Well, let me start off with the positives.
It has over 100 UFC fighters which is great. You get to choose between a heavyweight, a light heavyweight, a middleweight, a welterweight, and a lightweight. There are different moves for each fighter, but once you play with a lot of them, you soon realise that there isn't much of a difference. On a side-note, make sure you play with Brock Lesnar because he sure is damn fast for a big guy like him!
There are 12 categories I think for moves which range from Boxing to Muay Thai to Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jutsi. Player creation in this game is also not that bad, and you get to choose what tattoos you'd like your fighter to have and what set of different moves you want him to have.
Career starts off with you creating a fighter and giving him points for certain categories and lets you build him up to a world-known fighter for about 12 years. You get interviews and press conferences during the career and it does get annoying because they are repeated again and again and again, but these are beneficial for your fighter as it lets you gain more points for moves and sponsor bonuses. Even in-game, if you win some matches for let's say a number one contender match, Joe will speak to you at the end of the match and talk to you on how you did, reflect on the match and so on. Even this becomes so bloody annoying because it is repeated again and again. You can join camps and go online and learn new moves for your fighter.
Other modes in this game are quite dull and boring, like tournament mode and stuff. They're basically an exhibition match but you gain shop points so you can buy new things like tattoos and celebrations and so on.
The exhibition match is the only and probably the best mode in the whole game. The blood looks real but a little too pixelated at times and the moves are complex, but quite fun. The submissions are a pain in the backside because you will probably NEVER submit anyone. Literally, NEVER. Especialy against computer and if you fight against Frank Mir, bye-bye because he'll take you down and submit you, which is kind of stupid in my opinion because that's it, the match is over. There's nothing you can do to prevent the submission but rotating the right-stick, which does not help at all.
I have not even bothered with online because of the lags I've been hearing, so it's probably rubbish unless you're lucky enough to have a good connection with someone on the opposite side.
The in-game commentary is good, really good, but does get repeated a lot afterwards.
Overall, I would recommend this game when it gets cheaper. I'm only saying this because for money-wise, you're not getting a lot. However, if you are a fan of the UFC and MMA, then you will love this like I did. Eventually though, it does get boring and I soon sold my copy because it got boring. It's a fun game and a good one, but not that great, and definitely not the best UFC game to date. It'll be interesting to see what the EA have done with their MMA game, if it's good enough, maybe opt for that one, because that would be the better option. If however, you want a UFC game right now, then this is the game for you. It can offer you some fun and entertainment, but I honestly don't think it would last that long.
So overall, 3/5. UFC 2011 has to get better or they can just stop making these games because they are flopping. But anyway, it's an okay game if you want a UFC game. Otherwise, wait for EA's MMA game and get that one. Who knows, it could well as beat this game and be the best UFC/MMA game to date.
3/5 for this though.