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  • Summary: A new physics-driven hit reaction and knockout system delivers more visceral KOs than before. Every knockout is now unique. Simultaneous two-fighter interaction brings the ground game to life with greater responsiveness and variety. Surprise your opponent with a flying armbar from theA new physics-driven hit reaction and knockout system delivers more visceral KOs than before. Every knockout is now unique. Simultaneous two-fighter interaction brings the ground game to life with greater responsiveness and variety. Surprise your opponent with a flying armbar from the clinch, or with a quick transition from a knee bar to a heel hook. Standing submissions and submission chaining have been added. Add an improved blocking and parrying system to the mix and you have new tools to fend off your opponent’s most devastating attacks. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Mar 15, 2016
    100
    With a hearty list of fighters, improved fight mechanics and the awesome Ultimate Team mode, UFC 2 scores a tremendous first round knockout. In just two years, EA Sports has morphed the series from one that reveled in mediocrity, to the best MMA game ever released.
  2. Mar 18, 2016
    90
    As someone who has played almost every MMA game since UFC Undisputed 2009, many of the controls came naturally to me, but UFC 2 features quite the learning curve if you’ve never played a UFC game before. Whether it’s Ultimate Team, knockout physics or improved grappling, EA have made great strides to improve and make UFC 2 the best MMA game on the market so far.
  3. 85
    EA Canada went to great lengths to listen to their critics from the previous release and have made a bunch of much needed improvements to EA Sports UFC 2.
  4. Mar 15, 2016
    80
    EA Sports UFC 2 is a solid game. Overall, it has a better presentation, one that UFC fans and players alike will appreciate. However, those features were also in the first iteration of the franchise. Besides that, this title is more user-friendly thanks to its new HUD.
  5. Mar 23, 2016
    80
    Changing the biggest disappointments from the last UFC really makes UFC 2 an excellent game. The developments in the fighting systems make the game more balanced and smooth. It is not easy to understand how to use it to the fullest though.
  6. Mar 10, 2016
    78
    UFC 2 improves everything from last year's UFC, better simulation, more fighters, more game modes, and all the reasons why the UFC series is still the king of the MMA simulation.
  7. Mar 26, 2016
    60
    EA Sports UFC 2 certainly has a lot of new additions for fans new and old, but it still hasn't gotten the gameplay right just yet. The standing game is satisfying and has some real weight to it, but the floor and clinch mechanics are where things go downhill. This content-laden sequel packs a fair few punches, then, but ultimately doesn't deliver the knockout blow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 63
  2. Negative: 28 out of 63
  1. Mar 15, 2016
    10
    this game is fantastic.. gameplay is great.. graphic is best looking ever i seen. fighter model, their animations and their likeness lookthis game is fantastic.. gameplay is great.. graphic is best looking ever i seen. fighter model, their animations and their likeness look realistic. commentary is great.. Knockout Mode is fun mode to play. AI cpu is smarter. Great job by EA Canada. i expect EA devs do better on UFC 3 in 2018 when it come out : improve gameplay, Revamp Career Mode Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2016
    10
    Good game.But PLS note:
    Still don't like submission system.
    Difficulty levels not so adequate.Even on beginner my fighter losing in 60 % if
    Good game.But PLS note:
    Still don't like submission system.
    Difficulty levels not so adequate.Even on beginner my fighter losing in 60 % if fights.
    Big John McCarthy, how can you not have him? only seeing him makes everything awesome !!!
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  3. Mar 25, 2016
    8
    Four problems with this game:
    1. Career mode needs more depth
    2. Ultimate needs to be either revamped or replaced with other fun game modes
    Four problems with this game:
    1. Career mode needs more depth
    2. Ultimate needs to be either revamped or replaced with other fun game modes
    3. The Reebok sponsorship with UFC ruins customizations of fighters attire (not EA's fault actually, they have to follow the contract between Reebok and UFC)
    4. The challenges of prominent fighters in career mode are ruthless. How is it fair that an up and coming prospect goes against for instant Donald Cerrone eight fights into there career (In career mode my fighter who is a 75 received a challenge from cowboy who is a 94).

