North American PlayStation 2 cover art
Capcom Production Studio 3
UFC: Throwdown, known in Japan as UFC: Tapout 2 on the PlayStation 2 and UFC 2 Tapout Final Spec. on the GameCube, is a video game of the fighting game genre released in 2002 by Genki / Capcom Production Studio 3. The game is based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
There are five different game modes; "Career", "UFC Mode", "Arcade", "Tournament" and "Exhibition". Career mode involves creating a fighter, giving him a fighting style, completing a number of "skill challenges" to build up his attributes, then winning five sparring matches before you can enter an eight-man tournament. After the tournament is over, the player picks a new fighting style to learn, and completes the same process until it has been done five times.
In UFC Mode, the player picks a heavyweight or light-heavyweight fighter and must win four fights before having a title match. On winning, the player receives a silver belt, which can later become a gold belt if UFC Mode is completed again with the same fighter. There is also an open-weight division, where the player can face fighters from outside their weight class.
In arcade mode the player selects a fighter and must win ten consecutive fights. Up to eight people can compete in the Tournament mode. Exhibition mode consists of single 1 vs. 1 fights.
UFC: Throwdown receives mixed ratings from different web sites.
- "UFC Throwdown - IGN". Uk.ign.com. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
- "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
- Villoria, Gerald (2002-06-04). "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-04-14.