Parents' Guide to

EA Sports UFC 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Vicious fighting sim with in-game advertising, transactions.

Game PlayStation 4 , Xbox One 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

The UFC 2 Review.

This game is horiable, I would not waste your money on this game. The graphics and customization is amazing but the gameplay is horiable. The ground game is so difficult you can't even get off your back. Once you get taken down it's a 1 and a million shot to get back to your feet. When you play career mode they don't let you choose a difficulty. I wouldn't waste your time on this game until they lower the difficulty because it's insane how you can't do anything in a fight when all the fighters want to do is take you down over and over and over. It gets frustrating after awhile because that's all they do. Take down, Take down, Take down, after take down. DONT BUY THIS GAME!
age 10+

My son and I have a blast playing this

I care about what children grow up learning, but I would say this game is ok for anyone over 10. Because you don't want your children learning to fight people. But if your child is mature like an adult, this game is ok for them to play.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

The visceral and graphic nature of this sports title pretty much guarantees EA Sports' second kick at the UFC can won't have much appeal beyond the sport's core fans, but it at least caters to a broader swath in that group. That's largely thanks to more accessible controls and fighting mechanics, plus a healthy range of difficulty levels. Rookies can start on beginner difficulty as they learn the fundamentals of MMA fighting, including how to block, punch, kick, clinch, and grapple, and experience a good measure of success as they work through their careers and become more skilled. An easy-to-grasp stamina bar governs not only attack power but also how much damage you'll soak up from incoming attacks. It's still challenging -- especially on harder difficulties and when playing online against other humans -- but should prove less off-putting than its predecessor for those new to the series.

But if you don't much care for UFC, this game is unlikely to make you a convert. The focus remains squarely on capturing the brutality of MMA fights, with thousands of animations engineered to show combatants suffering an immense variety of punishments. You'll see punches that break noses, kicks that slice gashes in cheeks, and fighters getting knocked cold on their feet, landing squarely on their heads as they crumple to the mat. Entertainment in this game is meant to come not only from learning and executing technical skills but also witnessing photo-realistic fighters enduring immense and bloody beatings. It's not going to be for everyone.

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