Def Jam Vendetta GameCube

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Apr 8, 2003
    10
    This game is hot.
  2. PatrickO.
    Apr 16, 2003
    8
    It rocks hard and the gameplay rules, and the characteers are cool to.
  3. Koala
    Apr 17, 2003
    10
    Best Game Ever!
  4. Frostydablackman
    Apr 23, 2003
    10
    The sh*t...this game is.
  5. Sep 14, 2017
    8
    An amazing wrestling game that got a massive following in which resulted in one of the greatest wrestling/games of all time Def Jam Fight for New York. This is what WCW 2000 became and what a result it turned out to be.

    The graphics are really good and the models of the rappers yet cartoonish with a mix of realism are pretty impressive. The animation was impressive too. The music is
    An amazing wrestling game that got a massive following in which resulted in one of the greatest wrestling/games of all time Def Jam Fight for New York. This is what WCW 2000 became and what a result it turned out to be.

    The graphics are really good and the models of the rappers yet cartoonish with a mix of realism are pretty impressive. The animation was impressive too. The music is sublime. The second best rap soundtrack in a wrestling game ever. Fight For New York had the perfect soundtrack. The sound is superb. The gameplay is exactly like all the WCW/WWF games on the Nintendo 64. There are many moves and combos to perform. I love the BLAZIN move. Most of the finishers are pretty badass and some are terrible. The game has a massive roster. There are many rappers and characters to unlock along with costumes and venues.

    The only things the game was missing was the lack of match types, no create a fighter mode and no customization system. The reversal system was annoying and gets really infuriating when you are playing on a higher difficulty against the AI. The tag team AI was so anger inducing with the constant reversals and blocks. The camera and crowd graphics was also terrible.

    Fight For New York would improve on everything that this game was missing and everything else that need to be polished.

    Overall an amazing game.
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#68 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
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. GMR Magazine
    70
    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]
  2. I don't listen to rap music and I know very little about it, but I am enthralled by this game's easy control; wild over-the-top moves; and enjoyable story mode.
  3. 89
    When it comes to two-player action, you'll be hard-pressed to find a smoother, slicker slobber knocker than this wrestler... The highest rated wrestling game on the site.