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  • Summary: UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship is a mixed martial arts fighting game that uses the new EA Sports Ignite engine. When players beat career mode on pro difficulty or higher, they will unlock Bruce Lee and can test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC across four different weight classes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 54
  2. Negative: 1 out of 54
  1. Take time to learn its ways, grasshopper, and this will become the most technical and rewarding MMA game you've ever faced. [August 2014, p75]
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    Even if it's not so spectacular, the gameplay system and the excellent learning curve of EA Sports UFC makes it a very good first try for Electronic Arts.
  3. Jun 27, 2014
    There's hope that, in good time, EA Sports can nail once and for all what UFC is all about. This is an encouraging first try, still lacking some precision and strategy in ground fights, but bestowed with jaw breaking graphics.
  4. Jun 17, 2014
    The career mode and realistic gameplay will gain the love of diehard UFC fans and hardcore sports gamers...However, the complicated controls and unpredictable striking mechanics will frustrate and confuse everyone else. There are also a number of bugs that need to be fixed.
  5. Jun 27, 2014
    An above-the-average new sports -fighting franchise for EA Sports based on the UFC competition. Solid and well recreated, but needs some polish.
  6. Jul 29, 2014
    A reserved attempt that's largely entertaining, but struggles to keep you coming back for more. [Sept 2014, p.68]
  7. Jun 19, 2014
    EA Sports UFC is form over function. It's all show, no go, a pretty fighter without the know-how to back it up in the octagon. The Ignite engine successfully delivers a game which makes casual observers double-take as they attempt to work out if they're watching the real thing or not, but anyone with the controller in their hand will know something is wrong.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 62
  2. Negative: 22 out of 62
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    Most balanced online mode in a next generation console title. I can pick any fighter and use their abilities to my advantage and win. Once you get used to the controls, the game play is very well laid out and detailed. Amazing online modes, the belt ranking system is a winner. If you already know MMA, you will have the advantage in this game. Great job by EA Canada on Collapse
  2. Jul 9, 2014
    its a brilliant game with oustanding fighter styles and move sets. the online mode is amazing with balanced fights. charter creator is aweseme. nothing to be imporved on this next gen class game. MUST BUY!!! Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2014
    While I agree this game is bound to further improve with future additions I think the current playable UFC game by EA is extremely successful. It has seamlessly implemented the controls of THQ's undisputed franchise and mad their own tweaks. If you put this game next to any of the fight night titles it blows them out of the water. Then set up EA UFC next to EA's first go at an MMA game and you wouldn't believe this new game was an EA title. You only smash the buttons if you have no concept of following right hand strikes with left hand strikes. If you are a mixed martial arts fan and enjoy the sport you love and appreciate the progress made to date and the intricacies of it then you will get the hang of this game no problem, forget about any perceived flaws and have fun. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2014
    Bought it yesterday.
    The graphics are good, but the game is not. Few modes, almost all the fighters share the same moves and I really canĀ“t
    feel the power of the kicks and punches.
    It's a shame because I was really looking forward to this game
    Last UFC game was much better.
  5. Jun 19, 2014
    Tried the demo, I have the experience of playing on the PS3 in UFC Undisputed 3. What can I say, slightly transformed management requires getting used to. The worst feeling of impact is lost, looks like fighters do not hit each other, they caress each other. No feeling collision hands / feet with a fighter, life bar ends and the opponent falls. Graphics certainly better fighters smoother motion, but replays look worse than in the same UFC Undisputed 3. Very questionable quality of the game, it is not surprising that the MMA from EA gave up his fight UFC Undisputed 3 in the past. Expand
  6. Jun 20, 2014
    The graphics are very impressive, with great character designs and build for the octagon and in the fighters animations. Having played the previous 2 incarnations from THQ, they were nothing if not easy to get into, but more difficult to master. This incarnation is the opposite, it aims for simplicity but misses the mark, changing the ideas and rules in enough ways to leave you frustrated while playing.

    The control of the characters themselves also feel forced and clunky, what you press does not always concur with the outcome on the screen, the ease of feel from the THQ incarnations is also absent. It feels slow and misses the required fluidity for a game such as this.

    It would seem that EA have taken some of the ideas from previous incarnations but have missed out on the vital part, the usability. The career mode, although cumbersome but thorough previously (again in the THQ generation), this time takes a lot to get through, very linear with little option to begin and worryingly frustrating and time consuming, not in the good way. The video cut scenes are to begin with a good segway of introduction, for main pieces that is but they are used to frequently throughout gameplay i.e. a video of Dana saying it is two 5 minutes rounds or the Ultimate Fighter sign in video format. Together leaving the feel disjointed and empty.

    In conclusion it is undoubtedly a beautiful game to look at but, be prepared for a lot of frustration and many many video scenes to look through.
  7. Jun 21, 2014
    Graphics are good hits feelsmore or less real BUT ffs controls in clinch or at land are not explained that well. For example there are positions like if you're pressed against cage with clinch you can't get out. Ffs if you make a game about fighting explain things for good Expand

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