By Simon Duddy
Unreal Tournament is poised to return and in this incarnation the carnage is going galactic as you must take on the brutal alien race – the Skaarj.
Unreal Tournament 2004 will be available later in the month and the new version will feature the return of Assault mode. This sees teams face-off to defend and attack fortified bases, from fast-moving trains travelling across an arid alien desert to a Skaarj mother ship.
The game also includes Onslaught mode, the object of which is to destroy the enemy power core. Like the rest of the series Unreal 2004 places greatest emphasis on multiplayer gaming.
The game incorporates 95 maps from the outset and a host of new vehicles and three new weapons. The Mine layer, which disperses spider-like bombs that chase and harass the enemy, the AVRiL , an anti vehicle rocket launcher, and a Grenade Launcher, which launches timed explosives that stick to enemies and enemy vehicles and are triggered by a second command.