UFC 2 Review: Pugilistic Poetry


Real MMA fans see the Ultimate Fighting Championship as the purest fighting in the world, but for years, its video game counterparts were just ploys to cash in on one of the hottest licenses in sports today.

While last year’s UFC game from EA Sports and THQ’s editions of the series weren’t terrible, they never captured the pugilistic poetry and enigmatic episodes of ground and pound and grappling the way that “UFC 2” does.
Although it’s an MMA game for everyone, “UFC 2” is simple enough to pick up, it’s ultimately an experience true lovers of the sport will appreciate for its depth and attention to detail. While its realism may, at times, make the game a challenge, it mirrors the spectacle, strategy and sexiness of a mixed martial arts bout wonderfully.

Graphically, “UFC 2” is beautiful, with awesome facial and cloth animations that bring each fight to life like never before. Solid commentary from Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan add the TV element the same way the NHL and FIFA games do. Simply put, from the aesthetics (thank you, yummy card girls in-between rounds, roar), a diverse soundtrack and TV realism, “UFC 2” does everything right before the fight starts.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of ReviewFix.com and is the author of the upcoming book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late Examiner.com. He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.
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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of ReviewFix.com and is the author of the upcoming book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late Examiner.com. He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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