UFC: Throwdown

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

UFC: Throwdown (full title: Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown), known in Japan as UFC 2: Tapout (UFC2 タップアウト, UFC2 Tappuauto) on the PlayStation 2 and UFC 2 Tapout Final Spec. (UFC2 タップアウト ファイナルスペック, UFC2 Tappuauto Fainaru Supekku) 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.

Overview[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
GCPS2
AllGameN/A2/5 stars[1]
EGMN/A6.33/10[2]
Game InformerN/A8.25/10[3]
Game RevolutionN/AC[4]
GameProN/A3/5 stars[5]
GameSpot7.2/10[6]7.6/10[7]
GameSpy80%[8]86%[9]
GameZoneN/A7.8/10[10]
IGN6.7/10[11]7.4/10[12]
Nintendo Power2.6/5[13]N/A
OPM (US)N/A2.5/5 stars[14]
Aggregate score
Metacritic67/100[15]68/100[16]

The game received "average" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[15][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "UFC: Throwdown (PS2) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  2. ^ EGM staff (July 2002). "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 156. Ziff Davis. p. 120.
  3. ^ "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown (PS2)". Game Informer. No. 110. FuncoLand. June 2002. p. 78.
  4. ^ Gee, Brian (July 2002). "UFC: Throwdown Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on October 12, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Four-Eyed Dragon (June 10, 2002). "UFC: Throwdown Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 6, 2005. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (August 6, 2002). "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown Review (GC) [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Villoria, Gerald (June 4, 2002). "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown (PS2) Review [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  8. ^ Satterfield, Shane (August 2, 2002). "UFC: Throwdown (GCN)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 17, 2005. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  9. ^ Steinberg, Steve (June 24, 2002). "UFC: Throwdown (PS2)". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 17, 2005. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  10. ^ Lafferty, Michael (June 27, 2002). "UFC: Throwdown Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 10, 2008. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  11. ^ Mirabella III, Fran (July 30, 2002). "UFC: Throwdown (GCN)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (June 5, 2002). "UFC Throwdown (PS2)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "UFC: Throwdown". Nintendo Power. Vol. 158. Nintendo of America. July 2002. p. 148.
  14. ^ "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. July 2002. p. 102.
  15. ^ a b "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Ultimate Fighting Championship: Throwdown for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 14, 2014.

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