Developed by Legend Entertainment (Wheel of Time, Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali), Unreal II - The Awakening is a single player experience. It is designed to immerse you in a living, breathing world of stunning, yet menacing beauty. The game takes the concept of the first person shooter and drops it into the middle of a Hollywood Sci-Fi blockbuster movie of Epic proportions. The story unfolds through high intensity combat missions linked by a narrative framework of in-game scripted sequences. Each mission will feature a different tactical situation, including hostage rescue, civilian escort, assault on an enemy base with a squad of friendly troops, defense of a structure or area against attacking enemy waves, stealth infiltration and reconnaissance, or more traditional FPS search and destroy sorties. With the Unreal Editor software bundled once more, one can expect many game mods as people create their personalized Unreal universes.
An outstanding game overall,but lacks the fast paced action and aggressiveness of the previous Unreal games. The story is good and carries you through different levels on different planets. Characters are great and you kinda get attached to your crew members of the ship. Interesting level designs and a variety of weapons to carry(some of them turn obsolete as you progress through the story).
There is a certain beauty to this game that strikes me and impresses me.
It's not really Unreal. Different weapons from the classic suite, all new aliens and enemies except the Skaarj (and they don't really factor in to it much)...
But don't let that put you off. This is a very good game with a solid storyline and a delightful cast of characters. Wonderful scenery abounds as you tromp across the far reaches of space, and the banter is excellent throughout.
And the ending... gets me every time.