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Unreal Tournament III or UT3 is the complete Unreal game made by Epic Games, with many DLCs. Unreal Tornament III follows James "Reaper" Hawkins, a veteran soldier from the Twin Souls Colony, as well as The Ronin, a huge army of mercenaries, as they fight against multiple threats across the galaxy, and end up fighting The Necris force that threatens the entire Milky Way.


Description Edit

Unreal Tournament 3 (UT3) is a first-person shooter and online multiplayer video game by Epic Games and is the part of the Unreal series after Unreal Tournament 2004. It is published by Midway Games and was released for Microsoft Windows on November 19, 2007, PlayStation 3 on December 11, 2007, and on Xbox 360 on July 3, 2008. The Linux and Mac OS X versions of the game are planned to be released as downloadable installers that work with the retail disc. As of August 2009, this is yet to be released. However, Ryan C. Gordon has uploaded screenshots of the game running on both platforms.[8][9] On May 22nd 2009, Ryan stated that the UT3 port for Linux was still being worked on.[10]

Unreal Tournament 3 is the fourth game in the Unreal Tournament series and the eighth Unreal game, but it has been numbered in terms of the engine it runs on. The original Unreal Tournament uses the original Unreal Engine, while UT2003 and UT2004 use the Unreal Engine 2, and 2004 incorporates all of the content from 2003; therefore they are considered as the same generation. UT3 is subsequently part of the third generation, because it runs on the Unreal Engine 3, and does not reuse any content.[11] In March 2008, Midway announced that UT3 had sold over a million copies worldwide.[12]

Teams Edit

Ronin: The main Unreal characters, and champions of Na Pali. Led by Malcolm, a member of the Thunder Crash, but led in battle by Reaper.

Iron Guard: A common enemy of the Ronin, led by Lauren.

Krall: A reptilian species, with great horn appendages, and led by their feared leader, Scythe.

Necris Black Legion : An army of near zombies, once humans, but now "undead assassins." Led by Akasha, the High Inquisitor.

Liandri Mining Corporation: A group of mining and household robots turned rogue, led by Matrix.

Limited Collector's EditionEdit

On October 26, 2007, a limited collector's edition of the game was announced to be released on PC. This version of the game features an exclusive collector's edition tin and a hardcover art book. A bonus DVD is also included, featuring more than 20 hours of Unreal Engine 3 Toolkit video tutorials, the history of the Unreal Tournament series, and behind-the-scenes footage of the making of Unreal Tournament 3. The Limited Collector's Edition is being sold in the United States, Latin America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and most other territories.[14]

ExpansionEdit

On March 5, 2009, a free update called "Titan Pack" was released for the PC, the PS3 version of the pack was released on March 19, 2009, though it was never released for Xbox 360.

The pack includes a large amount of new content such as the five maps and two characters that were previously exclusive to the Xbox 360 version along with 11 brand new maps, two new game modes ("Greed" and "Betrayal"), the Titan Mutator (as a player does better, they can grow in physical size while also carrying a modified rocket launcher with homing rockets and a modified shock rifle, a Berserk powerup and UDamage powerup, as well as considerably more health and armor. From there, after attaining more points, the Titan can grow into a Behemoth which is twice the size, twice as powerful and when it dies a redeemer blast happens after 40 seconds has passed), a new power up (a version of the slow field deployable now in power up form), a new vehicle, two new deployables and the addition of stinger turrets. Patch 2.1 for the PC and Patch 2.0 for the PS3 was also released in conjunction with the Titan pack, which allowed for various AI improvements (especially in vehicle modes), networking performance upgrades and added support for Steam Achievements (PC) and Trophies (PS3). It also adds a two player splitscreen mode (previously exclusive to the 360 version) and mod browsing for the PS3 version.

Differences in the Console VersionsEdit

Xbox 360 VersionEdit

On its release, the Xbox 360 version had five exclusive maps, two exclusive characters, two-player split-screen multiplayer mode, and all the downloadable content released by Epic already on the disc. With the release of the PS3 and PC "Titan Upgrade" patch on March 5, these versions offered the previously Xbox 360 exclusive content plus more.[15] The Xbox 360 version does not support user-generated mods, and additional content will have to be verified by Microsoft before being released. The PS3 version supports actual mods [16] that can be uploaded and downloaded to the PS3's HDD or external media, and then activated through the menu.[16] The Xbox 360 version supports a two-player split screen mode[17]; however, split-screen was added to the PS3 version in the 2.0 patch.

PlayStation 3 versionEdit

The PS3 version supports both mods and keyboard inputs, and was said to be graphically superior to Gears of War by Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. The first patch 1.1 is about 44MB and was released on March 21, 2008. It adds the possibility for players of both the North American and European version to play together, fixes problems with some USB headsets, and now displays best ping servers on top of the list. Some updates are only applied on the North American version, since the PAL version released in March 2008 was partially updated.[18] The 2.0 patch was released on March 5, 2009 and adds better PC mod support, smarter AI, 48 attainable Trophies, server-side improvements, an improved map vote, improved multiplayer support (aka split screen), and a new-made UI. The Titan Pack was released two weeks later, and includes 11 maps and a new game mode.

Story Edit

Main article: UT3 Single player

The main story mode has you playing as James "Reaper" Hawkins, a new recruit working for the Izanagi Corporation after the colony he lived in, Twin Souls, was destroyed by a horde of Krall led by the Necris High Inquisitor Akasha. Your mission is to gather as many resources and allies as possible in order to repel the invasion, but there's more to it than meets the eye when Tournament Champion Malcolm gets involved in the picture. This campaign can also be played in Cooperative mode, alongside other three players.

Aside of the campaign, UT3 features several multiplayer and botmatch gametypes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Duel, Survival, Capture The Flag, Vehicle CTF, Warfare, Betrayal and Greed. With the exceptions of VCTF, CTF and WAR, every other mode uses the Deathmatch set of maps.

Capture The Flag maps for Unreal Tournament 3
CTF-CoretCTF-HydrosisCTF-OmicronDawnCTF-ReflectionCTF-StridentCTF-Vertebrae
Bonus Packs: CTF-FacingWorldsCTF-LostCauseCTF-MorbidCTF-NanoblackCTF-SearchlightCTF-Shaft
Deathmatch maps for Unreal Tournament 3
DM-ArsenalDM-BiohazardDM-CarbonFireDM-DeckDM-DefianceDM-DeimosDM-DieselDM-FearlessDM-GatewayDM-HeatRayDM-RisingSunDM-SanctuaryDM-SentinelDM-ShangriLa
Bonus Packs: DM-DarkMatchDM-EdenIncDM-KBargeDM-MorbiasDM-OceanRelicDM-Turbine
Vehicle CTF maps for Unreal Tournament 3
VCTF-ContainmentVCTF-CorruptionVCTF-KargoVCTF-NecropolisVCTF-SandstormVCTF-Suspense
Bonus Packs: VCTF-RailsVCTF-StrandedVCTF-Suspense_Necris
Warfare maps for Unreal Tournament 3
WAR-AvalancheWAR-DowntownWAR-DuskWAR-FloodgateWAR-IslanderWAR-Islander NecrisWAR-MarketDistrictWAR-OnyxCoastWAR-PowerSurgeWAR-SerenityWAR-Serenity NecrisWAR-SinkholeWAR-TankCrossingWAR-TorlanWAR-Torlan Necris
Bonus Packs: WAR-ColdHarborWAR-ConfrontationWAR-Downtown_NecrisWAR-Hostile

ReceptionEdit

Unreal Tournament 3 received generally positive reviews from critics. The Windows version received an average score of 84% based on 38 reviews on the review aggregator Game Rankings,[19] and an average score of 83 out of 100 based on 40 reviews on Metacritic.[20] The PS3 version received an average score of 86% based on 41 reviews on the review aggregator Game Rankings,[21] and an average score of 86 out of 100 based on 41 reviews on Metacritic.[22] Xbox Magazine rated it 8.5 out of 10.[23] Midway announced in March that they had shipped over 1 million units worldwide.[24] GameSpot gave it a 8 out of 10 for the Xbox 360 version and 8.5 for PC and PS3.[25] PlayStation the Official Magazine gave it 5 stars out of 5 in its February '08 issue and states "UT3 looks great, but it's every bit the stunner under the surface."

MusicEdit

Soundtrack Unreal Tournament 3: The Soundtrack[1][2] is primaly based on the original Unreal Tournament score which was composed by Straylight Productions and Michiel van den Bos.[26][27] Jesper Kyd and Rom Di Prisco re-recorded UT99's tracks and composed several other original tracks which were released on November 20, 2007 by Sumthing Else.[28] Sandhya Sanjana was featured as a guest vocalist.

External LinksEdit

See also Edit

Unreal (series)
Unreal - Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali
Unreal Tournament - Unreal Tournament 2003 - Unreal Tournament 2004 - Unreal Tournament 3 - Unreal Tournament 4
Unreal Championship - Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

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