Your prison ship has crash-landed on the fastest, sleekest, most dangerous 3D world ever created. Look around, crystal clear water shimmers, shadows dance and shift, alien architecture fades into the horizon.
User reviews: Very Positive (277 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 1998

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About This Game

Your prison ship has crash-landed on the fastest, sleekest, most dangerous 3D world ever created. Look around, crystal clear water shimmers, shadows dance and shift, alien architecture fades into the horizon. Discover the secret of this mysterious planet and find out what caused a peaceful race to be enslaved by vicious merciless aggressors.

  • Over 47 eye-popping single player missions.
  • 20 multiplayer levels with 5 different game types.
  • Ruthlessly intelligent enemies, each with unique personalities.
  • An arsenal of over 13 deadly weapons...all guaranteed giblet action.
  • Includes all of the latest Unreal enhancements and technical improvements.
  • Special graphical and performance enhancements for the latest 3D cards.

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System Requirements

    Minimum: A 100% Windows 2000/XP/Vista-compatible computer system.

Helpful customer reviews
33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Epic's best single player game. Criminally underrated. Criminally so.

The use of music; large expansive levels, colors and sparse narrative give the game a meditative flavor; which is ironic considering how they went on to make gears of war.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
97.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Unreal, a game made in 1998. A game that I am sure of many people will remember for it's amazing graphics at the time. Even now in 2015 as I am writing this review, I can still say that Unreal is a great looking game with an amazing plot.

Unreal is a fast paced 1st person shooter with a huge campaign, as well as the possibility to fight in deathmatches, capture the flag and many more gamemodes with bots. The levels in this game can be quite difficult to navigate trough and have many secrets to be revealed, but are all extremely well made. There is a large variety of weapons that you'll aquire troughout the game as well as a large variety of enemies that you'll encounter in Unreal's large amount of levels, giving you the possibility to shoot your way out in every way imaginable.

A thing I should also mention is the difficulty of this game. There are 4 different difficulty settings in this game, easy being the easiest setting and 'unreal' being the hardest. What they did is actually improve the enemies' AI, increase their damage and decrease the amount of ammo, health and upgrades you will find troughout the levels. This is something you'll rarely encounter in nowadays' games where they will just increase the damage you'll take and decrease the damage you deal. Unreal has a great way of spicing up things by making it more difficult in different ways.

Like any other game, it needs music. The music in this game is not just some lousy drums and some silly beeps here and there. No no, there's a lot more to it than just that in Unreal. Each and every track is extremely well made and adds a lot more to just a simple level where you pass a cave or tunnel. As soon as you'll enter a spaceship for example, you'll notice the music will change to a more electronic style which fits really well with the level.

All in all, Unreal is a great fast paced futuristic shooter with a nice variety of weapons, great enemy A.I. and an amazing storyline that I could reccomend to anyone that doesn't care about graphics, but about gameplay instead.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
To start this, I must say this game was amazing and very enjoyable. I loved this game just the same as I did Doom, Quake, and Rise Of The Triad. I would say just about everything about this game was top-notch and even to say a better game than many I have played today. I found the environment and atmosphere of this game to be breath taking and indulging. The music only add to the vast and vibrant levels by making it feel like there was a form of suspense or seriousness or maybe just that relaxing music to make you feel like you do not have to worry about much right now on this alien planet. Also, I must mention the AI and enemy design. Not only did this game have insanely intelligent AI, the overall character of the opponent shined differently for each of them. I would say that I played the game completely on Unreal difficulty but still to be that intelligent in the game at all is awesome. They have strafing manuevers, dodging, approaches based on your weapon(yes they will try to charge you if you have an Automag out rather than charge you with a Flakk Cannon out), they can feign death, and even go get help if they feel they might lose the fight. Then, the story. I did not find the story the most compelling but definitely something different and likeable and of course the main protagonist is silent but that just means he is much harder to judge while he remains mostly neutral anyway. Finaly, I would recommend this game to absolutely anyone that plays video games and has not played, even if you have played it, play it again.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Unreal Gold is THE classic first-person shooter for the late 1990s. I have been playing this game for nearly 15 years(not counting the hours listed on my profile). The graphics were stunning when the game came out, and are still pretty good, even by today's standards. The AI is smart compared with earlier shooters(and a few later ones). I really can't say anything bad about Unreal.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Played this finally for the very first time in 2015. This is one of the best shooters I have played to date. The AI is very challenging. Great story telling through the universal translator. A very impressive feeling of scope on Na Pal. Fantastic music! Some really interesting puzzles as well.

Only thing that i didnt like was the Return to Na Pal Expansion because it felt very disconnected if it would have felt better if that story was told in the main campaign natural instead of being sent back and set to zero. Though i did enjoy the new weapons in RtNP

Used the unofficial patch to fix various issues with modern systems
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