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EA Sports UFC

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

20%

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Summary: 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

Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 16, 2014
Xbox OneJun 16, 2014

Developer: EA Sports

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genre: Sports

The creators of the critically-acclaimed Fight Night franchise bring you into the next-generation of fighting. Step into the Octagon™ with EA SPORTS UFC and make your opponent feel every strike, takedown and submission.
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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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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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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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