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This page features all our custom map reviews, grouped into three categories - large campaigns, small campaigns and single maps. You can scroll through the page as a whole, you can click the links below to skip to the section you want, or alternatively you can view the review schema.

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Large Campaigns

This table includes large, usually collaborative map packs in excess of about six maps.

Unreal Tournament

Review
Déjà Vu - Gryphon Revisited v2.01
Built by Team UnrealSP

"Emulates the Unreal atmosphere with very Na Pali-like places"
Score:
70%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal
227
Review
Unreal: Forgotten
Built by Andrew "Sinistral" Allison

"An enjoyably nostalgic experience"
Score:
70%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Final Worlds
Built by Electro Software Inc

"Abandon all hope ye who playeth this map pack"
Score:
5%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Legacy
Built by Simon "EZKeel" West-Bulford

"An ambitious mod with some really unique aspects that set it apart from just about every other SP mod out there"
Score:
59%

Others say:
/10
Unreal Tournament

Review
Nali Chronicles (Full Version)
Built by NCTeam

"A very fun and unique take on the Unreal world"
Score:
72%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Operation Na Pali
Built by Team Vortex

"Let down by an excess of silly jokes and a lack of a throught-provoking storyline"
Score:
83%

Others say:
/10
Unreal Tournament

Review
Project Xenome: First Day
Built by Jarrod "JazzyB" Burgess

"If this first episode is anything to go by, the full release could be a new classic"
Score:
81%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Project Zephon
Built by Team Zephon

"Most of Project Zephon's maps are, visually, absolutely stunning"
Score:
67%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Seven Bullets
Built by Team Red Nemesis

"Dares to be different"
Score:
89%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Spatial Fear: Prologue v1.2
Built by Team Liquid Element

"Spatial Fear can draw a crowd. The problem it has is keeping them there"
Score:
72%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Xidia Gold
Built by Team Phalanx

"As many fans will report, the build of Xidia Gold is uniformly excellent"
Score:
81%

Others say:
9/10


Small Campaigns

This table includes those smaller packs which are often created by just one author. The standard length for such packs is about three maps, although they can be larger.

Unreal

Review
Apocalypse Threat
Built by Crescent Moon Software

"Architecture could be described as little above minimum"
Score:
10%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
ArchSub
Built by Steve Long

"ArchSub is a campaign without personality"
Score:
18%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal
226f
Review
Attacked!
Built by Kevin "Waffnuffly" Letz

"Waffnuffly makes groundbreaking use of scripted scenes"
Score:
71%

Others say:
6/10
Unreal

Review
The Ballad of Ash
Built by Lestat

"A story and locations that end up being very strange"
Score:
18%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Beer from Outer Space NEW!
Built by Max Bucher

"Beer From Outer Space has a lot of great concepts, but it's too frustrating to call fun"
Score:
33%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Crash
Built by David "DavidM" Münnich

"Little more than a minor curiosity"
Score:
23%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Darkside
Built by Dan "Jago" Naoumov

"A compilation of unrelated maps"
Score:
31%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Demon's Keep
Built by Jeroen "CoBoDeRa" Breukels

"It has aged really badly, but its atmosphere can still be felt"
Score:
25%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Elder
Built by Jason "Jaspos" Poots

"A classic example of how a well designed concept can make a low-poly map more memorable"
Score:
52%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
The Fury
Built by Olav "Fawn" Gjerde

"You need to be a good shot with the Rifle, and preferably with the Chainsaw too!"
Score:
55%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Hexephet
Built by Grayson Edge

"The levels in Hexephet ooze professionalism"
Score:
82%

Others say:
/10
Unreal

Review
Hollow
Built by Paul C Roberts

"As a single player campaign it lacks"
Score:
41%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Illhaven Saga
Built by Tim "Kew" Jarvis

"Associated among the best of the best in the eyes of Unreal's loyal fanbase"
Score:
57%

Others say:
8/10
Unreal

Review
Invasion
Built by Simon "EZKeel" West-Bulford

"Puzzles and thinking challenges are where the pack offers the most difficulty"
Score:
46%

Others say:
9/10
Unreal

Review
Iphigenia
Built by Wessel "Ultimate Weasel" Steenhuis

"A basic map pack, but certainly not without merit"
Score:
42%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Jailbreak
Built by TheChief7

