Judge Dredd: Dredd VS Death Xbox

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6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. DC
    Jan 19, 2004
    7
    Shows its PS2 origins in the graphics but a fun and atmospheric shooter.
  2. RichardS.
    Mar 30, 2005
    6
    Overall - disappointing. What could have been exceptional is undone by too many sloppy elements that fail to take advantage of the Xbox's capabilities. Problems: the gameplay is way too repetitive; the arrest sequence is dreadful - way too fast, you can't read the arrest details which waste's the point and ruins the armosphere; for a megacity with millions of people, it is Overall - disappointing. What could have been exceptional is undone by too many sloppy elements that fail to take advantage of the Xbox's capabilities. Problems: the gameplay is way too repetitive; the arrest sequence is dreadful - way too fast, you can't read the arrest details which waste's the point and ruins the armosphere; for a megacity with millions of people, it is incredibly empty, too many scenes have no-one in them - I wanted a realistic, over-run city, particularly the mall scenes; the characters who are in the game are ALL the same - the same fat guy, the same afro guy, the same knee pad guy, the same scrawler girl. It's appalling - no variety at all. Again, ruins the atmosphere. The rag doll AI is annoying. And why do so many games resort to horror elements? V annoying - Dredd comics rarely resort to horror. The lawenforcer gun is a great idea - the different settings etc - yet they NEVER all get used. The ricochet bullet is NEVER used throughout. The environment is also repetitive and not interactive - the posters and signs are the same throughout - BORING! The good - the cityscape backgrounds look exceptional. It's a poor man's Halo/Doom, but it's still entertaining and challenging enough to be worth a play. Collapse
  3. BaronS.
    Jan 12, 2004
    6
    Dredd versus Death is an enjoyable co-op experience but I can't help but feel it would lose a lot if played purely as a single player. The graphics aren't exactly amazing (and look a bit dated) but they do give a feeling of being in a massive Mega City and are fairly true to the designs in 2000AD. As I mentioned before, it's a good co-op game and has plenty to unlock in it, Dredd versus Death is an enjoyable co-op experience but I can't help but feel it would lose a lot if played purely as a single player. The graphics aren't exactly amazing (and look a bit dated) but they do give a feeling of being in a massive Mega City and are fairly true to the designs in 2000AD. As I mentioned before, it's a good co-op game and has plenty to unlock in it, to give you more reason to keep playing. If you're a big nerd, like me, in terms of both 2000AD and videogames, it's a suitable match. Expand

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#95 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
#14 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    Gets the gunplay and gruff attitude right, but beneath the badge, it's simply, well, not unlike most first-person shooters. [May 2004, p.81]
  2. Edge Magazine
    50
    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]
  3. 70
    This hard work, however, is denigrated by the repetition of character models throughout the entire game.