In the battle for video game supremecy EA MMA wins
posted by bash91 (MOUNT AIRY, MD) Nov 13, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Worth a rent, maybe even a buy
Visuals It is smoother and better looking than UFC. Way better in this category.
Controls You can either use fight night style or the UFC style either one works well.
Gameplay The gameplay is far superior than UFC, but tkos are extremely easy until you fight the tippy top tier of fighters and even then you can choose ur shots and while it may tak longer you stil lcan get ur TKO pretty simply.
Modes Career mode takes you from little league to the big time and gives you options to fight in different styles and rules, a chocie between a cage and ring, and others.
Replay Value After you play one weight class in career mode you can play other and fight other types of fighters which is fun, but after you play throughout all weight classes, which will take a while, it is a great party game.
Overall If you wanan play an mma game go with EA MMA. While the fighters may not be as popular the gameplay is 10xs better than UFC's game.
posted by CitiRaven (GRAND CANYON, AZ) Jan 15, 2011
Member since Feb 2009
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
While it doesn't have the sheer roster power of UFC Undisputed 2010 (a comparison that is impossible not to make, given the lack of competition in true MMA games), EA Sports MMA does bring a much cleaner control and smoother animations to the ring, along with a slew of other miscellaneous goodies.
Training is easier here than in Undisputed 2010, if a little monotonous after awhile. Bas Rutten, the guy who has taken an interest in your budding pugilistic career, will guide you through your first series of skill-up minigames which increase your stats in certain areas. All of these exercises end up increasing your health, little by little, and you can concentrate in various standup, clinch, ground and submission exercises. After your first couple of fights, you can train in other camps with MMA sages like Randy Couture who not only can provide more intense training sessions, but also have the ability to teach you special moves to expand your skill set.
In the ring, MMA plays similar to Fight Night, using the right stick to throw punches and the face buttons to initiate clinches and defend. The left trigger changes your strikes to kicks, the right bumper aims your fist to your opponent's body, and the left bumper is a feint modifier. The standup game is slightly sloppy, given that the lightest jab or leg kick can interrupt much more potent moves. But MMA really shines in the clinch and on the ground. The transitions are much cleaner and less frantic than in Undisputed, which required frantic right-stick twirling. A timely button press will defend against takedowns and passes. Both types of submissions are presented here cleanly. Joint submissions require button presses to cinch in and to defend against. No mindless button mashing here, or you'll run out of stamina and lose your grip. Choke submissions require both players to rotate the left stick to find its "sweet spot", which is constantly on the move. Again, mindless twirling is out.
gamers (40%) found this review helpful
This is by far the best MMA game ever made period and arguably the best realistic combat sport game ever maybe Fight Night Round 4 but that’s about it. The only ppl who don’t like this game are the ones how didn’t learn how to play the game all the way or mad they are losing and don’t want 2 do what it takes 2 get better or they head is so far up the UFC you know what that they don’t know fighters outside the UFC and are not real MMA sport fans and just like quick kos by repeating throwing left hooks over and over and reverse on the ground all day. This game feels like a mma fight that makes you think and not just spazin out with buttons. The game is not perfect but this is the first game one and 4 the first try they done better than THQ did in 2. This game lays down a great foundation for great games for the future it feels real and is only going 2 get better.