The sport of mixed martial arts has fewer rules than most boardgames, a fact which goes a long way towards explaining why UFC 2009 Undisputed is such an unnerving game to play: in its attempt to capture the no-holds-barred nature of the sport it lets you commit acts of astonishing brutality all displayed in crisp, almost photo-realistic graphics.

Don’t think that just because you’ve kicked your opponent all round the ring before flattening him that you’ve done enough to win, UFC 2009 Undisputed positively encourages you to get in there and smack him a few more times while he’s down.It’s all a little sleazy, but it’s also undeniably addictive, as the game offers such a huge array of controls that you’ll find yourself returning to it again and again to master your moves, before frantically, furiously battling your way through the career mode or tackling other players online.  You can watch our full UFC 2009 Undisputed review here.