    Get these problems fixed and then its a nine.

    Other than that this game is fun and I believe a step up from UFC 1. The gameplay is nice and you do have to use strategy in fights if you play with adaptive A.I. as the fights do become difficult.
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  4. Mar 18, 2016
    6
    Literally the worst game money can buy, it is impossible that I a top 200 fighter in ufc the first one can go from being an Elite fighter withLiterally the worst game money can buy, it is impossible that I a top 200 fighter in ufc the first one can go from being an Elite fighter with the ability to do anything my brain premeditated and I reacted to the fight with smoothness as I anticipated my opponent, to not even being able to fu#$%^ block.... It seems so slow and standardized the difference between the top 100 and top 10 000 players will not be that far, I have dedicated all day everyday since launch and I am trading wins with fellow online players with noone having there own style, it seems everyone is using the completely unrealistic kicking. Everyone is flying around with roundhouse kicking and flying knees and hardly any actual MMA arts are b eing used like a jab, lol a jab will get you open for a roundhouse kick, its so random, and did I mention the blocking is retarded you can see a kick coming from 10 miles away and to parry it takes the precision of a monk from the temples of the-hidden dragon, it is the worst game I have ever played so slow yet impossible to time the parry??? it makes no sense, I am not incompetent again top 200 in 1st ufc game, I am furious screaming for hours in my house WORST GAME EVER!! the police came... look standardizing games pisses me off, now little jimmy down the road can button mas and perhaps beat me by activating a flying knee.... because only **** knows how you parry, half the time I get the parry I scream and what about the other 50 I perfectly timed..... such a **** game!!! I repeat **** game!!!!!!! look if you not big into dominating the world online and happy to trade wins as a standardized lemming of the world this is a great game, graphics are insane and its a pretty realistic experience if you ignore the flying roundhouse, flying knees and other flying kangfu panda **** going every second combination. So yeah if you like me and take life serious and everything matters dont buy this game, but you will because you like me and everyhting matters, so I ask you guys do not scream and break **** like me, EA might adjust the blocking system to the old one you never know, but doubt it its so incredibly hard your honest best bet is to swing first like a street fight and mix it up between stomach and head, if you want to be a counter punch expert this year like I was last year you in for alot of bloody fights, its just terribly random, and anyone who says they amazing at blocking is lieing or playing the AI on easy... online its a free for all so far honestly I have lost by a roundhouse kick 50% of the time and won with a roundhouse kick 50% of the time, so infuriating I do not even celebrate my wins knowing if my opponent through the roundhouse kick before me I would of lost. Expand
  5. Apr 18, 2016
    4
    This game is fun to play with when it works and isn't being one of the most filtrating game I've ever played. You can basically win byThis game is fun to play with when it works and isn't being one of the most filtrating game I've ever played. You can basically win by throwing him to the ground repeatedly. Even when you kick the **** out of the guy, you can still win by basically trying have sex with your opponent. Even when you knock him down twice with him not even knocking you down, you still lose. Also, the submission controls suck. You won't unit anyone. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2017
    2
    Oh man this damn game..
    Unresponsive controls(denying transitions), insanely high skill floor and tbf skill ceiling.
    So anyone going in
    Oh man this damn game..
    Unresponsive controls(denying transitions), insanely high skill floor and tbf skill ceiling.
    So anyone going in prepare to spend days in practice learning how to mildly hold your own.

    Never in all my years have I ever experienced something as difficult as this and I'm most regrettably sorry that I've spent money on this "game", even if it was on sale.
    Have you played your own game EA?
    All these critics sucking up too smh.
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  7. Aug 11, 2017
    0
    I would have more fun getting a prostate exam from the jolly green giant... ground game is broken, blocking is spotty, punching is wildlyI would have more fun getting a prostate exam from the jolly green giant... ground game is broken, blocking is spotty, punching is wildly unrealistic, better off with fight night champion! Expand

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