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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57
  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 16, 2014
    85
    Take time to learn its ways, grasshopper, and this will become the most technical and rewarding MMA game you've ever faced. [August 2014, p75]
  2. Jun 23, 2014
    80
    EA Sports UFC is one for the MMA diehards, and while its learning curve feels like an endurance test at times, the game rewards perseverance with some very satisfying fights.
  3. Jun 23, 2014
    78
    Much like EA MMA before it, this feels like a solid foundation for a better game to be built upon down the line.
  4. Jun 19, 2014
    70
    I would recommend anyone with a little bit of interest in the sport and a lot of patience check out EA Sports UFC. There is a fun game in here somewhere -- it's just behind a lot of barriers.
  5. Jul 3, 2014
    70
    EA brings more depth and detail to its fighting game, though a fierce amount of glitches and framedrops keep it from gaining a legendary status. The absence of any kind of historical mode doesn't help much either.
  6. Games Master UK
    Jul 29, 2014
    65
    A reserved attempt that's largely entertaining, but struggles to keep you coming back for more. [Sept 2014, p.68]
  7. Jun 19, 2014
    47
    EA Sports UFC is form over function. It's all show, no go, a pretty fighter without the know-how to back it up in the octagon. The Ignite engine successfully delivers a game which makes casual observers double-take as they attempt to work out if they're watching the real thing or not, but anyone with the controller in their hand will know something is wrong.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 81
  2. Negative: 24 out of 81
  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. Jan 8, 2017
    9
    Graphics are top quality.The game is perfect to play with friends.You can't have much fun if you play alone,but it is tottaly different storyGraphics are top quality.The game is perfect to play with friends.You can't have much fun if you play alone,but it is tottaly different story when you play with somebody.I dont mind if it doesn't have some arcade mode or variety.The game is pure fun for you and friends and i like it just like that. Expand
  3. Aug 12, 2015
    8
    + great game play
    + great ground and sub system ( compared to before)
    + a must for UFC fans -cannot change weight class -cannot play
    + great game play
    + great ground and sub system ( compared to before)
    + a must for UFC fans

    -cannot change weight class
    -cannot play female career
    -too many generated fighters rather than having the whole roaster
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  4. Apr 30, 2015
    6
    I would recommend anyone with a little bit of interest in the sport and a lot of patience check out EA Sports UFC. There is a fun game in hereI would recommend anyone with a little bit of interest in the sport and a lot of patience check out EA Sports UFC. There is a fun game in here somewhere -- it's just behind a lot of barriers. Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2015
    5
    Not a good game. Stupid clips, stupid training, stupid load times. How can undisputed 3 not sell enough to make 4 but ea gets to pump out thisNot a good game. Stupid clips, stupid training, stupid load times. How can undisputed 3 not sell enough to make 4 but ea gets to pump out this $hit is beyond me. Skip! Expand
  6. Jul 3, 2014
    4
    For a game that held so much potential and with such a great license to work with, EA failed to make the most of it with what is essentially aFor a game that held so much potential and with such a great license to work with, EA failed to make the most of it with what is essentially a basic, over simplified game. I'm not referring to controls when I use "over simplified". The controls are complex which is fine but they are also confusing in their design.

    The game is just bare. There is not a lot to do in it. Beyond the tutorials EA Sports UFC offers up only 3 modes: Career (basic and repetitive - train/fight/allocate points/repeat) Fight Now (Player vs Player/Player vs CPU/CPU vs CPU) Online (Lag/limited options/spammers/quitters/connection issues).

    There is no mode, online or offline, that allows you to create events or fight cards or tournaments. Even if the excuse is used that it's EA's first kick at the can with an MMA game, so to speak, they are smart competent people and should have known better than to develop and produce such a bare bones game. In my opinion there is no excuse for building a competitive style sports game like EA Sports UFC and not including basic competitive elements such as Tournament and Event modes like numerous other sports titles offer.

    Visual and audio glitches, programming bugs, ridiculous AI or lack thereof, lack of depth and an all around lack of polish all add up to one thing. Leave this game alone! If you must have it, wait for a sale or price reduction or until someone gives their copy away!

    Real MMA is less painful and more rewarding than playing this game!
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  7. Feb 17, 2015
    0
    I have over 100 hours of gameplay on this game and was ranked top 50 in the world for a time when the game was released. Since then, however,I have over 100 hours of gameplay on this game and was ranked top 50 in the world for a time when the game was released. Since then, however, EA has added game breaking updates that literally have ruined the game. This is now the buggiest game I have ever played in my life and there are about 3 exploits that are used online in the ranked divisions that dominate the scene.

    Do not spend a penny on this horrendous game. It is the most unresponsive, buggy, and underwhelming game I have ever played in my life. EA does not care about you, they are the worst company in entertainment and this game is the worst of EA I've seen in a while.
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