Urban Terror (UrT) is a free multiplayer first person shooter game, based on the Quake III engine. It can be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is “fun over realism”.
Urban Terror started as a realism based “total conversion” mod for Quake III Arena. It blends elements from Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament, Counter-Strike, and Warsow. The realism in the mod is introduced through a number of changes: The number of weapons and other gear that can be carried is limited. Damage is also 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.
Urban Terror allows players to perform superhuman feats. Damage is a key example; while damage taken depends on the part of the body which is hit, one can keep going after receiving numerous hits. Further breaking from reality, Urban Terror also retains the movement speeds from Quake III Arena (circle jumping) which allows players to move through the environment incredibly quickly and includes moves such as wall jumping and power sliding.
Wall jumping allows players to literally jump off of walls and helps the player to gain more height, distance and speed. Power sliding lets the player move rapidly in a crouched position, maintaining speed. These abilities have spawned a sub-community of players who focus on specially designed “jump maps” of which the goal is to reach the end of a series of difficult courses.
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