Game Basics (4 out of 5)
The UFC is a popular sport and while their are some console UFC video games you can also play them on Facebook. Before a fighter can take to the ring in UFC Undisputed Fight nation he or she has to train up skills in the game. You can pick from an assortment of skill types called camps to start such as kickboxing and train skills in that discipline. You can train crosses, jabs, hooks, different blocks, and so on. Skills can also be upgraded to higher levels in the game. Training costs energy which needs to be replenished before taking on additional training. A fighter can train nay number of skills as long as they have enough energy to do so. Some training skills require specific items such as a helmet or mouth guard. These additional items can be purchased in the game store. Once a fighter feels confident that they have trained enough they can take to the ring and try to win fights against other players.
Skills (4 out of 5)
Players can train any number of skills in one camp and once they reach higher levels they can train in other camps. So for example if you’re doing kickboxing at level five you can purchase the wrestling camp and learn skills from that camp. Some skills improve accuracy or the chance of a knockout. Each time you train a skill you get experience and some credits. Each upgrade of the skill will add modifiers to your match so for example; you might do more damage in that match or have increased accuracy depending upon the skills used for fighting.
Fighting (3 out of 5)
In the fighting part of the game you can’t control your moves. You basically watch while the game plays out in a series of moves. Your different skills will be thrown at your opponent. If you run out of stamina you’ll get “gassed” and there’s a good chance you’ll lose the fight. You can do amateur fights; play against friends, and soon to be implemented, pro fights. The game doesn’t do a very good job currently matching you with people at your level but you can still beat those higher above you, and lose to those below you too.
Rank (4 out of 5)
Each fighter has a rank and you need to complete tasks to move up in rank such as win fights, train skills, and level your fighter. You can view your rank via the home page under career. The rank system gives you something to strive for in the game.
General Game Play and Conclusion (4 out of 5)
Overall UFC Undisputed Fight Nation is a fun game. The graphics look decent but the game could use some more interaction in the fighting phase of the game. With no control over your fighter it all comes down to the skills you have trained and the amount of stamina you have. Despite the fighting issues the game has enough to keep you entertained especially if you’re already a UFC fan. As the game develops we should see more content added so stay tuned.