Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The inventive momentum-building feature helps keep matches exciting and victory within reach. [June 2003, p.137]
  2. One of the fastest-paced, most exciting wrestling games we've ever played... [But] effectively dealing with multiple opponents is highly problematic. [Apr 2003, p.70]
  3. Unfortunately, Def Jam drops the mic again by not providing any sort of Character Creator.
  4. It's with a sigh of unfufilled expectations and through clenched teeth that I say Def Jam Vendetta is the best US wrestler this generation.
  5. During the mulitplayer portion of the game, I also encountered some pretty big design flaws, which you might call bugs, but I hesitate to do so. A tag team match can't be ended the normal ways each time, and I've played with three of my friends for a half hour or more without being able to end a single match.
  6. When all is said and done, Vendetta is an uninspired wrestling title that lacks Def Jam's trademark sheen. [21 Mar 2003, p.120]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Frostydablackman
    Apr 23, 2003
    10
    The sh*t...this game is.
  2. Koala
    Apr 17, 2003
    10
    Best Game Ever!
  3. PatrickO.
    Apr 16, 2003
    8
    It rocks hard and the gameplay rules, and the characteers are cool to.