UFC Undisputed 3 Released

UFC Undisputed 3 is available now on both PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360 for everyone in the United States.  You can pick it up at any major retail or online store.  Instead of posting an official VG Strategy review of our impressions about UFC Undisputed 3, we decided to let our users weigh in.  Once you have taken some time to play through the different modes leave your thoughts in the comments section below.  We will select a few of the best user submitted reviews and put them up for everyone to see.  Unfortunately those of you in the UK still have to wait another 3 days before you can get a hold of THQ’s mixed martial arts game.

UFC Undisputed 3 Decision Tree

Legendary UFC trainer Greg Jackson explains the strategy that goes on in mixed martial arts and how it is applied to the upcoming UFC Undisputed 3 game.  He goes over what you can do in order to make the fight predicatable and how to use that information to ultimately defeat your opponent.  If you are new to the UFC Undisputed franchise this video is a must watch.

UFC Undisputed 3 Online Features

UFC 3 Online

As with any video game, the ability to play online with friends is a huge selling point.  It is likely even more important for UFC Undisputed 3.  Who doesn’t like beating the virtual crap out of one of your  friends online and then bragging about it until the next time you fight?  In a press release earlier today THQ released the full details on what to expect when you hop online in UFC Undisputed 3.

ONLINE EXHIBITION – In Ranked Matches, players will select their fighters, referee and venue within UFC or PRIDE® Mode. In addition, they will have the option to generate a Quick Match for automated matchmaking, a Custom Match to search with specific settings or select Create Session to host a match. Once a fight is complete, players will proceed to the post-game statistics for rankings information. Ranked statistics will contribute to a player’s Fighting Points grade and rank, as well as Fight Camp leaderboards.

EXHIBITION MATCHMAKING & FIGHTER POINTS – UFC Undisputed 3 will introduce new servers to significantly improve online matchmaking capabilities. Parameters will also be set on ranked matches to ensure fairness for leaderboard participants. The ranked settings are set to three rounds, while downloadable content and created fighters, mirror matches and camp fighting will be active during gameplay. In addition, Online Exhibition in UFC Undisputed 3 will introduce a new Fighter Points system. This system will enable players to compare ranks and show off their skill levels to see who is the ultimate champion.

HIGHLIGHT REELS – UFC Undisputed 3 will automatically save gameplay footage from fight rounds, up to the 50 most recent, enabling players to go back and watch them again. They will be able to save these videos to their Favorites and also cut clips from these fights to create a Highlight Reel. Highlight Reels may be also shared online so players can show off their accomplishments.

CONTENT CREATION & COMMUNITY SHARING – A community hub will allow players to upload their custom content, including created fighters, highlight reels and logo designs, and share the items with others from around the world. Once uploaded, anyone can download the content and use it within gameplay. A ratings system will allow players to rank each piece of shared content for others to review. In addition, players will also be able to download and review upcoming fight cards.

FIGHT CAMPS RETURN – Players may apply to join an existing camp or create their own, including selection of the camp’s name, developing a camp ID for use in match lobbies and creating a camp banner to be displayed during matches. The Camp Menu will offer several options based on player rankings, including access to the camp’s member list to monitor online status, option to view camp milestones and progress, as well as the ability to invite new camp members, accept applications and edit camp profile settings. In the gym, players will participate in free sparring with camp partners, play in unranked matches with camp members, compete in ranked matches outside of the camp and arrange chat sessions with up to four other players.

What do you think about the UFC Undisputed 3 online features?  Let us know in the comments section.

THQ Does Community Right

thq gets ufc undisputed 3 community rightAs most of you would expect, a lot of reviews for UFC Undisputed 3 will start to trickle out over the next few days.  Instead of releasing a traditional review of UFC Undisputed 3 (the game is great btw), I want to take some time to review something that is often overlooked: The community atmosphere that goes along with every game.

THQ seems to be the only gaming company that understands which people are most important to their success.  Other video game companies seem to cater only to the major video game media outlets like IGN and Gamespot.  Then they rely on those companies to get the news out to passionate fans and hope that the news eventually spreads to smaller websites.  But that ostracizes the true fans that play these games for multiple hours a day.  For example, where would the Madden NFL series be without the community websites like TheGamersLab.com, Madden-School.com,  GGmadden.com, MaddenTips.com, and countless others?  Yet none of those websites get the courtesy of being informed about upcoming news directly from EA Sports.  Furthermore, those websites have never been recognized by Electronic Arts as a part of their community.  Yet each of those websites have thousands of active users even now that football season is over.  It is only a matter of time before the people that dedicate their free time to those websites become fed up.

Now let me talk about my experience with THQ … If you head on over to the official UFC Undisputed community website, you will see prominent links to various fan websites within the community.  Last year they gave away free prizes like TapOut gear and a Brock Lesnar signed copy of the game to users on the relatively new website UFCgaming.com (which didn’t have a big fan base but it did have lots of loyal and hardcore fans). They invited representatives from the website UndisputedOnline.net to their headquarters to give them a behind the scenes look. They have consistently sent out emails informing even the small websites about trailers, screenshots, and news about UFC Undisputed 3.  They didn’t take the easy way out and send a press release to a huge media outlet and then call it a day. They reached out to those of us that have always been true fans.  Free review copies of UFC Undisputed 3 were sent out to not just administrators of fan websites but also dedicated members of those websites.  The community managers made real connections with their community and that should be commended.  THQ has made a lifelong fan out of me and countless others based purely on their interaction with the community.  Other gaming companies would be wise to follow their lead.

UFC Undisputed 3

UFC Undisputed 3 is a mixed martial arts video game that is published by THQ.  The game will be available on both the XBOX 360 and the PlayStation 3 on February 14th, 2012 in the United States and February 17th, 2012 in Europe.


UFC Undisputed 3 Cover

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Community Websites

  1. Official UFC Undisputed 3 Website
  2. VG Strategy UFC Undisputed News
  3. UFC Gaming Tips and Tournaments
  4. Undisputed Online Leagues
  5. VG Strategy UFC Undisputed 3 Forum



UFC Undisputed 3 Videos

Below are a few videos that go over the development process of UFC Undisputed 3, a few trailers and some new features that have been added into this year’s game.


Debut Trailer

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Demo Trailer



Career Mode

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Audio Improvements


Notable New Features In UFC Undisputed 3

The most anticipated feature that will be added to UFC Undisputed 3 is the inclusion of PRIDE.  There will be 30 exclusive pride fighters included in the video game and gamers will be able to play with their fighter with PRIDE rules.  Other notable additions include the revamped submission system, ground sways, stat equalizer and brand new entrances.

Order UFC Undisputed 3

By ordering UFC Undisputed 3 through amazon.com you will receive a $10 amazon gift credit and fast shipping.  You will also get the Ultimate Knockout Artist Boost Pack which allows you to build and customize your own knockout artist.

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UFC Undisputed 3 Career Mode Gameplay

In this UFC Undisputed 3 trailer video, senior game designer Wess Bunn goes over the changes that will be made in career mode.  There will be lots of real life footage of real UFC fighters going over their experiences.  You are no longer forced to leave the WFA and can now choose when you would like to join the UFC.  Once you reach a high enough level, you will be invited to fight in PRIDE.  For full details, check out the preview below: