Unreal Tournament 2004 is the next evolution of the greatest competitive computer game ever created," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Atari's Los Angeles studio. "The addition of new modes, mods and maps as well as the controllable land-, air- and space-based vehicles, means Unreal fans are getting an entirely new experience featuring devastating vehicular combat and wide scale warfare.
Unreal Tournament 2004 is the third game in the popular Unreal Tournament series.
This latest edition includes several new features. First and foremost is the return of Assault mode from the original Unreal Tournament. This mode pits two teams, attackers and defenders, against each other. The attackers must try to complete various objectives, and the defenders have to stop them. At the end of the round, whether time runs out or the attackers win, the roles are switched, and the defenders become the attackers. A mode new to 2004 is Onslaught. Another team-based mode, there are several Power Nodes spread throughout the map, with one base per team that houses a large Power Core. The players must go to each Power Node, link it to the enemy Core, and eventually attack the enemy Power Core itself. Rounding out the remainder of the game modes is the standard Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Double Domination, Bombing Run, Last Man Standing, Invasion, and Mutant, for a total of ten different game modes.
There are several weapons available to you, all of which come with a secondary fire. You have pistols, shock rifles, Redeemer rocket launchers (which can launch a missile guided by you), AVRiL missile launcher, lightning gun, rocket launcher and flak cannon, to name a few.
2004 features, for the first time, vehicles, which are available in Onslaught. You can hop into a tank, a humvee, a scorpion (similar to the Warthog in Halo), and five different flying vehicles, ranging from ships to transporters. Each vehicle has it's own characteristics, and some can hold multiple players. Each vehicle also has a personalized license plate with the name of the player driving it.
There are over one hundred maps to choose from. A lot of them are remakes from the past versions of the game, and there are several new ones made for 2004. Maps can be downloaded in the future, from official sources or from amateur mapmakers.
Unreal Tournament 2004 also includes a detailed single player campaign, in which you earn credits by competing in tournaments, which you then use to draft a team to compete in team-based tournaments. You work your way up qualifying ladders to the championship.
2004 supports voice chat, and also includes speech-to-text recognition software, which will take what you say (or other people) and translate it into text as if it were typed.
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