Def Jam FFNY tops all 3 Def Jam games. It's one of my all time favorite games, besides, Bully, Need For Speed Undercover and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. But it's hard at times. But in my opinion, if you like fighting games, i would recommend this one, this is as good as it gets!!!!
I was kind of skeptical of getting Def Jam:FFNY at first, but I saw this getting many 9s and 8s, which meant it had to be pretty decent. "Decent" would be an understatement. I was completely blown away.
Gameplay - 10/10
You can create a character and take him(can't create women in this one) through story mode which is pretty long for fighting games(three hours not counting how many hours you'll spend trying different clothes and jewelry on your guy to make him look cool).
Gameplay is simple to learn and hard to master. There's a punch button, a kick button, a grapple button, a run button, a guard button, and a blazing(finisher) button. To reverse an opponent's grab or attack, just press either of the attack buttons in the direction your fighter is standing in front of your opponent.
There's five fighting styles(Wrestling, Submissions, Martial Arts, Kickboxing, and Streetfighting) and even more styles by knowing two or three(three maximum) specific styles of the five main styles.
There's a LOT of blazing finishers to collect, stats to increase(health, punching power, etc.) and trophies to unlock. You can go through story mode with as many characters you want. It's pretty addicting.
Graphics - 9/10
The graphics look pretty great in DJ:FFNY. Whenever characters start bleeding, their blood gets all over the fighting stage and stays there until the match(s) end! Characters look well detailed and again, blood really stands out here.
Sound/Music - 8/10
The sound and music is rather.. bland in FFNY. Some pieces of rap don't sound too great and others fit perfectly with the game. The sound has the standard groans, punches, kicks, and grabs. There's also blazing yells(people yell out whenever you activate their blazing modes), taunts, and certain phrases said when specific moves are used on opponents.
Overall - 9.6/10
Aki really outdid themselves when they came up with FFNY. FFNY can easily last you 60+ hours. It's definitely worth the $20.