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  • Summary: UFC 2009 Undisputed is an explosive fighting game that details the action, intensity and attitude of a UFC live event. Players explore a deep roster of more than 80 top fighters in UFC competition across all five weight classes. In addition, they enter the Octagon surrounded by the sport’s popular commentators, announcers, referees, trainers, Octagon girls and more. Photorealistic models are at the forefront, as players view amazing ripple effects across the faces and bodies of their fighters from the impact of devastating punches and kicks. A brand new fighting game engine designed specifically for next generation systems delivers innovative, responsive and easy-to-play controls that give unparalleled command of fighters, as players take down opponents with a variety of mixed martial arts disciplines like Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition, the game’s Create-A-Fighter system jumpstarts the careers of future champions through character customization and training management, while a robust Career Mode develops a fighter's attributes and skill sets while fighting to enter the UFC Hall of Fame through a series of dynamic storylines. Furthermore, players can enhance their UFC 2009 Undisputed gameplay experience through online support, including downloadable content. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 66 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. 100
    This is easily the most satisfying and wildly entertaining one-on-one brawler I’ve played on a console.
  2. Unless you’re particularly unsportsmanlike when it comes to multiplayer sessions with your mates, bludgeoning a man unconscious on your 360 doesn’t get any more realistic than this.
  3. UFC 2009 Undisputed is one of the best real-life fighting games out there on the Xbox 360 and should by no means be ignored by sports fans across the globe, especially those that have been waiting to spill some blood on the octagon floor.
  4. You need patience, skill, and ,in my created character's case, a mean right hook to climb to the top of the ranks and earn a championship belt.
  5. UFC 2009 is a delicious fighting game and hopefully the start of a successful franchise. A franchise Mixed Martial Arts-fans have been waiting for. The learning curve is pretty steep, but it makes the taste of success, when you do get the hang of it, a lot sweeter. A must buy for fighter fans.
  6. It definitely seems to have been the victim of a tight development schedule, with a handful of small problems that generally hold the entire experience back. Regardless, a strong effort to include and refine basically every major aspect of the MMA sport deserves credit.
  7. A great sim, but poor supporting features. [July 2009, p.95]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Aug 17, 2010
    Menu is an atrocity, so is career mode. The fight system is awesome though when you get use to it. Great to play with friends. Online mode is too laggy to be competitive but still somewhat fun. Expand
  2. Mar 13, 2014
    There is learning curves and then there's this. The tutorials are at least there to try to get across the insane controls of trying to handle grappling, mounting, and especially defending or countering such situations. The end result is that unless you are willing to make this game into your hobby *and* job, the situation is as follows : The opponent grabs you and gets you down into the ground, no matter how you wiggle the right stick and do everything the tutorials talk about, the AI destroys you and you lose with a TKO. This on the "beginner" level. Give me a break. Unplayable. Impossible. Expand

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