I could personally do without the ear-assaulting soundtrack, but the bone-crunching sounds of a fight are all accurately represented. That's what really matters. The commentary is as good as it's ever been, too.
UFC 5 makes a successful jump to the Frostbite engine, with realistic lighting, a startling attention to detail, and a brutal injury system for cut, bloodied faces. The 'Real Impact System' definitely delivers.
Tweaks to the control scheme make for a more logical fight system, while those grappling mini-games have been nixed in favour of something more streamlined. In short, UFC 5 is a cracking fight sim.
Career Mode is much the same as before, although the Online Career is very good, as is the online Blitz Battle mode. Kumite, Stand & Bang, and all of the usual Fight Now modes are present and correct.
Some overlap from previous years, this is an entirely serviceable list that covers almost all of the required bases. That said, given the wealth of modes, there could have been a better spread of tasks.