Despite only coming out this year, UFC 2 has now been made available for EA Access subscribers on Xbox One. It’s been joined in the past week by Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and the original Mass Effect trilogy thanks to backwards compatibility.
The sequel to EA’s first exclusive foray into the world of simulated UFC, UFC 2 has received warm but not glowing praise from critics who were receptive to the presentation but weren’t all too keen on the cumbersome grappling. Coincidentally, its two cover stars, Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor, suffered defeats shortly before and after the reveal.
For those not in the know, EA Access is an Xbox exclusive service that brings subscribers trials for upcoming games and the ability to download and keep a collection of games. As a subscriber, I have to say that it represent good value – I have only had my Xbox One for two weeks and I already have 20+ games for it, including the likes of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, Unravel, and the aforementioned Catalyst, which is still retailing at roughly $20-$25 dollars. Not bad for a monthly fee of $5.
The original UFC is also included with the service and is a game that I have been burning plenty of hours with it over the past few days. After being impressed by the trial version of UFC 2, I took to eBay to hunt down a copy.
I bought it just hours before it went free and realised so late that I couldn’t get a refund. Life.
UPDATE: some EA Access subscribers are not seeing the game in their library as of yet. More on this as we get it.