Fight Night 2004 is a 2004 boxing console game developed by EA Sports. It is the successor to EA's previous boxing series, Knockout Kings. Three sequels followed, Fight Night Round 2 in 2005, Fight Night Round 3 in 2006 and Fight Night Round 4 in 2009. Its chief features are a career mode, in-depth and reasonably realistic fighting and an analog stick-based control scheme dubbed Total Punch Control, which was re-used, with enhancements, in the sequels.
Total Punch Control
With Total Punch Control, most maneuvers, including punching, leaning and blocking, are performed with the left or right analog sticks, modified by the left or right triggers. For example, with the default controller configuration, moving the right analog stick up and to the left will cause the fighter to throw a straight punch with his left hand, while holding down the right trigger while performing the same movement and then holding R1 will cause the fighter to raise his guard to the left side of his head, ready to attempt a parry.