UFC 2010 Undisputed Review
Xbox 360 | PS3
UFC 2010 Undisputed box art
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.

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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.

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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.

By Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.8
Graphics
The UFC roster comes alive in stunning detail. Damage effects have been improved since last year.
4.1
Control
The controls are fairly simple, but the different fighting styles add much-needed depth.
3.6
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Commentary can get repetitive in some modes (like Career or Title mode), but it is fine during regular Exhibition or Ultimate Fight matches.
4.4
Play Value
There are a plethora of offline modes to check out, and online "Camps" give players plenty of reasons to stay in the game.
4.4
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • UFC FIGHTERS AND PERSONALITIES - Navigate an unparalleled roster of more than 100 prolific UFC fighters, each fully rendered to convey a photorealistic appearance. Prominent UFC personalities, including the commentary team of Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg, veteran voice of the Octagon Bruce Buffer, Octagon Girls, referees, trainers and more return to showcase an authentic and memorable UFC videogame experience.
  • ENHANCED COMBAT - Step into the Octagon with improved combat. A new Sway System with full upper body and head movement allows for the dodging of attacks, while on the ground, a new Posture System delivers strong, fight-ending strikes from every position. Manage Octagon control with new strikes, submissions, transitions and cage positions, as well as experience added realism with the introduction of Southpaw stance.
  • FIGHTER CUSTOMIZATION - Enjoy customizable freedom with created fighters by combining move sets from numerous MMA disciplines. Choose from an array of moves from all available disciplines, including newly added Sambo, Karate and Greco-Roman Wrestling, to become a true mixed martial artist.


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