EA Sports UFC Reviews

EA Sports UFC is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2014

EA Sports UFC is like EA Sports MMA in that they represent good starts to a franchise but need lots of work in their current state. If you can get past the new submission system, the overall fighting is very solid and satisfying once you learn all of the nuances. Online matches perform well for the most part, and the presentation is great despite a few issues here and there. Career mode can drag on at times, and the character creation system could benefit from some improvements. More importantly, the lack of modes when compared to older titles hurts the game, especially if you prefer to have a few offline solo modes to accompany the online fighting. UFC fans who live and breathe online or local multiplayer will easily have a ton of fun with this game, but those who'd rather play solo are best served by renting the title first or picking it up if it gets cheaper later on.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2014

It's early in the fight for EA and they are a bit bruised and bloodied up after this round but they are wearing the opponent down and in the next round they could very well take the title.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2014

The good news is that while there are parts of the game that need a major overhaul, there are still parts of the game that are extremely impressive.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2014

Some lag here and there, but once you connect to a fight against another UFC addict, there's nothing like it.

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7 / 10
Jul 6, 2014

With a career mode that's well executed and a presentation style that's almost without fault, EA Sports UFC comes out swinging on Sony's newest console. Sadly, the title's complicated controls make this a difficult title to pick up and play, but with the groundwork well laid, this new challenger hints at plenty of promise for the future.

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Gameplanet
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2014

After much fanfare, EA Sports UFC taps out disappointingly early.

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5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2014

EA Sports UFC will undoubtedly appeal to fans of MMA, but a convoluted control scheme, poor tutorials, few modes of play, bad acting, and an offensive use of DLC make this a game for hardcore fans only.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2014

EA Sports UFC is absolutely amazing to see in motion. It is a lot of fun to play, too, assuming you have some friends along for the ride. Now, if the new development team can flesh out the experience with the additional modes and content fans loved in the previous release under THQ, EA could have another blockbuster sports franchise on their hands.

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NZGamer
Top Critic
6.7 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2014

Overall, it's a tepid entrance into the ring for EA Sports and their new UFC title. The game looks, and even sounds like the real thing, but a slightly awkward grappling engine and a lacklustre approach to the energy and thrill of an actual fight is disappointing. Let's just hope that the franchise builds on this foundation for 2015, because there is technical promise here.

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GameZone
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2014

The striking is the shining spot of the fighting, but even that lacks oomph. This is a flashy game that's better against a human opponent than AI. Changing up some of the design will help in the future. Until then, date it for a while, have fun, but remember -- it's not marriage material.

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70%
Jun 26, 2014

A fresh start for MMA fighting games on consoles, EA Sports UFC is a solid second crack at the sport for EA that still has acres of room for improvement. It looks remarkable, but it's a pretty face with a big black eye. EA Sports UFC's lack of options and gameplay finesse mar the overall package, but we can't wait to see what EA Sports UFC has in store next year.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2014

EA Sports UFC wouldn't be bad for a first shot at the MMA genre. But EA had already dipped their toe into the genre, and seem to have done little to move on from there. The striking is very satisfying, and the new submission system is interesting and creates a more level playing field than in the past, but the game is let down by poor wrestling and transition mechanics. There's enough here to show that a second UFC title from EA is likely to be a great game, but this one just needed a bit more time in the gym.

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Jun 26, 2014

EA Sports UFC doesn't cater to button mashers, so be wary if you're not eager to learn an overly-complex control scheme. More technical gamers will be able to appreciate the gameplay to a greater extent, but the laggy servers make even this an exercise in frustration.

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Jun 25, 2014

Undoubtedly, there's enormous potential for a UFC series that will in the future become a staple part of the EA Sports family. A few tweaks are needed, but things are on the right track.

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7 / 10
Jun 25, 2014

There's a good game at EA Sports UFC's core, it's just a shame that it's not as seamless in its delivery as we'd hoped it would be. Fingers crossed that that changes in the inevitable sequel.

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Polygon
Top Critic
5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2014

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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4.2 / 5.0
Jun 24, 2014

In conclusion, EA Canada should be commended on creating a sturdy fighting title that replicates the world of the MMA well. With the inclusion of real world fighters, amazingly detailed graphics and a decent gaming engine, MMA is fun fighter that definitely takes realism to a new level. More importantly, the game feels like a nextgen title on the PlayStation 4 and thankfully the controls are quite responsive and not as clunky as some other titles.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2014

As it stands today, UFC is a title that only the most die-hard fans are going to want to take the time to invest in.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2014

EA Sports UFC has some solid bones to begin with, but the series is going to have to do much more to win over casual sports fans if it wants to be a Madden-like success.

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Jun 23, 2014

EA Sports UFC is what every fan wanted from the game but it still leaves room for improvement.

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