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  • Summary: The ultimate hip-hop-fueled fighting video game features more than 70 characters, including more than 35 of the most well-known artists and personalities in hip-hop today, including Busta Rhymes, Carmen Electra, Lil? Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Sean Paul, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, andThe ultimate hip-hop-fueled fighting video game features more than 70 characters, including more than 35 of the most well-known artists and personalities in hip-hop today, including Busta Rhymes, Carmen Electra, Lil? Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Sean Paul, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, and many more. Def Jam Vendetta II challenges players to step into the shoes of a ruthless NYC street fighter battling for control of the hip-hop underground. The game features an all-new fighting engine allowing gamers to customize multiple fighting styles as the deep new story mode takes the action well beyond the ring and into the streets. Master each fighting style: street fighting, kickboxing, martial arts, wrestling, and submission fighting. Combine up to three styles to create devastating hybrid-styles, complete with new "blazin' moves" to finish off your opponent. Build your own street-ready fighter and outfit him with thousands of pieces of unlockable licensed gear, tattoos, and even bling from the Jeweler to the stars, Jacob the Jeweler. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Even if straight-on wrestling isn’t your thing, the fighting element in the game is involved enough to please fighting game fans. Of course, fans of the hip-hop genre will love the atmosphere in the game.
  2. I recommend it if you aren’t squeamish about knocking the crap out of very realistic and very familiar looking people.
  3. A game that practically reinvents the original and presents what's arguably one of the most visceral, compelling fighting experiences you're likely to have this side of 2005.
  4. A challenging level of difficulty plus next-to-useless instructions makes Def Jam: Fight For NY harder than it needs to be. But once you master your skills (and overlook the camera problems), it's one of the most viscerally fun brawlers in ages.
  5. The fact that it's got the deepest story ever seen in a fighter simply adds to the realistic feel of the brutal combat within.
  6. 80
    Controlling your fighter can become a difficult chore as the characters often feel sluggish and almost unresponsive in heated bouts where quickly moving CPU characters always seem to have the advantage.
  7. Play Magazine
    58
    New fighting styles, more weapons, added match types, rowdy crowds and some wicked, brutal environmental interactions help make up for the watered-down brawling. [Oct 2004, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 42
  3. Negative: 3 out of 42
  1. JosephS.
    Jun 16, 2004
    10
    It is off tha chain !
  2. Feb 11, 2019
    10
    Good game. Very good game. Great game. Excellent game. Perfect game. A God's gift.
  3. TreyR.
    Oct 4, 2004
    10
    Best game I`ve ever played in my life,Great graphics,violence,blood what else can you ask for.
  4. SamM.
    Jun 9, 2005
    10
    This game is great a good story mode lots of fighters cool moves and cool arenas.
  5. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    On par with Tekken 4, absolutely fantastic game, great story that doesn't necessarily follow on from Vendetta, customisation is brilliant andOn par with Tekken 4, absolutely fantastic game, great story that doesn't necessarily follow on from Vendetta, customisation is brilliant and overall the best fighting game I've ever played... Sorry Tekken Expand
  6. EricJ.
    Jan 7, 2005
    9
    The game is a little short, but all in all a very excellent game.
  7. MoederN.
    Oct 9, 2004
    0
    The game's too easy, and the fighting system too. Normally it takes me months to complete a game, def jam fight for new york took me The game's too easy, and the fighting system too. Normally it takes me months to complete a game, def jam fight for new york took me 2days to complete it. -xxxxxx- to my fans Expand

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#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
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#12 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004