"A brave attempt at detail from an inexperienced mapper"
Score:
30%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
The Landing
Built by Mike "Hellscrag" Wilberforce

"Gameplay is on the easy side"
Score:
58%

Others say:
54%
Unreal

Review
Last Escape from Na Pali
Built by Jure "WhirlWindWabbit" Vertelj

"Hits more right notes than many first packs"
Score:
51%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Nali Grail
Built by Alain "SAM" Savarese

"A very typical first map pack"
Score:
27%

Others say:
3/10
Unreal

Review
Na Pali Odyssey - Episode One: Sky Escape
Built by Nicklas "DeluxScan" Teisner

"A solid first map pack"
Score:
58%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
New Alcatraz
Built by Tomas "Drevlin" Lidström

"New Alcatraz gets the thumbs up"
Score:
63%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
The Odyssey
Built by Sarevok

"Falls short in the storytelling"
Score:
59%

Others say:
60%
Unreal

Review
One Day
Built by Chris Burgess

"Holds its own despite its age"
Score:
80%

Others say:
8/10
Unreal

Review
Panic 2
Built by Atomic Pop

"One of the precious few map packs to exist that has no relation to anything in the Unreal universe"
Score:
51%

Others say:
/10
Unreal Tournament

Review
Peril on Mars
Built by Team86

"Despite the fact that it's clearly just an excuse to kill monsters, it can be amusing"
Score:
48%

Others say:
7/10
Unreal Tournament

Review
Return the Heart
Built by Doublez-Down

"Successfully captures the classic Unreal atmosphere"
Score:
55%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Shadows of Na Pali
Built by Crescent Moon Software

"Architecture is simple to score: there isn't any!"
Score:
10%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Shamu Quest NEW!
Built by Jean "El Chicoverde" Rochefort

"Unquestionably worth a play for its grandiose appearance"
Score:
57%

Others say:
/10, 57%
Unreal

Review
Shinigami Level Pack 1
Built by Shinigami

"An inventive release that is let down primarily by its age and the lack of a sequel"
Score:
49%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Skaarj Tower - Shadow and Fire
Built by Drew

"Positively arcade in flavour"
Score:
60%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Skaarj Tower - The Fall of Seethe
Built by Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto

"There's not a single dull corridor in this pack"
Score:
70%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Sky Shard
Built by Edward "EddX" McRobbie

"Much more than you'd usually expect from a first attempt with the Editor"
Score:
39%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Strange World
Built by David "DavidM" Münnich

"What Strange World was rich with was ideas.... Other packs may have used them better, but Strange World had them first"
Score:
61%

Others say:
9/10
Unreal Tournament

Review
Tashara's Cove
Built by Mike "Hellscrag" Wilberforce

"A casual Unreal experience that's solid from beginning to end"
Score:
57%

Others say:
8/10
Unreal Tournament

Review
Tentacle-Hunter's Maps: Series 1 NEW!
Built by Tentacle-Hunter

"Although not as good as I remembered it being, it's still worth playing through"
Score:
37%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Unreal Tournament

Review
Thirteen Mutants
Built by David "DavidM" Münnich

"A mildly diverting way to spend half a hour or less"
Score:
29%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Thrall Village
Built by Daniel Norton

"A somewhat lazy creation"
Score:
40%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Tower of Shrakith'a
Built by Geoffrey "MadMartigan" Field

"Arguably the best single player map pack released prior to UT"
Score:
90%

Others say:
9/10
Return to Na Pali

Review
The Tragedy
Built by Westley Merlin

"I seriously didn't know whether to laugh or cry!"
Score:
7%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Unreality Episode One: New Year Edition
Built by Dmitry 'TYGRA' Gribanoff

"There's no excuse for gameplay this awful"
Score:
44%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Valley of Alshar
Built by Mick "VerMoorD" Beard

"Has to be judged by modern standards"
Score:
58%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Unreal Tournament

Review
WTF Series 1 v1.1
Built by Shivaxi and LOL_PEANUTS

"Something very strange is happening"
Score:
56%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Zero Black
Built by Edward "EddX" McRobbie

"The combination of repetitiveness and unfairness ultimately kills the entertainment"
Score:
59%

Others say:
/10
Unreal

Review
Zora's Episode 1
Built by Zora

"There are fun moments in Episode 1. They just don't happen often enough"
Score:
39%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Zora's Episode 2
Built by Zora

"Zora tends to populate these maps only with the direct elements of gameplay, and all other considerations get left out"
Score:
45%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Zora's Episode 3
Built by Zora

"You’ll constantly feel like each new map is introducing a new challenge or a new style of puzzle"
Score:
46%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Zora's Episode 4
Built by Zora

"Overcomes general expectations by bringing unique thinking challenges to the table"
Score:
56%

Others say:
N/A


Single Maps

Finally, this table includes single map releases that give you a short, sharp game.

