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Essays 31 October 2023, 08:43

author: Darius Matusiak

Heroes 3 and Online Frags - 10 Best Games of 1999

There may have been fewer games in 1999 starting cult series popular for decades to come, but there was certainly no shortage of timeless hits. Here's our subjective retro list of the top 10 games of 1999.

Unreal Tournament

  1. Release date: November 22 (US), December 3 (EU)
  2. Developer: Epic Games / Digital Extremes
  3. Genre: online shooter
  4. Platforms: PC Windows, Linux

. Quake and Unreal went head to head in the duel for the title of the best first-person shooter and the game with the best graphics. First, with the second installment of Quake and the first Unreal, where the focus was still on the single-player campaign, but in subsequent installments both titles focused on the online modes. Epic felt so comfortable with the genre that they continued to develop their Unreal Tournaments, while id Software returned to the story with the fourth Quake.

Which of these productions was better at that time? Everyone who played then probably has their own opinion on the matter, and that's where we should leave it. Enough to say that Unreal Tournament has garnered a tremendous amount of praise and for many is one of the best games of all time. Critics praised the graphics, excellent level designs, and good weapon balance. The gameplay provided plenty of opportunities for team cooperation, and for stubborn loners, there were quite challenging bots. Perhaps surprisingly, the soundtrack has been criticized - here Unreal gave way to Quake. Nevertheless, the game won several Game of the Year and Action Game of the Year titles. For the fans of fragging, those were the golden times!

  1. Unreal Tournament in our encyclopedia

Darius Matusiak

Darius Matusiak

Graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Journalism. He started writing about games in 2013 on his blog on gameplay.pl, from where he quickly moved to the Reviews and Editorials department of Gamepressure. Sometimes he also writes about movies and technology. A gamer since the heyday of Amiga. Always a fan of races, realistic simulators and military shooters, as well as games with an engaging plot or exceptional artistic style. In his free time, he teaches how to fly in modern combat fighter simulators on his own page called Szkola Latania. A huge fan of arranging his workstation in the "minimal desk setup" style, hardware novelties and cats.


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