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The free FPS game we're talking about is none other than Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo.

Unreal 2004 Demo Logo

What, a *DEMO*? Are you kidding?

Hellbender - 2nd toughest vehicle in the gameDon't get dissuaded by that word. It is a demo, however no game out there has so many features for a demo.

  1. Seven Maps - AS-Convoy, ONS-Torlan, ONS-Primeval, DM-Rankin, CTF-BridgeOfFate, CTF-Face Classic. BR-Colossus
  2. Seven game modes - Assault, Onslaught, Deathmatch, Capture The Flag, Team Deathmatch, Bombing Run, Instagib CTF
  3. Free stats tracking!
  4. Unlimited play on demo servers!
  5. No time limits! No consistent nag screens - except one when you exit the game.

And the rest of the standard features come with it FREE!

  1. Up to 32 players on one server, with additional slots for spectators
  2. Full Arsenal of weapons (click to view full descriptions)
    Weapons..   .. and more weapons!
    Note - only certain weapons are available in each game type. Eg. Translocator can't be found in Onslaught games.
  3. Many Vehicles including an aircraft!
    Hell Bender and Manta   Scorpion and Raptor
    Note - only certain vehicles are available in the demo due to the limited maps. Not Shown: Goliath (below)
  4. Join any Internet server (that is running the demo version) or create your own server!
    Check out the list of servers!
  5. Voice Chat!
  6. Track your statistics online and check how you rank globally!

Screen Shots

Hovering around in a manta
Hovering around in a manta

The battle for the middle node
The battle for the center node

Training myself with a 32 AI bot players
Training myself with 32 computer players, whose skills can you configure

Check out the grass! Hehehe
Check out the grass! Hehehe

The game's most deadliest weapon - Redeemer
The game's most deadliest weapon - Redeemer. Only one shot per weapon

Hell Bender - a jeep like vehicle that can carry 3 players at one time
Hell Bender - a jeep like vehicle that can carry 3 players at ONE time - a driver and two turret controllers

Other Vehicles and Structures

A newly spawned manta
A newly spawned manta

Goliath - a tank like vehicle
Goliath - a tank like vehicle

Power Node
Power Node

Raptor - the only flying vehicle in the game
Raptor - the only flying vehicle in the game for the demo

Hell Bender
Hell Bender

Turret - great for base and node defense
Turret - great for base and node defense

Power Core. When your enemy team's core is destroyed, you win.
Power Core. When your enemy team's core is destroyed, you win.

Scorpion - Fastest vehicle on land.
Scorpion - Fastest vehicle on land.

See more screen shots of the game

System Requirements

Basically, if your system is less than 3 years old, you should be able to play this game!

Operating System: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP

Processor: Pentium® III or AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz processor or faster (1.5 GHz or faster processor recommended)

Memory: 128 MB RAM minimum (256 MB recommended)

Hard Disk Space: 3.5 GB free

Video: Any Windows-compatible video card(NVIDIA GeForce 2 or ATI Radeon with at least 64 megs of video memory recommended)

Sound: Windows®-compatible sound card. NVIDIA® nForce(tm) or other motherboards/soundcards containing the Dolby® Digital Interactive Content Encoder required for Dolby Digital audio

DirectX®: DirectX® version 8.1(included)or higher

Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP)play supported | 33.6K baud modem or broadband Internet connection recommended

Download for FREE

It's FREE. It even comes with the original game's PDF manual inside.

Windows users - Download from Bootstrike or GameFront (283 MB) .

Linux user - Download from GameFront (276 MB) .

Apple Macintosh - Download from GameFront. (268 MB) .

Or if the above links give problems, download from the official website.

You don't need to, but to enjoy the full arensal of vehicles, you can download Unreal 2004 FULL version for as low as $9.99 from GOG. Or buy at from $12.95 or as low as £2.49 from Amazon UK.

The full version offers many more maps, vehicles, mutators (things you can add to modify the game behavior including new vehicles and effects), various new game types and most importantly, more multiplayer servers! And yes, you can still play on existing demo servers.

Join Our Asia Servers

Once you have installed the game, join our servers for the DEMO version and FULL version (updated 10 Aug 2014). Click the appropiate link to launch the game automatically.

Official Website

You can visit the official website here.

(UPDATE Dec 2008) Unreal III (aka Unreal 3 Tournament) - NOT RECOMMENDED

Unreal 3 sucks. If you don't believe me, google for "unreal 3 sucks". And then try googling for "unreal 2004 sucks". See what I am talking about?

I tried the demo and even bought the full version. Sad to say, the game is missing many useful UI elements (e.g. font size adjustment and Tab key to display score board) and gameplay (e.g. many weapons and vehicles removed) from Unreal 2004. No doubt the graphics are good, but the overall game still sucks.

Related: If you are into racing games, check out the best free racing game: GRID.

Last Updated 8 Feb 2012.

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matt Unregistered Anonymous this is great!!! id highly recommend it
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john Unregistered Anonymous this games the best shooting game i ever played
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Gear Unregistered Anonymous question, this is only a demo right? not the actual game?
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