All that I can say is that this game is Unreal. From the familiar theme song to the consistently fast game play that the series is known for, Unreal Tournament 3 that builds on its legacy as one of the best FSP that has graced this console in quite some time.
From the Gears of War caliber visuals to the very first console game that has ever allowed true user created content, UT3 is a title that Sony needed this past holiday to convince consumers that their piano black suited Blu-Ray player can play some games. For being a port of a PC title, UT3 for the PS3 is a title that is a needed addition to the line up of piss poor ports the plagues the mediocre PLAYSTATION 3 line up.
There are many strong points to this game but there is one major weak point, the single player campaign. For fuck sake Tetris had a better campaign. UT3's campaign is basically just an ongoing training bot matches that get you to know all the maps and the new gametype called Warfare. Essentially Warfare is an combination of Assault and Onslaught and formerly known as Conquest. Now with that being the only weak point to the game, let me talk about the major strong point which is obviously the multiplayer.
Multiplayer is the bread and butter of this game. With over 38 maps on disc to boot and 6 gametypes, there is plenty of content to play offline with some of the best bots in the business or online. When you take your skills online, you will be greeted with a list of servers to choose. This server lobby crap is so last gen and it still sucks. What does a bitch have to do to get a Party system going. With or without the party system, the gameplay is fast and almost lag free. Aside from the typical versus modes, you can also go through the training missions..... I mean the campaign online as well with up to 3 additional players, if only you could hear them. Mic support just plain old suck donkey balls. Shit like this mic support makes me want to play this on 360 when its available. Never the less the experience is nice but it will always make you go back to the traditional multiplayer.
There is one subject that is synonymous to the multiplayer world of Unreal, and its that little 4 letter word. Not its not Frag, its MODS. With the open nature of the Playstation Network, true user generated content has been possible. With more than 80 DLC mods available for the game at the time of this review, a potential player of UT3 that recently purchased the Heroic Map Pack for Halo 3 might feel a bit violated right now seeing that they paid $10 for three maps. That is not to say that Epic won't release official Map packs for some coin. With the fact that there are so many mods available doesn't mean that they are all good. Some maps available either suck or are well made, but all still free to download and criticize.
All and all this is one exceptional game that also make use of the Unreal Engine 3 middleware that was optimized by Epic specifically for this title. With the addition for full support of user generated mods one can't go wrong with what has to be one of the greatest FPS franchises of all time. Get the game, go online and become GODLIKE.