates in the latest full version of UT2004, and includes two additional maps, ONS-Primeval and CTF-FaceClassic, as well as the Instagib CTF game type. In addition, new demo servers are compatible with full version clients, so if you run a demo server anyone can join it.
The master server is going to stop advertising old demo servers, so if you're currently running a demo server, you need to replace it with the new version.