Price: Look right HERE.
Best place to buy: Amazon.com
Operating system: PS4 or Xbox One
Game Designer: Electronic Arts (EA)
PEGI Rating: 16+
Release Date: March 15th 2016
Shipping: Free standard UK delivery and prices range up to $11.85 (USD) depending on what country you are in and what type of delivery you request at order.
Guarantee: Standard 30 days returns policy
My Rating: 8 out of 10
With the popularity of the UFC and MMA in general on the rise, then it was always inevitable that a big UFC Game would come out and more in the future and have started to become big projects for the UFC owners – so today we are reviewing the EA Sports UFC 2 game for PS4 and Xbox One which is the latest in the franchise of UFC games.
The series of UFC games first began in the year 2000 with Ultimate Fighting Championship game which was released on PS1, DC and GBC, so the series has come along way with the growth of the UFC as a company.
More children and young adults are of course taking more of an active interest in the UFC, and games are something young people in general enjoy.
But at any age every athlete needs downtime, you cannot be working out non stop 24/7 because that always leads to extreme physical burnouts that will destroy your body before the contest even begins.
That’s why playing games to relax is crucial and this new EA Sports UFC 2 game is fantastic for that from using any of your favourite fighters in the octagon, to team battles, creating your own fighter and going on a championship run, or just going through a variety of game modes to have great fun!
Look at this video to get a closer look at the game in action –
The best things I like about this game
- Amazing aesthetics and no techniques missing – Personally this is the first UFC game I have ever played, and first off the game just looks beautiful, everything is really nicely detailed which I think always makes it easy to immerse yourself in the game. But to go with the beautiful looks there’s really is no technique missing, every striking technique ever displayed in the octagon, every wrestling technique and every grappling/submission technique is all in the game, and because the graphics are so nice it makes every martial art technique you use in the fight feel very intimate and real.
- KO Mode is a a lot of fun – It’s no secret that for most UFC fans usually the most entertaining fights are the fights that are mainly contested on the feet, in a back and forth striking match. That’s why this new KO mode is so much fun, it basically removes all wrestling and grappling from bout rules, meaning that it is simply fights based on one rule – first person to get the KO on the feet wins, so when you have your friends round and wana have the most fun, you will probably find playing this mode will be best to have a quick laugh.
- Create a fighter is really cool – When I play the game on my own this is one of my favourite parts of the game, because as much as I love using Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and all my favourite fighters in the octagon, in games I like things that are personalised to me, where I can build my own story. You can choose fighting stats, techniques and everything about your fighters appearance which means of course you can create yourself or any person you want to start your amazing title run through the Ultimate Fighter house into a UFC championship bout. Also on top of this you can also unlock and use legendary celebrity characters in combat sports such as Bruce Lee, Mike Tyson and Joe Rogan to name a few.
- There really is no techniques missing from this game, which means you can learn to master any type of fighting style you wish.
- The character visuals really are stunning, everything looks so close to real life, with such detail on the muscles, sweat, all the refs, ring girls, arena etc are amazing and many gamer’s believe this game has the best visuals period of any game out there currently.
- The sound effects are really authentic, you can hear the bone crunching realistic sounds that occur in the octagon, and while some people complain about it, I think it has some of the best commentary of any EA sports game by the classic Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg.
- EA Sports UFC 2 officially has the deepest ever roster of any fighting simulation, featuring a good mix of MMA’s biggest stars, hottest prospects and awesome unlockable secret characters like Bruce Lee and Mike Tyson etc.
- The KO mode is a lot of fun, especially for a quick button bash with your friends – no point fighting, no take downs or submissions, just brutal strikes on the feet until someone gets the KO!
- There really is a mode for every Fight Fan – for instance new additions like The first-ever “Ultimate Team” experience is also a lot of fun!
- Create a Fighter is awesome too, sure it doesn’t have the amount of options of some WWE games, but it really is fun to make yourself or anyone you like, give them the techniques you want, the visuals you want and then take them on a title run – best thing to do when playing alone I think.
- Tools to Master MMA – the training options and visual aids make mastering the art of grappling in teh game much easier although some may find this over complex.
- Think you can put a better fight card together then UFC president Dana White? Well now with the event creator you can! Pick the fights, and even play through the card if you like, this is an awesome option in the game.
- Any fans who own EA Sports UFC and buy EA Sports UFC 2 will get Day One Access to Bruce Lee and Mike Tyson for FREE, or you can complete campaign mode or purchase them.
- Online mode will satisfy many gamer’s who prefer to play people from all around the world.
- 12 awesome mini games based on skills challenges are good again to take your performance to the next level.
- Predict real live events! Pick which fighters will win real match ups in upcoming UFC events and then bring those predictions to life inside the UFC 2 Octagon. Extra rewards and topping a leadership board is very satisfying when you get most of your picks right!
- As amazing as the graphics and visuals are, I don’t think the game makes the most of them – sometimes the characters are too deadpan – the game designers need to understand that it is the interactions, expressions and charisma of many fighters which can be as entertaining as the fights.
- The game play is smooth, but for new gamer’s to UFC games, they might find the controls a bit complex at times and some of the visual aids can be distracting too.
- The game sometimes struggles to capture the unpredictability of real UFC fights, but that isn’t really the games fault I suppose because no sporting games can match the unpredictability of real sporting events.
- Some of the damage calculation can be confusing at times – I mean if you can take 50 clean head kicks to the head in one fight, but in the next fight you miss a few punches and get knocked out with a counter in one punch.
Relax with the most realistic UFC game!
Ultimately while there are pluses and minuses as with any product we review, EA Sports UFC 2 is currently the best and most realistic UFC game on the market right now. No its not perfect and I expect the next game instalment will be even better, but for now you cant get any better UFC game then this one.
So if your a big UFC fan, you need a UFC Game, so I can safely say this game is a must for you, but honestly if your not a big UFC fan, you might not enjoy this game as much as other games.
Now at this point If you have made your decision, then its time to make an order and you can do that right HERE.
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