User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 58
  2. Negative: 4 out of 58

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  1. Dec 15, 2013
    8
    I think that this game is very good! lots of things to do, I used to play this game alot when I was younger and the game was more playable, as in I played with my brother all the time, now we don't play it together anymore, Although, I have been playing it for awhile today. I just like to fight people in this game and earn cash and then buy things. the only problem is that I can't earnI think that this game is very good! lots of things to do, I used to play this game alot when I was younger and the game was more playable, as in I played with my brother all the time, now we don't play it together anymore, Although, I have been playing it for awhile today. I just like to fight people in this game and earn cash and then buy things. the only problem is that I can't earn anymore points to upgrade my stats for my character, but no worries it's almost full anyways. Expand
  2. Jan 13, 2014
    10
    Awesome Game you will never get bored!!!!!!!!!!!!!This game is awesome.
    Def jam vendetta & fight for NY! With games like these i aint gotta pack no heat! Come on esse, come at me! Game day punk & your gonna take for the team! Your career ends here! you cant stop me son im gonna dance around you all night! its only a matter of time before you beg for this to end!
  3. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    On par with Tekken 4, absolutely fantastic game, great story that doesn't necessarily follow on from Vendetta, customisation is brilliant and overall the best fighting game I've ever played... Sorry Tekken
  4. May 19, 2015
    9
    Def Jam: Fight for NY, is when a bunch of artist are street fighters. They fight in 5 fighting styles.
    Martial Arts
    Street Fighting Wrestling Kick-Boxing Submissionist You can use weapons, the enviorment to your adventage, and the crowd can help you. There are so many Characters, and Venues, to unlock and to choose from. This was defintinly an upgrade from Vendetta. The story takes
    Def Jam: Fight for NY, is when a bunch of artist are street fighters. They fight in 5 fighting styles.
    Martial Arts
    Street Fighting
    Wrestling
    Kick-Boxing
    Submissionist
    You can use weapons, the enviorment to your adventage, and the crowd can help you. There are so many Characters, and Venues, to unlock and to choose from.
    This was defintinly an upgrade from Vendetta. The story takes place after, D-mob gets arrested. You rescue him, and you start fighting for him. However, after a while the storyline doesn't really pick off from where you left off in Vendetta. You have to help take over clubs, by fighting Crow's men. (Snoop Dog) The character customizations is great. You can choose you're fighting style, wear some amazing clothes and jewlery, make character look different, get tatoos, and hair cuts. Better blazing moves
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  5. Nov 29, 2014
    10
    One of the GREATEST fighting games of all time! Full of awesome blazin moves, hip-hop and celebrity fighters, Def Jam FFNY shows great fun! Not very great on the story though.
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. The gameplay is marred by the unforgiving AI that brutally destroys you whenever you gain just the slightest advantage. With that being said, Def Jam is at times more stressful than fun to play.
  2. 90
    As far as sequels go, Fight for NY is to "Vendetta" what "The Empire Strikes Back" was to "Star Wars."
  3. The fact that it's got the deepest story ever seen in a fighter simply adds to the realistic feel of the brutal combat within.