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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: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Mar 9, 2019
    90
    As good as fighting games get, with great mechanics, and visually a knockout. [Issue#225, p.68]
  2. Mar 6, 2019
    82
    It should have a perfect start, yet the lacking of online functions, the disjointed story mode, and the unlock methods of new costumes affected it.
  3. Apr 11, 2019
    80
    While the lack of a decent story mode disappoints us, the other modes such as arcade mode and DOA Quest will provide more than enough entertainment for a long while. Dead or Alive 6, for better or for worse, tries to do things a little differently in this its sixth installment, and it is definitely a game worth taking a look at.
  4. Mar 9, 2019
    75
    A solid beat-em-up that improves slightly on the predecessors’ formula, but also shows some weird design choices.
  5. Mar 28, 2019
    75
    Overall, DOA6 is a nice package. While the grind for the costumes is real, the quest modes is a great way to learn more about all the characters in the game, and while the online mode is sparse for now, the support for this game will come in due time. Aside from all of that, the most important thing is the fighting mechanics and DOA6 delivers in that aspect. This is a great fighting game for both beginners and advanced players. The ins and outs take some getting used to, but once you do, you feel the satisfaction of pulling off that amazing counter and finishing up with a devastating combo, and end the end, that’s all that matters. Fighting game fans will have a great time here.
  6. Mar 12, 2019
    75
    An improvement over its predecessors, Dead or Alive 6 is an accomplished fighting game with some neat new tricks and cool cinematic touches up its sleeve. Also, boobs.
  7. Mar 11, 2019
    60
    For what it is, Dead or Alive 6 offers an enjoyable experience for new players and veterans alike, but the full package currently fails to deliver in a lot of key areas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. Mar 1, 2019
    10
    Man this game is good!I can't believe I'm saying this because I played so much Tekken and hated the DOA series for the longest,but wow it'sMan this game is good!I can't believe I'm saying this because I played so much Tekken and hated the DOA series for the longest,but wow it's really turned around for competitive players!Looks great and the roster is huge for the start of the game Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2019
    10
    A good franchise that never fails to amaze. Good mechanics, logical key mapping that you can't find in any other fighting game, greatA good franchise that never fails to amaze. Good mechanics, logical key mapping that you can't find in any other fighting game, great character diversity and every mode is amazing. Highly sexualized yet it doesn't affect the game at all.

    DOA6 added new cool features to the serie, new gameplay and new modes. But the best thing about the serie, is the Core Fighter version of the game that lets broke people like me enjoy it to the fullest. It is made for fans, designed for fans, and I stand as a proud DOA fan for that
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  3. Mar 1, 2019
    9
    Dead or Alive 6 once again show why the DoA series is one of the best fighting games ever made. Beautiful graphics in dynamic 4K, smoothDead or Alive 6 once again show why the DoA series is one of the best fighting games ever made. Beautiful graphics in dynamic 4K, smooth frame rates and full on action.

    Unlike some other fighting games, that are more or less glorified 2D fighters with gory pre-rendered endings to give a sense of 3D ... DoA6 is actually full on action fighting game, just like DoA always is . you can side step to avoid, you can rotate around the other fighter, you can push and kick your opponent across walls and of ledges to find yet another beautiful level to fight on, the fast paced action never stops.

    DoA 6 brings it like DoA always does.. full on fast pace action, not over complicated controls and simply gorgeous levels. does it have a deep story, no of course not . It is a fighting game, imo it does not need it .

    One negative critique I can give is definitely the really expensive Season pass... but honestly I do not feel it is worth to deduct a point for it because the season pass adds more or less clothes, that is it. There are several clothes to unlock and included in the game as it is .. and the clothes makes absolutely no difference to how the game is played making the season pass very optional.
    If you like to customize your characters more then playing the game .. buy the season pass.. if you do not care about more clothes, do not .. does not effect the game what so ever, and therefor it will not effect my score.

    No game ever deserves a 10 in my opinion, as every game ever made always have something that could be better ..there is always rooms for improvement. So as a DoA fan for years i give this game a solid 9
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  4. Aug 9, 2020
    8
    Particularmente, foi o melhor jogo da franquia, conseguiram realmente fazer um trabalho legal com bons designs e com uma jogabilidade fluída;Particularmente, foi o melhor jogo da franquia, conseguiram realmente fazer um trabalho legal com bons designs e com uma jogabilidade fluída; falta bastante para essa franquia ser algo que realmente vala a pena comprar invés de um ''Tekken'' por exemplo. Expand
  5. Mar 24, 2019
    7
    A física dos peitos são muito realistas, ui, ui, ui, master piece, tem o hayabusa do ninja gado, ninjas fodas. daora.
    (07/10)
  6. Nov 10, 2019
    4
    Pros:
    - The fighting mechanics are better than DoA5 Last Round.
    - English voice overs are not as cringy as in prior versions. Cons: -
    Pros:
    - The fighting mechanics are better than DoA5 Last Round.
    - English voice overs are not as cringy as in prior versions.

    Cons:
    - Unlockables are a GRIND
    - No Tag Fighting option.
    - The new soundtrack is very bland and uninspiring.
    - Inexplicably long loading times...even getting into Practice Mode.
    - Monetization of costumes still one of the worst in gaming
    - If for any reason your controller disconnects for a second while Online, the game will automatically kick you out of the match....this needs a patch immediately.

    The Dead or Alive franchise needs a lot more than just a new number next to its title....6 is very disappointing.
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  7. Mar 3, 2020
    0
    The micro Transactions are ridiculous in this game. Makes playing feel worthless.

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