The planet of Taryd is not a happy one. The government of Earth is distant, and the planet’s precious resources are controlled by three giant, evil corporations in a constant war of attrition. You’ve got the Axon (rugged, traditional sci-fi stalwarts), the Liandri (cyberpunky creators of the “Unreal Tournament ” competition itself) and the Izanagi (oriental, pagoda-loving artistes). It’s for the latter that your muscle has been hired.
Rather than the simple tournament structure of yore, the single-player missions, whether they boil down to deathmatches or Warfare matches now link together to form a branching narrative. The plot will see you doing stuff like stealing technology from another corporation, laying claim to an area important for the refining of Tarydium or simply pushing forward with a military campaign.