The game is set in a universe where humans long before fought a war with the Skaarj, leaving their galactic empire in shambles. To assist in the rebuilding of the colonies by calming down enraged colonists, the Liandri Corporation came up with the idea of staging a gladiatorial tournament for the miners. The interest was so high that it grew into a sport, with sponsored teams battling in specially made arenas. The game takes place as the Tournament enters its 10th year.
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When Unreal Tournament 2003
(2002) was released, many players complained about the lack of a very popular game type called "Assault". Returning in UT2004 to great fanfare, the game type was quickly ignored for the more popular "Onslaught" game type. See more
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