UFC Undisputed 2009 PlayStation 3

Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 58 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
Buy On
  1. A good start to what is likely to be one of gaming's most important new sports franchises.
  2. The core element of the game is solid and all that needs to be done is some polishing. Hopefully, the next installment in the series will do just that and then we really do have an undisputed champion.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. JonP
    Jun 4, 2009
    4
    Unfortunately, I agree with IGN, for the most part. They had a lot of time to make this game and make it perfect. And it's so far from Unfortunately, I agree with IGN, for the most part. They had a lot of time to make this game and make it perfect. And it's so far from perfect it's not even funny. The biggest overthought is that your character does not age. That is just downright silly. The game itself got old pretty fast after I ended up being able to dominate (though subbing people is still almost impossible). Either way, it's worth a rent to play for a week or so. After that week, you'll be done. Full Review »
  2. Jun 23, 2016
    5
    A game that didn't really hook me in once I started. I remember the controls being unnecessarily convoluted and intricate to perform basicA game that didn't really hook me in once I started. I remember the controls being unnecessarily convoluted and intricate to perform basic tasks, such as grappling, performing a submission or transitioning to different positions. Tutorials didn't do much for me in those functions. The gameplay was generally alright, would have been better if I wasn't forced to be so one-dimensional to pick my open apart by using my fists. Had to keep pausing to check the controls for the crazy amount of combinations there were to transition in different positions to save myself from losing - unsurprisingly I did lose a lot against fighters that specialised in grappling and submissions. The commentary was very good though, but that isn't really the reason why I buy games like this.

    Career Mode was very linear and repetitive, but it was engaging at times. Music was quite good, pretty appropriate to the game.

    Overall, a forgettable game. Nothing remotely great in the slightest, but nothing absolutely awful about the game. I did enjoy it from time to time.
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  3. Apr 13, 2016
    8
    In Ufc it is made of many ultimate fighters that aren’t your ordinary fighters that you would find of the street. These guys are fighters thatIn Ufc it is made of many ultimate fighters that aren’t your ordinary fighters that you would find of the street. These guys are fighters that are very skilled in all around mma, sharp on the ground and deadly on their feet. And when you get step into the octagon and that cage closes the referee, officials and the millions people around the world don’t want to see that you are not a real fighter. What they want to see is a good fight that they have paid to watch.

    Ufc has grown so huge that it has surpassed all fighting sports such as Boxing, and wrestling and many more. It has been said that ufc was invented when context sports decided they needed way more than what they had considering people have become less and interested in boxing and olympic wrestling. Not only that but there were mma fighters that were so good to the other fighters just couldn’t keep up with their all around fighting such as their striking their grappling and their own special asset that they had. Like for instance current ufc heavyweight champion fabricio werdum is a world class brazilian ju jitsu champion and a lot of the other heavyweights just can’t keep up with it. And it makes sense because they try to avoid the ground as much as possible when an opponent fights him.

    In general some fighters in the ufc are just really hard workers and have dedicated their whole lives to be in the position that they are to this in the ufc. They are all ultimate fighting champions and they all deserve to be there considering they all work hard. However the one who works the hardest deserves to be the champion in their division. Personally I have a lot of respect for Fabricio werdum but I just don’t think that he should be champion right now. As a matter a fact when it comes to working the hardest I don’t think that he’s number one on that list.

    To this day in my opinion ufc should have a lot more sponsors than they already do considering it is so popular and the most popular context sport there is. And the most popular ones should be getting paid based on worldwide popularity and the kind of training they do and their fighting performances. For instance one of the all time fan favorites Anderson silva should’ve been sponsored for everything that he ever did when he was in the ufc before he had to retire. And when he retired he should’ve been paid the most.
    It amazes me how hyped of people get when two competitors are about to fight. For example, when they go to the press conference and the weigh in’s and interview’s that just excites the fans when they trash talk, call each other names, get in each other’s faces that kind of thing. That right there makes a bunch of people tune in to watch the fight and get plane tickets just to where the fight is and watch it live.
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