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PlayStationGame industry News (GiN) (2000)
We might be looking at Fighting Game of the Year here. A couple minor glitches aside, UFC has the markings of a true winner. Right off of E3, I swore I'd give UFC a perfect 5 GiN Gem rating because of how I was blown away with it. I'm still keeping my word, because UFC did what many other games failed to do, deliver through all the hype. In fact, once again this is one of those select few titles that should get a 6 GiN Gem rating, but our reviews limit it to just 5. Oh well. Crave, consider the 6th GiN Gem on me!
DreamcastGame industry News (GiN) (2000)
We might be looking at Fighting Game of the Year here. A couple minor glitches aside, UFC has the markings of a true winner. Right off of E3, I swore I'd give UFC a perfect 5 GiN Gem rating because of how I was blown away with it. I'm still keeping my word, because UFC did what many other games failed to do, deliver through all the hype. In fact, once again this is one of those select few titles that should get a 6 GiN Gem rating, but our reviews limit it to just 5. Oh well. Crave, consider the 6th GiN Gem on me!
DreamcastGameSpot (Aug 25, 2000)
Overall, UFC successfully merges the ease of play you'd expect from a fighting game with the simulation aspects of a sports game. UFC purists may find a few nagging aspects that aren't true to the sport (for instance, in real life, fighters that wear shoes aren't allowed to kick, but that rule is ignored in the game), but the sacrifices that were made improve the gameplay by a great deal. Fans of wrestling or fighting games should definitely enjoy the game.
DreamcastThe Next Level (USA) (Oct 15, 2000)
Overall, for Crave's first super-hyped killer app, they do a phenomenal job of making good on their claims. Rather than toss off some shoddy, UFC-licensed product, Crave Entertainent whipped up a fun, complex, and most importantly, innovative fighter that at long last takes fighting games out of the fantasy land they've been encapsulated in for so, so long.
90 (UK) (Mar 01, 2001)
Better than the original Tekken, more entertaining than the shelves of fantasy fighters out there and a darn sight more approachable to boot. Everything you could want in a fighting game on the Dreamcast.
90 (May 04, 2003)
UFC es un juego novedoso y sorprendente, profundo y complejo, aunque bastante fácil de aprender, su mecánica de juego y los sobresalientes gráficos nos invitarán a jugarlo una y otra vez. Con combates tan variados y tácticos como estos la duración y adicción se elevan hasta límites muy altos, es, en pocas palabras, un imprescindible de la lucha que ha creado escuela ¿quieres comprobar por qué?
DreamcastPower Unlimited (Nov, 2000)
Eens in de zoveel tijd komt er een spel langs dat de grenzen van zijn genre weet te verleggen. Ooit was dat Tekken en nu is dat Ultimate Fighting Championship.
DreamcastMega Fun (Oct, 2000)
UFC ist der beste Fighter seit Langem. Durch das neuartige Steuerungssystem kommt es zu tollen entsprechenden Würge- und Hebeltechniken. Bedingt durch den hohen Gehalt an Abwechslung garantiert UFC monatelanges Spielvergnügen. Alle Kämpfe können, falls gewollt, angeschaut werden und selbst nach unzähligen Turnieren bin ich immer noch begeistert. Selten hat mich ein Spiel so in seinen Bann gezogen wie UFC dies tat. Absoluter Kauftipp!!!
DreamcastGaming Target (Nov 06, 2000)
Ultimate Fighting Championship will definitely win over most, but it's not for everyone. With it's realistic play mechanics and brutal gameplay, some may find it too hard or just too damn offensive. But for those open-minded gamers (bless your souls!) who like anything that's good, UFC is definitely a good investment.
DreamcastVideo Games (Oct, 2000)
Schade nur, dass die Animationen zwar gut sind, aber nie die Klasse eines Soul Calibur oder Dead or Alive 2 erreichen. Ein Spiel für die breite Masse ist es sicher nicht: Den einen wird es zu “wrestlig“ sein, den anderen, die sich nicht lange genug damit beschäftigen, zu schwer, wieder anderen zu realistisch (keinerlei mit Effekten unterlegte Phantasie-Moves) oder einfach stilistisch zu monoton (immer der gleiche Ring, Kämpfer ähneln sich doch sehr). Der Fighting-Fraktion in der Redaktion hat es jedoch gefallen - wer auf der Suche nach dem etwas anderen Vertreter im Beat‘em-Up-Genre ist, sollte sich UFC unbedingt mal ansehen. Gute Arbeit, Crave!
80 (Dec 14, 2000)
Un très bon jeu de combat qui vous permettra de vous défouler des heures durant si tant est que vous aimiez le style violent et brutal de ce genre d'affrontements. Mais on est très loin du style bon enfant de l'excellent Ready 2 Rumble, alors évitez d'offrir ce jeu à votre petit cousin pour Noël :).
DreamcastVideo Games (Nov, 2000)
(PAL version)
Hat man sich als Spieler erst mal ein dickes Fell zugelegt und schreckt auch nicht davor zurück, gnadenlos auf wehrlos am Boden liegende Gegner einzuknüppeln, entwickelt das variantenreiche, teils Wrestling-inspirierte UFC durchaus seinen Charme. Zahlreiche Moves – wenn auch sehr viele Griffe, Hebel und wenige direkte Angriffstechniken – reizen zum Ausprobieren. Spielmodi gibt’s auch mehr als genug, lediglich der stets gleiche Ring und die fehlende Musik fallen negativ auf. Schön, dass das Genre um diese interessante Alternative bereichert wird. Für Anfänger und Zartbesaitete eignet es sich aufgrund der Härte und des hohen Schwierigkeitsgrades allerdings nur bedingt.
