Def Jam Vendetta

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Def Jam Vendetta
Developer(s)AKI Corporation
EA Canada
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, GameCube
ReleasePlayStation 2
Genre(s)Sports, Fighting
Mode(s)Single player

Def Jam Vendetta is a 2003 professional wrestling video game published by Electronic Arts and developed by AKI Corporation and EA Canada. It was released for the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. Def Jam Vendetta was released on March 31, 2003 in North America, May 23, 2003 in PAL regions, and on August 21, 2003 in Japan.[2] It featured hip hop musicians from the Def Jam Records label as fighters. The engine for the game was first designed for a sequel to EA's WCW Mayhem, but EA lost their WCW license when WCW was bought by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 2001.[3]

Reception[change | change source]

IGN rated the game a 8.9 out of 10. Jon Robinson of IGN said that the multiplayer was "smooth" and "slick".[4] GameSpot rated the game 8.4 out of 10. Alex Navarro of GameSpot said "As a wrestling game, Def Jam Vendetta manages to succeed on most every level, providing surprisingly deep gameplay, quality graphics and sound, and a distinctive atmosphere".[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ESRB: Def Jam Vendetta". ESRB. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  2. "Def Jam Vendetta: Release Data". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  3. "WCW Mayhem 2: About This Game". IGN. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  4. "Def Jam Vendetta Review". IGN. 31 March 2003. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  5. "Def Jam Vendetta Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2015-06-22.

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