If it's a large range of modes you're after, there are plenty of options in UFC Undisputed 2010 to step into the ring with. A comprehensive tutorial mode lets you practise moves or go through a step-by-step of how to fight, before you jump straight into the action with an exhibition matchup. If you would rather play for keeps, you can sock it to your opponents in a Title fight, build your own tournaments, try to change (or preserve) some of the sport's most memorable bouts in the Ultimate Fights mode or go the distance with the Career mode.
Should you take the route of being trained up from a rookie brawler to a UFC champion, you'll want to take advantage of the Create A Fighter feature. Choosing from five weight classes, you can develop your budding UFC hotshot with a staggering number of options, from height and birthplace to fighting style and victory stance. Then it's up to you to take him through the life of a fighter, choosing how to train, which opponents you want to face and even creating bitter rivalries with a smattering of trash talk.
Inside The Octagon, a deep and thoroughly entertaining fighting system awaits. Whether you like striking, submissions or just all out brawling, UFC Undisputed 2010 caters to your style with slick and well developed gameplay. The quick and often brutal action lets you perform basic punches and kicks, plus more advanced techniques and signature moves, and gives you the chance to block, duck and weave your way out of trouble.
Don't think you can get away with just hammering the buttons, either. Smart fighting is the only way to progress, and altering tactics on the fly can save you from a deadly knockout. There are no energy bars to keep an eye out for, just the appearance of your warrior who can show signs of fatigue, blossoming bruises or telltale cuts. It's all or nothing in The Octagon, and UFC Undisputed 2010 places that blood and sweat of authenticity into the palm of your hand for a smashing experience.