DreamcastDefunct Games (Mar 25, 2006)
This is a pretty good game if you are into that sort of thing. The grapple systems difficulty is a major flaw, but if you dedicate yourself than you will be able to win out. Not that anyone will care, making it a terrible waste of time. But this is about self-satisfaction right? Oh yeah, one last thing: that UFC logo is REALLY CREEPY!
PlayStationIGN (Nov 09, 2000)
UFC is good game. But just like so many games I've played, none of them have good single-player modes. Of the ones I've touched none have a deep, involving tournament. But, Ultimate Fighting Championship is great with two players. There are plenty of folks out there who love punching and kicking repetitively, round after round, but I like a little color splashed into otherwise monotonous gameplay. Like I said before, this game definitely rocks with a friend.
PlayStationGame Informer Magazine (Jan, 2001)
Here's a nice change of pace. For the first time I can think of, a game was made for Dreamcast, then downgraded to run on PlayStation. I can see why this hasn't been done before. Every facet of the game had to be taken down a serious notch. The most unkind alteration of them all is the animation. The smooth graphics that allowed for a festival of strategic countering have been reduced to a chop-fest that makes pulling off the move you intend more difficult than necessary. Anyone who's played the Dreamcast version of UFC will laugh their asses off at this PlayStation attempt, but the basic engine still makes for one of the more interesting, and challenging, fighters released this year.
DreamcastDigital Press - Classic Video Games (Jun 18, 2005)
All in all, UFC is not a terrible game as it's realism is unparalleled. Unfortunately, it just doesn't translate well into a video game. Players expect long matches and are used to a more frenzied style of fighting and UFC simply can't keep up. It almost feels like you're being cheated once the match is over.
PlayStationVideo Games (Jan 03, 2001)
Wieder mal so ein Kandidat, der, wenn man ihn zuerst auf Dreamcast gesehen hat, als runtergerechnete 32-Bit-Version keinen mehr vom Hocker reißt. Gelegenheitsspieler sollten sogar besser um beide Versionen einen großen Bogen machen, denn die Duelle mit den CPU-Gegnern sind aufgrund deren Überlegenheit nicht wirklich der Hit. Außerdem vermisse ich ein wenig die Abwechslung, denn die Kampfführung ist stets dieselbe: Erst ein paar Alibi-Schläge abtauschen, dann geht's auf den Boden, wo man versucht, den anderen in einen Aufgabe-Hebel zu zwingen. Dazu die hässliche Zwei-Phasen-Zuschauer-Anmation und die stets gleichen Ringe - muss nicht unbedingt sein.
PlayStationHappyPuppy (Jan 03, 2001)
Even with these extras, Ultimate Fighting Championship is a sloppy port of a successful Dreamcast fighter. While its slower-paced and longer-lasting matches provide a feeling of uniqueness, it seems Opus and Crave Entertainment forgot to bring home the tight gameplay, awesome visuals, and the killer audio that marked the original game. What remains from this translation provides a strictly mediocre gaming experience that fails to excite.
DreamcastPlanet Dreamcast (May 30, 2000)
Going into UFC blind was, I think, a success. As awful a game as WWF Attitude was, I found myself still playing it because I got to play Mick Foley. My fandom got in the way of admitting it was a lame game. Not so here. With UFC, I experienced a sub-par game with great graphics and a main menu that you get to see a whole lot of.
DreamcastThe Video Game Critic (Jan 28, 2010)
The violence is minimal, save for some flying red squares which apparently are meant to represent blood. Perhaps the most annoying aspect of the game is how you can land a series of successive blows, yet a single punch from your adversary can bring the entire match to an abrupt conclusion. UFC has a learning curve, but if you stick with it, you'll discover a lot of replay value. The career mode is surprisingly deep and modern games could really take a lesson from its user-friendly menu system. Ultimate Fighting Champion won't appeal to everyone, but UFC fans will find a lot to like.
PlayStationSuper Play (Sweden) (Apr, 2001)
Nej, det här spelet var ingenting för mig. Kanske man uppskattar det mer om man är ett fanatiskt fan av Ultimate Fighting, hur många sådana det nu finns. Själv tycker jag inte att spelet är mycket roligare än att själv stå i buren. Omgiven av fiskarna. Huga!
PlayStationGameSpot (Dec 01, 2000)
No matter how big of a fan of the UFC you may be, the game's poor control and graphics just simply ruin the game and make it totally unenjoyable.
PlayStationNowGamer (Jan 25, 2001)
Words almost fail us, but describing the general response to UFC’s ‘action’ – fifteen minutes of tear streaming laughter – should convey some idea of how comedically awful the game is. As long as you haven’t paid to see the show of course – although even witnessing UFC feels like some kind of tax in itself.
PlayStationPSM (Jan, 2001)
There are more problems: poor graphics, stiff control, cheesy designs, but UFC does have one positive feature: a very open-ended Create A Fighter mode. Nevertheless, as fun as the Create A Fighter mode can be, it doesn't even come close to solving the major problems with this game.