Rated 9 out of 10 by shoddysugar Looks great, plays well. Some things old & some ne
You've already seen and heard that the graphics are great, and they are. Bruce Lee is a lot of fun to play with and a great pre-order/dlc, especially with Royce Gracie thrown in. But hopefully you're reading this review to find out how it plays and compares to past versions, now that its in EA's hands. The controls have changed, a bit. There are quite a few more kinds of attacks with R1 R2 L1 L2 and your buttons, but also combinations of the R1 R2 L1 L2 triggers with the buttons. Lots of room to improve and master. If you haven't played one of these games before, you'll need to take perspective on the learning curve. We all had to do it, and its worth it if you like UFC. Those of us who've played some of the earlier UFC games can mostly just drop right in though, with the little refresher that the developers wisely made mandatory upon first boot up. After that, the game is in capable hands, and lets hope every year will be better, like the other games EA puts out. NO sarcasm implied there.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Mattitude2323 A good start
This game at its core is a good game. I like the gameplay and I love the options of fighters. I wish you could have DLC of legends and retired fighters and that remains to be seen. However I wish the career mode had more substance. I feel like once you make the UFC you should have an entrance and should be able to customize it more as you gain more sponsers. I also want the ability to win multiple belts are one time. Customization of your fighter is scare and it seems like there aren't a lot of moves that really make for diverse fighters. Injuries don't happen and the career mode just doesn't seem to really put you into the fighter. When I am going for my first title shot or defending the belt I want to feel like my fighter is either excited or nervous. When i win the belt my fighter should be MUCH MORE EMOTIONAL and the celebration should be more in depth. For a game that was pushed back twice I am slightly disappointed with lack of substance.
Rated 8 out of 10 by xCULLOx Good job EA.
First off the graphics are incredible. There is so much detail on every single fighter, the crowd, and the menus. The fighter roster is not that great, but with downloadable content more popular than ever it's almost guaranteed that there will be an insane amount of updates. This is a great showing of what's to come for EA games in the future. Animations are very good and damage to the fighters is done perfectly. Control scheme is very complicated. If you are someone who is looking for a pick-up and play type game this may not be for you. There are modes such as the Tutorial and the Challenge mode that help a lot but even after using both it will still take a good amount of dedication to perfect this fighting system. If you have played the THQ UFC games or EA's MMA then you should have some of the functions somewhat down. Career mode is good, can be a bit repetitive at times but the RPG style evolution of your fighter is an awesome feature. Haven't jumped online yet but I've been hearing great things about it. This is a great effort for EA's first fighting title on the next-gen systems.
Rated 5 out of 10 by KnightTime Seems like every awesome looking game is terrible
From the controllers to the roaster its all terrible, I mean the game it self really tells you something when the only fun and best character is a guy who never even stepped into an octagon ring that Character is Bruce Lee. Yeah he is in the game but he is DLC and from what I recall DLC is suppose to be "add on content" added into the game later on after its release not 4 months the game was out they planned on making him DLC, total rip off. Luckily I pre ordered this game and got him free but buying this game right now he will cost you $5.99 if you want to play him and trust me you do, so thats an extra $5.99 on a game that is just average. I do give major credit to the graphic's as it looks great but everything else literally sucks especially the controllers they just take to much time investing to get use to and learn move.
Rated 1 out of 10 by dozzzzzzz dont buy if u played undisputed
EA only focused on graphics but not gameplay at all. If you played undisputed dont expect this game to be any better. Ea thinks that just because a game looks good that it could play good but they thought wrong. If you dont believe me read the game description 75% of it is about how the graphics are improved. I regret buying this game.
Rated 2 out of 10 by hakman Good graphics, terrible control!!!
The graphics are good, however the fighter's torsos look nothing like in real life. They look way too muscular and buffed. Everything else looks pretty real and there is a lot going on with the crowd,ring girls, walk in,etc..Actually I thought it was over done and after a few times I just wanted to go in and fight right away. And that is where things get really,really bad, when you actually fight. The controls are very difficult to put together as per tutorial. I found that what I thought was going to be a strategic fight just became a rock em sock em robot match.All I was doing [and so were most online opponents I fought] was punching and kicking for a knockout. This should have been a kickboxing game at best. Another complaint I forgot to mention was when going online , about 50 per cent of the time I was not able to pick the weight class I wanted to fight in. It appears you get to fight whatever weight class is available when fighting someone random. All in all I was very bummed out about this game. Other than the graphics it just seems like another MMA fighting game with all the problems that seem to plague them all, especially accurate and east enough to navigate controls. I returned mine after 3 days.
Rated 9 out of 10 by RedHotChiliPeppersFan Best UFC Game to Date
I have been playing UFC games since Undisputed 2009. All the games prior to this one were really good, with Undisputed 3 being the best. However, EA Sports UFC tops them all by far. Undisputed 3 isn't even a close second. Every fighter looks and fights like they do in real life. It doesn't feel like fighting with the same style fighter with a different face. Everyone is extremely unique. The graphics are stunning. Better than NBA 2K14. It's just such a great game if you enjoy these types of games. I can only really complain about the clunky takedown defense control. Using R2 and pushing down quickly on the right stick is really unnatural. But that's the only thing wrong with the game, honestly. If you liked the Undisputed games, you'll absolutely love this one.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DarkKnight77 MMA at it's best by far
I've owned every ufc game on various consoles, mma at it's best by far. There could be some changes but for me this game is more than enough. From the graphics to the control to sound. I play everything! Exhibition, career and online. Wonder how EA Sports will top this?
Rated 0 out of 10 by Beak The Demo was a bust...
I tried out the demo, the game was not near as fun as the old THQ UFC games. The buttons are almost the same as the THQ ones, but the game play has the EA game play. It seems very unrealistic, you can do multiple somersault kicks in a row and it is nearly impossible to stop. I do like how they added more realistic cuts and bruises to the game. Just feel EA has lost their touch. I think they care to much about business and don't spend enough time on there sport games working on every detail. Very disappointed in EA sports lately, I hope 2k sports keeps teaching them a lesson until they learn how to build quality sport games again.
Rated 1 out of 10 by kyleblack251988 This game is a joke.
I bought this game and returned it after an hour. The gameplay controls are awful. It's ridiculously hard. That ruined the game. I don't understand why they would do that. This is a video game. I'm suppose to be having fun. Not spending the whole day trying to figure out how to play it. EA failed just like they always do. I don't understand how this game got anything above a 4 rating. The gameplay was really laggy too. The same gameplay feel as NBA Live 14.