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Def Jam: Fight for NY

Not Rentable
Also on:GC, PS2
GF Rating
8.3

1070 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Beat Down Brilliance

posted by ragingamer (NEW CASTLE, KY) Nov 2, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Wow ive played this game like 60 times. I still aint bored of it. The fighting is hard but once u get it down its very fun and presents a challenge. About time a fighting games proves a challenge. The number of characters are awesome. You have people from exhibit to sean paul to elephant man to busta rhymes. Each Fighter even has his own special moves and abilities so its like almost endless possibilities. Now the career mode is fantastic. Like almost unlimited customization from pants and shirts to jewelry and hats. This game is worth the buy not rent. Its even pretty cheap now that its kinda old.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Just Plain Ol' Head Kickin' Fun

posted by NRGundlah (SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA) Apr 24, 2006

Top Reviewer

Member since Apr 2005

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Graphics: The graphics aren't drop-dead gorgeous. But they are definitely very good, each of the characters is very recognizable and the special effects are rather impressive. One of the most beautiful aspects of the graphics though is the animation. Each flawlessly fluid throw, punch and flying kick looks like it has some power behind it, and you might find yourself grimacing in delight at the brutality of some of the hits. It's hard to imagine capturing some of this with motion capture equipment.

Sound, Music & Voiceovers: In addition to the brutal looking hits, the sound really brings them to life. It's definitely over the top, and it shouldn't be any other way. The voiceovers are also really comprehensive. EA got quite a few of the many celebs you'll see to do voiceover work for the game. And as you would expect with a game with hip-hop and rap stars taking up the cast, EA Trax has brought a pretty decent collection to the table, all of which works really well with gameplay.

Control & Camera: There isn't a whole lot to say about the spot on camera and controls. The camera moves quite fluidly to give a good angle and view of everything you need to see to win the fight. The controls don't have anything in the way of delay or frustration. They are very simple to learn and not incredibly difficult to master. And there isn't any need to remember hundreds of meticulous combos, which is most definitely a welcome change in fighting games.

Gameplay and Presentation: Each fight is an absolute spectacle to play. Counters to vicious bat swings are one of the many awesome moves you'll be able to perform. The character creation system is wonderful and provides many options to deck out your fighter's look and fighting skills. The story won't win Oscar's, but it's better than you would think, and not derivative in the least.

Def Jam is a visceral, incredible experience that warrants a sequel more than any other fighter on the market.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great Fighting Game

posted by Xzibit911 (DILLINGHAM, AK) Apr 13, 2006

Member since Oct 2004

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Any fan of hip-hop should give this game a try..even if you dont like hip-hop you should still give it a try.With a deep storyline and the ability to create your own character and deck them out with all types of gear for your character

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