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
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  1. Limited single-player depth, as well as a few other minor issues, keeps UFC from being truly great.
  2. Bloodier dustups there are, and faster moving ones too, yet for those who like their streetfighting with style, UFC Tapout hits harder than a bare-knuckle jab to the kidney.
  3. Game Informer
    83
    While Tapout didn't bandage the wounds of its predecessor, it's much better than a punch in the groin. [Mar 2002, p.84]
  4. 80
    Despite these imperfections, though, UFC: Tapout still reigns victorious.
  5. The submissions and grapples system is the best out there.
  6. Those looking for a deeper fighting engine will be happy, as will those who didn't want their strategic fighter over-done.
  7. An excellent, original fighting game that's especially fun for two players.
  8. Boxing and wrestling games seem rather sedate compared to the brutish force of this game. But if you can get past the graphical violence, and enjoy the challenge of a controlled street fight that looks amazing, then you will probably enjoy this brawl.
  9. The fighters are scary-real looking, and they animate without hiccups and with perfect transitions. Facial expressions are also top notch.
  10. 83
    Getting a quick tapout or countering a move and shoving your opponent's face in the ground got a yelp of joy out of me many times.
  11. Official Xbox Magazine
    90
    Simply put, UFC is the most realistic fighting game ever. [Apr 2002, p.68]
  12. A great playing and pretty game to look at. Yet, this game could have been so much more with the addition of a career mode.

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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 »