Title: UFC Undisputed 3
Release Date: Feb 14, 2012
ESRB Rating: T
UFC has become an overnight sensation in my eyes, and is still picking up steam. Now that boxing is losing some of its momentum, UFC is filling the void with some great action. The first two games were worthy adversaries to the Fight Night games, and it looks like the third entry is going for the title.
The overall presentation of the UFC games have always been top notch, and Undisputed doesn't disappoint. UFC features some of the most hyper-realistic 3D character models I've ever seen in a game. When you see Jon "Bones" Jones, you'll think you're seeing the real person. UFC Undisputed 3 feels better and more accurate than any other fighter out their. The damage system ensures accurate cuts and facial damage, as well as smaller details like your fighters sweat glistening from his back. The new animations look great and more life-like, when the game is in full motion, its looks stupendous. The new commentary is great, although it can get a little tedious and repetitive. Fight Professor Stephen Quadros and MMA legend Bas Rutten lend their voices to the Pride side of the game, and in my opinion, are better than the original partners.
Core Gameplay/Multiplayer:Upon booting up the game for the first time, you're prompted to choose between Amateur and Pro grappling controls, this is one of the big changes in the game. You will want to explore both options to see which one fits your best. The sheer amount of depth and features in this iteration is pretty overwhelming, there is a lot of game here for you to explore. The inclusion of Pride FC is the biggest addition to the game. The game captures the look and feel of Pride FC, and recreates the atmosphere beautifully. Performing submissions in UFC Undisputed 3 has gotten a huge overhaul, an Octagon-shaped gauge appears on the sides of the screen when you or your opponent executes a submission, and you must line up your line with your opponent's in order to successfully submit them. Career mode is pretty much the same, with the new option of choosing an existing fighter and take them up the ranks.
UFC Undisputed 3 is a great fighting game, plain and simple. It features an immense roster, and great depth gameplay wise. With a wealth of great modes and the inclusion of Pride, its the ultimate package for hardcore fighting fans. Online is great and solid, with cool new innovations that will keep you coming back for more.
Final Score = 9.25/10
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