When Unreal Tournament 3 came out for the PC, only 49 states belonged to the Union (Hawaii was still a territory). When the PS3 port came out, gas was less than two dollars a gallon. These facts may not be true, but they feel true -- UT3's Xbox 360 version is huffing and puffing and bringing up the rear, long after anyone cares to watch the race.
On any platform, UT3 is what it is: a smorgasbord of elaborate geometry, fast old-school gameplay, classic UT weapons, and some of the best pre-Quake Wars bots. Vehicles include some totally sweet alien tripods, hovertanks, and weird things with tentacles. The slimmed-down gameplay modes are disappointing compared to the last UT, but Xbox 360 players wouldn't know that, so it's pretty much all cool.