User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 4 out of 50

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  1. 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
  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. 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 earn anymore points to upgrade my stats for my character, but no worries it's almost full anyways. Expand
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.