If you’ve ever wondered what your husband was watching at 11pm at night, full of adrenalin, cheering and chanting on the lounge with the occasional sigh of angst – chances are he’s watching the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It’s one of the toughest, baddest and most confronting (yet one of the safest) sports gracing our TV screens. He probably has an ol’ time favourite too – Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell or Forrest Griffin – ask him. He’ll rant off a few names.

Electronic Arts (EA) has acquired the UFC license and as a result has brought out the latest addition of UFC titles to next generation consoles – the PS4 and XBOX One. We at Kid Magazine were lucky enough to get a copy to sample. Thanks EA!

If you haven’t yet heard, the UFC game is now powered by EA Sports’ IGNITE Technology engine which captures the aggression, athleticism, power, dedication and emotion of being a real UFC athlete. Sounds cool yeah? This new IGNITE engine, makes it one of the best looking sports games on the market – with no two fights ever the same.

On top of the graphics, EA Sports UFC has a solid approach to teaching players how to play the game. If you’re like most, you’ll simply pick up the controller, smash some buttons together and hope for the best. Although fun, this doesn’t allow you to truly appreciate the full mechanics of the games. The tutorial is intuitive and does a good job of teaching you how to do things like submissions, grapples, real damage, and player specific moves.

Career mode is real winner in my opinion. You can’t help but feel immersed into the fighting world. You start at very humble beginnings as an amateur fighter and work your way up the ladder (or octagon) to become the Ultimate Fighter

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”  Bruce Lee quoted this. Why is this important? Did I forget to mention you can fight as Bruce Lee? Well you can, and it’s more awesome then you’d expect it be.

With Father’s Day coming up, this might just be the perfect gift for the partner, hubby or significant other ion your life. It ticks all the boxes – fun (check); available now (check); completely bad ass (check); Bruce Lee (check); and a great way to spend late nights when everyone’s a sleep (check). Make no mistake though, this is no kids’ game. If you’re looking for a kids’ game, check out our Need For Speed review.

Overall, EA Sports UFC is a superb game which can’t come recommended highly enough. EA Sports UFC was reviewed on the PS4, but is also available on the XBOX One. Available in stores now.

Ultimate Fighting Championship PS4 review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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