Dead or Alive Paradise PSP

  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Mar 30, 2010

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 34
  2. Negative: 24 out of 34
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  1. Dead or Alive: Paradise tries to be a game, but finally it is an indescribable program what has loose in the easy way with sexy beautiful women and free erotic moments. It is a short game, lacking in minigames and featuring poor gameplay, and most importantly, the visuals, has some issues with animations. A good game to see, a bad game to play.
  2. AceGamez
    And, well, that’s about it. You jump between islands (well, still shots of islands), you give and receive arbitrary gifts from Zack and the other girls which supposedly determine who will and won’t be your friend (these girls really are quite shallow y’know) and you play a bunch of dire mini-games. If that sounds fun – Paradise is the place for you, or Zack Island, or, whatever it’s called.
  3. A complete disappointment on all fronts and shouldn't be played by anyone.
  4. This incredibly boring, unimaginative voyeurism safari for PSP is the low point of the DoA-Franchise. It seems that Tecmo simply wanted to design a look-at-boobies simulator – and even that doesn't work because the graphics are astonishingly bad. The only special thing about Paradise is that it makes you want to wash your eyes.
  5. There is no reason for this game. It's not fun to play, it's not sexually exciting, it's not ... anything. You're actually an idiot if you can orgasm while playing this. Now let's never speak of it again.
  6. Edge Magazine
    The simple attack-defend volleyball games are the true beauty of Zack Island, frequently raising the pulse as you battle to deliver that killer blow. [May 2010, p.104]
  7. If it's erotic imagery you're after, just get some porn. The visuals will be more realistic, the acting will be better and the plot will make more sense.
  8. Dead or Alive: Paradise is only a useless set of mini-games that come with the casting of beautiful girls of Dead or Alive.
  9. Avoid at all costs. Playability is awful and even the girls aren't that sexy: they are destroyed by low polygon count models and horrible textures.
  10. Not only is Dead Or Alive: Paradise a bad game, it also drags down whatever reputation its namesake carried.
  11. No matter which aspect is touched on, I absolutely fail to see the point of Dead or Alive: Paradise.
  12. We often complain that the PSP doesn't get enough games but I would rather have fewer quality titles than something as bad as Dead or Alive Paradise.
  13. 50
    Most should pass on this one, but if your swimsuit area is specifically turned on by the scantily-clad ladies of DoA, then Paradise's brand of portable soft-porn may just do it for you.
  14. Games Master UK
    We accept there's a place for this sort of thing, but it fails on the standard of its minigames. [June 2010, p.78]
  15. games(TM)
    An affront. [Issue#96, p.114]
  16. If you're tempted, we advise you take a cold shower and reconsider.
  17. Everything about the game reeks of both not understanding women at all, and then not understanding how to make a game that is allowed to be naïve as long as it's full of fan service that we can get off to.
  18. 50
    Dead or Alive Paradise is a poorly conceived, undersized grouping of mini-games that aren't aided by the visuals' ability to sell the characters' sex appeal.
  19. This game is only for those who enjoyed dressing up a Barbie-doll!
  20. 30
    Paradise fails on every level. As a collection of minigames it’s woefully inept. As an adult Animal Crossing-style gift-swap holiday it’s devoid of personality and any sense of interaction. As a pervert’s plaything, it’s about as arousing as a Chanel 5 softcore skin flick – the PSP supports MP4s, download the real thing if that’s what you want.
  21. Dead or Alive has never been so far away from anything that has to do with a Paradise. This game's basically a port from the Xtreme spin-off that gamers received on Xbox 360 a few years ago, with the inclusion of some stupid flirting-sim, tons of objects and not-very-interesting minigames that will only find success with the die-hard fans of the series. Forget about it if you want to have some real fun with your PSP.
  22. A virtual peep show that's tragically short on titillation, let alone gameplay or entertainment.
  23. 40
    Only Tecmo could produce a game with bikini-clad hotties on a tropical island and make us loathe it. Dead Or Alive Paradise fails due to its lack of content, unpolished visuals, ear-grating audio and lack of anything beneficial to the Dead Or Alive series.
  24. For those who tend to respect the work of videogame developers, maybe finding the good where others have not bothered to look, dealing with a product like Dead or Alive Paradise is somewhat shocking. Apart from the overwhelming "fan service", apart from the almost-nude pretty girls which in theory should tickle the lowest instincts of us, there is very little to justify the purchase of this "game".
  25. Play UK
    At best forgettable; at worst downright creepy. [Issue#192, p.89]
  26. 20
    Such a regressive, unexciting game deserves nothing but our collective scorn: it insults the medium and its audience. The greatest kick in the teeth, though? Every website and magazine will go to the effort of writing a review because it's guaranteed to provide a steady stream of traffic. Look - I'm doing one right now! Sex sells no matter how loathsome and uninspired the tacked-on game proves to be, and everyone at Tecmo obviously knows it.
  27. The concept of the game is flimsy, and lacks any decent gameplay, sense of accomplishment, or suitable visuals. It's also painfully shallow, and unlikely to satisfy even the most desperate of stalkers. Dead or Alive: Paradise is a poorly-made game that's best left for dead.
  28. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    To facilitate the stalking, there's a present-giving mechanic. [June 2010, p.119]
  29. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Somewhere buried in this amalgamation of minigames and peepshow videos is a convoluted relationship management game with a bare skeleton of backstories. [Jun 2010, p.76]
  30. Fun, deceptively deep, but the 'globe' physics fail to distract from a lack of variation.
  31. Dead or Alive Paradise is basically Extreme 2 ported to Xbox 360 without any improvements, and some features entirely cut off, like the scooter mini-game. The activities are few, poor in gameplay and boring after a (little) while. Interesting (for some) could be the collection of erotic videos and bikinis, but the user's entertainment will anyway collapse way too early. Only for the greatest fans of the franchise.
  32. It's a feminist's nightmare wrapped up in the plaything of a horny and naive adolescent boy, with some underlying gameplay dynamics reminiscent of The Sims. Truly, it's confused.
  33. 50
    Sometimes beauty is just not enough.
  34. While Dead or Alive: Paradise may appear exciting to a sex-starved 16-year-old, the game is insulting to all other audiences; a huge backwards step in an industry desperately trying to mature. Remember this, kids: ultimately you're getting yourself worked up over polygon meshes, skin coloured textures and clever algorithms. Unless you're really struggling for ways to entertain your libido, the game should be categorically avoided.

Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2010
#8 Most Shared PSP Game of 2010
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
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  2. Oct 21, 2013
    The in-game economy is pretty fun, the poker games are the best games on there, the rest are really fickle. It's an okay game if you don'tThe in-game economy is pretty fun, the poker games are the best games on there, the rest are really fickle. It's an okay game if you don't take it seriously, it's a video game calm down liberals. Full Review »
  3. Dec 20, 2012
    Yeah, that's right, I actually played this game, what can I say curiosity got the better of me. I'm surprised to say there's actually fun toYeah, that's right, I actually played this game, what can I say curiosity got the better of me. I'm surprised to say there's actually fun to be had with it, and not just the creepy kind. Aside from the obvious pervert appeal this is actually a volleyball game, and a pretty dang good one at that! All you really do in this game is pick a girl in a skimpy bikini and go on a two week vacation, where you can play volleyball, mini-games, make friends, and collect swimsuits. As far as the mini-games go there's pool hopping which takes some getting used to and once you get the hang of it you'll probably be done with it, gambling in the hotel's casino which is a lot of fun since you can play blackjack, poker, and slots. There's also some other lackluster unlockable mini-games, and a mode where all you do is take pictures of your girl, which isn't the least bit sexy, but actually rather humorous do to the bouncing boobs that you've no doubt have heard this game has look like wiggling creatures with minds of their own. But those modes aren't worth mentioning and the real fun you'll have with the game outside of the casino is the volleyball which is really well done, a lot of fun, and surprisingly deep. Volleyball and gambling are where this game succeeds that's for sure, in order to play volleyball with the other girls is to make friends with them by giving them gifts they'll like with the right color wrapping paper and at the right time. So in the end do I recommend Dead or Alive Paradise? If your a fan of volleyball and gambling yes. It's just a shame that the rest of the game, outside of volleyball and the casino, is either mediocre or just plain bad. Full Review »