The reviews are starting to stream in for UFC Undisputed 2010 and they’re looking VERY good. Here’s an excerpt from Edge-Online.com’s take on the game:
Pound-for-pound, this year’s Undisputed is one of the best sports titles in recent memory, not to mention one of the best fighting games. That every last concern raised in our 2009 review has been addressed, most gaps in the system closed, is just the tip of the iceberg. Greco-Roman wrestling and dirty boxing are more fully represented now, and the cage is an active participant in both ground and stand-up. The ground system has been revised for the sake of strategic parity between its many positions, while the full mount is harder to achieve and convert into lethal ground-and-pound.
The result is that an aggressive defence is a more viable option in 2010, each individual style bringing its own opportunities. Thanks to a renewed relationship between the game and its Havok physics, reversals aren’t just Pavlovian button taps – well, not quite – but solutions to the riddles of clinch and posture. The lynchpin of the transformed stand-up game is a sway system which, among other things, gives flash KOs a rare technical merit. On a more minor note, Undisputed’s irritating nickname system has been joined by an infinitely preferable, Codemasters-style naming system, each option voiced by the venerable voice of the Octagon – and he really earns his stripes on this one – Bruce Buffer.
Edge gives UFC 2010 a 9/10 review, a very high score considering that they don’t inflate scores like some sites I won’t name here. As of the time I’m writing this, UFC Undisputed 2010 has an average review score of 94.2%, though that should come down a bit as more critical reviews come in. But either way, the game looks outstanding and will be a smash hit.