Supremacy MMA Review
Xbox 360 | PS3
Supremacy MMA Box Art
System: Xbox 360, PS3
Dev: Kung Fu Factory
Pub: 505 Games
Release: September 23, 2011
Players: 1-2
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs, Violence

There is also a "femme fatales" mode, but this amounts to little more than blatant fan service—and not very good fan service at that. There are just two female mixed martial artists to choose from, and they can only be played in their individual versus-style modes. There's no particular reason why they couldn't have been included with the rest of the cast, and shepherding them into the "femme fatales" mode feels juvenile at best.

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Of course, any competitive game needs an online mode these days, and Supremacy's is one of the worst. I have yet to find a match that actually allows me to play effectively. I'll remind you that the offline controls are already pretty laggy; adding network latency makes the game damn near unplayable.

Now, Supremacy MMA isn't very fun to play, but oddly enough it's a lot of fun to watch, even more so than other MMA and wrestling games on the market. The character models look great, even if they do move a bit stiffly. As fighters sustain damage, they become realistically bruised in an honestly horrific manner. Blood splatters all over the ring and bones crunch in ways you would expect to see in Mortal Kombat. In addition, particularly damaging strikes are accompanied by a slowdown effect and a drowning out of the music, which ups the dramatic tension. Unfortunately, all of these things are just distracting when you are actually playing the game. The slowdown is especially annoying considering it tips your opponent off to what you are doing, letting them block in time.

I appreciate Supremacy MMA for what it is trying to do. Honestly, a simple, arcade-style MMA fighter would probably be a big hit if done well. Unfortunately, Supremacy MMA just isn't done well. It's very generic, very hard to control, and it simply doesn't hold your attention. It's not the worst generic fighting game out there, but it's certainly not one of the better ones. Even at its fifty dollar discount price tag, I'd say you're fine skipping this one.

By Angelo M. D'Argenio
CCC Contributing Writer

The models look good, the bruising looks real, and the story cutscenes have an aesthetic I can appreciate. Unfortunately, the animations are too stiff for the gameplay.
This is one of the biggest mash fests I have ever played. It's not "Kill everything around you just by pressing a few buttons;" it's more "Oh my God, please do something useful before my thumb falls off!"
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The voice acting is uninspired, the music is generic rock (even though it supposedly comes from real bands), and the sound effects are the same old stock "oofs" and "uaghs" that you can get from any MMA game.
Play Value
In the end, the game is more fun to watch than play.
Overall Rating - Poor
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Every fighter has a story - Play as MMA Legends Jens Pulver and Jerome Le Banner or as an upcoming fighter as you scrap your way from obscurity to Supremacy.
  • Tough-as-nails girl fighters - This is the first MMA fighting game to include real-life female fighters. Play as MMA Stars Felice Herrig and Michele Guiterrez as they prove there is a place for women in the world of professional MMA.
  • Individual fighting styles - Brutalize opponents with a true array of martial art styles, such as Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and many others.
  • Underground MMA - Engage in underground MMA bouts, fight clubs, and street fights around the world in a variety of unconventional locations, such as strip clubs, prisons, slaughter houses, abandoned warehouses, and various MMA stadiums.

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