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Urban Terror™ is a free-to-play multiplayer first person shooter game for for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It's a mod for Quake 3 Arena but it doesn't require it anymore, as it can run on ioquake3. Unfortunately Urban Terror is closed source, even though ioquake3 is under a GPL license, but that doesn't mean you can't play it.

Urban Terror can be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is "fun over realism". This results in a very unique, enjoyable and addictive game.

Gameplay features:

* The weapons available are from real life.
* The weapons have recoil.
* The weapons are less accurate when fired while moving (called movement penalty).
* The weapons require reloading after a magazine has been expended. Reloading before a magazine is expended will result in the loss of the remaining rounds in the magazine.
* Falling from a sufficient height causes damage, and possibly death.
* Wounds cause bleeding, which must be bandaged to prevent the player from bleeding out.
* Sprinting and jumping drain stamina

The Damage is more realistic than in Quake III Arena, based on dividing the player target into discrete areas. Depending on the map being played, external environments are realistic too and can include weather effects such as rain or snow. Weather effects can also be controlled by game variables a server admin can set.


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Downloading and Installing Urban Terror

Minimum system requirements:

* CPU: Pentium 4 1.2GHz or higher.
* RAM: 256MBs (512MBs highly recommended).
* VID: NVidia or ATI card with 128MB RAM (256MB or more highly recommended).
* HDD: 5GB, but the more the better for additional levels.

Download Urban Terror - for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

Ubuntu Jaunty users can install it by using the PlayDeb repository. Just install the following .deb package to automatically add this repository: playdeb.deb. Then, just go to THIS PAGE and click on the "Install this now" button to begin the Urban Terror installation.

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