As of today, the Unreal franchise is available on Steam. Valve’s digital distribution program has grown in popularity over the years, starting with Valve games but growing to become an online home for companies such as Eidos and Rockstar. It was announced earlier today on Steam’s website that Unreal Gold ($9.95), Unreal 2: The Awakening ($9.95), Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition ($9.95), Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition ($14.95), and Unreal Tournament 3 ($49.95) are all available for download.
Also available is the “Unreal Deal Pack,” which offers the entire catalogue for nearly half price ($59.95). Steam is becoming the platform of choice for many PC gamers and developers. It offers built in anti-cheating programs for online games and strict security for developers fearing piracy. While some dislike it in favor of past programs, it is impossible to argue its success. Some indie-games are even finding their home on the platform, with games like Audiosurf becoming popularized by the platform.
The full announcement is below, and be sure to note that all Epic games are 10% until March 24th. For anyone waiting to pick up Unreal Tournament III, this may be the best time.
World-renowned developer Epic Games makes its debut on Steam today, delivering the award-winning Unreal and Unreal Tournament franchise to Steam gamers everywhere.
The Epic hits now available on Steam include the debut classic Unreal Gold, Unreal 2: The Awakening and the Unreal Tournament series: Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition, and the recently released Unreal Tournament 3, which has shipped over a million copies to date. For the ultimate Unreal experience, nab the Unreal Deal Pack, an incredible value at just $59.95.
To celebrate the launch, all of Epic’s games on Steam are available for 10% off their regular price (offer ends March 24).