Unreal Tournament Turns 10; Get Game for $2

Holy cow where did the time go? Epic Games just reminded us that the Unreal Tournament demo--a classic on its own along with the three original Quake Test "demos"--turns a whopping ten years old tomorrow. To celebrate this landmark event in PC gaming history, Epic is bringing back its Unreal Tournament 3 Black weekend on Steam, allowing fans to play the latest Unreal Tournament installment for free starting tomorrow; the preload for the free weekend begins today.

Fans of the original version, the classic Unreal Tournament game that took on id Software's Quake 3 Arena back in 1999, will be available to purchase on Steam for a whopping $1.99. In addition, both Unreal Tournament 3 Black and the Unreal Deal Pack will be locked and loaded on Valve's digital distribution service for 60-percent off the original price until September 27. That means Unreal Tournament 3 Black will cost fans a mere $8!

"Unreal Tournament 3 Black comprises Unreal Tournament 3 together with the free Titan Pack, a massive bonus pack with countless enhancements and new environments, the Titan mutator, the Greed and Betrayal gametypes, the Stealthbender vehicle, weapons, deployables, characters and more," the company said. "Unreal Tournament 3 Black also includes over 50 Steamworks Achievements."

In non-related Steam news, LucasArts uploaded the entire Jedi Knight collection onto Steam, including the original Dark Forces (using 3D Realms' Build engine), Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Fans can purchase the games separately, or together in a $20 digital bundle.

Will Epic ever return to the Unreal franchise with a third installment? "Hey, you never know…one of these days maybe we’ll get around to doing something else cool with the series," an Epic "birdie" told us in an email.

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  • Major7up
    [sheds a tear] Oh how I miss the original UT and facing worlds. Alas, these days I do not have time to find and break out taht old copy let alone play it.
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  • skykaptain
    Never really got into UT but for 60% off, why not? Man, Dark Forces 2 was a awesome game.
  • mcreskiller
    unreal tourment games are amazing :P i have 2004 and i still play it nowadays on average 2-3 hours a week its one of those games you can't stop playing :P