User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. NoHoldsBarredFighter
    Aug 5, 2002
    9
    If you are into mixed martial arts and no holds barred fighting, you will love this game. If you don't like realism and want to hit someone with a sword 20 times before they die, find a cheesy fighting game.
  2. G.G.
    Mar 24, 2003
    9
    Sweet moves.
  3. AdamS.
    Aug 10, 2002
    10
    This is a real fighting game for real fighting fans. MMA fans give praise, as all other fighting games are for little boys and their make believe chop-socky ninja toys.
  4. PhillipS.
    Jun 7, 2002
    8
    I purchased this game the day after it came out because of a demo version they had set up for trying out. It could use improvement, but it is still worth the $40 I shelled out for it.
  5. ConleyS.
    Sep 1, 2002
    10
    This game is the best fighting game made so far. There are tap outs, knock outs, and decisions. With explosive replays and hits. If you watch UFC you will see that almost every move used in the game happens in the real octagon. Tito is the man!
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. UFC fans should be more than satisfied. It’s not as polished as I would’ve liked, and the depth is somewhat hindered by overly similar modes of play.
  2. While you're not going to rock your friends socks off with the none-too-glitzy presentation of UFC Throwdown, the game's tight controls, smooth combat and surprising flexibility will make up for those shortcomings with little difficulty.
  3. Controlled in much the same way as Tekken, the game is played out at a somewhat less feverish pace and whilst never reaching the compelling heights of the aforementioned titles, bouts are still something that beat-’em-up fans should enjoy.