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  • Summary: (Known in Japan as "UFC 2004") UFC: Sudden Impact brings fighting to the "ultimate" fans. Experience the full contact intensity found only in the Octagon. Create the Ultimate Fighter, train him to be a master and brawl you way through five different modes of play including the fan favorite, Tournament Mode, and an all-new, enhanced Story Mode. Become an Ultimate Fighter while throwing down some real-time cuts and bruising. Create, train and kick some butt with your fully customizable character or your favorite UFC fighter. Go head-to-head with over 35 real UFC fighters, including UFC superstars Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Frank Shamrock and Matt Hughes. Unlock and unleash 10 secret hidden fighters. All new unique moves to each fighting style. Choose from 15 different fighting disciplines, new fighting positions and a greater variety of moves. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. 75
    A step -- albeit a small one -- in the right direction for the series. The gameplay has been deepened, as has the career mode. Where it still needs work is in the presentation.
  2. 6 / 7 / 7 / 8 - 28 [Vol 802; 30 Apr 2004]
  3. The matches themselves typically last less time than they take to load. [July 2004, p.115]
  4. While there are some very basic, jam-the-buttons-as-fast-as-you-can, fun moments to be had with the game, in general, there are similarly-styled, better games at comparable prices.
  5. Despite the evolution of the UFC itself, the series has gone absolutely nowhere. [July 2004, p.92]
  6. You can button mash your way to victory, trust me. Even the hardest of hardcore UFC fans should pass on Sudden Impact. [Bryan; July 2004, p.98]
  7. I kept telling my girlfriend while I was playing, "It has to get better once you get into the actual story." Truth be told, THERE IS NO STORY. It’s just the longest character creation mode I’ve ever seen.

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  1. AndreM.
    May 17, 2005
    Good game! Needs mor blood and where is royce gracie, frank mir and tank abbot, ufc just isnt the same with out its ledgends but it only a game and will be better next year, i hope! Expand