Last year's UFC had over 80 fighters to choose from on the roster. This year the entire UFC roster, which includes over 100 fighters, is present as well as a few additional fighters for PS3 fans including UFC legend, Royce Gracie. Every fighter has the attention to detail that made the previous entry so eye-popping and gorgeous. Some fighters have scars and intricate tattoos, while others groom their body hair in unique ways and it all shines through with impressive visuals. Even UFC fighter, Clay Guida made his debut this year with his luscious locks of hair still intact after being absent in last year's version due to technical limitations.
The animations have been improved as well making an already hyper-realistic game come closer to the quality of a televised fight. Fighters' movements are based on a physics system that reacts dynamically to all situations. For example, when I was playing as head-kicking enthusiast, Mirko Cro Cop, my opponent ducked my high kick and went straight for a takedown. Being that Cro Cop missed, he spun his leg around to finish the missed animation, but was caught in the takedown attempt from behind as he was spinning which left me falling onto one leg with my opponent in full control on top of me. I was shocked at first, but then I was deeply impressed with how much the animation system directly impacts the strategy of the fighting system.
The voicework for 2009 was decent. The announcers simply commented on the story between the different combinations of fighters in the ring. In 2010, the announcers actually comment on your actions. Do you prefer to stand and strike? The announcers will comment on your fighting style and suggest tips for different opponents like being more defensive or going for takedowns if you are at a reach disadvantage. Like last year's game, I rarely heard a line of dialogue repeated more than once and the transition between audio clips is just like a live TV commentary, which always helps when friends are watching you play. The overall presentation of UFC Undisputed 2010 is top-notch and like its video-game relative, WWE, is coming closer each year to emulating the real thing.