Although there's no denying that the Unreal Tournament franchise revolutionized PC gaming, one could argue that the console entries just didn't offer a similar (or, in some cases, enjoyable) experience. Unreal II: The Awakening was downright bad, and while the first Unreal Championship brought some interesting elements to the table (it was notable for being one of the first titles with Xbox Live play), it just didn't feel like the Unreal we all knew and loved.
Thankfully, things appear to have changed since Midway started publishing the Epic-developed titles. Unreal Championship 2 was one of 2005's best multiplayer games, despite the fact that some purists didn't like the fact that it was primarily a third-person shooter.
As was the case with the Unreal 3-powered Gears of War, Unreal Tournament III is an absolute stunner. The level of detail is extremely impressive, as are the animations and character models. Best of all, it runs at at nice, smooth clip for the most part, with occasional exceptions. The audio effects and music are both solid, although even the best audio couldn't help the aforementioned terrible dialogue.