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  • Summary: It's been three years since D-Mob chased you out of the New York fight circuit and you swore you'd never go back. Now your pal Manny is in trouble, and he needs you to bail him out. Your only chance to get the money is to settle a score with the Def Jam crew, including DMX, Ludacris, JoeIt's been three years since D-Mob chased you out of the New York fight circuit and you swore you'd never go back. Now your pal Manny is in trouble, and he needs you to bail him out. Your only chance to get the money is to settle a score with the Def Jam crew, including DMX, Ludacris, Joe Budden, and Method Man. While listening to the tracks and beats from Def Jam artists, you can fight or play as over 40 combatants, each with special moves, combos, and taunts. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. It may not have the depth that wrestling fans expect - such as character creation, gimmick matches, or the largest assortment of moves - but the fundamentals of play are of a much higher quality than any other game in the genre. [Apr 2003, p.88]
  4. There's no denying that DJV is an awesome game with a lot of flash, charisma, style and action.
  5. Def Jam Vendetta is extremely violent (and I mean that in the most positive way).
  6. 75
    Even with all its flaws, Def Jam Vendetta is the best wrestling game currently on the market.
  7. When all is said and done, Vendetta is an uninspired wrestling title that lacks Def Jam's trademark sheen. [21 Mar 2003, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Apr 8, 2003
    10
    This game is hot.
  2. Koala
    Apr 17, 2003
    10
    Best Game Ever!
  3. Frostydablackman
    Apr 23, 2003
    10
    The sh*t...this game is.
  4. PatrickO.
    Apr 16, 2003
    8
    It rocks hard and the gameplay rules, and the characteers are cool to.