Unreal Tournament 2004

Some FPS games attempt to shun the stereotype that FPS games lack depth and generally rely more on quick reflexes than thinking or strategy by adding a basic storyline along with a single-person mode. The storyline usually puts the character in some sort of hostile environment as a pretense to fire at anything that moves. The fact is, however, that while some players might play through the single-person mode now and then, the majority spend their time in a head-to-head deathmatch with other players.

The Unreal Tournament (UT) series has no such pretense, and instead focuses completely on arena-style play. Because of this focus, UT has become the favorite for many players over the Net, as it includes many different arena maps and styles of network play, from basic deathmatch and capture the flag to bombing runs and other games that start to blur the line between an FPS and the sports genre.


Like its predecessors Unreal Tournament and Unreal Tournament 2003, Unreal Tournament 2004 (or UT2K4) has native Linux support both for the client and the server. Unlike many other Linux-native FPSs from other companies, however, UT2K4 ships with the Linux binaries and installer in the same box as the Windows binaries. This means you don’t have to search for a fast mirror and download a large .sh file, much less wait for weeks or months for a Linux port—you can get to gaming immediately.

UT2K4 chooses its installation directory based on what user runs the installer. ...

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