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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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Score distribution:
  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: 39 out of 75
  2. Negative: 31 out of 75
  1. Mar 2, 2019
    10
    Dead or Alive 6 possui um ótimo sistema de luta e um vários pequenos extras que melhoram a experiência. É melhor que Dead or Alive 5? Isso éDead or Alive 6 possui um ótimo sistema de luta e um vários pequenos extras que melhoram a experiência. É melhor que Dead or Alive 5? Isso é difícil de determinar. Do jeito que está, é um fantástico jogo de luta. 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. Mar 6, 2019
    8
    Dead or Alive6 is a good fighting game the combat feels nice and movement doesn't feel restricted. However, aside from the online lobbiesDead or Alive6 is a good fighting game the combat feels nice and movement doesn't feel restricted. However, aside from the online lobbies missing and the over priced season pass the story could be and should be better as it appears more of a cluster but aside from that I am greatful that it even has a story and it released with a healthy amount of offline content and with the new DOA quest it can help beginners get into the game and its unlock system isn't the best it could be better but it does help people keep playing because you'll have a pretty good reason to comeback. Overall the game is good and I feel personally the game is getting a lot more hate than it should as other fighting games such as SF5 didn't even release complete and is already being used to compare DOA6 to which isn't a fair comparison at all. I do recommend this game for anyone interested because it's a ton of fun and I also recommend avoiding the season pass like the plague. Expand
  5. Mar 2, 2019
    3
    this game is a disappointing sequel:
    - no tag mode
    - a bad costume unlocking system - very expensive season pass - first day dlc -
    this game is a disappointing sequel:
    - no tag mode
    - a bad costume unlocking system
    - very expensive season pass
    - first day dlc
    - reduced breasts
    - less sexy suits
    - The two new characters are boring.
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  6. May 19, 2019
    1
    I should be mad about the insane grind to unlock built in content (but I forgive this), I should be mad about the price tag (most expensiveI should be mad about the insane grind to unlock built in content (but I forgive this), I should be mad about the price tag (most expensive DOA game yet) but ultimately, I am pissed off that unless you wanna spend £80 on the first season pass, you are left with the most boring costumes ever seen in a DOA game INCLUDING the pathetic pirate/wedding costumes which are being sold separately. Did Team Ninja finally cave to social justice?? or are they just putting a premium price tag to access this content which surpasses the cost of the actual game?? I am so sick of the predatory practices that Team Ninja play on its fans with regards to DLC. I'm officially done with this franchise! Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2019
    0
    Techmo and Team Ninja should be ashamed of themselves. I've picked up this game because I was a fan of the franchise. After playing, I amTechmo and Team Ninja should be ashamed of themselves. I've picked up this game because I was a fan of the franchise. After playing, I am really disappointed. The story mode is confusing to navigate and doesn't make sense. The grind is not good. It is too random, especially if you're trying to get items for a specific character. Worst of all is the overpriced season pass. I've paid $60 for the game. The SP is $93. On the positive side, the core gameplay is fine, however the flaws here just outweigh this. I've found myself going back to DOA5 Last Round. I'm not going to go back to 6 until it is fixed similar to Battlefront II (EA). Expand

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