UFC: Throwdown

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UFC: Throwdown
UFC - Throwdown Coverart.png
North American PlayStation 2 cover art
Capcom Production Studio 3
Publisher(s)Crave Entertainment
Producer(s)Taka Suzuki
Takeshi Shimizu
Designer(s)Koji Ishizeki
Programmer(s)Shoichi Iwasaki
Composer(s)Jun Enoki
PlayStation 2
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • NA: June 3, 2002
  • JP: August 1, 2002
  • PAL: September 6, 2002
  • NA: July 29, 2002
  • JP: September 5, 2002
  • PAL: September 20, 2002
Genre(s)Fighting, Sports

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.[1][2][3]


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.

The game cover features UFC fighter, Tito Ortiz and the late Charles Lewis Jr., better known as Mask, the founder of the TapouT brand. The full roster includes 28 fighters.

UFC: Throwdown receives mixed ratings from different web sites.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UFC Throwdown - IGN". Uk.ign.com. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  2. ^ "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-04-14.
  3. ^ Villoria, Gerald (2002-06-04). "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-04-14.