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  • Summary: The most realistic "No Holds Barred" fighting videogame for the PS2. Fighters are accurately recreated in amazing detail with appearance, fighting style, movements and signature ring entrances. Various combat elements capture the intensity and authenticity of a Pride contest includingThe most realistic "No Holds Barred" fighting videogame for the PS2. Fighters are accurately recreated in amazing detail with appearance, fighting style, movements and signature ring entrances. Various combat elements capture the intensity and authenticity of a Pride contest including multiple fighting positions, unique fighting styles, hundreds of moves, counters and reversals. With a TV-style presentation, each match-up comes to life in fully scaled arenas complete with ring announcers, lighting, pyrotechnics and realistic camera angles. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 91
    A bloody, intense game that almost perfectly captures all of the excitement of the world's premiere fighting sport. [Mar 2003, p.49]
  2. Not only gives you a realistic fighting challenge, but also manages to make it look really good while doing so. However, it does suffer from some setbacks, like a poor selection of moves, and a very steep learning curve.
  3. Delivers deeper, more fluid gameplay than any mixed-martial-arts game to date, making for an especially exciting two-player game.
  4. 80
    Simply put, Pride FC shines with details that will make any Pride fan or former match attendee misty eyed with nostalgia.
  5. The game features an abundance of fighting styles, and everything from the grapples to the counters comes off incredibly well. [Feb 2003, p.108]
  6. A strikingly realistic fighting game that will be immensely fun for those to rent, but I can’t imagine getting more than 15 hours of enjoyment out of the game.
  7. Carried over from the last generation, this fighting game just feels old and fights with no heart whatsoever.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. JuniorP.
    May 6, 2003
    10
    Hows it going, I just came back from sea, I'm in the Navy, and when I came back to San Diego, my little cousin told me about this game, Hows it going, I just came back from sea, I'm in the Navy, and when I came back to San Diego, my little cousin told me about this game, so I went yesterday to Target, and I bought the game, and I was like DAMN! this game is shisnicks, I especially like it how you can create your own fighter, that part was pretty bomb. Expand
  2. Carlos
    Feb 22, 2003
    8
    Solid, fundamental and responsive biggest flaw is the lack of any type of season or stat tracking. Also the ring entrances could have been Solid, fundamental and responsive biggest flaw is the lack of any type of season or stat tracking. Also the ring entrances could have been shorter, sometimes they last longer than the matches, but Pride/fc is an all around fun fighter very similar to the tekken series. And if the game developers are reading this, we'd like to see the losers suffer a little more in the submission holds heheh. Expand
  3. SethY.
    Jan 23, 2007
    8
    It's nice but a career mode would've made it a hundred times better.
  4. LeeR.
    Mar 15, 2003
    7
    The game is more realistic than ufc but lacks in the career mode or stat tracking.

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