• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2002
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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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  • Summary: Enter a brutal fighting sport where only the fastest and toughest players are victorious. Deathrow combines the fast gameplay of third-person action games, the intensity of fighting games, and the cooperative team play and gritty roughness of rugby. The object of Deathrow is to win matchesEnter a brutal fighting sport where only the fastest and toughest players are victorious. Deathrow combines the fast gameplay of third-person action games, the intensity of fighting games, and the cooperative team play and gritty roughness of rugby. The object of Deathrow is to win matches by any means necessary, either by scoring as many points as possible before time runs out or by severely injuring your opponents and removing them from the field of combat. Engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat against your friends, enemies, or intelligent AI opponents that don't just get mad--they get even. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 93
    I'm hooked and I won't stop playing for a long, long time. What is Deathrow? Pure joy.
  2. Maybe its name has allowed it to slip under the proverbial radar. This game isn't about incarcerated inmates waiting to die. In fact, they should have called it Profanity-laced, Ass-kicking, Super, Glowing, Futuristic Frisbee Fest 2002.
  3. This game features so much fun, revolutionary gameplay I am only praying that this is not the developers last game. Throw in the damn mature rating and this game is a surefire winner.
  4. Cheat Code Central
    80
    A very unique experience like no other, and probably the most "extreme" sporting game out there right now.
  5. 80
    With plenty of teams to play and extras to unlock, it's good value for money, and as a multiplayer game it will be hours of fun.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    74
    The relatively crackling gameplay and amusing atmosphere make for an enjoyable whole, and above all a decent party game. [Feb 2003, p.78]
  7. Once you start playing however, you’re more than likely to find yourself running about like a blue-arsed fly as the game passes you by, such is the level of AI of the computer-controlled players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. ArmandilloD.
    Sep 7, 2005
    10
    Deathrow is awesome and different playing experience... I am angry to myself that i sold this game away a long time ago (when i had passed Deathrow is awesome and different playing experience... I am angry to myself that i sold this game away a long time ago (when i had passed it) I recommend... Expand
  2. TimA.
    Nov 10, 2002
    10
    I have many games for my Xbox. This one has been in the CD tray 2 straight weeks. I've missed lots of sleep and am in danger of loosing I have many games for my Xbox. This one has been in the CD tray 2 straight weeks. I've missed lots of sleep and am in danger of loosing my job. This game has tons of replay value. Good strategy, very deep and highly addictive. Expand
  3. LeeP.
    Sep 9, 2003
    10
    i 4t this game was totally brilliant completely awesome and i HATE sport games 10/10 brill.
  4. Nyard
    Nov 4, 2002
    9
    An excellent futuristic sports game that is frenetic and great fun to play. Deathrow is surprisingly deep once you get past the basics. I An excellent futuristic sports game that is frenetic and great fun to play. Deathrow is surprisingly deep once you get past the basics. I warmly recommend this game - however, not for those who can't stand four letter words. Expand
  5. JoeyT.
    Feb 20, 2003
    9
    Amazing, enjoyable, and a bloody good time. Great game that only lacks online play...I pray they make a sequel with even more teams and Xbox Amazing, enjoyable, and a bloody good time. Great game that only lacks online play...I pray they make a sequel with even more teams and Xbox Live support, then I'd dish out $50, $60, I don't care, It's worth every penny. Expand
  6. T.PINEDO
    Nov 4, 2002
    8
    This is a very addictive fast paced game that is sure to become a must have in any gamers library. The graphics are crisp and the use of This is a very addictive fast paced game that is sure to become a must have in any gamers library. The graphics are crisp and the use of colors and shadowing are excellent. The controlls may be a little awkward at first, but that is quickly overcome and that's when the Deathrow bug will get ya !!! Expand
  7. TarikT.
    Dec 27, 2002
    0
    This game is horrible it is so repe- repe- repe- repeti- reptitive, there are only like three combos in the whole game and they are not even This game is horrible it is so repe- repe- repe- repeti- reptitive, there are only like three combos in the whole game and they are not even cool. i must say the level desighns are pretty dope though. Seriosly i would have a better time playing bible adventures than playing this game. There is absoulutly no strategy in the whole game. Those who purchase this game and give money to the developers should burn, and burn for a long long time and never see the living light of day. ANd for those who created this awful awful game they should jump into to the middle of the 405 free way for making such a dissapointment, guys dont even disgrace your house with this filth with a rental, they should have a burining session for this game. That is all i have to say. Expand

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#9 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
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#24 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002