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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 127 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 98 out of 127
  2. Negative: 11 out of 127
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  1. Jul 11, 2014
    7
    Excellent portable version of Dead or Alive, with just one major problem - game modes. There are plenty of them and the main one Chronicle Mode is fantastic both for newcomers and long-time fan series from story and series lore perspective, but they are all so short and basic that I was bored with them very quick. Chronicle Mode lasts an hour or two of actually interesting content (lots ofExcellent portable version of Dead or Alive, with just one major problem - game modes. There are plenty of them and the main one Chronicle Mode is fantastic both for newcomers and long-time fan series from story and series lore perspective, but they are all so short and basic that I was bored with them very quick. Chronicle Mode lasts an hour or two of actually interesting content (lots of annoying tutorials!). Perhaps lack of actual story mode or proper arcade mode are the reasons (the DoA:D arcade mode can be finished in 3-4 minutes max! no endings or even credits after!). Tag Challenge pairs you up with a CPU controlled teammate that is retarted, becoming extremely difficult later on (really a mode for patient, constantly retrying gamers), while the Survival is ultra-uneven, makes you asleep while fighting with regular enemies then pummels and stomps you with bosses every now and then. Finally, the remaining collectibles and unlockables are laughable (1000 figures each being a single frame of ingame animation? really?). The game could be saved by multiplayer (the core of every DoA!), but the online play is sluggish (plagued by lags!), badly designed (cannot rematch instantly? what the hell!?) and quite deserted nowadays. Great core game, but just begging for a proper Story/Arcade mode. Expand
  2. Mar 5, 2018
    7
    Not a bad game overall. I like this better than Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition. It has some flaws however; the mouth of characters don't always move, sometimes the graphics look a bit awkward, but the gameplay is nice. Didn't play this very much but for the price it was a decent game. The console games are probably a lot better. There's a lot of replay value because of all theNot a bad game overall. I like this better than Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition. It has some flaws however; the mouth of characters don't always move, sometimes the graphics look a bit awkward, but the gameplay is nice. Didn't play this very much but for the price it was a decent game. The console games are probably a lot better. There's a lot of replay value because of all the collectibles and unlockables! Expand
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 62 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Nov 14, 2011
    87
    If you like Dead or Alive and own a 3DS, you will surely be happy with Dead or Alive: Dimensions.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 19, 2011
    82
    Dimensions is a surprisingly good fighter for a handheld platform, full of jiglly graphics and good single player content. Even though my personal pick would be Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive is still a good purchase. [Aug 2011]
  3. Sep 14, 2011
    90
    Dead or Alive Dimensions does a great job at creating a true Dead or Alive experience on a portable console.