Unreal Tournament

Review
The Abandoned Colony
Built by Edward "EddX" McRobbie

"Gameplay suffers greatly from the lack of weapon and monster progression"
Score:
35%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Arachnopolis NEW!
Built by Simon "EZKeel" West-Bulford

"It's not bad, but I'd expect more from a mapper of such fame"
Score:
53%

Others say:
40%
Unreal Tournament

Review
Bad Cargo
Built by Mr. Blowtatoes

"There are the seeds of a decent conceptual design in place here"
Score:
27%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Bafford's Manor
Built by Ryan Armstrong

"If you haven't played Thief this holds very little value as a level"
Score:
9%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Bob - Everybody Needs a Friend
Built by David "DavidM" Münnich

"You need to use a bit of intelligence and a few movement tricks to get past the obstacles"
Score:
49%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Cadet Simulation Exercise
Built by David Smith

"Before attempting to create something unique, don't rush"
Score:
6%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Calling
Built by M|Ket

"This map has stuck with me for a lot longer than most early Unreal maps have"
Score:
40%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Entrance to Cherokee Base
Built by Josh Stern

"One of the first custom single player levels for Unreal"
Score:
34%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Court of Izn-Nali NEW!
Built by Claycle

"Even though it hasn't aged well, The Court of Izn-Nali is interesting to play through"
Score:
29%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
deCyber Duel
Built by Simon "EZKeel" West-Bulford

"The definitive gladiator experience in the whole of Unreal single player mapping"
Score:
57%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Deep Space 666
Built by Chris Burgess

"The map's structure is very non-linear"
Score:
36%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Escape from the Cathedral NEW!
Built by Danilo Di Mascio

"Avoid at all costs"
Score:
12%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Expert Visuals
Built by Derek "PI-destroy" Struye

"A unique gameplay experiment let down by the poor build quality"
Score:
25%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Gothic Resurrection
Built by Doublez-Down

"Served fresh for your playing pleasure"
Score:
61%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Greek Island NEW!
Built by Obi-Wan

"Impressive given the level's age"
Score:
33%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Gramercy
Built by Chris Burgess

"Overscaled"
Score:
38%

Others say:
40%
Unreal Tournament

Review
Heart of Chizra
Built by Raven

"Probably the shortest SP map I've ever played"
Score:
42%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Incident At Nali Canyons
Built by Steve Arriola

"Atmosphere, progression and storytelling that tends to be rare for maps from that era"
Score:
23%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
The Installation
Built by Diamond

"The map is rather nostalgic"
Score:
21%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Jiganara Kingdom
Built by Mattias "Uran 238" Ekh

"Just about worth a go"
Score:
15%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
The Last Fortress
Built by Lord Waffnuffly "War Bonnet" Letz

"Simply one of the greatest single map releases"
Score:
90%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Liberation of Na Pali
Built by Steve "Roswell" Farrow

"You truly get the impression that at any point, the level can come alive and swallow you"
Score:
64%

Others say:
/10
Unreal

Review
The Living Planet
Built by David "Kyp Durron" Pittman

"An innovative concept let down by poor design and disappointing gameplay"
Score:
33%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Lower Shrine of Nakesh
Built by Stuart "Volvin" Presley

"Let down by its general lack of ambition"
Score:
33%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Morene
Built by Georg "ThickAsABrick" Jensen

"Shouldn't have been released in its current state"
Score:
30%

Others say:
/10
Unreal Tournament

Review
Nak'halinra Peak
Built by Jean "El Chicoverde" Rochefort

"Very atmospheric"
Score:
75%

Others say:
/10
Unreal

Review
Nali Cove 2
Built by Mark Simmons

"When judged by modern standards it suffers"
Score:
37%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Na Pali Haven: Redux
Built by Will "Mister Prophet" Drekker

