Our reviewer Mitch Dyer is often referred to as the Great Gaming hope. Known as a punishing pugilist with a rope-a-dope style, his review of boxing simulator Fight Night Champion is as hard-hitting as Tyson on a heavy bag. Dyer loves this video game foray into the sweet science like Ali loved knocking out Frasier, writing:
"Sports series rarely require anything as outlandish as a story mode to keep it from stagnating. Fight Night Champion’s rise-and-fall boxing tale is a refreshing and welcome addition to the franchise. The story in Champion Mode, typical though it may be, is a serviceable one that hits all the necessary highlights: fixed fights, mobsters, rivalries, etc. What’s here isn’t exactly breaking new narrative ground, but it’s a top-notch excuse to set up what are easily the most entertaining matches you’ll play in EA’s most accomplished boxing game to date."
Read the rest of our Fight Night Champion review right here.