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) Crave Entertainment
Producer(s) Taka Suzuki
Takeshi Shimizu
Designer(s) Koji Ishizeki
Programmer(s) Shoichi Iwasaki
Composer(s) Jun Enoki
Platform(s) GameCube
PlayStation 2
Release PlayStation 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
Mode(s) Single-player

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.

UFC: Throwdown receives mixed ratings from different web sites.



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  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.