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  • Summary: The critically acclaimed and best-selling MMA videogame franchise returns to take players inside the Octagon with UFC Undisputed 3, delivering intense UFC action focused on brutal toe-to-toe combat, impressive visual presentation and increased accessibility.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Feb 10, 2012
    96
    When the dust settles, and you head to your local game store, or big box to buy Undisputed, you won't be disappointed.
  2. Feb 15, 2012
    90
    The detailed Pride Mode and the new control settings for beginners alone would make UFC Undisputed 3 worth the money. Add the great career mode, over 150 original athletes and a perfect UFC atmosphere and you have a dream product for every MMA Fan.
  3. Apr 4, 2012
    90
    Despite a learning curve, gameplay is very smooth, with a first-class presentation, from the fighter introductions, to the actual UFC announcers and referees, to the good audio features of the crowd and impact of punches and kicks onto each fighter.
  4. Feb 20, 2012
    85
    The solid base THQ built themselves two years ago has progressed massively, making this game the most complete experience yet.
  5. 83
    UFC Undisputed 3 is a triumphant return for the ultimate fighting champion, with more modes and options than you can shake a clenched fist at. In the octagon, the action is tighter, more fluid and still fun to play, but the submission system seems like a misstep and overall, we can't shake the feeling that deep down, it's essentially more of the same.
  6. Feb 28, 2012
    80
    That Pride mode is a doozy. [Issue#119, p.108]
  7. Feb 16, 2012
    70
    The gaming mechanics and presentation are spot-on, but the UFC fighting feels a bit too stiff sometimes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jul 2, 2012
    10
    I'm at a moment of awe.The learning curb in quite steep but this is one case where every last tutorial is well worth learning and mastering.This is the first true fighting game where I can fight in the game how I fight in true life.The movements,the physics,wow is all I can say.THQ's first two UFC games where off the charts cool,at the time,and this game just combined the greatness of them,threw in some great stuff from EA's MMA game and threw the kitchen sink at us.But a custom made sink.With over 150 fighters,numerous custom created fighters online,pride fighting,perfect audio in every way,graphics to die for.THQ climbed there mountain and there, they sit with there throne.Now I see why EA threw in the towel and pulled out there check book to join this masterful game that all started in 2009.So please people,buy the game,be patient and learn all of the tutorials and you will find a fighting game that you will be talking about 5-10 years from now.I'm not over hyping this game,it is true, it is real,it's a pure pleasure that all future fighting games will be judged on.10 Expand
  2. Feb 25, 2012
    10
    UFC Undisputed 3 is the best game of the UFC/THQ series, a must have for any MMA fan, and especially if you are a Nick Diaz fan. The roster is pretty deep, this time including Nick DIaz, although a few guys will probably need be offered as DLC in the near future, it's enough to keep most of us happy for now. The graphics are great, and the gameplay is over the top addictive, plenty of subtle tweaks to the striking and ground game have put UFC Undisputed 3 above the rest of the games in the series. Go buy this game so I can knock you out online! Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2012
    10
    Finally. THQ have done the right thing for the first time in the series. They listened to critics of the fans and made the game even better than it was. Career is now even better that it used to be, filled with a lot more action and a lot less of "managing". Submission system has been revamped to BETTER, now with indication how close you are to a victory. 100+ fighters will guarantee that not a single fight will ever be the same. And have I mentioned amazing commentary? As far as it goes for me, this game is just as good as you would expect from an UFC game. Expand
  4. Apr 10, 2012
    8
    I love all the UFC games. The submission system in this years can potentially be frustrating. Upon entering a submission, an enormous translucent octagon blankets the screen and acts as a "track" on which players chase one another's icons to determine who gets the upper hand. Should the player on offense overlap the other player's line long enough, the defender will tap out to end the match. Twisting your opponent's arm in a kimura should feel more painful. While the submission mini-game denotes the cat-and-mouse aspects of the sport, there's not much that feels satisfying about a submission win or loss. Overall I enjoy the game... it can just be frustrating at times. Expand
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    7
    This game is good overall and had good ideas but why is THQ still a gaming company? They are all half retarded and cant fix their servers and i cant enjoy my online matches as much THQ is the worst company that ever existed Expand
  6. Feb 15, 2012
    5
    This game has been done right this time. The career is excellent with tons of other modes to do. Online has little to no lag even against a red ping. The elbow spam has been removed and submissions have a visual game to show how close or how far away a tap out is. No more controller shining. Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2012
    2
    This game could have been a beautiful thing. Ignoring online play, this game has very few downsides. And, At first I was totally happy with the $80+ I spent on the game and DLC. But, that was before THQ showed that they have no respect for their customers. The online play is in desperate need of a patch. 8 months later, after repeatedly being told by THQ (on their forums) that it will be out soon, and that their customers and fans are important to them, they still haven't released the patch. At this point, as evidenced by the forums, the entire UFC3 community has been alienated by THQ. There was one employee who tried to mediate, but he left for a new job a couple months ago and no THQ employee has communicated a word since.

    Most replay value in a game comes from online play. I could still love this game, if on-line play was fixed and not completely broken. But, it seems it will always be broken, because THQ isn't concerned with their word or ethics, just $$s.

    The whole situation is just sad for everyone that bought that game.
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