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 (289 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.

© 1998-1999, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Epic, Epic Games, Unreal, and Unreal (Stylized) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere.

System Requirements

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

Helpful customer reviews
48 of 50 people (96%) 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 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
EDIT: wrote this review because today is my 10 year anniversary on Steam and I was feeling nostalgic. And also because my graphics card has been dead since October and I haven't replaced it and I'm suffering "gaming-withdrawal".



I was 17 in '98. After a decade of console playing, upon graduating high school, that summer I decided to celebrate by building my own computer. Unreal was the first FPS I ever played, on my first homemade computer.

Funny: after my Windows '98 was up and running, I went to my local CompUSA to buy "Doom", since that's all I'd ever heard anyone talking about. It wasn't in stock, and the guy behind the counter said, "Yo, have you heard of Unreal?" And the rest, as they say, is history.

I was blown away. Sets were colorful, AI was challenging (oh SNAP i just shot him that ♥♥♥♥ faked his death!), music was atmospheric, weapons were fun, SP campaign was LONG. Every time I killed a Skaarj I triumphantly screamed ♥♥♥♥ YOU, B♥♥♥♥ and emptied my clip into his carcass just to make sure he wasn't faking me out. I played that game STRAIGHT for like eight months. Easily 300+ hours. Many times in the middle of the night with earphones blasting and my eyes popping out of my head like a cartoon: WTF IS THAT ♥♥♥♥ HOLY ♥♥♥♥ ITS COMING RIGHT FOR ME OH YOU WANT SOME TOO??????? DIE MOTHER♥♥♥♥♥♥RRRRRRRRRRR DIIIIEEEEEEEEEE XFGUDVTUFTYFBIYGYNGOGOIUMIP<:LKLK>*!@(Y

I only stopped playing when I went back to CompUSA in February 1999 and simultaneously bought my second and third video games for my PC: Half-Life and StarCraft. But that's another story.

TL;DR

Unreal's graphics are dated, yes. But the gameplay is still strong. I still get excited when I enter that dark slug temple and hear the tribal drums beating over the sounds of bullfrogs and waterfalls.

Unreal was the greatest, man.





(interesting side note: because of "No One Lives Forever" i never actually got to play Doom 1&2 until 2004, right before Doom 3 came out. wasn't bad...for sprites.)
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Once upon a time there was a little game called Quake. It was pretty badass with something like 64 different shades of brown. Then once day this company named Epic asked themselves, "What if we created a similar engine and used it to run a game with colors and maybe a few trees?"

After some development, Unreal was born. The engine itself has gone trhough many overhauls and is the groundwork for some of the biggest and most badass games. Quake engine however didn't get near as much support from outside developers.

The story isn't all that special and graphics haven't aged all that well, but the gameplay is balanced and guns are fairly creative. Most of what you'll see in Unreal Tournament's arsenal started here. Do yourself a favor and bump difficulty up a bit from normal as you wont see any difficulty until about midway through the game. Also have a heart and don't shoot the goofy looking guys with 4 arms. They have enough problems to deal with, read the popups from your scanner and you'll understand.

Do buy and enjoy. You'll feel good about yourself after.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
the choise of old schools gamers
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