Parents' Guide to

EA Sports UFC

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

UFC's complex moves, thin career mode need more training.

Game PlayStation 4, Xbox One 2014
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EA Sports UFC is a solid effort, but ultimately it needs more time in the gym. It's not all bad; although controls are complex, the game features a detailed tutorial and challenges to help players learn moves. Fighting is entertaining, especially when players earn a knockout.

But there are several elements that need to be adjusted for this to be a must-have fighting game. Career Mode is thin, boiling down to a tedious grind of training, upgrading stats, fighting, and then repeating. Players also spend a little too much time waiting for sections of the game to load. Although fighting on your feet is thrilling, the mechanics for executing a submission hold are confusing and frustrating. Also, computer-controlled opponents seem easily duped after dodging or countering attacks. Overall, EA Sports UFC needs more work, with better submission mechanics, stronger AI, and a deeper career mode.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Pricing structure: Paid (Along with the primary game, players can choose to purchase separate downloads for a smaller fee. In this case, players can buy additional fighters.)
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: June 17, 2014
  • Genre: Sports
  • Topics: Sports and Martial Arts
  • ESRB rating: T for Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: October 28, 2019

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