Mixed martial arts, or MMA, is one of the most popular and exciting combat sports in the world. It combines various disciplines such as boxing, wrestling, judo, karate, muay thai, and more, to create a dynamic and unpredictable fighting style. Fans of MMA enjoy watching their favorite fighters compete in different organizations, such as the UFC, Bellator, ONE Championship, and others.
But what about playing as an MMA fighter? Over the years, there have been many video games that have tried to capture the essence and thrill of MMA. Some of them have been successful, such as the UFC Undisputed series, the EA Sports UFC series, and Fight Night Champion. Others have been less so, such as UFC Sudden Impact, UFC Throwdown, and UFC Tapout.
In this article, we will remind you of some forgotten MMA games that you may have missed or overlooked. These games may not have been the best or the most popular, but they had something unique or different that made them stand out from the crowd. Whether you are a hardcore fan of MMA or a casual gamer who likes fighting games, you might want to give these games a try.
EA Sports MMA (2010)
EA Sports MMA was EA’s first attempt at making an MMA game, before they acquired the UFC license in 2012. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October 2010. Unlike the UFC games, EA Sports MMA did not feature any real-life fighters or organizations from the UFC. Instead, it focused on other promotions such as Strikeforce, DREAM, M-1 Global, and more. It also featured some legendary fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Randy Couture, Bas Rutten, and Dan Henderson.
What made EA Sports MMA unique was its emphasis on realism and authenticity. The game used a control scheme that mimicked the movements of real-life fighters, such as using the right analog stick for striking and grappling. The game also featured a stamina system that affected the fighters’ performance and endurance. The game also had a robust career mode that allowed players to create their own fighter and rise through the ranks of different organizations. The game also had an online mode that supported live broadcasts and tournaments.
The reception of EA Sports MMA was generally positive, with critics praising its graphics, gameplay, presentation, and career mode. However, some fans were disappointed by the lack of UFC fighters and content, as well as some technical issues and glitches. The game sold poorly compared to its rival UFC Undisputed 2010, which was released earlier that year. EA Sports MMA was discontinued in