Death by Degrees PlayStation 2

  • 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. NintendoPSBox
    Mar 19, 2005
    7
    It's a decent enough game with good graphics, but the gameplay dosen't quite match up.
  3. BonbonA.
    Aug 7, 2005
    5
    Ehm.. The graphics and storyline r good, but the gameplay is just... bad.

Awards & Rankings

#65 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]