UFC Undisputed 3 is the third game in the sports series based on the licenses from the Ultimate Fighting Championship federation and the already featured PRIDE. Yet again, it was developed by Yuke, a Japanese studio which was responsible for the previous installments in the series and also games like WWE SmackDown vs. Raw and WWE Wrestlemania. The well-experienced studio fixes all their previous mistakes and extends the series’ featured, trying to provide us with the best game that lets us fight mixed martial arts style. In UFC Undisputed 3 we can punch and kick controlling as many as 150 different fighters from the UFC federation including its biggest and most popular stars like Brock Lesnar, Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz. Before the game was released, UFC has absorbed the WEC federation.
Thanks to this, for the first time in the series’ history we can also control fighters like Dominic Cruz and Uriah Faber who are featured in lighter weight classes. UFC Undisputed 3 lets us compete in a traditional boxing ring or in a special closed cage called octagon. For the first time, players can fight under the rules of the disbanded PRIDE federation which used to be the most violent in the world.
Fighters can, for example, keep kicking an opponent that is lying on the ground, even aiming for his head. Thanks to the variety of the techniques features, the duels never get boring. The fights are very realistic and can by mistaken to be recorded on a real boxing ring. The control system has undergone some minor changes that have made it even better, putting even more control in the hands of the player. Some elements of steering have also been facilitated in order to draw more casuals players to the game. UFC Undisputed 3 features a well thought out training system that slowly introduces a newbie to the world of mixed martial arts. In comparison to the previous installments, what has been greatly upgraded is the graphics. Every player has his own presentation animation and realistic face expression shown during fights. While competing, we can hear both an official announcer and our character’s friends shouting advice. In UFC Undisputed 3 you can fight live opponents over the internet or on a shared console.
- Developer: Yuke’s
- Publisher: THQ
- Genre: Fighting
- Platforms: Play Station 3, Xbox 360
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