Rated 10 out of 10 by FighterForJC A Boxing Game for Boxing Purists
If you consider yourself a boxing purist, and I'm not talking about those who only know names like Tyson and De La Hoya, then Prizefighter is the game for you. Most reviews have flat out LIED about Prizefighter, citing poor controls and gameplay. NOTHING could be further from the truth. Prizefighter is all about picking your spots, conserving your stamina, countering intelligently, and using sound defense. The AI is the toughest seen in any boxing game. Also, there are NO FIVE-SECOND PARRIES! This is hands down the most realistic boxing game ever made. The main reason this game got low scores is the steep learning curve. It takes a good week or so to really get a grasp of the mechanics, but once you do, it's the most rewarding boxing experience you'll ever have in a console. You won't be winging 200 punches per round the way you could in FNR3 and mindlessly slugging away. This is the boxing game for the thinking boxing fan, not some wanna-be thugs who can't fight in real life but like to brag about FNR3.
Rated 10 out of 10 by JLEON037 Dont' beleive the hype ,Great Game !
Okay, so I have read all the bad reviews, and I must say, that I agreed with you all at first. I purchased this game the first day that it came out, and I bought all the fight night series as well. When I first played prize fighter, I was like what in the heck is this, I hated it for the first week that I played. I put it back on my shelf, and started playing other games. So one day I said to myself, I have paid $**** plus tax for this game, so I had better learn to like it, so I started to play again, and I must say that the more I played the more I liked it. I think the bad reviews come from people playing fight night, and you have to realize that it is a different style of fighting. I truly like the game, graphics are great, and the commentators are great too. It has a lot of things to be unlocked as well. As far as the buttons and controls, they are great too, again this is no fight night, and once people realize that, they will enjoy the game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Mattyc Don King
This is a great game. There are some problems though. I am a Big boxing fan so i will think anyone who likes boxing will LOVE this game. First the game its very hard some times. You could just about to knock someone out and he throws a super punch and you loose. Also if you play on the easiest difficulty you can get saved by the bell. Its got a really good career mode. about 30 matches. You can become rich and world champion. its a great game However there is this one match that gets me mad. Its so dumb i don't know why they put it in there. You fight this guy and your vision goes bad and it is all blurry for like three rounds. It is a very hard match. It took me a while to beat. I wish you could pick any walk in song you wanted. You have to unlock the songs which is kinda dumb. And when you train you here like eye of the tiger and other songs but for some reason you walk in as those so it got me mad. However overall it was a very good game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by xMR Not Fight Night, but pretty good!
Got this game yesterday and I have been playing it quite a bit. Overall it is a pretty good boxing game. I would still take the last Fight Night over it any day though. The biggest reason for that is the camera angle; there is only one and it is not so great. I prefer to be behind and slightly above my boxer to get the best view of incoming punches and judge to which side my opponent is. The camera angle in Prize fighter is off to the side and slightly above which makes it hard to judge pretty much everything. The graphics and controls are good, but they won't blow you away. Most of the time it is really hard to tell where/if your punches are landing because they look like they are coming up short or going through your opponent. There also isn't a corner man cut and brooze healing thing in between rounds, which I miss from Fight Night. The game is pretty entertaining despite it all, and the list of boxers is pretty good (missing Cotto and some of my other favorites though). It is actually a pretty tough game, mostly because of the camera angle and funky action in the graphics. Rent it first!
Rated 1 out of 10 by Jay D Yeah right
This game is blah. When I first played it I thought I had my ps2 hooked up. The controls are difficult and hard to get used to. This is a game I would avoid at all cost. If anything you should rent. The camera angle is ok. I have seen better cam's but this one is ok for me. The fighting though is very slow. The fighters get tired fast and you have to stop fighting to get it back up. You would say thats realistic, but your fighter gets tired in like 10 seconds and it takes 15 seconds to get it all back up again to fight. While your waiting your health goes up and the fight lasts forever. I thought that take2 was better then this; a lot better. The physics are on the border line of good. It cool how you can get hit and bring it right back at them. Then again there apoints were the person doesn't even get there head back up and they can get hit even though the head is not hit yet.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Ozzman Very underrated and overlooked
There was so much hype about Fight Night Round 4 that this game was severely overlooked and even unfairly graded by some. I don't have Fight Night Round 4 but I have the third one and I loved it. This game is very similar to it as far as graphics but it's much better in several different areas imo. The story line is pretty cool, they basically talk about your fighter without ever saying your name and always referring to you as "Kid" but they have a continuous documentary about your life (the character obviously). It's almost like a "beyond the glory" episode that you're re-living the characters life. The sound is good but the soundtrack is pretty bad. The controls are pretty basic and it doesn't require you to use the joy sticks in 100 different ways for each punch. It's simplified but in a good way. Fun training along the way that allows you to work on several different areas of your game before fights. They also try to tempt you with doing commerical and partying which costs you training time. Very cool. I really like this game a lot and if you like boxing you should without question get this game.
