UFC Undisputed 3 feels better and more accurate than any other mixed martial arts game before it. Great modes like Title Mode, Title Defense, and Ultimate Fights have returned, along with a ton of new features.
Notably absent from the annual sports game pageant last year was the UFC, which took something of a sabbatical in 2011 to keep the fast growing franchise from falling into an untimely rut. Returning refreshed in 2012 with UFC Undisputed 3, the series seems determined to recapture the lightning that put the first game on the map, but does the series still have the fight to stay a top competitor?
Well, I’m happy to say that in many ways the extra time in the gym has really paid off for UFC Undisputed 3. This third chapter in the UFC series sees a bevy of new additions that both hardcore and casual fans have been clamoring for.
These have been lovingly recreated in Undisputed 3's returning Tournament mode, and they let you relieve classic MMA moments like Final Conflict Absolute 2006 when the legendary Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović put down Wanderlei Silva and Josh Barnett in godlike fashion.
Like an angry trainer, wizened by years of experience, UFC Undisputed 3 pushed me to experiment with new fighting tactics in order to stay at the top of my game. THQ’s latest entry in the UFC franchise proves to be a richly strategic fighter that will likely torture the lazy gamer.
Thankfully this has been addressed in UFC 3, where submissions employ a minigame of sorts. Two icons representing the fighters move around the perimeter of an octagon-shaped graphic and, depending on whether you're attacking or defending, you either chase or try to stay away from your opponent's icon.
This year's UFC game doesn't just add the Pride mode's rules, it adds the spectacle, and lets every one of UFC Undisputed 3's 150 fighters do battle in the ring with the full Pride presentation.
There's a lot of fisticuffs packed in, with a massive 114 fighters from the world of UFC to choose from, as well as the ability to create your own brawler (though the customisation options are more serious than THQ's WWE games - you won't be fighting in a zombie mask). On top of this, Undisputed 3 is also the first UFC game to feature Pride, UFC's Japanese equivalent, complete with another 33 fighters and the option to fight under Pride rules in a Japanese arena - a ring instead of an octagon.
UFC Undisputed 3 – этовамне Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, Virtua Fighter или Tekken. У UFC есть лишь один оппонент - MMA, если не считать стоящих особняком реальных как бы драк скрывающихся за понятиями Реслинга, Реслмании, TNA, WWE и т.д.