THE GOOD: State of the art graphics for its time. Tons of powerful and imaginative weaponry. Most levels are well designed, and a pleasure to play.
THE BAD: After I bought a new computer, I met SEVERE problems trying to install it on Windows XP. Please PM me if you can help. Too many levels. It's a little difficult controlling the game in the heat of a battle.
SUMMARY: Unreal is the first game I bought for the PC. Since then I have bought Unreal 2, but I have to say I prefer the first one. It runs quicker, the levels are better designed, and there isn't a lot of pointless dialogue and characters. Now, the major negative point of this game. Getting it to run on Windows XP. I have tried everything to get it to install and run properly, and many other PC users seem to be having the same problem as me. If you don't have Windows XP though, this game is well worth a look. Go enjoy it.
THE GOOD: Excellent multiplayer against computer controlled bots Hours of fun fighting the bots
THE BAD: Graphics weren't great Main story took a while to complete
SUMMARY: Besides Doom, this was the first FPS game I played. I played through the main story mode and didn't really find it that interesting. Then I noticed an option to fight against bots in a death-match style game. It was at this point I became hooked on the game and played it for ages until Unreal Tournament came out.
The main storyline in the single player game is that you are a prisoner on board a ship that has crashed on an alien planet and you are the only survivor. You then have to battle your way off the ship and kill these aliens before they kill you. There are many levels and eventually you get to the Queen who is a massive creature with powerful weapons. But the real fun of this game (and Epic Games obviously realised this because they would release Unreal Tournament next) came from fighting computer controlled bots ...
SUMMARY: Ah, yes...Unreal. Truly is a fun FPS, it's got loads of enemies, plenty of weapons to take them out with. And it can be difficult at times.
Well the story is as simple as any other alien FPS...you have to get through a whole bunch of levels and get to the big boss of the aliens and kill it. Not to complex.
The lastability is one of the great aspects of this game. So many levels makes this one a long game! Some levels you'll breeze right through...but they get increasingly harder, and take longer to beat. But that's a good thing IMO!
The graphics are pretty good for it's time. Nothing like PS2, Gamecube, or X Box...but still good.
Music...at the beginning the music really sucks. But by the end it gets to a Techno/New Age beat! It's really fun to kick some Skaarj Warrior @rse with techno in the background!
The enemies are very cool. They're not crappily made or incredibly stupid looking. They're cool for once! And th...
Visuals: The visuals are quite good, and the monsters look nice. Character modelling is good, and there isn't bad loading times. Th levels are huge, but even so there is virtually no fogging. 9/10
Audio: The audio is good and the gun noises are cool, but the best sounds are when a skaarjwarrior sinks his claws into you! 7/10
Gameplay: no one goes online anymore, which is a shame, but multiplayer just doesn't work with jumping in, so I wouldn't go online. The controls are nice and easy, there are some cool cheats and each race of enemy hates each other and will attack another when provoked. But the game is very hard. 8/10
Longevity: because of all the difficulty settings and how hard the game is, it should last for ages. 8/10
THE GOOD: Gameplay The price (I got it for $3) The ability to copy levels from this game to UT for some extra maps.
THE BAD: Graphics are very dated.
SUMMARY: This game may be old, but there is some fun to be had with this game. If you are someone who wants good graphics in a game, then you should avoid this one. When it came out, it had some of the best graphics, but now they are very dated. If you like one of the levels in the game, you can copy it over to Unreal Tournament and you will have the level with some improved graphics.
Now back to the game. I won't tell much about the story line since it is all in the instruction booklet, but I will talk about the gameplay. If you've played UT, then you will adjust to this game really quick. You will have most of the same weapons. The only difference is that you can't get the good weapons from the get go. You will eventually get them all though.
Bottom Line: Get this game to go back to UT's roots or if you just want a classic FPS.
THE GOOD: Comes with the expansion pack for free. Only 5 bucks! Landmark game engine, just like Quake. New interface, just like Unreal Tournament. Did I meantion Cheap?
THE BAD: Bad? That word is not in Unreal Gold's vocabulary unless you run this on a PC with less than 300 mhz and a OpenGL video card.
SUMMARY: Basically Unreal Gold is Unreal, with the Mission Pack. For ummm... Five bucks! Epic installed the Unreal Tournament user interface at startup, and that simplifies almost everything; letting you customize like mad.
If you wanna know something, you should pick this game up for it's gameplay in single player. The story to my opinion is okay, and sort of cliche-ish. But for five bucks... you'll at least play this a good 5 hours, if you like First Person Shooters. Multiplayer is improved, so that's good.
Now go buy this if you don't own it yet! But don't pay more than five bucks!