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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. Expand
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  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
  1. T.G.
    Mar 28, 2005
    Incredibly addictive, great graphics.
  2. MarkD.
    Mar 2, 2005
    So happy this game on cube. fight night and super punch out in one game is great. Fight Night is the best sports game out there. Looks next gen!!!
  3. HanifM.
    Oct 18, 2007
    This game owns,its the tightest most sophistecated boxing game to date even 2004 can't top this. the career mode is deeper the graphics and gameplay are sweetier heck even the audio is legit. the haymakers are awesome and not a hassle to pull off. if this is as good as it gets for boxing then thats just okay for me. Expand
  4. AndrewW.
    Jul 24, 2005
    A pretty good game i would say. Stunning graphics and effect (gum shields flying out and blood). There are good moves in it as well like haymakers. What really disappoints me is there could be more great boxers like Tszyu, Judah,Tyson as a legend and some brits like Calzaghe and Harrison. Collapse