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  • Summary: The sequel to EA Sports' Fight Night 2004 maintains the original's analog control scheme and introduces a variety of new features. Now you have access to even more punches, including a new "haymaker" punch that is just powerful enough to knock down your opponent. Every hit counts in this game, as injuries reduce a fighter's ability to defend himself. Your cut man can tend to your injuries in between rounds to help you survive your opponent's devastating punches. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 100
    Round 2 has the substance to back it up its sense of style. The analog control has been refined to the point where it's more responsive and more satisfying than mashing buttons and the new facial and body animations bring a level of authenticity to the ring that's simply never been accomplished before.
  2. 91
    Not only gorgeous, but is also one of the most realistic sports games to date.
  3. While the punches lack the power experienced in last years game, EA makes up for it with its innovative total control configuration.
  4. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay is top notch, and the presentation is just shy of perfect.
  5. Spend a day or two learning the controls; the experience is addictive and as smooth as the business end of your gloves. The only thing I missed was the lack of much truly new with this version-I'd kill for a sleazy, mobster-ridden promoter mode, for example.
  6. The best realistic boxing title we've played, and few fight fans will be disappointed. [Apr 2005, p.114]
  7. The most authentic videogame adaptation that we've ever seen... [but t]he Career mode whilst engaging doesn't sustain your interest for long enough, and like many boxing titles will have all but the most hardened fan switching off long before the belt is won.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4