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  • Summary: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the premier mixed martial arts event in the world. There are no flying chairs or unrealistic moves. Spectators expect and demand to see true-to-life combat. Now, the ultimate fighting event comes to the Dreamcast as the most realistic fighting game ever created. Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Easily the most realistic, and definitely one of the most fun, fighting games to ever come along.
  2. 100
    You've never played a fighting game or wrestling title like this. UFC is the best man-to-man combat title ever, on any system.
  3. A perfect blend of simple fighting action and sports simulation, and some of the most realistic looking and moving fighters around.
  4. It soon becomes a tedious exercise in reversals and grappling, but until you master your technique to that point, it's a great game.
  5. The game LOOKS like the UFC, FEELS like the UFC, PLAYS like the UFC.
  6. It's not a flawless victory, however, and in the end doesn't quite reach the plateau of a masterpiece like "Soul Calibur."
  7. Even the amazing graphics can't save the game from its shallow and poorly thought out gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jul 4, 2002
    This is the best game u can get for Dreamcast. THe graphics are clear and smooth, the sound it perfect, the gameplay is addicting. Anyone who plays it is hooked. Sure the playstation version didnt even come close, but this game is intense. A sure buy for any gamer liking any type of game. Expand
  2. JamieG.
    Jun 23, 2002
    I can't believe how much I keep playing it!
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    Keeping in prospective that this was the first UFC game to be developed it's amazing how much it got right on it's first go. I hate to compere versions but while the PS1 game is impressive, the DC version of this game takes everything up a notch. Even though the gameplay feels the same, with the addition of better graphics and smoother animations, it takes a better than average experience into an excellent game.

    The roster is deep for the time, and the presentation is excellent, far better than any wrestling or boxing game at the time when it comes to looking like the product that you order on PPV. Compared to this generations UFC titles, the gameplay isn't as impressive as the visuals. But whilst you won't be having any technical bouts that go on for 5 rounds, you will have some intense brawls that could last from 5 seconds to 5 minutes, much like the original UFC events themselves, things get physical and brutal real quick.

    The Dreamcast was the king of arcade style intense quick fixes, and while UFC wasn't a DC exclusive it works best on the little white console.
  4. BobS.
    Jul 1, 2002
    Don't get me wrong it's a good game but it takes about a 1 minute to beat the person you are fighting except for ultiman.