UFC Undisputed 2010 PS3
(United Fighting Championship) is extremely popular in the United
States and some of this popularity has flowed onto other countries such
as Australia and the United Kingdom. Itís basically the extreme sports
of the boxing world that allows its competitors to use a variety of
combat styles as they attempt to beat the absolute living daylights out
of their opponents. If youíre still a little confused, go rent Blood
Sport on DVD or even better, one of the many many UFC DVDís
available... even movies!
said, the UFC
franchise has been around in the console world for a few years now and
THQ have the exclusive rights to it, so you pretty much know from the
get go that youíll be in for a treat. Just imagine a wrestling game
where you can beat the absolute crap out of each other and you're pretty
much in the right mind zone then. The gaming mechanics
have greatly tweaked from previous instalments but the biggest
highlight for me is the new updated roster and the combat engine which has
received another fine tuning that makes it more fluid.
that the combat is not as stiff as previous instalments and players move
almost like their real-world counterparts, thanks to the new sway system
and posture system. This allows you to move more akin to a boxer, rather
than just stand there and the posture system allows you to get up close
and personal when your fighting on the ground. So in turn, it allows for
more strategy when fighting AI or online opponents plus more damage.
contains a variety of gameplay modes from exhibition fights to
multiplayer any my personal favourite, the career mode. Other fun modes
include a Tournament Mode, Ultimate Fight Mode and a Title mode that has
the player attempting to beat a set number of opponents. There is even
an unlockable mode called Title Defence that ups the ante in terms of
difficulty. You have to smile when the fights start because itís so much
like the real UFC that at times, itís like watching TV. All the crazy
introductions and music really helps get you immersed into this
atmosphere, thanks to the wonderful graphics.
mentioned, the combat mechanics have been tweaked again which allow for
new manoeuvres to mimic the various combat styles such as boxing to
Jujitsu as you wiggle the analog stick, press the buttons on the D-pad
and shoulder buttons. These tweaks are not an afterthought have been
implemented well with the controller.
This translates to more accessible counterattacks as you attempt to grapple,
block, subdue and defeat your opponents or force them into submission. Nothing is more
satisfying than trying to force submission by your opponent as you
struggle in an almost godly battle to get the upper hand. Very cool
indeed. Add in new cage positions and you have everything you need for
dare I say... one of the console worlds' most realistic fighters.
The way you
create your own fighters has also been revised, allowing for a
considerable amount of more customisation options for the gamer. The new
customisation option of UFC seems to have been borrowed from the
Smackdown vs. RAW series but even so, it gives the player more ownership
of the character that they play and letís just say that Iíve seen some
hideous and extremely good creations. From tattoos, introductions and
even with the ability to create your own hybrid fighting system, itís
easy to get quite caught up in this part of he game.
mode, you begin as an amateur fighter who could basically get his ass
handed to him by any UFC competitor. However as you progress, compete in
fights and train, your statistics slowly begin to build as you make a
name for yourself in the fighting world until you get scouted by Dana
White for the UFC. Thatís what makes this game so fun is that
rather than play a real-world fighter which is fun, you can make your
own name in this virtual UFC that makes the end result a much more
The only downside of the career mode is that you
need to keep your fighter fit and healthy by ensuring that you train and
rest adequately between fights which happens around midway through your
career as youíre not a young buck anymore. You can even engage in press
workouts and even pre-fight interviews, thanks to Rachelle Leah
which assists in getting your name out there and of course a fan base.
The game even sets up a friend and rival system amongst your competitors
that almost makes you feel like you are part of something bigger and
better, even though the majority is smoke and mirrors.
when you think it canít get any better, you are slammed with a very
healthy online mode as you fight ranked and unranked matches. You can
even create an almost UFC guild type of experience. Add in a great lobby
option and lots of statistic via the leader boards and you could be
playing this game for a considerable amount of time online.
Graphically, UFC Undisputed is a visually impressive game. The
realistic models who actually looks like their real-world counterparts
is truly amazing, even though they still have that Zombie-esq facial
appearance. But apart from that, they all move with a realistic grace as
they punch, kick and pummel the sh*t out of each other. We even see the
sexy Octagon girls and real-world commentators Joe Rogan and Mike
Goldberg who lend their voices to the title. Great graphics and almost
just as good sound effects, voices and musical score.
it! UFC 2010 Undisputed is easily one of the world's most realistic
fighting games that offers great replay value, sturdy combat engine and
an overall entertaining experience that is oozing with UFC references
from start to finish! Recommended to all fighters!)