Game details

Game:
Fight Night Champion
AKA
Fight Night Round 5
Genre:
Sports
Sub Genre:
Boxing
Release Date (US):
March 1st, 2011
Release Date (UK):
March 11th, 2011
Players:
1-2
Online Players:
2
Developers:
EA Canada
Publisher:
Electronic Arts
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on Xbox 360 and iOS.

About Fight Night Champion

Step into the ring for this 2011 entry in the knockout king boxing franchise. Fight Night Champion sets out to define a new standard in sports videogames by delivering the most dynamic simulation fighting experience to date, pushing visual boundaries and redefining the single player journey for the category. Featuring a refined physics-based animation system that incorporates improved locomotion, punching and stamina mechanics, Fight Night Champion will enable users to move, attack and dodge with the speed and power of the best champions, contenders and pretenders in the world of boxing. In addition, an all-new control scheme (dubbed Full Spectrum Punch Control) will deliver the most realistic punching system ever seen in a simulation fighting game, while still delivering an accessible experience for all players. And Fight Night Champion breaks the mold of what is expected in a single-player sports game. Players will be introduced to an entirely new way to step between the ropes and experience the drama, emotion, excitement and tragedy of world championship boxing.

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PSU Review Score
8.5
Avg. user review score:
8.8

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Summary

With sharp graphics, easy to learn controls, and realistic gameplay, Fight Night Champion delivers a knockout blow to the competition. Unfortunately, it is a little lacking beyond the stellar Champion Mode.

We like

  • The compelling narrative
  • The sharp, brutal graphics
  • The revamped control scheme

We dislike

  • The near-worthless Legacy Mode
  • The lack of things to do outside of Champion Mode
  • The boring training mini-games

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Most sports games lack that personal affection you get with single-player campaigns in an action or role playing game. Even individual sports games (as opposed to team sports) rarely capture that character-driven narrative that titles such as Grand Theft Auto IV, God of War III, or Uncharted 2 carry. Still, it’s easy to argue against incorporating a narrative in a sports game; after all, we play FIFA for a very different...

Fight Night Champion News

  • Fight Night Champion Video Interview: Fifth Round Knockout

    At Electronic Arts' recent "Swing Into Spring" preview event, I spoke at length with Fight Night Champion Producer Brian Hayes about EA Sports' mature-rated boxing game. During the interview, we talked about Champion's two separate campaigns (Legacy, career sim; Champion, story-driven)...

  • Legacy Mode detailed in Fight Night Champion video

    EA Sports today released a new video showing off Fight Night Champion’s upgraded Legacy Mode. When the PS3 and Xbox 360 game hits retailers this March, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy with the newly-remodeled career mode. In Legacy Mode, you’ll take an amateur through the r...

  • David Haye gets the Fight Night cover treatment

    EA’s confirmed that WBA Worldwide Heavyweight Champion David Haye will be gracing the cover of the UK version of Fight Night Champion when it hits stores next March. Haye has amassed an impressive record of 25 wins and only one loss to his name, with his most recent brawl seeing him clobbe...

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