In addition to what has been mentioned here, there are also other options, like how hard are the bots that you play against the Hardcore Mode (game moves faster and weapons do more damage) and the turbo mode (game moves much faster).
The next area where Unreal Tournament really excels is the weapon design. While most of the weapons are the same or have evolved from those found in the original Unreal, they are still much cooler than anything I’ve seen. Here’s a quick and dirty guide to what you can expect to find in the game and why we think it’s pretty darn cool.
Impact Hammer – Okay, every game should have a gun in his hand that does not require ammunition, but few games have one that is as badass as the impact hammer. This little beauty, like all weapons in UT, has two functions. First, is a function of load when the hammer is gaining power. When you run an enemy, charge instantly goes off and kills all that was standing in front of you. Yes, you need to be close, but it is well worth it. The second provides a quick snap (no charge power) which is a good amount of damage. It can also be used to deflect the incoming fire. Cool.
Enforcer – This staple gun weapon may not seem like much, but I’ve managed to accumulate a good number killed already. In addition to primary and secondary fire fire (as the primary fire, but it takes a little faster and a little less accuracy) mode, the Enforcer can actually be picked up twice with a player advantage fighting style John Woo.
Shock Rifle – When used in primary mode, the shock rifle sends a beam of energy that appears distant enemies instantly. the secondary mode sends a slower ball of energy who made a buttload of damage to everything it touches. This is the only weapon in the game to boast a tertiary option as well. If you send an energy ball and pull with your beam, the world will explode in a mega-explosion that should do anything in the neighborhood.
Ripper – My absolute favorite weapon in the game, the Ripper is a tool that requires an expert hand to truly master. Basically, it triggers high speed spinning razor blades that bounce from any surface they hit. This allows you to reach enemies in the corners or those who seek to hide behind the boxes. Unfortunately, if the players are stupid enough to pull directly on the wall, they will discover that it is also a very dangerous weapon for the wearer. What really makes the Ripper stand is if his instantaneous death option – if you hit an enemy (or yourself) in the neck, he decapitates them, killing them instantly. Once you do it well, the Ripper can become incredibly deadly weapon. The secondary mode adds to the lethality by offering special razors that explode on impact do splash damage.
Rocket Launcher – favorite gun Tal has a range of different fire options. While fans of the first person should be very familiar with the explosive power of standard rocket launcher, the launcher UT offers a new shooting mode in which the fire button can be pressed and held to load additional rockets (up ‘at six). Once the room is full, or the player releases the button (whichever comes first), all currently loaded rockets go flying to the target. The carnage first six rockets in a room full of players duel must be seen to be believed. The second option on the rocket enables the same load option, but rather than propel the explosives on a target, he lobs like grenades. An incredibly destructive weapon.
Flak Cannon – favorite weapon Steve is the intelligent response to the shotgun. The Flak Cannon takes a whole lot of hot metal in a pattern of propagation that will seriously spoil anyone whose anywhere near the front of your weapon. Since shrapnel bouncing a little, you do not even need to be all that precise. The second option lobs a grenade shrapnel on your foes. Believe me, if they are close when it explodes, they will be respawning soon.
BioRifle – This is the only really lame weapon in the game, and even it has its uses. This gun has a large drop of toxic mud that sticks to everything it touches. Since it does not fire very far, and since it explodes when touched, I usually ended up hurting me. According to the manual, the BioRifle slime can be used for small spaces that enemies are running around, but I have not yet mastered. The secondary function of this weapon releases a big blob of goo at once. Good deal.
Sniper Rifle – Vincent favorite weapon is the sniper rifle. Click the right mouse button and holding it zooms in a field in whatever you’re watching. Clicking the Home button triggers the gun. If you hit someone in the head, they die. Very deadly as long as no one finds you while you restrict something.