Rated 1 out of 10 by xxxSTOLENxxx N64 Game?
The game is a button masher and The bigger and better fighters are not even included in this game. The soundtracks are by people no one ever heard of and the controls suck. Camera is like fightnight. Customizable shorts and gloves are pretty cool but not a big variety. This game was terrible beyond all beliefs. When I first starting playing it I was beginning to think I was gonna beat it any second. Then I reached a certain fight and got stuck. Some fights are hard some are instant KOs. The quality of artwork is decent. The graphics are not horrible but I have seen way better. There is 0 skill in this game and if you try to use skill you will never get a KO. It is pointless buying this game because if you do play the career you will beat it in less than a day. Buy Fightnight Round 3 or wait for the next Fightnight game to come out later this year or early 2009.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Killabee Skillz Great for boxing fans.
Fight Night Round(any) are better than Prizefighter. However, the career mode is deeper and more interactive. It is similar to those of the Ballers series and Def Jam Icon. It is documentary-styled, which is different but cool. To me, it makes the game worth buying. The training modes are more challenging than that of FN, and give the game an arcade feel. The AI is challenging and the camera angle is ok. The fighters on the game are good and different then FN, but I wish they would've had more fighters to choose from still. I do like that you can join online tournaments instead of just fighting one fight then having to search for another. The fighting is sticky and button mashers beware. If you are just mashing, your punches will be thrown even when you're done pressing them. This is an advantage for players who know how to fight precisely. Also, if you throw a punch that is dodged, it can still connect while your arm is coming back? Big mistake from the developers. Overall, this is a really good game and I recommend it to any fight fans. You can continue playing FN3 or enjoy this game until FN4 comes out in 2009.
Rated 0 out of 10 by st.louis brotha second review
if this game comes with a real press conference since better action replays real pay per view bouts all the leagues fighters including old legends i hope that 2k delivers on this its a must have game i love boxing and creating a mini me itr just has to b realistic i've been looking for a trailer of this game and cant seem to find 1. i hope the ref is in the ring as we fight i hope the cutman is manually controled and and just for fun fall for the temptation and influence and it would b so nice if the commentators spoke on the character messing up. as far as the documentary in the game i hope that it involves like the characters previous fights like they show on upcoming bouts they show footage of the last fights they had before the pay per view to keep people amped. i just kant wait i hope they really deliver a real life boxing game.
Rated 4 out of 10 by steffanajones Good Attempt but Not Good Enough
I was stoked when I heard about Prizefighter but then when I played it, I was definitely let down. The controls are for your basic button-smashers; unlike FNR3 where you can actually utilize the analog sticks and everything else. During the fight, you are unable to heal your fighter; unlike FNR3 where you can actually be the cut-man in between rounds. The selection of fighters are a joke... well, most of them anyway. I honestly enjoyed fighting with the likes of Pavlik, Calzaghe, Berto, and Peters, but that was about it. It's a Don King game representing Don King fighters, what else can be said? At least FNR3 managed to license cross-promotional fighters like Hopkins, Mayweather (in FNR2), Gatti, Hatton, and Jones Jr. Although I was VERY surprised not to see any of the Klitschko's or Valuev... you would think they'd make the cut.In my opinion and for what it's worth, Prizefighter was a very good attempt by fell short. Perhaps if Don King stepped away from 2K Sports and maybe got EA involved with making a second Prizefighter (if it came to that), and licensed more top-talent in the sport, then it might have a chance at blowing away Fight Night.