Def Jam Vendetta PlayStation 2

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
Buy On
  1. This is the first time EA BIG have gotten the mix between style and substance truly wrong. But that's what you get for listening to the marketing department - and not the gamers.

Awards & Rankings

#60 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jun 1, 2017
    8
    One of the best licensed wrestling games of all time. It is a great game. I really love this game. This is what WCW 2000 became and what aOne of the best licensed wrestling games of all time. It is a great game. I really love this game. This is what WCW 2000 became and what a result it turned out to be.

    The graphics are really good and the facial and body scans done for the rappers in the game are pretty impressive. The animation was impressive too. The music is sublime. THE best rap soundtrack in a wrestling game ever. The sound is superb. The gameplay is exactly like all the WCW games on the Nintendo 64. There are many moves and combos to perform. I love the BLAZIN move. Most of the finishers are pretty badass and some are terrible. The game has a massive roster. The game is really refined and feels and plays like the classic WCW games. There are many rappers and characters to unlock along with costumes and venues.

    The only things the game was missing was the lack of match types and no customization system.

    Amazing game. Buy it.
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  2. May 1, 2016
    8
    One of the best fighting games of all time and one of the best fighting games on PS2 . Normal Graphics , many submissions and grapples andOne of the best fighting games of all time and one of the best fighting games on PS2 . Normal Graphics , many submissions and grapples and strikes . Awesome characters and enemies . This is wrestling game . Def Jam Vendetta even better than WWE SmackDown Here Comes The Pain . 8/10 Full Review »
  3. Aug 12, 2010
    9
    I remember when I first started to play videogames, thiswas one of the first games that I ever played, and I have to say, it is one of theI remember when I first started to play videogames, thiswas one of the first games that I ever played, and I have to say, it is one of the most entertaining fighting games ever to come out for the PS2. Full Review »