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  • genre Shooter / FPP / Sci-fi
  • download size 223 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 1100 user ratings.
  • release date January 21, 2000
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Epic Games / Epic Games
  • game modes Single-player, Multi-player, Co-op
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual (16 pages)
  • 8 avatars

What's cool about it:

  • Includes the original Unreal game and its expansion - Return to Na Pali
  • Use a wide variety of weapons with many fire modes, some of them upgradeable
  • Great gameplay, superb level design and an interesting story


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.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keybord. Patched to version 226

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Brilliant level design and atmosphere defy the ravages of time

Posted on 2009-03-01 18:10:42 bypeterslaing's avatarpeterslaing:

I first tried to play this game not that many years after it came out on an extremely crap PC and gave up, less than impressed, about a third of the way in as it chugged along even at 320X240 resolution. So you'll understand my expectations weren't that high on hitting the New Game button this time around. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. The horsepower available to modern PCs means you canread more run this game maxed out and the processor barely bothers to shrug its shoulders. And all these years on, it somehow looks fantastic. But that's not the key point. This game draws you in and - I'm now entering the last third - keeps you there. It's remarkable.

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One of the greatest classic shooters

Posted on 2008-11-27 08:15:48 byBigDaddyGoose's avatarBigDaddyGoose:

This is the shooter game that I cut my teeth on. This game opened me up to a whole new type of game. For me, there was no Quake or Doom... there was only UNREAL!
The plot is simple: You are a prisoner. Your transport ship crashes on an unknown planet and you must escape the wreckage and find a way off this rock. But the alien tribes controlling this rock are not very friendly toread more outsiders. As you progress, you get bigger and better guns and even your standard sidearm can be upgraded (first time this was ever done n a game to my knowledge).
One of the accolades of this game was the lighting. When Quake and Doom were still dimmly lighting corridors with white and orange, UNREAL used every color light that was posible to accent building features, point out plot-critical areas, and enhance mood.
For all this, the price is a steal, but UNREAL comes with it's own level editor called UnrealEd. You can tinker away to your hearts delight making and modifying levels all while learning valuable game design techniques.

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Great Game

Posted on 2008-12-06 08:53:05 byantihippie's avatarantihippie:

I remember playing Unreal when it came out, my old computer chugging as hard as it could, to render those shiny floors. I never considered Unreal a genre changing FPS like Half Life or Doom. Nothing it does was really new, but its elements combine extremely well in a very well presented format. More importantly, it is very fun to play. The weapons, now all well-worn, each haveread more their own specialties and quirks making for a very fun and balanced load-out. The enemies are interesting, and the game-play is fast paced and flows very well from place to place. Definitely worth a second look for those who remember it, and, if you've never played Unreal before, then it's still a fun and diverting game that's worth the price tag.

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