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EA UFC 3 ReviewReview


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Nick Staunton-Mckenzie / Fri 2nd Feb 2018
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From striking to grappling, EA UFC 3 is the best UFC and possibly sports simulation game ever made.

OVERVIEW Set foot into the ultimate proving ground, the world-famous Octagon, to show the world that you are the greatest of all time. EA UFC 3 is the third instalment into the EA Sports UFC franchise developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports, and is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

STORYLINE For the first time in the history of the series, EA UFC 3 actually has an interesting and rewarding career mode. Instead of presenting the player with a series of boring and uninspired mini-games, the game gives you more options in terms of training for your fights and building a fan base to rival even The Notorious Conor McGregor.

Throughout the career mode, the player will attempt to break all the records set by other legends of the sport, as well as sharpen their skills and their tongue. From the independent circuit to the bright lights of the UFC, with a shiny belt over each shoulder and a murderous row of contenders waiting to leave you in a heap on the ground.

GAMEPLAY The gameplay has also seen a huge improvement in all aspects of the game, which overall makes the game more engaging and immersive to play or watch with friends.

The striking had a complete overhaul to give the game a more authentic feel to it so as to encourage the player to use skill, finesse and a solid game plan to out-strike your opponent on your feet.

The grappling has also been refined so as to give all players a chance to defend themselves more effectively, and pull off more impressive and complicated submissions and transitions.

GRAPHICS Graphically, EA UFC 3 is one of the best-looking sports games that I have played. The fighters and arenas look almost lifelike, having been expertly scanned and rendered by the developers so that every fan can feel what it is like to punch such big names like Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, and Jon Jones in the face.

AUDIO As you would expect with a realistic sports game, the audio is absolutely on point. Every punch, kick, and takedown sound almost like they do in real life, as it should be with a development budget backed by the UFC and EA.

Featuring all of the commentators and on-screen personalities on board such as Joe Rogan, Jon Anik, and Megan Olivi really brings the fans the most complete UFC experience in the history of the series.

VERDICT This is hands down the best UFC game ever made. Every aspect of the game has seen a tremendous improvement, from the formerly bleak and boring career mode to the overall presentation. EA UFC 3 has knocked it out of the Octagon when it comes to creating a mixed martial arts experience that every fan can be proud of.


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