Fight Night Round 4 PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Featuring a re-written gameplay engine, EA Sports Fight Night Round 4 adds a variety of fighting styles and boxer differentiation to authentically emulate the greatest fighters of all time. Pressure your opponent with the brawling inside style of young Mike Tyson, bobbing and weaving to setFeaturing a re-written gameplay engine, EA Sports Fight Night Round 4 adds a variety of fighting styles and boxer differentiation to authentically emulate the greatest fighters of all time. Pressure your opponent with the brawling inside style of young Mike Tyson, bobbing and weaving to set up powerful hooks and uppercuts. Capitalize on Muhammad Ali's reach, hand speed and fleetness of foot to bewilder your opponent with lightning fast jabs and straights from the outside. For the first time, EA Sports Fight Night Round 4 gives you the opportunity to pit these legendary heavyweights against one another and name a true champ. No fight will be the same with an all-new physics-based animation system that recreates the full spectrum of true-to-life punch impacts, giving boxers a devastating arsenal of punches, blocks and ring movement. The new physics system allows for missed punches, glancing punches, knockout blows and for the first time ever, rough and tumble inside fighting. Fatigue, adrenaline, footwork and timing all come into play as you hammer away at your opponents. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 46
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 46
  3. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    100
    Like many games earning classic status, FNR4 generates repeated standout, jaw-dropping moments, and none of them are pre-scripted. [Aug 2009, p.64]
  2. Its incredibly accurate physics system doesn’t just set a new bar for boxing games, but for all games across all genres. Newton’s laws of motion haven’t mattered this much in a game since Pong, and bare-chested men haven’t looked this good in a game since Cho Aniki.
  3. 90
    While it's not without its flaws, Fight Night Round 4 is still one of the most entertaining games of the year, no matter what gaming category you think it belongs in.
  4. The latest Fight Night pushes hard to deliver a game that feels realistic and authentic to the sport while also being extremely playable, and offering plenty of staying power. Even if boxing as a sport barely piques your interest, this game delivers tension, drama, and punishment to rival the best fighting games out there.
  5. Fight Night Round 4 is an aggressive, fast and brutal experience that manages to achieve a videogame as brilliant as the third chapter in the series.
  6. With easy-to-pick-up controls and stunning graphics, Fight Night Round 4 is a fantastic experience with plenty of replay value and tons of unlockable content to keep any boxing fan busy for months.
  7. Fight Night: Round 4 is definitively the best boxing-game this year. Also it's a bit to easy to come on top, but it's funny and interesting, especially with two players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 9 out of 22
  1. RobinM
    Jul 2, 2009
    10
    This is a great game. It was a bold step to do away with the buttons but the joystick control system, though fiddly to start with, soon This is a great game. It was a bold step to do away with the buttons but the joystick control system, though fiddly to start with, soon becomes easy to use IMO. Now when you play online and meet body spammers or the old haymaker junkies, they are easy to beat. Just stay cool, block, lean and counter punch and then when their stamina is all but gone you can open up and destroy them. When you get to play someone who knows about boxing the fights to be had are awesome. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jun 24, 2009
    10
    This game improoves so much over FNR3. you can now do combos with great speed, career mode is actually a career now you can schedule This game improoves so much over FNR3. you can now do combos with great speed, career mode is actually a career now you can schedule fights,etc. MUST BUY. Expand
  3. DanielF.
    Jul 2, 2009
    9
    Joe.c & Luke.h you are both retarded and should go away and play button basher games for clueless players. FNR4 is a big step up from FNR3 in Joe.c & Luke.h you are both retarded and should go away and play button basher games for clueless players. FNR4 is a big step up from FNR3 in every way, face buttons have gone so you now have to learn the game properly as well as understand that boxing isn't about throwing punch punch punch, there's more of a art for and tactics to it, learn the game and you will enjoy it, don't bother and you will underestimate it. If there is a flaw then its online players who pull out of games just as there about to be out for the count, apart from those idiots the online play is lag free. Yes there could have been more done to the game but EA have done a good enough job to warren t people to buy this game. best boxing game ever unless your a button basher, one other thing is you will find unrealistic is the amount of punches you can throw compared to real life, but hay if it went any more realistic it would become a bore. Expand
  4. GavinE
    Jul 25, 2009
    7
    Career mode is lacking immersion, but it will keep you entertained. Because its all punch control through the analogue sticks your accuracy Career mode is lacking immersion, but it will keep you entertained. Because its all punch control through the analogue sticks your accuracy of what punch to throw is pretty random so the training games become impossible to master, consequently you end up autotraining too much to actually be a superstar. If they could add more character to the career it would score higher but as it stands its actually quite boring. The graphics are pretty good though, however blood and cuts are almost non existent. If they could import THQ's UFC damage visuals, it would be tons better in that respect. Ring entry visuals are a big letdown, and something you will skip through after the first look. Soundtracks are good though as with previous versions. Its just a shame their is really no storyline to your career, i think thats the biggest negative that plagues this game. Having said all that, if you enjoyed FN3, still get FN4 because regardless of its let downs its still a decent game in its own right. Expand
  5. AgostinoC
    Jul 17, 2009
    4
    I was pretty excited to get this game and have been playing it religiously in my spare time. I have to admit that most of that play time is I was pretty excited to get this game and have been playing it religiously in my spare time. I have to admit that most of that play time is due to the fact that I want to justify my purchase, as I quickly found out that the play control is abysmal. Quite often I try to block or dodge but my boxer throws a punch instead leaving me open for a counter-punch. This is frustrating to the point where I almost broke one of my controllers, smashing it on the ground when I had a 12(9)-0 and I lost because the controls were too laggy and inacurate for me to beat the next rank of CPU opponent which had punches much more accurate and quick than I could do even when I was spamming jabs. This game could have been so much more had there been an option for button based punches like "round 3". For some reason I thought there would be one. Had I known this wasn't possible I never would have picked up the game. This is potential flushed down the toilet. I'll still try to beat the game, but in small doses. I have to control my anger by playing no more than 2 matches per session. Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2016
    3
    As a guy who played so much FNR3 that I actually tried to box a car in a racing game when I was drunk, I can honestly say this game is theAs a guy who played so much FNR3 that I actually tried to box a car in a racing game when I was drunk, I can honestly say this game is the worst. It has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. The amazing combat system that you came to love is simply non-existent. It's basically a dumbed down version of the game that tries to appeal to a more general crowd all while being a blatant insult to the real fans. This is the game that killed FN for me. Thank you EA sports for ruining one of my favourite games. :) Expand
  7. Mr.Anon
    Jul 8, 2009
    0
    Perfect graphics mean nothing when followed by some of the worst gameplay I have ever seen. Total Punch Control seems cool at first but is a Perfect graphics mean nothing when followed by some of the worst gameplay I have ever seen. Total Punch Control seems cool at first but is a joke. You'll throw a hook instead of an uppercut, a body punch instead of a head punch and a lot of times, you'll throw nothing at all. Fight Night Round 4 improves on some of the issues from FNR3 ( like making haymakers easier, bobbing and weaving and 'auto-aim' for people who like to like to stay in a leaned position ) but then throws out even worse new problems, like having no work-around to TPC, allowing people to punch spam with no penalty to their stamina and parrying punches is MUCH harder. Expand

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