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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 differentUFC 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
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    90
    The best representation of the action that happens inside the Octagon yet. While it’s not simple, the control scheme is still easy enough to learn that it takes the experience to an entirely new level as you break your opponents down standing up, in the clinch, or on the mat. With outstanding next-gen visuals, EA Sports UFC is good enough to carry around a championship belt.
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    85
    EA Sports went serious with EA Sports UFC. Beyond the awesomeness of it's graphics, the game impresses by its gameplay even if the casual gamer might get frightened after the tutorial. For a first try, this IP hits the top in spite of some drawbacks like an online multiplayer that needs work or the career mod which is quite repetitive and at last some hits that lack a true impact. On that last matter we have to say it's weird from a game as violent and brutal as EA Sports UFC.
  3. Aug 20, 2014
    80
    A good new beginning for the UFC series in its new EA Sports home. It surely could benefit some improvements in the career mode, but it results however in a solid game that every lover of this genre could be willing to try.
  4. 70
    A promising debut, but just too light on options - both inside and outside the Octagon - to be the champ it desperately wants to be.
  5. Jun 26, 2014
    70
    The striking is very satisfying, and the new submission system is interesting and creates a more level playing field than in the past, but the game is let down by poor wrestling and transition mechanics.
  6. Jun 20, 2014
    68
    EA Sports UFC looks the part to a tee, and its exhaustive list of moves and techniques represent the complex nature of the sport well. But knowing that each second could be your fighter’s last is what gives weight and drama to mixed martial arts, and without that, these bouts fall flat.
  7. Jun 27, 2014
    50
    EA Sports UFC doesn't cater to button mashers, so be wary if you're not eager to learn an overly-complex control scheme. More technical gamers will be able to appreciate the gameplay to a greater extent, but the laggy servers make even this an exercise in frustration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 47
  2. Negative: 11 out of 47
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    10
    The best MMA game to date!

    With its limited development time, EA Canada put its emphasis where it matters the most: the gameplay! The
    The best MMA game to date!

    With its limited development time, EA Canada put its emphasis where it matters the most: the gameplay!

    The controls may be daunting to newcomers, but it's a good exchange for the level of depth waiting to be explored and mastered.

    The sense one gets of total control over the fighters is immensely satisfying and convincing. You can dash in and out of harm's way as Machida, sway to land counters as Anderson, or break some bones as Nogueira.

    A career mode tops out exhibition fights to keep loners interested, but the true beauty of the game shines when facing other human competitors, and luckily the online offerings available are robust and executed with a craftsman's attention to detail. Matchmaking is fast, latency is generally great, and a belt system is sure to stoke the competitive flame of warriors across the globe.

    EAC has managed to produce an MMA game that is fundamentally solid and sure to serve as a fantastic groundwork for their next entries.
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  2. Jun 19, 2014
    9
    Just picked it up yesterday, so this is a first impression. Gotta say I love the gameplay compared to previous iterations. The submissionJust picked it up yesterday, so this is a first impression. Gotta say I love the gameplay compared to previous iterations. The submission "mini game" is actually quite satisftying when landed. I really enjoy the gameplay overall and find it to be very fluid. The roster is close to 100, and they already mentioned they will be updating stats and adding new fighters..for free!! Anywho I would recommend this game for anyone looking for a great online fighting game experince/couch fighter you can have with your friends. Haven't played the career mode yet, but I bought it for the online competition. Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2014
    8
    With the recent updates adding extra fighters/gameplay changes, i am getting alot more enjoyment out of this, although it doesn't excuse theWith the recent updates adding extra fighters/gameplay changes, i am getting alot more enjoyment out of this, although it doesn't excuse the lack of overall single-player content, it does show that EA is capable of listening to their audience for once. Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2014
    6
    EA Sports UFC will not please everyone, but as a none UFC guy myself I'm surprised the fun I had with it. Sure it had niggles with a confusingEA Sports UFC will not please everyone, but as a none UFC guy myself I'm surprised the fun I had with it. Sure it had niggles with a confusing ground mechanic and a pretty basic career mode, which does let it down badly, but away from that it is a pretty steady fighter. Expand
  5. Jun 17, 2014
    6
    I have found that the one thing this game has completely missed the mark with when it comes to the UFC is unpredictability. Not everyoneI have found that the one thing this game has completely missed the mark with when it comes to the UFC is unpredictability. Not everyone should be able to throw flying knees and spinning elbow strikes. I've also found that it is almost impossible to go to a decision in this game which can feel like a very rewarding thing in a game like this. I will however say that it is a very good looking game and captures the spectacle of the sport. If this game was as smooth as the last UFC game I would be giving the game a way higher rating Expand
  6. Jun 17, 2014
    5
    The game is alright very hit or miss. Personally, I preferred the THQ UFC Undisputed series. I felt like controls were tighter. I feel likeThe game is alright very hit or miss. Personally, I preferred the THQ UFC Undisputed series. I felt like controls were tighter. I feel like striking is often sluggish. Fighters have ridiculous move sets. Stats are strange as well. Tutorials are worthless, I completed tutorials with black belts (high rating) only to be clueless in the fights. Not many game modes and create a fighter is pretty bare bones. The game looks fantastic though, and when things are clicking it can be pretty awesome. I just think it is rare that all of it clicks. Also, they have less to do than the THQ UFC games did. Which is saying a lot cuz those games were bare bones themselves (game mode wise). I really can't understand people giving this a 10 or a 9 even if I thought controls were spectacular I can't imagine playing this consistently a month or two from now. Exhibition, career, xbox live fight. those are your options.. Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2014
    0
    Very inconsistent. terrible gameplay. You have terrible stikers/no power strikers continually ko'ing people. Ground is still based on span.Very inconsistent. terrible gameplay. You have terrible stikers/no power strikers continually ko'ing people. Ground is still based on span. damage is very inconsistent. Sometimes clean counters do damage somethimes they dont. Blocked punches get you rocked. Just bad game Expand

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