Urban Terror is a unique, free, addictive, open source, fun and cross-platform FPS (first-person shooter) game developed by FrozenSand and designed to run on any Quake III Arena compatible engine. It features multiplayer capabilities and it’s described by its developers as a “Hollywood tactical shooter.” The game is available for Linux, Windows and Macintosh computers.
Features at a glance
Key features include realism, numerous weapons, Counter-Strike elements, Quake III Arena elements (circle jumping), Unreal Tournament elements, support for mainstream operating systems, a dedicated Linux server for hosting Urban Terror game sessions without interruption, support for maps, weather affects, the ability to perform superhuman feats, and realistic damage system.
In addition, the games comes with classic and extremely popular FPS modes, such as Capture the Flag and Team Deathmatch, as well as Free-for-All (deathmatch), Capture & Hold, Team Survivor, Follow the Leader and Bomb & Defuse. The Jump Mode and Last Man Standing game types are also included in Urban Terror.
Supported operating systems and availability
Urban Terror is available for download for free, as a universal zip archive that contain all the necessary files to run the game in no time. In addition, the developers provide native installers for each of the supported operating systems (see below for details), as well as an update file.
Officially supported operating systems include all GNU/Linux distributions, as well as the commercial Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows OSes. Both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms are supported at this time.
Includes a dedicated server
In addition to the above, the Urban Terror project comes with a dedicated server, which can be downloaded and installed only on GNU/Linux platforms. The server is also free of charge, downloadable from the project’s homepage (see link below for details) and actively maintained by both the community and FrozenSand.