"If nothing else, Unreal Tournament III is a game faithful to its franchise. The combat is as tight as any FPS fragfest out today, the graphics are bleeding-edge, and it's loaded with a ton of gameplay modes that can be played online or off against some of the toughest AI bots around. UT3's got a lot of game, and most of it's pretty kickass. And yet, over the course of a few days of playing UT3, one question kept nagging us: why did this game take three-and-a-half years to make? After the stellar Unreal Tournament 2004 -- one of the best multiplayer games of the decade -- UT3 feels strangely skimpy and unpolished in comparison, from its oddball attempt at a single-player campaign to the lack of anything particularly innovative in multiplayer. It's still one of the best games in town, but after such a long wait, it's a little disappointing to find it's in many ways a step back from a game we've been playing for years."