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Def Jam: Icon
5.5 out of 10

Def Jam: Icon

Incorporating hip-hop culture into every aspect of the game, Def Read more

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Overall 8
7.5

Def Jam: Icon Review

PlayStation Universe
8 April 2009
  • Summary: Def Jam: Icon may not be for hardcore fighting fans, but music fans will surely appreciate it.
  • Pros: Environments are highly interactive and destructible., Solid voice acting and in-game sound effects., The Build A Label single player mode is excellent.
  • Cons: Repetitive and boring core combat., Multiplayer won't keep you hooked., The color saturation is just downright ugly.
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Overall 8
7.7

Def Jam: Icon

Playstation Illustrated
8 December 2007
  • Excerpt: The premise behind the original Def Jam games was silly, but within the context of the game it worked. For the game’s PS3 (and Xbox 360) debut, EA decided to hand development duties over to EA Chicago, the studio behind the next-gen showcase title, Fight Night 3 .
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Def Jam: Icon Review

VideoGamer.com
2 December 2007
  • Excerpt: I've never been one to indulge in the rap/hip-hop culture. Being raised on rock and roll, and later delving into the punk rock scene, I've never understood the appeal of listening to what sounds like a police radio recording with some added 'beats', most of which are stolen from true music icons.
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Overall 7
6.5

Def Jam: Icon

Strategy Informer
14 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Whilst it’s hard to criticise a game that takes a bold stance to strike out on its own path in this age of by-the-numbers sequels and cookie cutter design, unfortunately Def Jam Icon simply doesn’t do enough to warrant a recommendation.
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Overall 8
8.2

Def Jam: Icon

The Gamers Temple
13 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Hey!! Hoo!!! Hey!!! Hoo!!! OK, I am not that big into the rap scene. Basically what I know I think of as nothing more than stereotypes. Rappers going around causing all sorts of trouble for themselves and the the idea that the more “hard core” you are the more successful you will be in the industry.
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
7.8
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5

Def Jam: Icon

impulsegamer
1 June 2007
  • Excerpt: Although the number of first generation fighters on the PS3 is basically one, through the years there have virtually hundreds of fighting games on various consoles. These games generally involve beating the absolute living daylights out of someone and Def Jam Icon is no exception to the rule.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 9
9.0
Storyline 2
2.0
Replay value 6
6.0

Expert Review

Video Game talk
15 May 2007
  • Excerpt: When the first Def Jam Icon game came out a couple of years back I was interested in the concept enough to spend the money to see if a "wrestling" game could in fact capture the fun that I used to have back in the 8-bit generation.
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Overall 6
5.7
Gameplay 5
5.1
Graphics 6
6.2
Sound 8
8.1
Multiplayer 6
5.7
Longevity 6
5.8

Def Jam: Icon

NowGamer
3 May 2007
Overall 7
7.0

PS3 Review - 'Def Jam: Icon'

WorthPlaying
31 March 2007
  • Summary: Def Jam: Icon infuses hip-hop music, culture and lifestyle into the gameplay, bringing unique and innovative content to the next generation of gaming. Music will effect how players fight in each venue and environmental interactions and hazards will become a key strategy to staying alive.
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Overall 5
4.5
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 4
3.5
Playability 5
5.0
Replay value 5
4.5

Review: Def Jam Icon (PS3)

Lawrence.com
25 March 2007
  • Excerpt: I'm a white guy from Kansas, but I think I'm smart enough to realize that Def Jam Icon resembles "street life" about as much as God of War resembles the US Marine experience. Every single aspect of this game tries so damn hard to be thuggish and "street," but it's so self-serious and contrived that...
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