Excerpt: UFC Undisputed 2010 on PSP is going to be an interesting case study. Here, you have a portable port of a big budget PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 game. The fighters, modes, and options you’d expect from those versions have been carried over to the PSP, and from a broad perspective the transition went smoothly. Still, this version is four months old and missing the polish that made the console games shine.
Excerpt: You know how MMA fighters use every muscle in their body during matches? Well, UFC Undisputed 2010 uses every single button on the PSP – there’s not a single button that doesn’t do anything, it really is a deep game and one that will certainly appease fans of simulations and those who enjoy the spectacle of the human chess game that is Mixed Martial Arts.
Excerpt: UFC Undisputed 2009 was arguably the biggest surprise hit of last year. Capitalizing on the rising popularity of mixed martial arts, THQ teamed with the UFC in 2009 to create the most faithful representation of the sport to date. While the game was not without its flaws, it was clear that THQ had a new franchise to not only elevate their name in households around the world, but to also make MMA much more accessible than a $60 pay-per-view every month.
Excerpt: UFC Undisputed 2010 hit the console scene a few months ago to receive much praise from UFC fans and video game critics alike. The vast amount of fighting moves, excellent presentation and sheer amount of gameplay options were obvious reasons why it has been doing so well. Four months later, a port of the console version has hit the Playstation Portable from developer Yuke�s Media Creations.
Excerpt: To hear UFC president Dana White describe it, Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest-growing sport in the world. And it's hard to be proven wrong when a sport that was only even legal in a couple of states fifteen years ago is now one of the biggest in the country. Several games that attempt to simulate the full range of MMA have been made, and the UFC games from THQ and Yuke's have been, by far, the best efforts made yet.