5 UFC 2009 Does everything it needs to do impressively...BrokenSilence | 01/05/2009 | See all BrokenSilence's reviews (5)I have been looking forward to playing this game for some time now and downloaded the demo from Xbox Live and I have to say overall the game is really very good. I am a big fan of the UFC and the MMA scene in general and the creators of this title have captured it remarkably. Whilst standing and trading punches during the fight the physics are sound with a large repetoire of different strikes; the knockouts are also enjoyable. The clinching and takedowns work really well and your opponent always has the opportunity to counter them, no move is a sure thing in this game which is just like a real fight in the UFC. The biggest challenge in my opinion for the creators was making the ground fighting work and they've done it unquestionably well. You can adjust the position of your fighters on the ground simply but never feel like your overwhelming your opponent or being allowed to move too easily and defending works just as well. The main thing I like about this game is just like in the real UFC fights can end or have the tables turned at any time with a good punch or kick knockout or even gaining a good position from a skillful counter leading to a submission or TKO. An example of this was when I was fighing against a friend, I was in control of the fight landing blow after blow when I suddendly decided it would be a good idea to go for a takedown, as I moved in for it my friend threw a knee into my head knocking my character out instantly and ending the fight, its this kind of spontaenious happening that makes the game great fun to play, theres no boring hammering a part of your opponents body so their lifebar goes down enabling you to finally knock them out or submit them, anything can happen at anytime, any fight can be turned round. If your a fan of video games and the UFC this is a must buy, the graphics and gameplay are brilliant and it blows any wrestling game or boxing game out of the water in terms of fun and gameplay. I will most definately be buying this game when released.