"What SkyTown Redux does perfectly right is the storyline"
Score:
80%

Others say:
/10
Unreal

Review
The Once Great Temple NEW!
Built by Marty Howe

"One of the earliest custom creations for Unreal is a fairly decent level"
Score:
44%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Ortican
Built by Sjoerd "Hourences" De Jong

"The Starship textures work better here than they ever did in Unreal"
Score:
78%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Plateau of Na'Bpah
Built by Diamond

"Diamond has definite potential as a mapper"
Score:
43%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Pure
Built by Nicole Dion

"No gameplay development and therefore no replayability"
Score:
13%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Rajal Castle
Built by Jeffrey "Capp" Miner

"One of the best releases from the first year of Unreal custom mapping"
Score:
25%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Rescue of Panunu
Built by GreyGore

"A pretty basic concept for a map, developed well"
Score:
42%

Others say:
35%
Unreal

Review
The Ruins of Nali'Pente
Built by Tim "Kew" Jarvis

"A nice atmospheric work, if nothing else"
Score:
50%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Satanic Church NEW!
Built by Timo 'DarkKiller' Birnschein

"An eerie, enthralling experience worthy of a high grade"
Score:
54%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Sirius 38f3: The Unknown Planet
Built by Arjan Vroegop

"Much better than most debut levels manage to be"
Score:
50%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Skaarj City
Built by David "DavidM" Münnich

"You'll probably be kicked around pretty badly by all the Skaarj Warriors"
Score:
17%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
The Skyfalls
Built by Alex "Gorthaur" Jones

"This map isn't everything that it could have been"
Score:
34%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Spantobi - Unexpected Threat
Built by Emil "Doze" Gustavsson

"The difficulty is tougher than your average Unreal map"
Score:
58%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Star 861
Built by Grayson Edge

"One of the best first maps released by anyone"
Score:
54%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Tarmation - The Tiradium Sublimation

Built by Paul "TAZ" Mader

"Tarmation deserves a glance for the uniqueness of its architecture"
Score:
36%

Others say:
/10
Unreal

Review
Tarmation 2 - A Rude Awakening

Built by Paul "TAZ" Mader

"Almost like a dreamland"
Score:
61%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Temple of Eelhandra
Built by Jean "El Chicoverde" Rochefort

"While it may be Unreal, the gameplay of this level just doesn't flow"
Score:
58%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
Three Crystals
Built by David "DavidM" Münnich

"The architecture is serviceable but old-fashioned"
Score:
36%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Tower of Zi' Ki'
Built by Matt "Razman" Rasmussen

"A concept beyond the author's skills"
Score:
35%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
UMS Solaris
Built by Swordtail

"Intense, wonderful and full of unexpected surprises"
Score:
59%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Unreal Grief Chapter 1
Built by Toby J. "Legendslayer222" Adams

"Architecture isn't sophisticated enough to support the ambitious concept"
Score:
29%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Unreal Grief Chapter 2 NEW!
Built by Toby J. "Legendslayer222" Adams

"While it has its fair share of ups and downs, Unreal Grief Chapter 2 is a significant step up from the original"
Score:
43%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Unreal Tournament

Review
Unreal Zero: Cats 2
Built by Bill "Spentron" Spencer

"Cats 2 is the definition of what classifies as a 'WTF map'"
Score:
31%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Vacillations of a Victorian Vagrant
Built by Hellscrag

"You won’t be disappointed"
Score:
75%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal Tournament

Review
Valley of Eelhandra
Built by Jean "El Chicoverde" Rochefort

"Chicoverde uses clever scripted sequences to surprise the player at every turn"
Score:
67%

Others say:
N/A
Unreal

Review
The Vigil 99
Built by Holger Huck

"Always keeps you on your toes"
Score:
73%

Others say:
66%
Unreal

Review
Xerania's Fall
Built by Simon "EZkeel" West-Bulford

"Xerania's Fall does things that other map packs still haven't emulated"
Score:
56%

Others say:
7/10
Unreal Unreal Tournament

Review
Zombie Dawn
Built by Simon "EZkeel" West-Bulford

"The level design is probably some of EZkeel's best"
Score:
44%

Others say:
7/10

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