Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 70 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 70
  2. Negative: 0 out of 70
  1. UFC 2010 is an absolute knockout of a game and despite a few minor disappointments, I can wholeheartedly recommend it to pretty much anyone that's even remotely interested.
  2. An expertly refined, craftily created fighting game which builds on an already outstanding base to deliver an all-around outstanding experience.
  3. If you liked last year's UFC title, then you will definitely love this year's.
  4. Undoubtedly the best game of its genre on any system, ever. The punches are even more satisfying, the ground play even more strategic and, yes, the array of burly blokes look even more authentic than before.
  5. UFC 2010 Undisputed is a much better game than the previous one. The combat system is deeper and more complete, and the sway system is a nice addition as the possibility to change submission on the way and the more physical interaction with the cage. Even the career mode has more variety than before. If you love MMA, this is your game.
  6. 'UFC 2010 Undisputed' improves on an already impressive 2009 offering thorough additional fighting styles, an online camp mode, and updated gameplay and presentation.
  7. THQ has set the bar incredibly high for EA's upcoming MMA game. UFC Undisputed 2010 is probably the best fighting game ever made. The massive improvement over last year's game is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Yukes development team.
  8. The many improvements made by Yuke's make this the smoothest-playing MMA game yet, and its robust amount of features and modes will keep players entertained for months.
  9. 100
    This is easily one of the finest sport recreations we've seen, as it nails the experience. The online fight camps and Create-a-Fighter modes will keep you busy well through the next several pay-per-view events, and the presentation is second-to-none.
  10. EA Sports MMA is going to have a lot to live up to when it launches as UFC Undisputed 2010 raises the bar for virtual Mixed Martial Arts. Is it perfect? No, not at all. But, if you put this side-by-side with its predecessor, the differences are like night and day. You could almost go so far as to say that Undisputed 2009 was the trial run and this is the real game.
  11. 100
    And that's what makes Undisputed 2010 such a success: it addresses the problems of the past while making subtle improvements that make the product better. The graphics are crisper, the animations are better, and several new tweaks make the actual fighting more enjoyable. Even the menu system and user interface is cleaner and easier to navigate.
  12. The best MMA game to date. Fans of the fighting genre should jump on UFC Undisputed 2010 with both hands and never let go. The fighting system has been perfected, while entertainment value soars with increased options.
  13. 100
    Undisputed 2010 builds on the foundation of last year's game, tweaking it where it needed to be and adding other modes and events that re-create the UFC experience to a T. EA has its work cut out for it, because right now there is no better MMA game.
  14. Not only is UFC Undisputed 2010 the best MMA video game made to date, it's also the most fun fighting game I've ever played.
  15. A sizable number of additions, improvements, and fixes make it a clear choice over the original, and as a fighter, it maintains its status as one of the most technically accomplished and brutally satisfying entries to date.
  16. A force to be reckoned with. THQ has put every other fighting game on notice as UFC Undisputed 2010 has moved into the domain of one of the best games in the genre.
  17. However, given the choice, the sheer fun factor, in depth career mode, excellent online support (that requires a fee if purchased used), and stellar presentation make this the penultimate MMA video game experience, and a must have for any UFC or fighting game aficionados out there.
  18. UFC Undisputed 2010 is a great improvement compared to the 2009 installment. The balance between the fighters is much better, it looks better and the waiting times between the fights have been greatly reduced.
  19. 90
    UFC Undisputed 2010 one of the deepest fighting games on the market, one that is every bit as nuanced and competitively sound as the likes of Virtua Fighter and Street Fighter.
  20. UFC Undisputed 2010 is an astounding fighting game, with an extremely deep gameplay experience, many play modes and, most importantly, many gameplay changes. The only downside could be a higher difficulty level, so confront it only if you're willing to spend some hours to master all the controls and the fighters' moves.
  21. UFC Undisputed 2010 is pound for pound the real deal in virtual MMA.
  22. Improves on the original in almost every way. [July 2010, p.90]
  23. Moving on from all the glitz and glamour a fighting game is nothing without solid controls and fight mechanics. Once again, the controls and characters movements are phenomenal.
  24. UFC Undisputed 2010 has enough content for the hardcore MMA fan while at the same time it doing an excellent job of introducing newcomers to the sport.
  25. THQ has improved the previous game in every way, achieving a game not just for UFC fans, but one that will surprise everyone for its quality as a fighting game.
  26. Excellent sports simulation including a lot of new striking and submission moves. The deeper career mode adds more realism when developing your fighting alter ego. Choose your favorite fighter out of over 100 UFC stars and battle your friends online as well.
  27. Combat's a gut-busting harmony of visceral martial arts techniques and, combined with the UFC telecasting experience, this is by far the best MMA game to date. [Issue#59, p.76]
  28. It's difficult to describe every single new feature but once you start playing and see all the new positions, mechanics, and modes, you'll really see how THQ set the bar even higher this year.
  29. 92
    The sweeping changes to the games career mode, the effort put in to increasing the quality of the presentation, and the incredible in ring action add a lot to an already great experience. With such a great foundation, UFC Undisputed has established itself as the clear frontrunner in the genre.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. ErikD.
    May 27, 2010
    0
    Terrible new clinch system, terrible new submission system, terrible new takedown system, most fights turn into contests to see who can sway longer, repetitive career mode...everything that this game changes from the original is changed for the worst, and everything that was left the same is stale. Full Review »
  2. Oct 22, 2010
    2
    The lack of a deep and enjoyable career mode and terrible online mode ruin how great the other aspects of this game really are. The graphics and addition of moves and fighters from the 2009 version of Undisputed were great additions, but the ground game is still very rough, making it incredibly tough to pull off submissions and hoping you drain your opponents stamina to get anything done is not a great mechanism. Full Review »
  3. Sep 9, 2010
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Hello,

    I have around 10 y experience on online gaming and I tell you a true.
    UFC is one of stupidest games I ever played. Its bad designed, has poor game play and totally sux. Looks Japanese did it.

    I've started one week ago and I prefer to wait for MMA EA . They at least know how to do a good game like FN4 - there you need to have a game plan and execute it + skill to knock down your opponent.

    Here its just stupid : rotate right stick and press 3 buttons for ugly designed strikes. Seems they never seen and they have no idea about how fighers are moving. They looks like retarded chickens, shots are scrippted. Submissions - even dont deserve to talk about it :) Career mode is just retarded. You have to fight again Soszynski for ex. with stats 30 . Gl&Hf. Also sparing - lol - slam and hit. Wow that's interesting. Camps : good idea. damn bad designed ( spend 13 minutes to find that what i was looking for. you even cant sort it by skills or what )
    Matches are boring, comentary is ugly ( must to turn off ) every time you here same show and over and over the same. Game is funny for first 3 hours. Till you recognize that you do all time same things. Seems that who loves it must be too stupid or too unskilled to play FN4 or other games. Coz controls here are just totally random. rotate rotate rotate LB RS rotate lol. Good controls and believe me it damn soooo boring.




    So dont even bother to buy it and waste your time. I m selling my copy for Xbox points with good exchange rate.



    Thanks,
    Full Review »