The ultimate MMA simulation series returned in 2020 with UFC 4, which treats PS4 and Xbox One players to the most realistic way yet to go one-on-one with all manner of famous fighters within The Octagon. Lasting five rounds has never been more thrilling thanks to a streamlined progression system that sees progress across single-player and online modes successfully coalesce, made possible thanks to the absence of EA Ultimate Team that never quite worked in UFC 3.
Pre-ordering UFC 4 would have seen you receive Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as exclusive fighters, both playing and looking great thanks to an improved graphics engine and further advancement in what’s called Real Player Motion Technology (RPM Tech). The latter enables a larger spectrum of outcomes to take place during ground takedowns. Multiple fighting styles each handle uniquely from one another, with kickboxers having improved leg accuracy and so on.
UFC 4 also features the widest range of venues to appear in any MMA game, from large-scale arenas dotted throughout the USA to a humble backyard setting. Your player-created character’s fighting style will be shaped by all these environments, as you work your way from zero to hero in UFC 4’s high quality career mode.