Judge Dredd: Dredd VS Death Image
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  • Summary: Judge Dredd: Dredd Versus Death combines weapon management, fast-paced combat, and intense multiplayer action. Based on the comic book, the game puts you in the shoes of Judge Dredd, a no-holds-barred judge who is determined to clean up the streets of the futuristic Mega-City One. Armed with an all-purpose LawGiver that features six types of ammo, you can shoot to wound, shoot to kill, or make an arrest--all while keeping an eye on your Lawmeter. Shoot an unarmed citizen, and your Lawmeter will drop; apprehend numerous criminals, and it will rise. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. The adventure-addled gameplay is pure Dredd too, and the story--Dark Judges have risen - is very cool. [Apr 2004, p.64]
  2. Arrests are fun for about two levels, and then you notice the same few sayings keep repeating when you slap the cuffs on perps.
  3. As with the gameplay, the weapons of Dredd vs Death also manage to walk the fine line between licensed glory and gaming mediocrity.
  4. There's a very limited, repetitive number of enemy types (whose quickly depleted voiceovers get annoying), and the core combat is solid, but uninspired (circle-strafe, reload, repeat).
  5. It's a short, simplistic shooter that's not worth even its budget price.
  6. Your main objective is the bane of the modern FPS: follow a little blue arrow while shooting things, with the odd escort or protect responsibility thrown in to make you turn around occasionally. It's average justice dished out to the licence, but nothing more. [Christmas 2003, p.121]
  7. But for the crimes of middling graphics and dull-as-dirt game play, we sentence Dredd vs. Death to eternal burial in the discount bin at Costco. Court adjourned.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 19, 2012
    8
    A great shooter with sharp graphics, cool environments, and fun gameplay but not a lot of polish. I have no prior history with the Judge Dredd comics or movies, and really just decided to pick this up on a whim. I had a lot of fun with it, yes it's flawed but manages to have enough charm and it's self aware humor to make me forgive it. The main problem with the game is that it's glitchy, mostly during the boss fights which will cause you to have to reload the checkpoint because either you or the boss got stuck in the environment. It's also pretty short. Outside of the campaign (which can be played with a friend) there is local multiplayer and a arcade mode which you can play to unlock cheat codes. If your looking for a shooter that does something new you might want to check this out. Expand

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