this game is amazing i love this game. career is so much fun. why so many of you people are hating this game i don't know. but this is way better than 2009. i mean there are over 100 pro fighters in this game. overall way better than 2009
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Let me start by saying, you cannot appreciate this game unless you know something about mma and the UFC. The bad reviews this game is receiving are coming from casual fans that pick up the game expecting a whole new concept. This game is just like any other sports game released yearly, no complete overhauls just fine tuning and new features. I am an avid MMA fan and I love the new additions to this game. This roster is huge, with just about every UFC fighter that is relevant in it as well as a few strikeforce fighters (werdum, arlovski). Each fighter is much more true to their signature style. Hendo's overhand right is brutal, kimbo can throw bombs, but is awful on the ground, and Shane Carwin has his signature one punch knockout power. Career mode is much more dynamic, allowing you to create your fighter with his own signature style. My fighter has chuck liddels massive overhand right along with Caol Uno's spinning head kick. The amount of sponsors, logos, and apparel is crazy compared to last years as well, allowing you to customize your fighter even more. The A.I. Seems to have been tweaked a bit too. The fighters seem to be much more aware of their strengths and try to capitalize them in their fights. Tournament mode is a nice addition, fun when playing with a group of friends to setup a tourney to see who earns bragging rights. This game is not going to blow any casual gamers out of the water as it has not made a complete overhaul, but any true fan of mma will enjoy this games attention to detail (clinch against the cage, submission switching) and implementation of real mma tactics and moves. This game is as real as it gets, and to anyone waiting for ea sports version will be sadly dissappointed. Not only does it have a week roster but every clip I have seen of it so far looks absolutely awful. If you are an MMA fan, this game is a must.
If you have played UFC 2009 and then you play this, you will notice a huge change!. A lot of people are mad because its like last years in a way..., how much can you do with less then a year for another release?, ignore the people who say its just like the first one!. Now, into what I like and dislike.
WHAT I LIKE: The campain mode is awesome in this game!, you start out in a lower division and work your way up to the UFC. The character creation is also waaaay better then 2009. Unlike last years, you get to CHOOSE out of camps you want to train at, for example, I choose a American MMA class and I choose to learn the MMA right high leg kick to the head. That's not all, if you win a fight in the UFC Joe Rogan will actually come up to you and ask you about the fight, what you think about your opents and what you plan on doing next. So yes, you can talk smack about the fighter you just owned. The training and sparing is way better and lets you customize it more and work on what you want. The gameplay is good and feels better then 2009 and it feels like you have more room to run and fight in the octagon. Not just campain is awesome, but you have more modes such as,Title defense mode, title mode, tournament mode, ulitmate fights and online camps.
WHAT I DISLIKE: The flash KO's are very annoying after awhile and get repetitive. The confusing controls on the ground don't make any sense, and are kinda hard to get used to. Some characters like Rashad Evans, Brock, Machida always get the takedowns and that can also be very annoying. If you didn't pre-order UFC 2010, you do not get the three extra fighters, sadly. I believe if you don't buy the game, you can't play online because you need a code so you can play online, or just buy the code, which is stupid.
OVERALL: This game is awesome from all the new modes, moves, improved character creations and campain. Besides those dislikes, UFC 2010 is a must buy/rent for any UFC/MMA fan!!!!