• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2005
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 10 out of 26
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  1. Sep 20, 2013
    7
    A decent game that was too harshly judged. Yes the controls are awkwardly placed, BUT the game is still very playable. This wasn't meant to be a serious beat-em-up. Its more like a Resident Evil 1-3 or a Silent Hill with exploration, item collecting, and some health management. The cruise ship location is massive and just fun to explore. There are plenty of saves to find. There are plentyA decent game that was too harshly judged. Yes the controls are awkwardly placed, BUT the game is still very playable. This wasn't meant to be a serious beat-em-up. Its more like a Resident Evil 1-3 or a Silent Hill with exploration, item collecting, and some health management. The cruise ship location is massive and just fun to explore. There are plenty of saves to find. There are plenty of rooms and objects to examine without out them being too hidden or too hard. The special attacks are kind of fun. Its pretty obvious this wasn't meant to be too serious, but it is fun in its own way. This game really does have some of the best graphics the PS2 is capable of. If you think of this like an older adventure game with a bit of combat you will like it. Its not an FPS or button masher, and I think people thought it would be. There is some voice acting and story here, but its pretty silly. Right now I'd rate it 7. Decent game and you should probably buy it if you like cinematic games and cool places to explore. It will really take you away from reality. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Feb 10, 2005
    0
    Awful game, I'd rather get herpies than play this crap.
  3. PedroG.
    Sep 17, 2006
    10
    Great game. I'm glad that I bought his game.
  4. PeterJ.
    Sep 17, 2006
    10
    It doesn't get any better than this.
  5. KingJunior
    Sep 18, 2006
    10
    What a game. A must have.
  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 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 !
  7. BustyK.
    Feb 20, 2005
    1
    Horrendous.
  8. 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.
  9. MattE.
    Feb 16, 2005
    3
    Extremely poor controls and gameplay. disapointing all around.
  10. KavveenK.
    Mar 31, 2005
    0
    How many degrees.
  11. NinaWilliams
    Feb 14, 2005
    10
    It's best game for PS2.
  12. NintendoPSBox
    Mar 19, 2005
    7
    It's a decent enough game with good graphics, but the gameplay dosen't quite match up.
  13. ArtiomS.
    Mar 4, 2005
    9
    Really nice game with addictive gameplay, smart puzzless, fantastic fightings and ergonomic control.
  14. DaveR.
    Apr 20, 2005
    0
    More fun could be had from holding a fish. Avoid at all costs.
  15. BonbonA.
    Aug 7, 2005
    5
    Ehm.. The graphics and storyline r good, but the gameplay is just... bad.
  16. JackT.
    Sep 17, 2006
    10
    Cool game. A must have for Nina fans.
  17. 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 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-controlledTo 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

Awards & Rankings

66
#66 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 45
  2. Negative: 18 out of 45
  1. PSM Magazine
    70
    Why there's no training mode to practice the thumb-blistering combinations is baffling and only the truly dedicated will be able to pull off some of the harder moves in battle. [Feb 2005, p.83]
  2. 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]
  3. All of Death by Degrees' good points - impressive graphics, entertaining sniper scenes, solid upgrade and combo systems, unorthodox analog fighting that actually works well - are offset by poor enemy A.I. and one of the most user-unfriendly camera systems I've encountered in a long time. [March 2005, p.121]