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  • Summary: A new physics-driven hit reaction and knockout system delivers more visceral KOs than before. Every knockout is now unique. Simultaneous two-fighter interaction brings the ground game to life with greater responsiveness and variety. Surprise your opponent with a flying armbar from theA new physics-driven hit reaction and knockout system delivers more visceral KOs than before. Every knockout is now unique. Simultaneous two-fighter interaction brings the ground game to life with greater responsiveness and variety. Surprise your opponent with a flying armbar from the clinch, or with a quick transition from a knee bar to a heel hook. Standing submissions and submission chaining have been added. Add an improved blocking and parrying system to the mix and you have new tools to fend off your opponent’s most devastating attacks. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Mar 15, 2016
    100
    With a hearty list of fighters, improved fight mechanics and the awesome Ultimate Team mode, UFC 2 scores a tremendous first round knockout. In just two years, EA Sports has morphed the series from one that reveled in mediocrity, to the best MMA game ever released.
  2. Mar 18, 2016
    90
    As someone who has played almost every MMA game since UFC Undisputed 2009, many of the controls came naturally to me, but UFC 2 features quite the learning curve if you’ve never played a UFC game before. Whether it’s Ultimate Team, knockout physics or improved grappling, EA have made great strides to improve and make UFC 2 the best MMA game on the market so far.
  3. 85
    EA Canada went to great lengths to listen to their critics from the previous release and have made a bunch of much needed improvements to EA Sports UFC 2.
  4. Mar 15, 2016
    80
    EA Sports UFC 2 is a solid game. Overall, it has a better presentation, one that UFC fans and players alike will appreciate. However, those features were also in the first iteration of the franchise. Besides that, this title is more user-friendly thanks to its new HUD.
  5. Mar 23, 2016
    80
    Changing the biggest disappointments from the last UFC really makes UFC 2 an excellent game. The developments in the fighting systems make the game more balanced and smooth. It is not easy to understand how to use it to the fullest though.
  6. Mar 10, 2016
    78
    UFC 2 improves everything from last year's UFC, better simulation, more fighters, more game modes, and all the reasons why the UFC series is still the king of the MMA simulation.
  7. Mar 26, 2016
    60
    EA Sports UFC 2 certainly has a lot of new additions for fans new and old, but it still hasn't gotten the gameplay right just yet. The standing game is satisfying and has some real weight to it, but the floor and clinch mechanics are where things go downhill. This content-laden sequel packs a fair few punches, then, but ultimately doesn't deliver the knockout blow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 73
  2. Negative: 31 out of 73
  1. Mar 15, 2016
    10
    this game is fantastic.. gameplay is great.. graphic is best looking ever i seen. fighter model, their animations and their likeness lookthis game is fantastic.. gameplay is great.. graphic is best looking ever i seen. fighter model, their animations and their likeness look realistic. commentary is great.. Knockout Mode is fun mode to play. AI cpu is smarter. Great job by EA Canada. i expect EA devs do better on UFC 3 in 2018 when it come out : improve gameplay, Revamp Career Mode Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2019
    10
    It is really awesome plus it marks cm punks debut in ufc games what else do you need
  3. Mar 31, 2016
    8
    Love this game. graphics 9, sound 10, mechanics 8, Story 5 (Career Mode), Ultimate Team 9 (fun), Live event 8 for now content still coming,Love this game. graphics 9, sound 10, mechanics 8, Story 5 (Career Mode), Ultimate Team 9 (fun), Live event 8 for now content still coming, character creation 9 (hope for trunk mods then a 10). it even has a knock out mode no grappling. Been playing for two weeks straight love it. Expand
  4. Jun 25, 2018
    6
    Two steps back. The UFC video games under THQ had large rosters, ample customization as well a few choice DLC characters and most importantly,Two steps back. The UFC video games under THQ had large rosters, ample customization as well a few choice DLC characters and most importantly, realism. UFC undisputed 3 was the pinnacle of the franchise before the EA takeover and after playing EA UFC 2, I feel wanting. EA UFC 2 still has the gumby-esque animation and the odd glitches of EA's previous offering. There remains some frame issues on the PS4. EA's newly added touches such asunique chanting in Brazil for example/ chants for Conor Mcgregor, modern licensed soundtracks, (as opposed to the Undisputed series mostly copy-right free synth sountracks) do not add much to the series and there is still not enough improvement in my view. The AI seemed like they received artificial handicaps of health and stamina rather than technique, the roster is small and is limited compared to the past THQ games. Combat animation while less stiff and mechanical than the Undisputed series, looks almost like a game that is still in beta testing and is hit and miss. One of the few improvements from EA came in the form of a more online focused experience with a host of new game modes, micro-transactions remain the same , so no complaints. Overall this experienced is disappointing. I have not yet bought the latest EA UFC game out of fear of being let down, but I love the UFC franchise and I am willing to it another shot. This game is fun for the odd play, but is not polished enough to be captivating. 6/10 Expand
  5. Apr 18, 2016
    4
    This game is fun to play with when it works and isn't being one of the most filtrating game I've ever played. You can basically win byThis game is fun to play with when it works and isn't being one of the most filtrating game I've ever played. You can basically win by throwing him to the ground repeatedly. Even when you kick the **** out of the guy, you can still win by basically trying have sex with your opponent. Even when you knock him down twice with him not even knocking you down, you still lose. Also, the submission controls suck. You won't unit anyone. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2017
    2
    Oh man this damn game..
    Unresponsive controls(denying transitions), insanely high skill floor and tbf skill ceiling.
    So anyone going in
    Oh man this damn game..
    Unresponsive controls(denying transitions), insanely high skill floor and tbf skill ceiling.
    So anyone going in prepare to spend days in practice learning how to mildly hold your own.

    Never in all my years have I ever experienced something as difficult as this and I'm most regrettably sorry that I've spent money on this "game", even if it was on sale.
    Have you played your own game EA?
    All these critics sucking up too smh.
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  7. Aug 11, 2017
    0
    I would have more fun getting a prostate exam from the jolly green giant... ground game is broken, blocking is spotty, punching is wildlyI would have more fun getting a prostate exam from the jolly green giant... ground game is broken, blocking is spotty, punching is wildly unrealistic, better off with fight night champion! Expand

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