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  • Summary: EA SPORTS MMA promises to feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date - complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world. [Electronic Arts]
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  • Developer: EA Tiburon
  • Genre(s): Action, Sports, Fighting, Fighting, Individual, Wrestling, Wrestling, Combat, Boxing / Martial Arts
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EA Sports MMA Official Trailer: Career Mode
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Play UK
    Dec 15, 2010
    89
    This brash, good-looking newcomer has all of the usual EA spit and polish you would expect. [Issue#198, p.88]
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    85
    In the end, EA Sports MMA is a fantastic foundation for the series, and delivers a very fun experience overall. However, it suffers from some robotic animations that cripple the intensity of the fights.
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    82
    But no matter what the future holds, EA Sports MMA is a title that MMA fans should appreciate, and is a refreshing take on the MMA genre.
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    A great package overall and especially for long time MMA fans. There are some minor sticking points in the controls and some will miss their favorite UFC fighters, but if you want a fuller experience of what mixed martial arts is coupled with superior online modes, you can't do better than EA MMA.
  5. Oct 20, 2010
    80
    Finally EA MMA walks on the ring to fight against it's rival, UFC Undisputed. The game is really good but the lack of the UFC license is a huge limitation for the most hardcore fighting fans. Anyway, the game is smooth and based on a simple but deep command system.
  6. Oct 20, 2010
    75
    Intuitive controls, a lengthy career mode, and impressive online options make this mixed martial arts game a serious contender.
  7. Dec 19, 2010
    50
    EA Sports MMA isn't as intricate as the sport it represents; it never presents itself as an arcade-like representation, so it's hard to not notice that it is a lackluster effort within the simulation genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Mar 16, 2012
    10
    This game even blows the UFC 3 game away.
    This is closest to how MMA functions.
    UFC3 even tried to copy the submission system, but failed
    This game even blows the UFC 3 game away.
    This is closest to how MMA functions.
    UFC3 even tried to copy the submission system, but failed hard.
    A real shame there is no sequel, this team really understood MMA.
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  2. Oct 27, 2010
    10
    Awesome game, destroys UFC and the online actually works. Gameplay is smooth and strategic and the knockouts look terrific. I used to love UFCAwesome game, destroys UFC and the online actually works. Gameplay is smooth and strategic and the knockouts look terrific. I used to love UFC Undisputed 09 but 2010 was a huge let-down. EA MMA is superb. Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2010
    10
    Amazing!!! blows the ufc game away without a fight lol ea once again does it again congrats to the people who made this awesome very fun gameAmazing!!! blows the ufc game away without a fight lol ea once again does it again congrats to the people who made this awesome very fun game dana white dropped the ball when he didnt get ea mma to make the ufc game cuz thq sucks Expand
  4. BMK
    Nov 1, 2010
    9
    An excellent game for fans of Mixed Martial Arts and sports games in general. The gameplay is more intricate and technical than previous MMAAn excellent game for fans of Mixed Martial Arts and sports games in general. The gameplay is more intricate and technical than previous MMA games and, thus far, EA MMA is the closest gaming has come to successfully approximating the complexities of Mixed Martial Arts. That said, gamers looking to mash buttons and simply brawl might want to look elsewhere...

    The online gameplay is smooth and easy to navigate - the only downside being that there is not a matchmaking filter of some kind, and thus relatively inexperienced players with only a fight or two can be matched up against experienced players with well over 100 fights. For this reason, career mode is a good place to learn and refine your ground and stand up technique before venturing into the highly competitive online mode. All in all a fun and sophisticated sports gaming experience that definitely raises the bar for MMA video games.
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  5. Jul 2, 2016
    8
    Muito bom,apesar da ausência de alguns lutadores importantes,temos lendas como Fedor,Shamrock,Couture,Henderson...entre outros...lindosMuito bom,apesar da ausência de alguns lutadores importantes,temos lendas como Fedor,Shamrock,Couture,Henderson...entre outros...lindos gráficos e jogabilidade boa com algumas falhas,mas nada que desclassifique o jogo.As lutas são bem reais...certamente bem melhor do que os concorrentes.. Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2010
    6
    To give an honest opinion from someone who love fighting games and has followed Martial arts and of course the development of MMA from BruceTo give an honest opinion from someone who love fighting games and has followed Martial arts and of course the development of MMA from Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Bloodsports Kumite and of course the Gracies with UFC and later Dana White injecting some life back into the UFC format so that fans can expierence all the World formats such as Strikeforce or Pride. I will make more of the Oh My God its awesome or yeah its better than UFC 2010 cliche.

    So to the game : after my soap box blurb

    Well to be honest on face value the game seems to be packed with content and promises that would make you think it has delivered the full real deal. However as you get into it, the game starts to stutter and show you that EA really seemed to have held back. There are some great fighters, and some impressive options of gameface, events, career mode and online content. But none of it seems to have a sharp finish.

    The players all have the same regular moves, and alhtough it lists styles, and attitudes, or moves. They are all very generic and never showns the variation and tactics that you would want, so as to create the needed variation in playing AI, or espically for online play.

    Then although the graphics seem polished, the animation is just slow and never allows for the flow from one technique to the other to occur. With blocks being wasted, a Jab creating the most force and easiest way to crush an oppents, so much it left with a poor finish. The Spinning kick can be thown and blocked with ease yet a jab can just fly through a guard and rock you oppent. Well lets just test that in the ring and see what Bas Rutten would or Cung Le for that fact.

    The its the mediocre gameface creations, with restictions on so many areas and then the gameface from EA site or XBOX vision just not transferring any real atmosphere as the created players just dont look anything like the photo used. You see one thing on the PC edition and when transfered its just a generic piece of rubbish. Such a let down. Then the online although not a crushing disspointment like the poor cousin UFC 2010, you can find the fights, but the slow animation under lag can pose a very, very, very poor fight. With combos just non existant and a horrible expiernce.

    When there is no lag, its still a very limited expierence with so real feel of combat and more a bang, bang, bang jab exchange, to a take down, pound a little and go for submission or its up and repeat. No tactics, the use of the cage just doesnt occur and so many details have been left out you know its a get it out there first edition. Oh please dont let it be a drawn out Madden with so little changed but rosters and outfits.

    Well lastly the career also provides for no reason to play other than achievments and the obvious super CAF. ahain it is very lacking, slow, drawn out and although Bas Rutten is cool to listen to it just doesnt provide the depth or variation and flibility to create something different that can just be quickly thrown together in a create a fighter segmant.

    So overall, dont expect something that would crush THQ. Because EA have gone really soft and just pushed out something that has potential but doesnt deliver on any area with authority or with the polish that wuould hold any more than just a passing interst.
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  7. Oct 28, 2010
    0
    Terrible game is terrible! Why would you buy such a terrible thing? Better to get a better fighting game like Naruto 2 or Dragon Ball zTerrible game is terrible! Why would you buy such a terrible thing? Better to get a better fighting game like Naruto 2 or Dragon Ball z Raging Blast 2 Expand

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