"As real as it gets"
The growing popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has taken the sports world by the scruff of the neck with its blisteringly intense bouts of mixed martial arts - and this passion is clearly captured in UFC Undisputed 2010.
Over 100 fighters are present in UFC Undisputed 2010, each graced with the look and swagger of their real life counterparts. Whether you choose the intimidating Brock Lesner with his signature scowl and sway, or the cool cockiness of Frank Mir, their characteristics come across perfectly. Similarly, the big fight presentation packs a punch with growling crowds, full ring announcements by The Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer, a selection of referees and a handful of venues such as the O2 Arena and the MGM to choose from.
With a dramatic music score building the atmosphere of each bout, you'll be thrown into the fighting fever in no time.
The fight is in your hands
If it's a large range of modes you're after, there are plenty of options in UFC Undisputed 2010 to step into the ring with. A comprehensive tutorial mode lets you practise moves or go through a step-by-step of how to fight, before you jump straight into the action with an exhibition matchup. If you would rather play for keeps, you can sock it to your opponents in a Title fight, build your own tournaments, try to change (or preserve) some of the sport's most memorable bouts in the Ultimate Fights mode or go the distance with the Career mode.
Should you take the route of being trained up from a rookie brawler to a UFC champion, you'll want to take advantage of the Create A Fighter feature. Choosing from five weight classes, you can develop your budding UFC hotshot with a staggering number of options, from height and birthplace to fighting style and victory stance. Then it's up to you to take him through the life of a fighter, choosing how to train, which opponents you want to face and even creating bitter rivalries with a smattering of trash talk.
Inside The Octagon, a deep and thoroughly entertaining fighting system awaits. Whether you like striking, submissions or just all out brawling, UFC Undisputed 2010 caters to your style with slick and well developed gameplay. The quick and often brutal action lets you perform basic punches and kicks, plus more advanced techniques and signature moves, and gives you the chance to block, duck and weave your way out of trouble.
Don't think you can get away with just hammering the buttons, either. Smart fighting is the only way to progress, and altering tactics on the fly can save you from a deadly knockout. There are no energy bars to keep an eye out for, just the appearance of your warrior who can show signs of fatigue, blossoming bruises or telltale cuts. It's all or nothing in The Octagon, and UFC Undisputed 2010 places that blood and sweat of authenticity into the palm of your hand for a smashing experience.
Want to take the fight to your friends? UFC Undisputed 2010 offers the perfect way to square off with a punchy Ad Hoc Mode that lets you take on others on your terms. You can choose how many rounds you want to engage in and your weight division, as well as your favourite battler. It makes for some swift and easy to set up fighting that thrills with its arena packed spills.
Should you want to bask in the glory of your fallen opponents, there is a massive set of statistics to engage with as well. The game tracks your progress across all modes, noting how far you've made it through your tournaments, your wins and losses, fighting style, any unlocked bonuses and even your favoured fighter should you want to know which warrior of The Octagon you're most adept to brawl your friends with.
With the comprehensive UFC Undisputed 2010 on PSP you can take the hard-hitting sport anywhere you go - and take your friends on a fighting feast too.