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  • Base-Breaking Character: Raiden. Either he's a welcome Guest Fighter, or he's an unnecessary addition which clashes with the rest of the game.
  • Breather Level: The Hallway Ambush level in the Ascension Rites is placed between a Capture the Flag match where your team starts losing, and the Tournament's quarter finals.
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  • Cult Classic: Despite carrying the Unreal name on it, few Unreal players know about it's existence due to the game being a console exclusive game (and a very obscure one, to boot). And those few who do, end loving up the game.
  • Epileptic Trees:
  • Game-Breaker: The Shock Rifle combo and the Sniper Rifle.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • MK- and especially DA-related: one of Raiden's taunts is "My patience for mortals has worn thin". The next game in the MK series, Mortal Kombat: Deception, deals with a dark version of Raiden being disillusioned with Earthrealm itself.
      • The line itself would later be used by the Big Bad of the following game. After III there wouldn't be more Unreal games... until the 2014 reboot.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Raiden's appearance in the game, considering that every MK iteration, starting with 2008's Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe used a modified Unreal Engine... the same engine series which has been powering the Unreal games since the beginning.
      • Another one, also MK-related: one of Raiden's taunts is "You fight like Johnny Cage". The game came out at the same year than Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, where Johnny's backstory tells us that he disliked the plot of a movie called "Mortal Kombat: The Death of Johnny Cage", where he repeatedly died and resurrected, a jab at past MK games having him dying and being resurrected.
      • And yet another one related to MK, with Raiden being confirmed as playable character in Mortal Kombat X. In UC2 he has two exclusive adrenaline abilities called "Teleport" and "Stun Trap". In MKX, two of his variations ("Displacer" and "Master of Storms") are focused on these abilities. And there's also the countdown to his MKX reveal including a tweeted video of his UC2 gameplay by Ed Boon himself.
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    • Outside of MK, Selket's wishes to rebuild the city in her own image by winning the Rites and being crowned Empress. In 2014, the Unreal community got the chance to collaborate with Epic Games in the free multiplayer reboot of the franchise, doing to the Unreal universe what Selket couldn't do with her hometown.
    • Back in Unreal Tournament, Visse's description in the Deathmatch ladder mentions that the female Necris (the "Blademaiden") favor cruelly formed bayonets and energy swords. This idea wouldn't crystallize until this game, where said swords were made the melee weapon of the female Necris.
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  • Needs More Love: A game way ahead of its time that mixes First-Person Shooter and Fighting Game genres, creating in the process most of the template for the Hero Shooter genre, with characters having distinct personalities and in-game properties such as weight class, adrenaline abilities, starting weapons, a more in-your-face meleé-based approach... which also happened to be launched as a closing title for the original Xbox and also had both the bad luck of "not being Unreal Tournament" and being part of the Midway years. But that's not all! Although the game has a main story, it also has individual ladders telling each of its protagonists' stories, challenges, lots of unlockables (mutators and characters)... Most things that are commonplace today can be found in this 2005 game!
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  • Tear Jerker: The aftermath of the finals: Anubis mourning Selket. That was heartbreaking.
  • Vindicated by History: The game is seen as way ahead of its time nowadays, especially because a lot of staples of the Hero Shooter genre in general can be found in this game.


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