Rated 4 out of 10 by bigjuice9988 this game is insane
now pride fc should have a sqeual but it doesn`t sadly but this game is crazy lets say you put a guy ina arm bar you can hear the bone break now thats crazy but the controls take a long time to get use to the interface is just ok the graphics are pretty good sound is just awasome storyline there really isn`t one so don`t expect a ''THQ'' storyline around i give this game a 4 just due to the submissions you will go and but someone in a arm bar and you don`t know which one to press beacuse each type of submission varrys and that will piss alot of people off when doing a challange or facing a freind the controls are very simalar to a accliam warzone which superisely goes well at some points and goes very badly at other points all and all i give this game a 4 because you would think a THQ game would have a more in depth create a fighter mode and that by its self well let alot of people down
Rated 9 out of 10 by XxR0acH Great Game
Pride FC is a very great fighting game it doesn't have very great looking graphics but the game play is nice the ground combat seems to be the best in the game good takedowns and submissions like any fighting game theirs the one on one and tournament and survival mode which seems to be the best you pick a fighter and fight the whole roster of 25 fighters in one big gameplay one by one it's a lot of fun doing that I also enjoyed the create a fighter its very well built you choose your characters fighting stance his walk each punch and kick each takedown and submission its all fully customizable even naming your own fighting style its just so awesome the controls are somewhat ok could have been better fights don't last long health goes down quick you're going to win by the 2nd round really great fighting check it out.
Rated 1 out of 10 by dman1999 this game sucks
this is the worst game ever. everything sucks. the worst part is the graphics. if i could choose between pride and ufc, i would go with ufc.this is for kid gamers.
Rated 4 out of 10 by jeff89 this game is for kids ages 6-10
the gameplay is for kids. there are not that much different things you can do. yes you can create a fighter but it dont like realize.
Rated 7 out of 10 by WMP78 PRIDE FC- A Good Buy
PRIDE FC, once the premiere mixed martial arts event in Japan, and my favorite fight org. When I saw this game was available, I jumped on it right away. The price was right, and as a PRIDE FC fan, I wanted to own this game as a little piece of nostalgia for the now defunct organization. Let me start off by talking about what I like. I like the roster, it has a decent blend of "middleweights" and heavyweights. Names such as Igor Vochanchyn, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Carlos Newton, Heath Herring, Mark Coleman, Royce Gracie, Takada Nobuhiko and of course Wanderlei Silva and Sakuraba Kazushi. Lesser known fighters are in the game as well such as Alexander Otsuka and Daijiro Matsui. The roster is from an earlier period in PRIDE and allows you the chance to relive classic fights such as Newton vs Sakuraba; Royce Gracie vs Sakuraba or the 2000 GP finals of Coleman vs Vochanchyn. Sadly there is no Fedor. I also like the music and graphics. Just as Silva came out to the ring to "Sandstorm" by Darude in real life, so Silva comes out to "Sandstorm" by Darude in the game. He even wears a Chute Boxe t-shirt and every fighter has seconds. The ring entrances are authentic to the fighters entrance; such as Heath Herring dressed as a cowboy. The detail is excellent, from the Arena which looks like the Tokyo Dome to Mauro Ranallo and Bas Rutten at ringside at the commentating table to Yuji Shimada going through pre-fight rules and ring announcer Kei Grant. The fighter details and animations are smooth and crisp and graphically for the PS2 in 2003 was awesome. Lets talk Create-A-Fighter. Some areas are good, others are mediocre. The hairstyles and faces could have improved, while the game did have the cool option of ring gear and ring entrance apparel. If you want your fighter to come out in his fight gear, you can do that. If you want your fighter to come out in a suit beforehand, you can do that. The options are a little lacking however, but there is enough flexibility that if you want your Fighter to have a certain style, they can project it. eg, Want a Karate fighter? You can dress them up in a gi. Want a pro wrestler style fighter? You can put them in tights. You can also decide how they act when they come to the ring, how they act when they warm up, how they respond when their name is called, and their victory pose. You can make them serious, flamboyant or even out and out cocky. Also with Create a Fighter the moveset is awesome. Some MMA games for the PS2 forced you to choose a style. PRIDE FC allows you to make a real Mixed Martial Artist. Want a pure striker? Easily done. Want a pure jiu-jitsu player? No prob. Want a wrestler with brutal GnP? You can do that, and use moves like the powerbomb. (See: Jackson, Rampage). If you want to blend styles, that's easy to do too. Also, do you hate games where you have to unlock stuff to make your fighter competitive? PRIDE FC avoids that mess. You get 40 points to put into areas like Strking, Takedown, Submissions, Endurance, etc. So to go with your moveset, you can put more points into areas that fit your moves. For example, you have a straight up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter so you can reflect that in their look, moves, and their attributes with their standup being weak but the ground game being dangerous.. The ranks go from F-A with A being the highest. Also, it's possible to chain moves together to make combos. The downside is that the combos aren't available when you hit "Pause" so write them down, or if your memory is bad, use simple combos. One more plus, there are 16 slots on the memory card for fighters, that means with 2 cards you can have 32 created fighters who are distinct and individual. Let's talk challenge. Difficulty is comparable to real life in this game. For example, you'll have problems fighting Sakuraba as Royce Gracie because in real life Grace lost to Sakuraba. On the flipside, a fighter like Matsui, who didn't have a great record