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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: 35 out of 71
  2. Negative: 1 out of 71
  1. 100
    Dead or Alive 6 is amazing. It’s the best looking fighting game out there, bar none, and has a combat system that is both instantly accessible for newcomers, without feeling condescending, and yet also offering plenty of depth and complexity for experienced fans. It’s not perfect; the story mode is enjoyable but slightly undercooked, and one suspects that we’ll have to wait until pretty deep into the DLC strategy for the real over-the-top humour that the series is most famous for to start to really shine through. But then, those criticisms also applied to Dead or Alive 5, and that was a game that I played on an almost weekly basis for six years. I can’t see Dead or Alive 6 being any different.
  2. Mar 13, 2019
    83
    Dead or Alive 6 continues the trend of being a fun title that has a low barrier of entry, but offers those who wish to go deeper a lot of tools to accomplish that. The title remains one of the more visually appealing fighting games out there in the market. Team Ninja has created the framework for a tournament ready title, It’s tough to have to appeal to a mass market, the fighting game community AND the community that stuck with them for all these years. They just need to avoid unnecessary controversies, maybe pump the breaks sheer amount of paid cosmetic DLC.
  3. Mar 2, 2019
    80
    Dead or Alive 6 is not a revolutionary entry for the series, but stands as one of the best entries of the series. Its gameplay mechanics and corrections implemented make it an enjoyable game and one with an awesome approach for beginners. Also the few new ideas added to the formula are well-received and provide a degree of freshness to this well-known experience.
  4. Mar 11, 2019
    74
    Dead or Alive 6 serves up great fighting mechanics, solid offline mode variety, and looks good while doing it. If you're a fan of the series, it's well worth checking out, even as this latest entry stumbles in the online arenas and the disappointing approach to customization.
  5. Mar 6, 2019
    70
    Dead or Alive 6 offers the same fun the previous installments did. There is not a huge leap forward in graphics, but in terms of gameplay there are some fun new elements. Unfortunately the game lacks diversity in multiplayer modes.
  6. Mar 1, 2019
    70
    Dead or Alive 6 is a fun experience, but lose any comparison with the previous chapters of the series. The gameplay suffers from the inclusion of new mechanics, and the offer doesn’t shine for a technical sector that's far from modern standards.
  7. May 20, 2019
    45
    Is Dead or Alive 6 worth picking up? No. Unless you really (and I mean really) need to know what happens in the next installment of the franchise. Yes, credit where credit is due with the gameplay, roster, and visuals, but everything about the game just has this air of ‘lacking’ around it. The soundtrack could have done a lot more, most of the design was just plain bad, the story felt thrown together at the last minute, and the length of the campaign just doesn’t justify the £54 price tag attached to the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 92
  2. Negative: 39 out of 92
  1. Jul 21, 2020
    10
    I know the game got tons of controversies at launch, surrounding the leftist trying to censor the game sex appeal and that the game feltI know the game got tons of controversies at launch, surrounding the leftist trying to censor the game sex appeal and that the game felt incomplete. But the final version and all the add ons were on point and corrected all those problems. Easily the most beautiful fighting game ever, and with one of the best tutorials and 3d fighting systems. It became my favorite new game even with all the hate it got and its short lifespan. However I totally recommend it and will continue enjoying it Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2019
    10
    The beautiful visuals, the fun arenas of battle, and the easy-to-learn gameplay of Dead or Alive 6 result in an effective fighting game
  3. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    I love boobs. The boobs are over 9000. But the gameplay is not much different from the previous entry. And the DLC price!! God save our lust.
  4. Sep 17, 2020
    6
    As someone who is a long time Doa fan I will say I felt underwhelmed with Doa6. The fighting mechanics in this game are phenomenal and feelAs someone who is a long time Doa fan I will say I felt underwhelmed with Doa6. The fighting mechanics in this game are phenomenal and feel amazing but the visuals are meh to me. I kinda liked the edgy look that doa5 brought than this colorful visual but that's just my opinion. The story was very boring and you can tell that there wasn't a lot of work brought into it. And the dlc should not have been overpriced costumes why not add more stages or actual new characters for dlc. Overall, i love the fighting mechanics and the new combos however everything else fell flat hopefully in doa7 they will focus on everything and take in more advice from the fans. Expand
  5. Jul 7, 2019
    4
    Initially I liked it so I gave it a 9, but I gotta correct it. Visually this is a big improvement over DOA5. The control scheme however goesInitially I liked it so I gave it a 9, but I gotta correct it. Visually this is a big improvement over DOA5. The control scheme however goes boring real quick, with autocombo’s and such. Unlocking outfits is a drag, you need to grind way too long considering it’s as much a fanservice game as a fighting game at this point, if not more. I bought on launch and I’m getting very little content considering I payed 80 dollars or whatever (digital deluxe). They improved it a little in a patch but you should unlock like in DOA 5: an outfit per arcade playtrough, up till this point you might take days to unlock the outfit you want. They’ve put in less outfits and this seems their attempt to hide that. The prices and amounts of DLC are ridiculous. Not to mention the storymode is lackluster at best.

    I used to love DOA but this is not actually worth the full price. Not even $20. I don’t recommend it. Don’t vote in favor of this nonsense like I did by buying it. We should not pay developers for ripping us off. I hate to admit it to myself as i hate wasting money but this game, although visually pleasing, sucks monkeyballs.
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  6. Mar 3, 2020
    1
    Okay, KOEI Tecmo, you want to play with fire? Because we can play with fire!

    An actual fighting game was made - a solid one, if you can
    Okay, KOEI Tecmo, you want to play with fire? Because we can play with fire!

    An actual fighting game was made - a solid one, if you can believe it- Dead or Alive came back and to quote the devs "We wanted to make an EVO level fighting game". This almost made us forget that DOA5 had one more version made with 7 Season passes of extra content.

    So now here we are, after the game turned one year old; we finally see just how despicably greedy Tecmo KOEI is. They love it, they love monetizing every single little individual piece of content for their game making it cost well over the price that the game should cost. Would you actually pay $3,000 for a video game?
    This has to be the absolute breaking point for the company.
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  7. Aug 9, 2020
    0
    this is just another cash grab game. they make this sexy costumes and make stupid horny boys to pay 1289.79$. it's ridiculous and disgusting

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