Surprisingly, Undisputed doesn’t hold back on the PSP by offering the same content as the console. This game is loaded with all the same features, and unexpectedly, an equivalent sized roster. This means over 100 UFC fighters and several spots open to create your own UFC superstar. The character creation is a little rough around with the unflattering close ups and load times, but it is super robust with enough options to make your own version 'Fedor Emelianenko.'
In the game you will be able to quick jump into a quick match through the exhibition mode. It’s as easy as selecting a corner, weight division, number of rounds, difficulty, and you're off. From the exhibition mode, UFC 2010 meatier modes are presents a TITLE mode where you select a fighter and go through a list of fighters to the epic title brought, a TITLE DEFENSE mode which is the same deal backwards, and a TOURNAMENT mode. For more depth, you can run through the games deep CAREER Mode, or rewind time in the ULTIMATE FIGHTS section, where you take part in some classic matches from the past. This includes Ultimate Matches, Classics, Knockouts, and Submissions. For a few examples UFC 2010 included Georges St-Pierre vs. BJ Penn II, UFC 94 – Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg II, UFC 52 – Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans, UFC 88, and lots more. For content, this game is packed!
Pick Your Difficulty
Selecting a difficulty in Undisputed is super important. Four difficulty modes are present (beginner, experienced, advanced, expert) each one providing a different experience. Newbies will want to start with the beginner difficulty until you learn the ropes, then it will be time to skip the 'experienced' level and head into 'advanced' gameplay. In the advanced and expect difficulty levels, UFC 2010 starts to feel like a normal game. Strategy will become more important, mainly using your fighters unique fighting style to your advantage. The only exception to the rule is when you use the current UFC champ and cover-athlete 'Brock Lesner.' Brock is simply a beast and is represented equally in the game. When using the UFC champ even the 'expert' matches feel like beginner boughs--- I'm talking about fights lasting second... let's not even consider heading into the second round! That being said, UFC 2010 could use another level of difficult. Similar to all the 'WWE Smackdown' games, UFC 2010 never becomes challenging enough for the hardcore fanbase.
'UFC Undisputed 2010' for the PSP is a solid porting of one of our highest rated sports games of the year. Sure, some downgrades have been made like the overall graphic quality and omission in-game commentary, but were it counts, 'UFC Undisputed 2010' gets it right. The fight mechanics, and in-game content is just as deep as the console game, which is more then enough for any fight fan. UFC 2010 is nothing less then spectacular, and while the gameplay is suited to a particular crowd, all those who enjoyed the last two consoles games, will enjoy THQ’s portable offering. Feel like locking up on the go, then 'UFC Undisputed 2010' is your game.
Gameplay:9.0, Graphics:8.5, Sound:7.8, Innovation:8.0, Mojo:9.0 Final: 8.5 / 10
Reviewed by DowntownJimmy | 09.16.10
- Excellent mirror of the console game
- Stop the press! the controls work!
- Extremely fluid fighting and grappling action
- Graphics and presentation are excellent
- Ad-Hoc included
- Frequent loading, you'll want to install this one
- Up close the character models don’t look so hot
- No in-fight commentary
- Needs another difficulty level (or two)
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