Our first user review in some time comes courtesy Dwight Dickinson, friend of GameAgent and all around swell guy. Below, Dwight takes a look at the classic shooter Unreal Tournament 2004 for the Mac. Final verdict? Well, I think it’s safe to say he enjoyed the game–read on to find out why!
By Dwight Dickinson
So this is my first review, but I figured I’d do an older game. I’ve played a lot of games, both on a console and PC. I switched to Mac in early 2006, and never looked back. I was playing a few games over the weekend, like Counter-strike and so forth and figured I’d take a look at an older game. I dusted off my Unreal Tournament 2004 and popped it into my trusty MacBook Pro.
This game is truly an amazing game, even for it’s age. With all sorts of game modes, it’s really an awesome first person shooter! The assault game is like a vehicle-race sort of deal where the majority of the game is done using vehicles. It’s a simple team-based assault game where you must co-operate with teammates and have a dedicated driver, gunman and so forth to reach the objectives in the game. It’s strictly team/objective-based gameplay with lots and lots of bullets and special weapons like shock weapons and snipers. And if you don’t feel like playing assault? Well, go ahead and play death match (similar to Call of Duty), or Capture-the-flag. The possibilities of game modes are endless!
Okay, so the graphics aren’t up to snuff, and the game is not as popular as it used to be, but playing the game is definitely a fun chance if your WoW server is down, or if Call of Duty 4 (from Aspyr!) is getting too hardcore. It’s cheap, and it’s good awesome fun! Third party maps really increase the fun you can have in assault maps, as maps are still being created today for the game! You’ll always find friendly people (from what I’ve seen), on the servers. It’s got the team-based play you want from Call of Duty, the explosions you want from Halo and so much more. If you want to get away from realistic games set in war zones, come play Unreal Tournament 2004 which is set in space, and involves much more strategic play, or just plain shoot and kill!
I also cannot stress enough how much fun the vehicles are to drive. From regular ground-based machines, to flying space machines with laser beams and rockets- it’s truly a game to remember. The maps are huge, and the gameplay is fantastic. I’d have to say that, while I rarely get a chance to play this game anymore (due to Cataclysm, school and whatnot), it’s still a personal favourite and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. What’re you waiting for?! Go pick up this game and try it out! It’ll tide us all over until Aspyr announces their next major game hit (which I’ll be looking forward to!).
Unfortunately, I have no screenshots of the game, since I’ve been THAT much into it! (Editor’s note: Added some visual imagery for you!
) But the best screenshot would be to get it and try it yourself! (They have a demo on Google).