UFC Tapout for XBOX
The sequel to Crave Entertainment's mixed martial arts fighting game, UFC: Tapout 2 features a new developer as well as a redesigned engine. In addition to the visual refinements, which include more fluid animation and skin that stretches whenever a character flexes a muscle, the game offers more athletes, three additional fighting positions, and a variety of new grapples, reversals, strike combos, and counters. A television-style presentation has also been a goal for developers, so the game more closely resembles the action found on actual pay-per-view events.
The Career mode found in its predecessor now offers players a chance to create their fighter from scratch, choosing from an assortment of face, hair, and body types, before gradually developing their character's ability through competition. Making their return to the series are the eight-man Tournament, Training, Championship, and Legend modes. The last has players facing off against seven legendary fighters to determine the greatest champion in the world. The game also features a new soundtrack, but players are free to create their own music play lists using songs stored on the Xbox hard drive.