Dead or Alive PlayStation

  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 1998

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Slick looking, smooth playing masterpiece... The undisputed king of 3D Playstation fighters on the market today. [Gaming Age Score = 96]
  2. While the package may not be quite as complete as that of Tekken 3, the things the game does well it does extremely well.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    Not only is the action fast, but the game engine is technically quite proficient on the PS one... Also has its fair share of voluptuous babes that like to, er, bounce. [Nov 2001, p.42]
  4. The Danger Zone and the easy-to-use reversal system combine to make the skirmishes of Dead Or Alive more varied than many current classics, including high flyers like "Soul Blade."
  5. Great graphics and decent sound effects really make this game fun. With all those different modes, reasonable number of characters, 84 different costumes, and hundreds of moves, I don’t know how this game could get boring.
  6. 85
    The gratuitous sexism aside, Dead or Alive is a polished product that pushes Tecmo to the front of the fighting game, hot on the heels of Namco for the title.
  7. GMR Magazine
    Good looking and fun to play, Dead or Alive maes an impressive debut. [Oct 2004, p.122]
  8. It's also arguable that by emphasizing the ladies love pillows to the extent they have in this and the two sequels they have undermined their claim that the Dead or Alive series can offer a rewarding fighting experience and not just plenty of virtual bosoms to ogle.
  9. What really drives it home, however, is the unsurpassed realism and detail.

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