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.

  • 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
  • nforce4max
    Time to fire up the old 3dfx box a fresh voodoo 3500.
  • Yay for the Jedi Knight series! My fondest memories of gaming are belong to Dark Forces!
  • Major7up
    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.
  • megamanx00
    The original UT was awesome. I use to love hearing the voice saying things like

    "Head Shot"

    :D. I even have the dream cast version somewhere
  • jj463rd
    Back in 1999 there were so many awesome PC Games that I couldn't afford many of them at the time.I was into flight simulators so I passed on the FPS genre and there were many great choices.However years later I was able to get many of them in a used software store.I did get Unreal Tournament it was an incredible graphics masterpiece especially with a 3DFX card.
    I don't have Jedi Knight Dark Forces II just played the demo so I'll be looking forward to getting the full version.I love the older PC Games.
    I still keep some older systems around too just for that reason.
  • secolliyn
    Damn i guess ill have to load steam back on my PC
  • Atticah
    everytime i played that game it was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to fast and i died super quick so i gave up on it