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  • Summary: Features actual UFC champions and all the real, unbelievable mixed martial arts moves found in the Octagon. Using incredible deep offensive and defensive strategies, players can string limitless combos together and exploit the fighting technique that most suits their personal style. FeaturesFeatures actual UFC champions and all the real, unbelievable mixed martial arts moves found in the Octagon. Using incredible deep offensive and defensive strategies, players can string limitless combos together and exploit the fighting technique that most suits their personal style. Features the top ranked fighters in the world Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. [Crave Entertainment] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 86
    Fighting game fans will like Throwdown. Mixed martial arts fans will love it.
  2. UFC still has some untapped game potential, but Throwdown is its best effort so far. [June 2002, p.78]
  3. Has some drawbacks, but offers incredible fight graphics.
  4. A quality interactive representation of a legitimate fighting franchise, brought down only by its lack of gameplay modes, inconsequential audio and too-close-for-comfort similarity to its two-year old Dreamcast cousin.
  5. You can almost feel the snap of a bone as your opponents bend your elbow 90 degrees too far -- the other way. [July 2002, p.120]
  6. The entire game boils down to some annoyingly simple button mashing that gets old faster than most UFC matches last.
  7. The action is not nearly violent enough to satisfy one's bloodlust, the characters look different but function essentially the same, and matches lack any form of strategy associated with the sport.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 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 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! Expand
  2. 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 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. Expand
  3. 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 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. Expand
  4. G.G.
    Mar 24, 2003
    9
    Sweet moves.
  5. 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 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. Expand
  6. Danny
    Jun 12, 2002
    0
    This game is a total blowout! it really sucks and it is too easy... I tried it out for the first time and just pressed buttons and i beat the This game is a total blowout! it really sucks and it is too easy... I tried it out for the first time and just pressed buttons and i beat the comp in two seconds... not very good. Expand