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April 26 2010
UFC Undisputed 2010 - PS3 Preview
Release Date Distributer Publisher Developer
27/5/2010THQTHQYukes Osaka
Offline Players Online players Price Anticipation
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Even the cameraman makes it into the game.
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UFC Undisputed 2010 is out in May.

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Visually UFC Undisputed 2010 looks impressive.
A couple of months ago reviewer Chris Gobbett was fortunate enough to be invited to THQ's media event for UFC Undisputed 2010 as well as attending a function with some of the fighters and then going to UFC 110 (you can read the full report here). We tell you what to expect from this new UFC title... and it looks pretty damn impressive.

Developed by Yukes (who also handle THQ's WWE titles albeit at their Yokohama studio), UFC Undisputed 2010 is a MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) game starring around 100 fighters (with the big exception being Randy Couture due to his contract with Electronic Arts). Fighters battle it out in an octogon until someone is KO'd or put into a submission. This 2010 game promises to build on last years title with with new strikes, submissions, transitions, cage positions and more.

So what's new in terms of the actual combat? Well the developers have incorporated a new Sway System with full upper body and head movement allows for the dodging of attacks, while on the ground, a new Posture System delivers strong, fight-ending strikes from every position. Manage Octagon control with new strikes, submissions, transitions and cage positions, as well as experience added realism with the introduction of Southpaw stance.

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UFC Undisputed 2010 adds in plenty of new features.
It's also possible to use fighter customisation by combining move sets from numerous MMA disciplines. Choose from an array of moves from all available disciplines, including newly added Sambo, Karate and Greco-Roman Wrestling, to become a true mixed martial artist. While there will be numerous fighting moves available, and some that may be preferred by certain fighters, some fighter-exclusive moves will remain with that fighter only.

Online gameplay is key in almost any titles these days and UFC Undisputed 2010 is no exception with the game giving you the ability to form fight camps and leagues, train like real-life UFC fighters and go online to compete against other camps in the virtual UFC world. The developers have also confirmed that the game has been developed allowing downloadable content, but also the ability to change the stats for fighters currently in the game.

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Fighter models look superb.
There are plenty of game modes in this title to keep you entertained. The Career mode has an intuitive “Game Is Watching You” system tracks every action and uses this information to dictate in-game commentary, opponent intelligence and overall career progression. On the quest to reach the UFC Hall of Fame, enhance the Career Mode experience through online co-op sparring sessions with respective fight camps and form unique personalities for created fighters to increase their cred, popularity and sponsorships based on interactions during weigh-ins and interviews.

Two new modes being introduced this year are the Title and Title Defense modes allow you to fight through one of UFC’s five official weight classes to earn and defend a championship belt in Title Mode. In Title Defense Mode, a fighter’s condition remains persistent, with milestone challenges built in along the way.

A Tournament mode allows you to explore up to 16-player individual and team tournaments within one system. Utilize UFC fighters or created fighters and select from arcade-style play with repeated fighter appearances or experience simulation play with fighter representation limited to one appearance.

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Korean fighter Kim Donghyun.
Visually UFC Undisputed 2010 looks quite impressive as it matches the visuals from the TV presentations as well as including accurately modelled fighters that look every bit as impressive as their real-life counterparts. As well as the fighters UFC Undisputed 2010 has other UFC personalities created for the game, including the commentary team of Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg, veteran voice of the Octagon Bruce Buffer, Octagon Girls, referees, trainers and more return to showcase an authentic and memorable UFC videogame experience. Of course their voices will also be used for the game too. On a technical side the game runs at a constant 60fps at 720p resolution.

There's no doubt that the UFC continues to expand and capture more fans - the recent UFC 110 at Sydney is testamount to that - and THQ's video game tie-in promises to proove another winner. The game is due out in late May, with talk of a demo appearing around launch as well.