Excerpt: Ever since Anchor got their heads together and came up with the original game based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the Dreamcast, I’ve been hooked. The heady cocktail of the showmanship and pyrotechnics of the WWE, mixed in with real mixed martial arts fighting is for some reason, irresistible. The fact that the fighting engine contained more catches, reversals, blocks and downright brutal attacks than any other was also a bonus.
Summary: UFC: Sudden Impact is a typical budget game and a typical Ultimate Fighting Championship game. It's a very uninspired title which sees basically the same game recycled with a different name and this is no different as it isn't far from it's dreamcast debut - it does absolutely nothing to further the franchise or the largely widespread view of the quality of it's games.
Excerpt: The wrestling genre has long been a tiresome venture for me. The pointless attacking of fellow human beings, while using chairs and bats just doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t appeal to me. If thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the type of wrestling you think this is, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re wrong. UFC: Sudden Impact is a realistic take on the sport.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Is this game worthy of a full price tag? No, which is probably why this has been released as a budget title. But even given the cheap price tag, it's unlikely this game will entice you into splashing out 20 notes - there's a whole market of vastly superior titles out there at a similar price, budget or otherwise, that warrant your attention.
Conclusion: Arcade Mode lets you choose an existing character and battle through matches trying to earn rewards and unlock hidden surprises. Champion Road is a series of 5 matches within a weight-class to earn the title. (i.e. You can’t take Gary Goodridge into the Light Heavyweight class.) Tournament Mode allows you to set up brackets of fighters and fight through single-elimination matches to the top. Versus Mode should be rather self-explanatory, so I’ll skip it.
Excerpt: So let’s get this straight. In Ultimate Fighting Championship you take two muscle bound madmen in pants – right – drop them into a large, caged octagonal wrestling ring – yeah – and watch eagerly as they knock seven colours of crap out of each other in a no holds barred, anything goes contest of pure aggression. Wow – TV doesn’t get much better than that.
Conclusion: Overall UFC: Sudden Impact is a pretty standard fighter, not rubbish and not great. UFC fans might just love it. But I'll stick to my Tekkens and Dead Or Alives. There's just nothing in it that stands out to make it a great fighting game.
Pros: Decent amount of moves and fighting styles.
Cons: Matches can be uneventful., No atmosphere or drama.