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UFC: Throwdown is based on the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), mixed martial arts sports. The game places you in the position as a real-world fighter, utilizing various fighting styles, such as Freestyle, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Ju Jitsu, etc.

Each fighter has a variety of real-life moves, in different categories. There are punches, kicks, grapples and takedowns. There are also ways of making your opponent submit, or "tapout", to gain a victory.

You have the ability to perform combos, but these combos are realistic; you can perform a 1-2-3-4 punch combo, or a punch-punch-kick, or any variation of those. There are over twenty five fighters in the game, each one based off of real-life UFC fighters. The game includes fighter entrances and authentic voices.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Tapout 2 - Final Spec." -- Japanese GameCube title
  • "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Tapout 2" -- Japanese PS2 title

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Critic Reviews

GameSpy PlayStation 2 Jun 24, 2002 86 out of 100 86
GamersMark PlayStation 2 Feb 28, 2003 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 2 Oct 02, 2002 77 out of 100 77
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Aug, 2002 75 out of 100 75
IGN GameCube Jul 30, 2002 6.7 out of 10 67
Total Cube GameCube Nov, 2002 6.4 out of 10 64 GameCube Nov 15, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Official UK Playstation 2 Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2002 6 out of 10 60
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Jun 07, 2002 3 out of 5 60
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jul 01, 2002 C 50


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