UFC Undisputed 2010

 
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Intense, brutal, and bloody ultimate fighting sim.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

There are mixed messages in the game. While there's an element of sportsmanship, these fights are quite brutal and bloody -- and women are objectified at the end of every round. One positive note: The game  emphasizes elements such as training and practice to hone your skills.

Positive role models

It depends on player choices, but the game gives you the option to show respect to other fighters in post-fight interviews, as well as thank fans for their support.

Ease of play

The game is relatively easy to pick up and play--a novice can get away with just jamming buttons to deliver flurries of punches and kicks. But to master the game, players must dig a bit deeper into the controls. This requires some practice. Fortunately, the game includes a thorough guide to controls and techniques.

Violence

In this mixed martial arts competition, players use their fists, feet, knees and elbows to pummel opponents. Some attacks appear quite brutal, often resulting in blood spewing from fighters' faces and onto the canvas, where it may form into red puddles. The goal of each match is to either knock out an opponent or force them to quit using a painful submission hold such as an arm or leg bend.

Sex

Between rounds, ring girls wearing low-cut tops and short shorts parade around the ring signaling the next round of a fight. Their breasts jiggle as they move.

Language

The words "ass," "b-tch," and "sh-t" appear in the dialogue.

Consumerism

Logos from companies such as Affliction, Tapout and Lugs adorn rings. In Career Mode, fighters can earn endorsement deals, sprucing up their outfits and other gear with logos from these sponsors.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that UFC Undisputed 2010 simulates the brutal action of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts league. Fighters enter the ring and do battle, using varied violent physical maneuvers. Victory is earned after knocking out an opponent, or forcing them to quit with painful submission moves. Players can get cuts, bruises and bloody injuries as a result of fights, and blood sometimes soaks the ring. The game also features some racy elements such as scantily-clad ring girls and PG-rated language. The game is playable online with live unmoderated voice chat, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend for children under the age of 12.

What's it about?

UFC UNDISPUTED 2010 is the follow-up to the franchise's debut last year. The game features more than 120 fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts league. Players can choose a UFC fighter and guide them through exhibitions or Title modes. They can also create their own brawler, choosing fighting styles such as boxing and wrestling, and guide them in Career Mode. Not only do players fight, but train to hone their skills and improve their techniques. Through Xbox Live and Playstation Network, the game also features online matches and online camps, where groups of players can fight and spar together.

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Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

UFC 2010 is very similar to last year's release, but introduces some smart features to create more well-balanced fights. Players can learn fresh strikes and submission moves, and can quickly dodge attacks using the Sway system. Training in the game has been tweaked as well, forcing players to pay as much attention to preparation as the main event. Skills now degrade over time, meaning players must be on their toes to keep their fighter in tip-top shape. Most training is simulated, and it would have been nice to give players greater control during that prep work. Also, the menus are a bit awkward and slow -- a problem since certain sections require players to navigate menus often. However, the game is just as gratifying and exciting as its 2009 predecessor, with incredibly detailed visuals and deep controls.

Online interaction: The game features open chat with other online players.

Families can talk about...

  • Fighting in UFC can be bloody and violent, but so can the action in boxing or wrestling games. How does it differ? Are any of those fighting sports games better than the others?

  • Do the ring girls depicted in the game serve any purpose? What does their presence say about the way female characters are used in violent video games?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP
Price:$39.99–$59.99
Available online?Available online
Developer:THQ
Release date:May 25, 2010
Genre:Fighting
ESRB rating:T for Blood, Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence (PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360)

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Kid, 12 years old June 12, 2014
 

Its fine!!!!

I hate when people are like no to violent!! its a video game!!!! Just a little tattoos but that is fine!!
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Too much violence
Parent Written byThe"Normal"Person February 12, 2012
 

You knew what the game when you got it

I'm sick and tired of people (mostly the people who run this website) moan and complain "this is inappropriate" blah blah. IT'S A GAME. So what if it has violence or blood in it? Humans are violent, humans have blood. Plain and simple. If you didn't buy this game for you child because you say what "common sense" said about it, you're just stupid.
Kid, 11 years old October 23, 2010
 

ufc rocks.

it is educational for lerning the locks. if you get in to a fight it can save your life.
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