The most realistic, jaw-dropping fighter entrances ever seen are viewed as the modern day gladiators enter the Octagon, and the detailed graphics don't stop there. The facial and body animations and special effects are so realistic that muscle movements and bloodstains can actually be seen.
UFC: Throwdown has several game modes: UFC Mode, Arcade Mode, Career Mode, Tournament and Training. In the ultra extensive Career Mode, the player is able to create and train a fighter. The increased variations in the create-a-fighter mode allow the player to customize the face, body, skin color, clothes, hairstyle, etc. Once created, the fighter can be trained using skill-up challenges and mini-tournaments. As the player works his way up the ranks, he will upgrade moves and master disciplines. Once he has what it takes to be a UFC fighter, he'll challenge seasoned UFC fighters and ultimately be on the Championship card.
Challenging friends to get it on in the Octagon continues to be a fan favorite. Once again, you can ground and pound in an eight-player Tournament Mode, which lets you set up single elimination, winner-takes-all matches where it's put up or shut up.
UFC: Throwdown is currently shipping for PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube in June 2002.