Death by Degrees PlayStation 2

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

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  • Summary: Namco extends its popular Tekken franchise by focusing on the voluptuous operative, Nina Williams, as she confronts demons from her dark past in order to carry out a perilous mission. Dispatched to investigate the whereabouts of a stolen high-tech weapon, Nina must infiltrate a shadowyNamco extends its popular Tekken franchise by focusing on the voluptuous operative, Nina Williams, as she confronts demons from her dark past in order to carry out a perilous mission. Dispatched to investigate the whereabouts of a stolen high-tech weapon, Nina must infiltrate a shadowy organization and reveal a conspiracy on a global scale. Death By Degrees blends a unique mixture of combat and adventure. Beautifully rendered environments set the stage for game play, including combat in a weapons research facility, a cryptic prison and a level onboard a luxury cruise ship. An intriguing storyline with challenging scenarios, recognizable characters and interesting character development will allow players of all skill levels to grasp Death by Degrees game play mechanics and participate in over-the-top, fast-paced action combat. Surrounded? An intuitive control system offers hundreds of possible attacks in all directions using both analog sticks. The game offers cutting edge action, featuring fighting techniques at speeds similar to that seen in action films. Use an on-screen "X-ray scan" to target the weak points of an enemy's body such as bones and internal organs to inflict massive damage. Sneak up behind enemies, use evasion maneuvers, and put unsuspecting guards out with sleeper holds. Fans will recognize Nina's Tekken moves including Evil Mist, attacks, throws and submission techniques. Master a nearly unlimited combination range of acrobatics, throws, grappling techniques, hand-to-hand weapons (including katanas and tonfa), and firearms. [Namco] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 45
  2. Negative: 18 out of 45
  1. Play Magazine
    88
    Filled with enough espionage, illegal arms trade, intrigue and terrorist activity to make James Bond run for cover. [Feb 2005, p.63]
  2. 65
    Challenging and simple, Death by Degrees is loaded with quirks to keep it going despite the annoying camera and mediocre graphics. Nina is quite the addiction.
  3. With a camera that's less wieldy than a shaken pop bottle, Death by Degrees leaves the player with few reasons to return for more. The gameplay nearly redefines the word repetition.
  4. 45
    There’s nothing done well here that wasn’t already done in the Force modes, which is quite sad.
  5. A mindless brawler with shoddy control... An interesting experiment with the Tekken franchise. Too bad it plays like a train wreck.
  6. games(TM)
    20
    It’s an unparalleled mess of a game that manages top bore and anger in equal measure, exhibiting the occasional glimmer of a good idea only to snatch it away and laugh in your face. [Apr 2005, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
  1. Zach
    Mar 4, 2005
    10
    Best game i have played in a while.I loved the graphics and story line.plus the main character is hot.
  2. PeterJ.
    Sep 17, 2006
    10
    It doesn't get any better than this.
  3. KingJunior
    Sep 18, 2006
    10
    What a game. A must have.
  4. NintendoPSBox
    Mar 19, 2005
    7
    It's a decent enough game with good graphics, but the gameplay dosen't quite match up.
  5. Jun 24, 2014
    3
    To be blunt - Death by Degrees is a badly designed piece of **** A third person brawler wanting to be Resident evil AND Metal Gear Solid atTo be blunt - Death by Degrees is a badly designed piece of **** A third person brawler wanting to be Resident evil AND Metal Gear Solid at the same time, except the camera and controls are so bad they do nothing but hinder the player and make certain actions difficult or impossible. There's a good game in here somewhere; likely the removal of the ridiculous thumbstick-controlled directional combat would improve matters no end, but then there's the obnoxious load-times that appear every. single. time. you open a door, select your menu, or do anything. Crap, crap, crap. Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2017
    1
    Nina est belle et elle est blonde ! il y a de jolies cinématiques avec Nina ! et... quoi ? un jeu ? non j'ai pas vu de jeu. C'était une sorteNina est belle et elle est blonde ! il y a de jolies cinématiques avec Nina ! et... quoi ? un jeu ? non j'ai pas vu de jeu. C'était une sorte de truc euh un machin dont la tentative d'interactivité est déficiente. Pauvre Nina. Les blondes ne devraient pas faire de jeux vidéo. Retourne repasser, bordel ! Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Feb 10, 2005
    0
    Awful game, I'd rather get herpies than play this crap.

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#65 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005