Unreal: Anthology was released March 29, 2006 by GT Interactive. The game was developed by Epic Games. The Unreal series are horror first person shooters.

This game uses disc checks and Securom, Macromedia, Starforce, Tagès and other protection systems are being rejected by Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 for security reasons (KB3086255).

Unreal: Anthology contains: Unreal Gold, Unreal: Return to Na Pali, Unreal Tournament, Unreal II, Unreal Tournament 2004.

Missing from Unreal Tournament are the improved S3TC textures which came with the original release of the game.

Unreal Gold includes the original 1998 game along with the Return to Na Pali expansion. Game play is mostly inside underground as older games typically use a maze type map. Unreal is typical of the type of game.

As a player works through the maze new weapons and health packs are encountered. Many monsters need stronger weapons to kill them. In this way the game has the look and feel of Quake II.

The game features much improved polygon enemies to make rendering look better compared to older titles.

Game servers are also different from the originals.


  • Unreal Anthology contains the original Unreal with the Return to Na Pali expansion pack , Unreal Tournament GOTY edition, Unreal II, and UT2004 Editor’s Choice.
  • From the ruthless artificial intelligence of the original UNREAL, the death gladiator chaos of UNREAL TOURNAMENT and beyond, the Unreal franchise is the king-of-the-hill in multiplayer carnage.
  • Using the most advanced 3D engines ever created, mind bending worlds of mayhem and destruction await.
  • Defining the first person shooter genre for the last decade, UNREAL has set the standard for the worlds ultimate multi-player experience.
  • The entire smorgasbord of frag-dealing weaponry from Unreal Tournament returns for the experienced player to wield masterfully against new contestants.


This game is now available on Steam.


There is an authorized community built patch for the game at oldunreal.com. Patch 227 ads more resolutions for modern systems.

The patch also includes many extensive performance optimizations, better rendering, supplementary graphical features like character shadows and blood/projectile decals (nothing which compromises the original feel of Unreals’ game/gunplay), expanded capabilities for modding/mapping/content creation, the ability to access the multiplayer portion of the game after the gamespy shutdown and extensive translation localizations.


Windows 98 or better. Pentium III-733. 128MB RAM or better. Unreal Tournament needs a faster CPU and more memory in addition to a slightly better GPU.