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The 100 Greatest Games | 33 | Unreal Tournament
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The 100 Greatest Games | 33 | Unreal Tournament

YEAR: 1999     FORMAT: PC

The 100 Greatest Games | 33 | Unreal Tournament


One of the first major releases (alongside Quake 3, released just days later) to be pitched almost exclusively around online play, UT combined FPS action and future-set gladiatorial combat for an explosive multiplayer frag-fest. The game saw competing teams face off in a variety of game types that basically revolved around gibbing the opposing team into a rain of bloody pieces. That such antics were possible over 56k dial-up is impressive in itself, but more influential than that was the appetite UT awakened for competitive online gaming as a whole, leading to the rise of clans and a millions of hours spent in darkened rooms, honing twitch-skills and map tactics.

Memorable for...
The commentator, who growled out status updates, including a variety of descriptions for extended kill streaks, ranging from simple "Killing Spree" to "Dominating", "Unstoppable" and even "God-like!"

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