The iconic first-person shooter Unreal is available for free right now on Steam and GOG. Epic Games are celebrating their classic title’s 20th year anniversary.
Epic Games (then known as EpicMega Games) developed Unreal, and GT Interactive (now Atari) published the title in 1998. It launched on Windows/Mac OS. The first-person shooter offers a single-player campaign which features solo and co-op, plus four different multiplayer modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill and Darkmatch. It was the first game ever to be powered by the original Unreal Engine. It was developed for three years in the garage of Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games.
The version available to download is Unreal Gold. This includes the original Unreal, along with all its DLC. The Fusion Map Pack is included, and this contains 6 maps: Cybrosis, The Blood Letting, Loxi, Mojo, Shrapnel and Twilight, plus the expansion, Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali, which added 17 new single-player missions to the game.
Check out the original trailer for Unreal below:
Official game description:
”Your prison ship has crash-landed on the fastest, sleekest, most dangerous 3D world ever created. Look around, crystal clear water shimmers, shadows dance and shift, alien architecture fades into the horizon. Discover the secret of this mysterious planet and find out what caused a peaceful race to be enslaved by vicious merciless aggressors.”
Since releasing, Unreal has had one sequel, Unreal II: The Awakening (2003), and two different series based on its universe, Unreal Tournament and Unreal Championship.