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  • Summary: DEAD OR ALIVE 6 is a fast-paced 3D fighting game, produced by Koei Tecmo Games, featuring graphics and multi-tiered stages that create a truly entertaining competitive experience. The story follows the events of DEAD OR ALIVE 5, focusing on 2 separate main narratives; namely, the battleDEAD OR ALIVE 6 is a fast-paced 3D fighting game, produced by Koei Tecmo Games, featuring graphics and multi-tiered stages that create a truly entertaining competitive experience. The story follows the events of DEAD OR ALIVE 5, focusing on 2 separate main narratives; namely, the battle between “Ninja and DOATEC” versus “M.I.S.T. lead by Donovan”, and the events that occur during the 6th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament. New side story episodes will also be added for returning characters. Following the tradition, fights in DEAD OR ALIVE 6 are based on a triangle system: strikes beat throws, throws beat holds, and holds beat strikes. Landing a well-timed attack of the type that beats your opponent’s attack, like landing a strike when an opponent tries to throw, will result in a Hi Counter attack and do more damage. Expand

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 1, 2019
    90
    The culmination of over two decades of refinement, resulting in fluid, accessible, and balanced combat mechanics. While the game’s lurid focus on flesh will divide opinion, it remains one of the most polished and fully-featured fighting games in recent years.
  2. Mar 3, 2019
    82
    Dead or Alive 6 is a decent fighting game. Although the DLC pricing model is annoyingly expensive, the existing content is enough to make you ignore it and devote yourself to its high-quality gameplay. As soon as lobbies are added, it would be a very good thing for all the fighters out there.
  3. Mar 1, 2019
    80
    It perhaps plays things a little safe, but mechanically Dead or Alive 6 is up there with the best fighting games currently available.
  4. Mar 1, 2019
    70
    Dead or Alive 6 uses reliable mechanics while adding new twists to freshen up the gameplay. Combat is fluid, fun, and exciting, yet, overall, it's not without glaring flaws.
  5. Apr 20, 2019
    70
    An easy to pick up fighting game whose creators know exactly what their audience wants. At the same time, it will hardly surprise long-time fans.
  6. Mar 1, 2019
    65
    Dead or Alive 6, with its good character roster and some nice ideas, unfortunatly fails to bring what we expect from a 2019 versus fighting game: namely, it's technicaly outdated, the TAG battle is absent from the game and it has a disappointing story mode.
  7. 50
    It looks better than its predecessor, but content-wise its rather stingy and the story needs work, dampening excitement for this title.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 14 out of 32
  1. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    Free version with 4 characters and many missions. Bought the game. Awesome gameplay and character and comands/moves just like every DOA games.Free version with 4 characters and many missions. Bought the game. Awesome gameplay and character and comands/moves just like every DOA games. Easy to play after playing other titles, I love it being consistent to the franchise itself. Expand
  2. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    Dead or Alive 6. I don't care how much money I spent on this game, nothing is getting in the way of my!
  3. Mar 7, 2019
    10
    Great game, but a bit lacking in terms of fanservice compared to previous entries. Can't wait for Dead or Alive Extreme 4 with VR on PC forGreat game, but a bit lacking in terms of fanservice compared to previous entries. Can't wait for Dead or Alive Extreme 4 with VR on PC for the obvious mods everyone should be using. Not sure why people even care about the expensive costumes, it's not even required to play and you get an initial roster of over twenty characters to play with. Only drawback is the unpredictable AI. Sometimes at max difficulty, the AI does nothing and will get destroyed by simply mashing a single button and at other times, low difficulty AI will counter most of your attacks and be on steroids. A bit too random if you ask me. Oh yeah, and the awful costume unlocking, but you can use Cheat Engine or mods to remedy that lol Expand
  4. Mar 17, 2019
    5
    Review as of Version 1.02

    Short: A featureless, premature release. I will not go into all the software bugs I encountered, but there are
    Review as of Version 1.02

    Short: A featureless, premature release.

    I will not go into all the software bugs I encountered, but there are currently issues when using an AMD set up. My NVIDIA set up had less problems, and could run the game with little to no tweaking from me. The AMD set up encountered crashes when triggering certain bugs on stages.

    No ultra wide support.

    No full screen support, there is a setting but the software isn't exactly full screen and will not take performance advantages of full screen.

    The game was rushed out for eSporting, which explains why the stages feel less like a DOA game, and everyone just thought I was playing Tekken. There was one stage "Forbidden Fortune" that felt the incredibly solid as a DOA stage, but the others felt lacking. Gone was the RPS system from the previous game. I loved that integration with stages, so I am sad to see it go.

    There is a story mode...skip.

    There is a "quest" mode, which is just do three chores in a fight or series of fights. Boring.

    The unlocking system... You have to play to earn points to unlock a costume, then earn in game currency to unlock the unlocked costume. Once you purchased the unlocked costume, that you finally unlocked; you may now use it... It seems like they either forgot to add a real money transaction, or deleted it from the game and left the atrociously convoluted and bloated system in place.

    Tag matches are gone, I will admit it was my favorite feature so there is so much salt for me to give. Normally, I play DOA local with groups, so having tag matches along with singles gave hours of entertainment. That said with Tag gone, there is even less reasons for me to stay with 6.

    I am not a fan of the new 'break' system. I feel that the repeated combo and the break counter are unnecessary. Instead of building on the 5th game break system they derailed it

    I won't even get into the balancing. DOA was never a "balanced" fighter, and when playing it with groups we all enjoyed it for the fun that it was.

    *I do not play fighting games online, I stay local, so I will not cover this.

    It seems like Team Ninja really wants this game to be excepted and a competitive experience, but I just want DOA. I will revisit the game if they add more destructive and exciting stages, and a tag mode. Forty hours is enough for me.
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  5. May 3, 2019
    3
    I am trying to like this game but it's mediocre at best. The story mode is so cringey. The locations are very boring. Looks like it's not for me.
  6. Mar 26, 2019
    0
    Don't supported Phenom II Processor. ONLY SSE 4.1 / 4.2 instructions suported (there is no information in steam)
    Other games like Tekken 7
    Don't supported Phenom II Processor. ONLY SSE 4.1 / 4.2 instructions suported (there is no information in steam)
    Other games like Tekken 7 and Soul Calibur 6 work without a problem.... disgrace KOEI TECMO.
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  7. Mar 4, 2019
    0
    Huge ripoff. It has input lag issues, horrible online play, weak single player content, arcade mode is bad, story mode is bad and costumeHuge ripoff. It has input lag issues, horrible online play, weak single player content, arcade mode is bad, story mode is bad and costume unlocks system is horrible. Day 1 dlc practices galore. Screw this game. Expand

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