Ultimate Fighting Championship: Tapout Xbox

  • Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Feb 17, 2002
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
Buy On
  1. Within two hours we beat every Championship mode, and made it through ten of the arcade matches, where we were quickly squashed by the cheap AI. It's a shame, because we were having so much playing up until that point.
  2. 68
    It takes far too long to get good.
  3. Play Magazine
    60
    I can't tell how totally creeped out I am by a select screen covered with near naked men so real looking you can see their pit hair, who all look like they're a Skoal can away from a Springer episode. [Apr 2002, p.63]
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    58
    It's more fun for folks who just want to remember two or three key moves and make those last through a night of clunky combat with a few buddies. [Apr 2002, p.144]
  5. Xbox Nation Magazine
    50
    During the heat of combat, the game controls like a fighter until you get taken into a grappling situation, and resultant shift in style isn't so smooth. [Spring 2002, p.90]
  6. Crave substituted in for graphics at the expense of engaging game play, realistic audio, and any other creative ingenuity that could have been used in creating this game.
  7. 50
    It's a great title for hardcore UFC fans who are looking for authenticity and stripped bare chuddies minimalism, but for gamers who have been spoiled by a sea of options, moves, and thrills this is far too... skinny.

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User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DanielA.
    Jun 22, 2002
    9
    Well if u have more than 1 control and more than 1 UFC buddie, this game is off the hook!!! The create mode is where the depth lies...put in Well if u have more than 1 control and more than 1 UFC buddie, this game is off the hook!!! The create mode is where the depth lies...put in the time and unlock the tapout master...Very realistic to early UFC events... Full Review »