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  • The Skaarj are heavily inspired by Predator, including such homages as dreadlocks and wrist-mounted blades.
  • The Vortex Rikers prison ship is named after Rikers Island. Appropriate, since they're both prisons.
  • The multiplayer map DmAriza has the Quake shape.
  • The name of the Glathriel Village from Return to Na Pali comes from the human hex in in Jack Chalker's "Well of Souls" books.
    "Will you die for this?"
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  • Na Pali is named after a state park on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
  • The Temple of Chizra is inspired by the Indiana Jones movies.
  • The filenames of the Rrajigar Mine and Depths of Rrajigar levels are named "Dig" and "Dug" respectively.

Unreal Tournament

  • Word of God stated that CTF-Face, a.k.a. "Facing Worlds", was inspired by a third-party map from the first Unreal.
  • DM-Morpheus is inspired by a scene from The Matrix, and its name was taken from Morpheus, one of the main characters.
  • The name of the map DOM-Sesmar is taken from Ramses's Sdrawkcab Name.
  • AS-Overlord ("Operation Overlord") is inspired by D-Day.
  • Picking up the Chainsaw either via cheat or as a pickup in a third party map outputs this message:
    "Its been 5 years since I've used one of these."
  • The Sniper Rifle is a custom scoped M16.
  • When you play in the campaign, in the Venom team, two of the characters are named Ada and Lovelace, named after the first woman programmer in the world.
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  • Two members of the ladder team Red Claw are named Pestilence and Plague.
  • One of the Female Commando (Dark Phalanx) characters is called Nikita.
  • One of Xan Kriegor's quotes is "I am the Alpha and the Omega". The phrase is also used as the description for the "Godlike" difficulty that practice bots can be set to.
  • One of the ladder bots is called Toe Cutter.
  • The secret Easter Egg room in DM-Codex has a shootable message saying Pretty fly... ...for a white guy.
  • One of the members of Thunder Crash in this game and UT2004 is named Othello.
  • A Dummied Out taunt for the male commando characters has them saying "It's clobberin' time!"


Unreal II: The Awakening

Unreal Tournament 2004

Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

  • Continuing with the Shout Outs to Mortal Kombat, the announcer will yell "Finish Him!!" before you do a Coup De Grace.
  • Some of the Liandri bots taunts are references to internet lingo.
    "You are teh suck!"
    • There's also these two references to Microsoft Windows:
    "Logging crash dump."
    "I see the blue screen."
  • The Juggernauts are also keen on references:
  • One of the challenges have three slow but tough males going against three fast but weak females. It's called "Tortoise vs. Hare"
  • Another of the Challenges has Malcolm going against 4 undead characters. It's called "Day of the Dead".
  • Anubis's Ladder mentions that he was offered an offer he couldn't refuse. It's exactly what happens at the end of the Ascension Rites.
  • One of Apophis's taunts is "Damn, I'm good!"
  • One of Devastation's adrenaline combos, "Head Turret", has her activating mounted turret defenses, not unlike those of Fulgore's No Mercy.
    • Many of her Ladder challenges have references to programming concepts. One of her matches is labeled "GOTO: Next Match", and the description of another match has a C++ fragment.
    "if (Target.Color == Self.Color) ProtectTarget(); else DestroyTarget()"
  • One of Raiden's ladder challenges has a reference to the Netherrealm, stating that he hates to use their powers, but in order to advance in the Tournament, he must do so.
    • His Coup De Grace is one of his Fatalities from Trilogy.
    • The challenge where he's unlocked is called "Unreal Kombat 2". A previous challenge where Anubis faces both Malcolm and Raiden is called "Unreal Kombat".
    • A challenge where the player has to defeat two Raidens mentions the Elder Gods.
    • Outside of MK references, one of his Ladder challenges pits him against the Skaarj Torgr and the human female Sappire. The match is called "Beauty and the Beast".
  • One of Raptor's challenges is named "Carnage++", a reference to the C++ programming language.
  • One of Sobek's taunts is "It's better to burn out, than to fade away."
  • One of Szalor's Ladder challenges is called "Armed and Dangerous".
  • One of the in-game awards, given to the achiever after reflecting an opponent's charged adrenaline fueled melee attack, is called Smackdown!.

Unreal Tournament III

  • The achievement for beating Chapter 4 is called "Not In Kansas Anymore".
  • The achievement for defeating the Final Boss in Insane is called "Fear The Reaper".
  • Get the "Combo King" award 15 times, and you get the "Don't taze me bro!" achievement. invoked
  • It turns out that the Nanoblack referenced across the series exists in Real Life.
  • Jester is designed around Epic Games' president Mike Capps' sister.
  • The Ronin team has "Damn, I'm Good!" as a taunt.
  • The Greed gametype is inspired in the Greed mod for Unreal Tournament 2004 which in turn is based on Quake III: Team Arena's Harvester gametype. Given that the UT2004 mod replaces the skulls of Harvester with coins and the UT3 gametype brings the skulls back, it's possible that UT3!Greed is a mix of both.


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