Dead or Alive Ultimate Xbox

  • Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2004
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
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  1. Gimpy
    Nov 1, 2004
    0
    Wow. horrible. DOA blows. and for anyone who claims "its realistic" - you obviously havn't played virtua fighter 4.
  2. SomeGuy
    Nov 17, 2005
    0
    DoA is not a game, it's a graphics demo, therefore it deserves no points as a game. The graphics are incredibly good with flawless framerates, but there's nothing to play. The elaborate fighting system is a complete failure due to the fact that a normal human being (= most of the population) can't react fast enough to do counters or holds. This means that your only option DoA is not a game, it's a graphics demo, therefore it deserves no points as a game. The graphics are incredibly good with flawless framerates, but there's nothing to play. The elaborate fighting system is a complete failure due to the fact that a normal human being (= most of the population) can't react fast enough to do counters or holds. This means that your only option is to push your kick and punch button in random order and hope it works. You have maybe 0.4 seconds of reaction time at most, during which you have to recognize the attack (low kick, high kick, middle kick, low punch, middle punch, high punch, flying kick, flying punch, throw) and react in a specific manner. Good luck with that. Expand

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#28 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 64 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  1. Varied play modes such as tag and survival, plus countless unlockable items, add further appeal. But the lack of new moves or characters is disappointing.
  2. Entertaining, but not for the hardcore fighting fan. Every move is very easy to pull off, it's more a matter of learning the best combos, and what each character will throw at you so you can properly defend yourself.
  3. 60
    Did we really need a third version of Dead or Alive 2? Probably not, and we definitely didn't need more DOA 1. But, for diehard fight fans and online junkies, Ultimate is worth a look.