• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2005
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: Death, Jr. embarks with his friends on a school fieldtrip to the local museum. When the group sneaks away to explore on their own, they unwittingly unleash an ancient evil force from a mysterious locked box. Facing near insurmountable odds and the threat of being grounded and sent toDeath, Jr. embarks with his friends on a school fieldtrip to the local museum. When the group sneaks away to explore on their own, they unwittingly unleash an ancient evil force from a mysterious locked box. Facing near insurmountable odds and the threat of being grounded and sent to military school, Death, Jr. and his pals must fight hoards of demons and their wicked master Moloch through the museum and surrounding town before anyone else finds out. In order to avoid being punished for his mischief, and to save his friends from eternal suffering at the hands of Moloch, Death, Jr. must eliminate the evil demon scourge that has taken over the town. Armed with his scythe and an arsenal of guns and explosives, Death, Jr. will battle through numerous action-filled levels towards a final confrontation with Moloch himself. [Konami] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. Play Magazine
    90
    DJ exemplifies the maturation of handheld gaming - full-fledged console quality in a smaller, more approachable package. [Aug 2005, p.52]
  2. PSM Magazine
    75
    It's not impossibly hard, but easily frustrated, weak sauce gamers may want to try before they buy. Still, Death Jr. has a great style, and the characters have a lot of personality, so even with its flaws, it's definitely worth playing. [Sept 2005, p.82]
  3. Game Informer
    70
    Overall, the game is just average, but the potential is there for something really special if a sequel cam our way. [Sept 2005, p.115]
  4. Great idea, poor execution. It's a common story, but this was supposed to be an uncommon game. Hopefully things will turn around should a sequel pan out, but the first Death's DOA.
  5. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    Quotation forthcoming. [Nov 2005]
  6. A monotonous shooter with a crippled camera and a crush on "Psychonauts." [Sept 2005, p.93]
  7. A whole lot of hot air and buzz with nothing to back it up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. SammyR.
    Aug 21, 2005
    10
    Death Jr. is a fantastic game. The combat is so cool. You have all sorts of weapons like, pistols, a flamethrower, the awesome C4 Hamster, Death Jr. is a fantastic game. The combat is so cool. You have all sorts of weapons like, pistols, a flamethrower, the awesome C4 Hamster, and a scythe. The game is slightly hard, but it's tough to not replay a level because the game is so fun. If you own a PSP, you need to buy this game. Expand
  2. TobyG.
    Jul 2, 2005
    10
    I got to play this game entirely and it's SWEET!
  3. JimmyJava
    Aug 11, 2005
    10
    Love the C4 Hamster!
  4. EduardoR.
    Aug 19, 2005
    8
    Very addictive. Really cool characters. I love this game.
  5. ZemZ.
    Jul 6, 2007
    8
    In reality i score this game an 8.5. first let me open this review by stating that the published reviews are misleading. camera issues are In reality i score this game an 8.5. first let me open this review by stating that the published reviews are misleading. camera issues are minamal, spiderman 3 has more issues than DJ. okay now that that's cleared up let me start by pointing out that i hate platformers & that i love shooters, but i still enjoy this game, you don't have to be a masocist or a platformer enthusist to enjoy DJ. you just have to be prepared for this game to kick your @$$ some stages are chananging, very challenging, & this is not a pick it , play it , beat it game. you have to play, really play. but DJ is a good solid game. you have tons of wepons including C4 hamsters, dule pistoles, a shotgun, a freeze gun, & many others & you can up grade them. still the humor & plot will keep you playing long into the wee hours in the morning, easy to start hard to stop, if your interested enough to read this review you'll probably have a blast with this bargan bin bounty, enjoy. Expand
  6. LaraB.
    Aug 25, 2005
    8
    Game is great fun, but frustrating when you have to start the levels all over again when you die. But overall, it's an addictive game Game is great fun, but frustrating when you have to start the levels all over again when you die. But overall, it's an addictive game with a fun storyline and easy controls. Expand
  7. JohnnyA.
    Oct 10, 2005
    1
    This game sucks and I want my forty bucks back.

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