A matter of days away from it’s official launch on May 25th, UFC Undisputed 2010 is already proving to be a runaway success as far as game reviewers are concerned.
On Metacritic, a site which compiles a list of all game reviews the 2010 edition of the game is scoring an average of 94/100 on XBox 360 and 91/100 on PS3 from a total of nine reviews.
A number of the most reputable sites and magazine are still to deliver their verdict, but the one’s that have so far have been overwhelmingly positive in their reactions.
“Undoubtedly the best game of its genre on any system, ever,” says Computer And Video Games.
“A great MMA sim, a near flawless UFC sim,” is the verdict from Edge Magazine.
“This is as close as you’ll get to UFC without sharing Shane Carwin’s post-fight ice bath, and that’s where we draw the line anyway. Buy it,” is the tag-line from the Official Playstation Magazine.
All of which is good news not just for the THQ, but also the UFC. The power of games such as this in drawing new fans to the sport of MMA cannot be underestimated, particularly since 3.5million gamers bought the previous edition.
If they can produce similar numbers for this years edition then they will certainly be laying down an impressive benchmark for gaming giants EA Sports to aim for when their EA Sports MMA title arrives later in the year.