Summary: Can't say much because everyone else who's ranked this game a 5 would be echoed. Control scheme is simple and it's as smooth as a boxing title with fluid movements yet you have to pace yourself in this beat 'em and take 'em down game. This game set the standard for fluid fighting engines in the MMA genre of video games. Even though by today's standards this game isn't as robust in move sets, it's down to the core basics of what fans love about MMA.
Do you miss Pride? Then this is (probbably) for you.
M. G Watson "Miles Watson", Amazon
1 November 2011
Summary: There have been a lot of reviews published on Amazon about this game, and by now you've probably read them all. If you did, you must have noticed that people tend to either really like it or really hate it, with the "likes" outnumbering the dislikes but not by a huge margin. So even after reading you may still be in the dark about whether this game is for you.
not bad at all for a game made in 2002, pretty fun
Melissa Ringer "MMA Fan", Amazon
27 May 2009
Summary: ok i just got this game yesterday, great speed in delivery and everything, kudos there. ok so ive been playing and i must say its actually a pretty fun game, it is very basic and im sure it doesn't hold a candle next to the UFC Undisputed, but all in all ive been having fun with it. im a huge royce gracie fan and am glad he is on the game. the fighters all handle pretty much the same so its easy to catch on and hone your skills.
Summary: Firstly, I am an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) guru. I've been watching it for years, and I've had this game since it's release day. I just joined on Amazon, so I'm just now reviewing the game. This game is much better than the UFC games that are out. The UFC games seem to have too much inconsitency in its fights. A stand-up striker should not be able to submit a submission master within 10 seconds (50 seconds their time) in every fight.
Summary: There is one thing wrong with this game.... it takes all of about 10 seconds to win a match. The game goes by WAY too fast. And just like the guy above, the Grand Prix thing I beat about 4 times on the hardest difficulty on the first day... this game just isn't challenging. I am yet to play the UFC games (which was what I wanted in the first place), but I'm sure they have this game beat by a long shot.