UFC Undisputed 3 is the latest release by the leading MMA franchise. The already popular series has seen a few changes and additions this year to compete with other releases in the fighting genre, resulting in a more fun, more accessible game all-round.
Many newcomers found it difficult in the past to master the tricky transition moves, and found themselves being dominated on the ground by more experienced fighters. UFC have addressed that for this release, giving gamers the option to switch transition controls to an easy flick of the analogue stick. That, combined with an in-depth tutorial mode, makes for a much simpler learning curve.
Now to the fun part... This year, you can compete in PRIDE, the unforgiving Japanese franchise that was bought out by the UFC owners some time ago, which has since evaporated to form DREAM, due to allegation of Yakuza involvement. Pride matches can be a lot of fun, as you can soccer kick your opponent to the ground, then punish him with powerful head stomps to keep him there.
All-in-all, UFC Undisputed 3 is vast improvement on an already popular game. It's easier to get the hang of, but can still prove challenging to newbies online, and the inclusion of PRIDE mode is a welcome change. It will prove hard to put down in single player career mode, and easy to pick up when you have friends 'round.
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