Death by Degrees PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2005
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25
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  1. 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
  2. DaveR.
    Apr 20, 2005
    0
    More fun could be had from holding a fish. Avoid at all costs.
  3. KavveenK.
    Mar 31, 2005
    0
    How many degrees.
  4. BustyK.
    Feb 20, 2005
    1
    Horrendous.
  5. MattE.
    Feb 16, 2005
    3
    Extremely poor controls and gameplay. disapointing all around.
  6. [Anonymous]
    Feb 10, 2005
    0
    Awful game, I'd rather get herpies than play this crap.

Awards & Rankings

#70 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]