I grew up on street fighter and over the top martial arts media. But once I actually started fighting, I realized that all of the was kind of fake. Then came the UFC and I saw what fighting really looked like. No wonder I was going to karate class and getting beat up as a kid. I didn't realize the timing, coordination, footwork, and technique that went into an actual fight. Then, like 20 years later, I got into MMA. All this is to say that once I got a copy of UFC Undisputed 3, I was in complete awe. I haven't been able to put this game down. I have one or two ways that this game could be more like a "real fight"; but the strikes, takedowns, transitions, clinch, everything is the closest to real life I've ever seen. Everything down to the accidental collisions you can have when you throw a kick or when your leg is caught and you can take the other down. Believe it or not, playing this game has actually helped me in real life. I bought this game after a week or so and I will continue to play this game for a looong time. I give this game a 10!
posted by Juggalotuz (WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, OH) Dec 25, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
the menu layout is kind of strange and awkward at times. after 48 fights you have to retire, the training games are a bit boring and some of them seem impossible the first 100 times you try them. all in all its a good game the fighting is much more realistic than previous games of this sort. everything outside of the ring is kind of ...blah
the whole "balance your training" idea was neat when it was first done for these sort of games but it is kind of ridiculous when my IN RING time is around 1/3 of training time, add a few more out of ring hours for scheduling the fights and buying sponsors and logos from them (they are SPONSORS!!!! why do i have to buy their logo?) and new training/skill caps
my advice in career mode is master 3 of the training games and just auto the rest. eventually you get to that point where even though 2 of your skills are supposed to raise and one lowered, you will gain 1 point in one skill and lose 1-4 in a couple of others instead.
if you just want this game to beat up your brother/friend/significant other it is worth buying. if you plan on playing it solo then this is a rent and return for sure.