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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 84
  2. Negative: 11 out of 84

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  1. ccc
    Nov 4, 2013
    0
    So I got this game on the PlayStation network for 5 bucks. Ice played round 3 and 4 and liked them. I figured I'd give the story mode a shot. The fans itself looks good and plays well, but the story mode is awful! Why? Because I just want to box that's why. To often in fights conditions appear that prevent the player from actually enjoying the such as, an automatic broken right hand, canSo I got this game on the PlayStation network for 5 bucks. Ice played round 3 and 4 and liked them. I figured I'd give the story mode a shot. The fans itself looks good and plays well, but the story mode is awful! Why? Because I just want to box that's why. To often in fights conditions appear that prevent the player from actually enjoying the such as, an automatic broken right hand, can only punch with the left, an automatic bad cut over my eye, don't get hit there too many times or the fight gets stopped, a paid off ref that will call every body shot you deliver a hit to the opponents privates, right down to the last fight with frost, first two rounds, avoid him, don't matter what you do, he can't be beat, you have to avoid him, after that, it's a mandatory 3 rounds of body blows after that, who knows I gave up after about 20 tries and deleted the game. I want to play and win my way EA. This game sucks and I hope everyone involved in making the choices on how the story mode was going to work is fired and black listed from all gaming companies. What a streaming pile of garbage! Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    1
    Please read! The reason this game gets a very bad 1 is because the owc (online world championship) mode is sooo bad. If you dont play it from day 1 then people are 20-30 ranks higher then you, not better fighters but there stamina and strength are alot better then yours is. So in a way its like fighting while going on the **** and eating nothing but doner kebabs instead of training. ThePlease read! The reason this game gets a very bad 1 is because the owc (online world championship) mode is sooo bad. If you dont play it from day 1 then people are 20-30 ranks higher then you, not better fighters but there stamina and strength are alot better then yours is. So in a way its like fighting while going on the **** and eating nothing but doner kebabs instead of training. The fight now option is good and what it should be like online in all the game modes, where you choose or create a fighter and the fight is based around skill, the story mode is BRILLIANT but it lasted for less then 2 hours so thats why my review score is low. Also on legacy mode the sim before a fight is soooo slow and stupid offers between fights for less money then even needed and to top it there are constant reminders from you coach to win.....really i would have never guessed! I have had my problems with EA in the past but things are still on edge, whoever thought of the story mode WELL DONE but make it longer next time and save time between fights in legacy mode just sim all the weeks before training in 2 seconds, and give searious sponser deals where you get things that are worth having. I had 15+ million when i retired GOAT what the F is 5k going to do? and make online world championship good too where you dont fight a guy after spending 4 days on single player then to get a fight online with a guy who is level 90+ and my brand new boxer i just made is 70ish. FNR4 was full of body spammers who traded belts back and forth with friends more then a prossie in amsterdam and FNR3 had a haymaker that could rip the universe in half. However the story is good but very short and online fight now is good but replay value...meh not really. rent this game trust me i am a die hard boxing fan. Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Quite possibly the worst boxing game I've ever played. Champion Mode is unbalanced and unfair even on the easiest difficulty. The only "roller coaster ride" involved will be the roller coaster ride you blood pressure takes when the game mercilessly knocks you out because a lot of your hits don't register as connecting. Don't believe me? Just watch some of the replays and watch your fist or entire arm go through your opponent without them blocking or dodging and watch in amazement as the game doesn't register a connecting hit. There's one particular point in the story mode where you're forced to fight two fights back to back. You don't know it's coming and you face a particularly tough fight before the second one. Even on Amateur you're likely to expend a lot of energy and health trying to take him down. Only to have to go into the next fight with even less health and stamina to the point where if your opponent hits you even once you're going down. And going down even once spells game over and you have to start the whole sadistic fight over again. There's no checkpoint system so if you want to go back and try to finish the last fight with more health and stamina so you can actually take a hit in the second... You have to restart the whole storyline.
    A game should be challenging. Not impossible.
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  4. May 14, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Expand
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. For a generation weaned on Rocky movies Fight Night Champion is the ultimate boxing experience. It sounds like a throwaway sentence, really. A platitude you toss at an otherwise good game to get the hard work out of the way. It's completely true though... What's particularly clever about Champion Mode is the way it pulls strings in the background to heighten the tension. During the fights throughout the story you might find yourself nursing a broken hand, or suddenly at the mercy of a bent referee or a desk full of bribed judges. Champion Mode will uppercut you with surprises like these, ones that require you to adjust the way you're fighting, across its duration. Champion Mode is bold, different and we absolutely want more of it. [May 2011 p.70]
  2. May 24, 2011
    90
    Stunning visuals and a great champion mode make Fight Night Champion the best game in the series.
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    80
    Yet again a great boxing game in the series. Boring training routines and irritating load times keep it from the higher grades.