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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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  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
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  1. Jun 17, 2014
    90
    The best representation of the action that happens inside the Octagon yet. While it’s not simple, the control scheme is still easy enough to learn that it takes the experience to an entirely new level as you break your opponents down standing up, in the clinch, or on the mat. With outstanding next-gen visuals, EA Sports UFC is good enough to carry around a championship belt.
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    85
    EA Sports went serious with EA Sports UFC. Beyond the awesomeness of it's graphics, the game impresses by its gameplay even if the casual gamer might get frightened after the tutorial. For a first try, this IP hits the top in spite of some drawbacks like an online multiplayer that needs work or the career mod which is quite repetitive and at last some hits that lack a true impact. On that last matter we have to say it's weird from a game as violent and brutal as EA Sports UFC.
  3. Aug 20, 2014
    80
    A good new beginning for the UFC series in its new EA Sports home. It surely could benefit some improvements in the career mode, but it results however in a solid game that every lover of this genre could be willing to try.
  4. 70
    A promising debut, but just too light on options - both inside and outside the Octagon - to be the champ it desperately wants to be.
  5. Jun 26, 2014
    70
    The striking is very satisfying, and the new submission system is interesting and creates a more level playing field than in the past, but the game is let down by poor wrestling and transition mechanics.
  6. Jun 20, 2014
    68
    EA Sports UFC looks the part to a tee, and its exhaustive list of moves and techniques represent the complex nature of the sport well. But knowing that each second could be your fighter’s last is what gives weight and drama to mixed martial arts, and without that, these bouts fall flat.
  7. Jun 27, 2014
    50
    EA Sports UFC doesn't cater to button mashers, so be wary if you're not eager to learn an overly-complex control scheme. More technical gamers will be able to appreciate the gameplay to a greater extent, but the laggy servers make even this an exercise in frustration.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 55
  2. Negative: 13 out of 55
  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. Sep 2, 2014
    9
    REVIEW UPDATED. 9/10 EA has added two free DLC's that corrected 90% of the things people were complaining about. This game is now the bestREVIEW UPDATED. 9/10 EA has added two free DLC's that corrected 90% of the things people were complaining about. This game is now the best UFC game or MMA game ever made people. They added 6 new fighters, ability to catch kicks, you can now sprawl, they fixed the ground game so it's harder to keep someone down the whole fight, all leg kicks will be countered if your leg is damaged, and they adjusted stamina drain for blocking strikes. Only thing is missing is KO slams and Leg breaks. lol I feel sorry for the people who traded theirs in because it's a new game now. I would have never expected EA of all companies to actually care about us gamers but they proved me wrong. Expand
  3. Jun 26, 2014
    8
    Promising debut from EA. Reminds me of a next gen Fight Night which is right up my street. I like the character resemblance and the characterPromising debut from EA. Reminds me of a next gen Fight Night which is right up my street. I like the character resemblance and the character creation is the most in depth of any EA game. A few minor glitches and slow downs but didn't bother me overly as the fight sequences are good. Vast array of moves and the only beef I have with that is that characters don't have unique styles. I watch enough to know GSP doesn't fight like Anderson Silva or Nate Diaz!! Expand
  4. Jul 2, 2014
    6
    At its heart, EA Sports UFC is fun, but some issues stop the game from being a better product.

    During career mode, you aren't able to
    At its heart, EA Sports UFC is fun, but some issues stop the game from being a better product.

    During career mode, you aren't able to choose which training routine you want to conduct, but instead are given three at random. By allowing players to pick what they want to continually work on, it would benefit them in the long-haul. I felt very comfortable with my stand-up striking, and wanted to work more on submissions; however, I continually had at least one stand-up training session. In addition, by not allow players to pick an opponent (even if it's out of two or three options), you limit how involved the player feels during their career. In addition, the sequencing of how you progress up the career ladder is flawed. I beat BJ Penn convincingly, won two more fights after that, yet had to beat him again for a chance at the belt? Doesn't seem to make sense overall.

    Online mode is fun, but I found the prematch setup had an abundant number of drops before I actually fought another person.

    Overall, EA Sports UFC is fun... for the first few hours/day, but afterward I found the lack of realism during the career management, and repetition stale.
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  5. Jun 17, 2014
    6
    As a huge MMA fan I have always felt inclined to give the MMA games a shot. Being unimpressed with EA MMA I was very afraid this game wouldAs a huge MMA fan I have always felt inclined to give the MMA games a shot. Being unimpressed with EA MMA I was very afraid this game would run the same, but it did not. EA UFC has great gameplay although I still feel UFC 3 did a better job this showed EA has room to improve and can certainly make tis a great franchise. That said I had some major issues.

    The stamina system is not good throwing 7 head kicks in a row should make you tired for the rest of the fight, yet as Robbie Lawler I threw 7 head kicks in a row and still looked like I was throwing jabs. A system needs to be in place that will allow for head kicks and heavy strikes to matter more head kicks in real life end fights quick, but they also are harder to land and take a lot of energy, it should work the same way here.

    The Career mode is no career mode at all it is a story mode which Is not what I want or expected. First you are forced to be in the TUF tournament which Is cool but you shouldn't have to enter TUF to enter the UFC. Second you are forced to actually win the tournament or start all over (lol WTF!) and last but not least you are forced to be in the UFC your entire career, lose 10 in a row, your a UFC fighter who cares. I was hoping for something more realistic.

    Last but not least the create mode is exactly what I expected and that isn't a good thing. EA has never been very good with person creation and here they did it again. Instead of adopting a more UFC 3 like create mode you get a more EA like create mode where you just pick a face pick a body type pick a heir and facial hair type and color and pick some tattoos and move on. Not a very impressive fighter create mode IMO.

    With all the bad came the relief that this game was so much better than EA MMA control wise, gameplay wise, and ground game wise that I still did really enjoy it, but I hate the fact that two of the most important parts of the game (Fighter creation and Career mode) were just sub par.
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  6. Apr 7, 2015
    5
    I played enough of this to give it a review. While it looks really good the gameplay is pretty much the same across the board for allI played enough of this to give it a review. While it looks really good the gameplay is pretty much the same across the board for all characters and it get dull pretty fast.

    EA also seems to screw up every time how knockouts and other elements work, although better in this game, it still doesnt make much sense to me.

    As an MMA sim I'd give it a higher score. As a game you want to play for fun, it deserves a 5.
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  7. Aug 30, 2014
    0
    Very inconsistent. terrible gameplay. You have terrible stikers/no power strikers continually ko'ing people. Ground is still based on span.Very inconsistent. terrible gameplay. You have terrible stikers/no power strikers continually ko'ing people. Ground is still based on span. damage is very inconsistent. Sometimes clean counters do damage somethimes they dont. Blocked punches get you rocked. Just bad game Expand

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