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.
Summary: Pride FC is a very great fighting game it doesn't have very great looking graphics but the game play is nice the ground combat seems to be the best in the game good takedowns and submissions like any fighting game theirs the one on one and tournament and survival mode which seems to be the best you pick a fighter and fight the whole roster of 25 fighters in one big gameplay one by one it's a lot of fun doing that I also enjoyed the create a fighter its very well built...
Summary: PrideFC for the PS2 is the best Mixed Martial Arts game yet to be made. Not only does it feature some of the world's best fighters it has the most realistic fighting engine yet. With stand up fighting, guard, and mount being featured. The move set is deep and fighter specific. Also, created fighters can be totaly customized from looks to the moves of your choice from all fighting positions.
Summary: Pride FC for the PS2 is the most realistic mixed martial arts game ever made. What makes it stand out from the competition (UFC Tapout 2) is the numerous reversals and counters available to the fighters. The animation is life-like and fluid. Each fighter accurately represents their real-life counterparts, and their moves are truly unique from each other. Given, they all share the basic moves and controls for applying submissions or going for the takedowns.
Summary: This blows UFC Tapout out of the water. For the reviewer who complained about the AI being inconsistent its because the creators made the fighters the way they are: good fighters are good and bad fighters are weak. If you're not a fan of MMA (mixed martial arts) you should know that most of the moves that the fighters do are moves they actually do in the ring.
Summary: UFC Tapout was pretty good, but this game is superb. It lacks a career mode, which all of the game mags point out to ding it down to 8/10. A career mode would be nice but they obviously are saving that for the next Pride FC title.