|System: X360, PS3, PSP||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Yuke's Media||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: THQ||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: May 25, 2010||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-2||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Teen||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
While there is plenty to do with the game offline, there is even more to explore online. While the game does feature the normal standard and ranked matches for users to participate in, there is one new mode that fans should be excited about. Camp mode is a new feature that allows users to connect and train together to improve their common UFC online record. This mode is a lot like the guilds in MMO-type games, and it adds a whole new dimension to the online gameplay. Camp leaders can schedule playtimes, training sessions and group sparring matches between members in order to improve the camp's online ranking.
Technically, UFC 2010 Undisputed hits most of the right notes. The game's visuals offer only a minor upgrade from last year, but it still features plenty of detail and stunning damage effects. The audio in the game is a little hit or miss, however. One of the game's hallmark features is the way the audio commentary changes depending on your actions in the game, as well as your fight history. However, though this feature is kind of interesting, it creates a lot of repetitive commentating. For instance, as I progressed through Title mode with heavyweight fighter Frank Mir, I heard the same commentary over and over about the last opponent I faced and how my Jiu Jitsu helped me escape from tight situations in the past. Of course, commentary in any game can become repetitive, but it seemed a little more obtrusive in this title, and I found myself turning the sound down quite frequently as a result.
UFC 2010 Undisputed is a great title. I was a little worried about it at first, as the bar was set so high with last year's title and we've seen plenty of franchises that start strong but coast into their second and third iterations. However, 2010 Undisputed feels like a real sequel, and even though there are some similarities between this year's and last year's Undisputed (such as the roster and the format of the career mode) there are enough additions and improvements in this title that it feels completely fresh. If you liked last year's UFC title, then you will definitely love this year's, and if you have never tried the UFC Undisputed series, 2010 is definitely a great place to start.
Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor