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  • Summary: UFC: Tapout 2 takes "real fighting" to the next round, adding more realism, more fighters, and more moves to the series. Now you can go head-to-head with more than 35 real UFC fighters--each with their own set of moves and personalities. Create your own customizable fighter from scratch in Career mode, and then move up the ranks in single-player modes or in Tournament mode against your friends. You can even bash heads to the sounds of a new music soundtrack or your own personalized music from the Xbox hard drive. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 80
    The most impressive feature in Tapout 2 is the redesigned visuals. Dream Factory chose to completely redo the graphics to make them look more life-like and as authentic as the real deal.
  2. The biggest complaint about Tapout 2 is that it doesn't really capture the wild differences in fighting styles that make the UFC what it is. As is, it's the best non-traditional fighting game on Xbox by a mile. [May 2003, p.76]
  3. It is, at heart, one of the best unconventional brawling titles out there. UFC fans, though, will be disappointed by the fact that the game hardly ever “beefs” up the televised-style presentation to make the fights seem as memorable as they are in real life.
  4. No ambition equals low score. That's just the way it goes. [May 2003, p.90]
  5. It is truly unfortunate to see that this game, a graphical masterpiece with great Xbox sound features, is so heavily weighed down by lack of options and unique modes.
  6. The fighters here look great in a shiny Ken doll sort of way, but the gameplay and general presentation are merely passable. [May 2003, p.134]
  7. 40
    The fighters look great... until they move, anyway. But they've looked pretty good for years now and the lack of innovation combined with the gimme-some-Viagra blahness is disheartening to say the least.

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