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  • genre shooter / fpp / sci-fi
  • download size 1.3 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 572 user ratings.
  • release date December 9, 2003
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Epic Games / Epic Games
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 2 HD wallpapers
  • 8 avatars
  • manual (14 pages)

What's cool about it:

  • Patrol the galaxy as a Space Marshal and save humanity in the process
  • Diverse weaponry and cunning enemies that will keep you on your toes
  • Great level design and fast-paced combat


You are John Dalton, an ex-Marine assigned to patrol the edge of human space as a Marshal for the Terran Colonial Authority. Unexpectedly, your monotonous life is shattered by a chilling distress signal, plunging you into an adventure beyond belief. Violent turmoil among the races has erupted on your watch. Thrust into a conflict that will determine the fate of the galaxy, you are humanity's only hope for salvation. Only you can prevent the Awakening.

Not Your Average Mission - Command a team of marines defending a ravaged base. Infiltrate an enemy stronghold. Rescue the trapped survivor of an alien raid. With a demanding array of objectives, you have one overriding goal - survival. Be ready for anything. Unreal Graphics and Sound - Awe-inspiring graphics immerse you in a swarm of alien worlds full of breathtaking scenery and brutal action. 3D sound envelops you in hailstorms of bullets, mind-jarring explosions and the eerie chatter of alien tongues.

From Your Mind to the Game - Use the included Unreal Editor software to create your own levels of Unreal play. Design your own game mods and challenge others to enter your personal Unreal Universe.

Multiplayer notice - read here: Support

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512 MB RAM (1024 MB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 8.1 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keybord. Patched to version 2001

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Lots of fun!

Posted on 2008-11-26 21:37:13 byBron's avatarBron:

I enjoyed this game a lot some years back. It's fairly easy to progress through the game, but not too easy. There's enough variety to keep things interesting most of the time. Some humor and twists as well. The graphics aren't bad and it should play well on almost any recent laptop or PC (I played on an Nvidia GeForce 7600 originally which was fine).
It's mild fair by today'sread more standards, but for $10 DRM free, it's a deal. I still have my original, boxed set or I'd buy it in a second. Might anyway, at some point, just to support GOG. I really like what they're doing here and wish them much success. And if you travel much, it's convenient to be able to download a game and install whenever you want. Play it for awhile and then uninstall. It will be there in your GOG acct. whenever you need it. (Of course, I keep copies stored safely away at home as well.)
If you never played the Unreal games and you like the "classic" style FPS games, this is well worth the price of admission. Heck, a movie cost $10 and you'll get a lot more entertainment out of this game than you will from most movies. Thumbs up!

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XMP makes this game a must have

Posted on 2009-02-23 12:14:22 byChronotope's avatarChronotope:

U2 is a pretty good game. The single player is decent and fun. However, the barely popularized free add-on pack eXtended MultiPlayer or XMP is one of the best team-based multiplayer games out there, far better, in my opinion, than UT. XMP is one of the best LAN games you can get your hands on.

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Decent for the price.

Posted on 2008-12-30 00:27:53 byDemiurge.542's avatarDemiurge.542:

The story is very nice, but the speed of the game sucks. Luckily a set speed 3 command in console can remedy that. The game has little replay value, but thats with most story first person shooters. i'm glad to have it in collection and will definitely use it again eventually.
the graphics are fairly detailed, but the player models are ugly. aida has a huge set of breasts, longread more neck and oblong body. same goes with the rest of the cast -breast. but still not ugly enough to dislike the game.
the weapons are a little off. they aren't anywhere near as good as ut99 weapons, or even as good as ut2004 (which are worse than 99's), yet they are usable.
quick tip, if any of you want to use unreal editor, DO NOT use gog's default install path. unreal engine hates any path that has spaces in it. so instead of gog/u2 blah blah blah, use c:gamesunreal2 etc etc.

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