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Fight Night 2004

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
83
3.5
Xbox
84
3.2

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Get ready for the fight of your life with EA SPORTS’ Fight Night 2004. Built from the ground up to deliver all the drama and pageantry of a heavyweight title bout, Fight Night is the most authentic boxing experience to date, sporting a dramatic new-school attitude, a dynamic new cinematic approach, and revolutionary boxing game play.

    • Total punch control: New analogue controls give gamers precise control over their offensive and defensive arsenal. Using analogue stick movement rather than digital buttons, gamers can decide what punch to throw, how hard to throw it, and where it lands with unprecedented fluidity and precision.
    • Total defensive control: An all new analogue defence system emphasises finesse and body control. Bob, lean, duck, and weave to draw your opponent in, then lay into them—make them miss and make them pay.
    • Fresh new attitude: Fight Night captures the over-the-top showmanship and excitement of a championship fight with cinematic flair. Detailed 3-D crowds and painstakingly detailed arenas punctuate the action in the ring.
    • Deep Career mode: In-depth Create-a-Boxer and Career modes let players create themselves in the game and work their way up the ranks from chump to champ, picking up sponsors, upgrading skills, and travelling the world in pursuit of the big payday.
    • Realistic boxing violence: Physics-based action assures no two knockdowns will ever be alike. Swollen eyes and realistic effects highlight the physical nature of the sport.
    • Kings of the ring: The biggest and baddest boxers rule the ring in Fight Night. The game includes all of today’s contenders, like Roy Jones Jr., Shane Moseley, and Lennox Lewis, plus all-time greats like Mohammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, and more.
    • Customisable ring entrances: Assemble an entourage, choose your theme music, select your pyrotechnics, and set the tone for the fight to follow.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12592) on Jun 22, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    The new face of EA Sports' boxing titles brings with it a revolutionary new style of virtual pugilism.

    From the same stable that brought you the undisputed - and now retired - champion of boxing franchises that was Knockout Kings comes Fight Night 2004, a promising young heavyweight with some devastating new tricks hidden up its gloves. Like the KK titles, it features an array of top boxing talent from all weight divisions - both past and present - including Roy Jones Jr., Shane Moseley, Lennox Lewis, Mohammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Sugar Ray Leonard.

    What makes Fight Night a true contender, however, is the unique 'Total Punch Control' system, which utilises the analog stick to deliver a much more natural-feeling blow. You'll also be able to duck, weave, block and counter punches from your opponent with the new, fully analog defence system.

    You'll need to make the most of this flexible new system if you want to succeed in the challenging career mode, where you'll work hard to fight your way up from low-ranking chump to millionaire champ.

    In a similar fashion to EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour series' 'Total Precision Swing' technique, Total Punch Control KOs digital button presses and gives you access to a full array of devastating straights, hooks and body blows using only the DualShock's right analog stick and shoulder buttons. Push the stick in a smooth diagonally up-left or up-right motion and you'll throw jabs; roll a quarter-circle from either side to forward for head-rattling hooks; sweep a full half-circle in either direction for chin-shattering uppercuts. To aim for the body, just combine these movements with a press of the L1 button.

    Of course it's not going to be a one-sided fight, so you're going to have to learn to deal with your opponent's offence: move the left stick with L1 pressed and you'll gracefully sway out of the way of incoming punches, while combining R1 and the right analog stick lets you block and parry with ease.

    This innovative gameplay is reinforced by EA Sports' now-trademark high production values: slick menus and licensed tunes from big name hip-hop MCs greet you before you've even entered the ring, and there's a deep, detailed create-a-boxer mode that will keep you occupied for hours. The standard continues once you've stepped into the squared circle, with uncannily authentic recreations of boxing's most familiar faces, slick replays, horrendously realistic facial damage, fully-animated 3D crowds and an eclectic array of highly-detailed arenas.

    • Innovative 'Total Punch Control' system


    • Detailed create-a-boxer mode


    • Numerous 'training camp' minigames


    • Features top talent from across the years, from Mohammad Ali to Roy Jones Jr

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Apr 14, 2008.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    TOTAL PUNCH CONTROL



    REVOLUTIONARY PUNCHING SYSTEM

    WREAK HAVOC ON YOUR OPPONENT

    QUICK, INTUITIVE COUNTERS

    PROVE YOU ARE THE GREATEST

    FEATURES
  • TOTAL PUNCH CONTROL
    The right s analog stick becomes an intuitive extension of your fists, giving you total control of every punch.

  • SET UP THE BIG PUNCH
    Bob and weave, block punches, and frustrate opponents by shutting down and countering their advances.

  • BE THE COMPLETE FIGHTING MACHINE
    Live the rags-to-riches story by creating a fighter who looks exactly like you, and then punch your way to the title.

  • LEAVE YOUR MARK
    Authentic boxing action includes highly detailed cuts, bruises, and swelling resulting from every punch.

  • IT'S YOU AGAINST THE NATION
    Join the greatest online gaming community in sports and take on the best fighters in the EA SPORTS Nation.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69569) on May 12, 2004.

Back of Case (XBOX, Canada/U.S.):
    TOTAL PUNCH CONTROL

    Revolutionary punching system
    Wreak havoc on your opponent
    Quick, intuitive counters
    Prove you are the greatest...ever

    Features
    • Total Punch Control
      The Right thumbstick becomes an intuitive extension of your fists, giving you total control of every punch.
    • Set Up The Big Punch
      Bob and weave, block punches, and frustrate opponents by shutting down and countering their advances.
    • Be The Complete Fighting Machine
      Live the rags-to-riches story by creating a fighter who looks exactly like you, and then punch your way to the title.
    • Leave Your Mark
      Authentic boxing action includes highly detailed cuts, bruises, and swelling resulting from every punch.
    • The Best Of Today And Yesterday
      Challenge today's young up-and-comers, proven champs like Roy Jones Jr., and legends like Muhammad Ali.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Apr 19, 2004.