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EA Sports UFC

Electronic Arts, EA Sports
Jun 16, 2014 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

20%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6.8 / 10
Eurogamer
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Game Informer
8 / 10
GameSpot
5 / 10
Polygon
5 / 10
Game Revolution
4 / 5

EA Sports UFC Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

EA Sports UFC is a valiant first effort into the MMA game scene for EA. However, it has an often too complicated control scheme according to critics, but they say once it clicks it's well worth going for another round


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Critic Reviews for EA Sports UFC

As great as it looks, EA Sports UFC fails to capture the high stakes excitement that makes MMA such a great sport.

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EA Sports UFC is a game capable of brilliance. It's let down by some curious design decisions, signs of a team perhaps too interested in capturing non-essential moves seen on YouTube rather than nailing the essence of the sport. But when it flows against human competition, it offers beautiful destruction and glorious drama. Landing a picture-perfect head kick in the final minute of the fifth round of a title fight? Well, it doesn't get much better. And if that's not worth a fistbump, I don't know what is.

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EA Sports UFC boasts incredibly detailed fighters and great combat. However, this debut effort from a new publisher lacks the single-player balance and the variety of modes that previous UFC games brought to the ring.

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A surprisingly hesitant start to EA's new sports series, in terms of both the amount of content and the disjointed action.

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The fighting system has a bit of a learning curve to overcome before you can appreciate the combat

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EA Sports UFC looks almost as good as a real MMA fight, but poorly balanced systems dull the excitement.

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EA Sports UFC feels barely held together, a collection of parts that are often as frustrating as they are poorly explained. Somewhere, in all of the complication and opacity, is a game unlike anything else out there, that finds the unpredictability and wildness that set MMA apart from other combat sports. But there's an awful lot of bad to dig through to find it.

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As Bruce Lee, one of the DLC characters for the game, would say: "Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them." Nothing could be truer for the future of EA Sports UFC.

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