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6.5 out of 10

Def Jam: Icon

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Overall 5
5.3
Gameplay 5
5.1
Graphics 6
5.6
Sound 5
5.0
Lifespan 6
5.5

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: As for game’s challenge, Turning Point provides four difficulty levels: Easy, Normal, Hard and Insane. Even at Normal, you’ll probably find yourself dying a number of times, and the checkpoint system might cause you to have to replay a sizable section over—and perhaps over and over and over—again. Those looking to the multiplayer portion to get their money’s worth will be let down also, because the gameplay modes are limited to Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.
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Overall 6
6.4

Def Jam Icon

AV Club
8 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Even if you don't own every Ludacris album, watching the rich environments rattle to the music is reason enough to give this a play. Just don't expect much depth from this beat 'em up.
  • Pros: The opulent environments bounce and disintegrate to the beat, and on the Xbox 360, you can use your own music. It's a blast to watch The Stanton Warriors shred an environment in seconds, while Garth Brooks takes 10 minutes.
  • Cons: Rappers who have your number—we struggled against Redman—are tough to overcome. The lack of moves means a lack of strategy and a load of frustration.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5
Lifespan 8
7.8

Def Jam: Icon Review

IGN Entertainment
9 February 2008
  • Conclusion: It’s easy to forget that there’s a fighting game somewhere under the crates of music and thick attitude of Def Jam Icon . For a straight-up fighter, Def Jam Icon is mediocre. It was easier for EA Chicago’s Fight Night crew to get boxing right, as it’s much more constraining than street brawls where environmental hot spots abound. Characters seem a bit too sluggish overall in Def Jam Icon , with little variance to the pacing of the action.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 6
5.5
Graphics 9
8.8
Sound 9
8.5
Multiplayer 6
6.0
Longevity 6
6.0

Def Jam: Icon

NowGamer
3 December 2007
  • Summary: Act up and get bopped in tha mouth, coz you're just playing a gangsta…
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Overall 7
6.5

Xbox 360 Review - 'Def Jam: Icon'

WorthPlaying
26 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 7
6.5

Def Jam: Icon

Console Monster
29 March 2008
  • Summary: If you’re new to the series, Def Jam takes hip-hop artists and makes them have brutal fights. With ‘Def Jam Vendetta’ for the GC and PS2 and the sequel ‘Fight for NY’ released for Xbox, PS2 and GC, it proved to be a successful franchise. Let’s take a look at ICON and see if it lives up to its predecessors.
  • Pros: Best graphics for a fighter on the 360, Hip-hop music should please fans, Voiceovers from big hip-hop artists
  • Cons: Bad controls, Fighting style slow and messy, Nothing new to bring to Live
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Overall 6
6.0

NASCAR 08: Chase for the Cup

Console Monster
29 March 2008
  • Summary: What are some of the first things that come to mind when you think of NASCAR? If you’re like me, mullets, bucked and cigarette-stained teeth, beer bellies, body odor and American flags come to mind. Now that I’ve belittled all the PS3 owning NASCAR fans out there, let me tell you some good news—if you’re a fan of NASCAR, you’re probably going to get a good enough experience out of NASCAR 08 to justify picking it up.
  • Pros: Damage modelling looks pretty neat, Sound effects are solid, Should please most NASCAR fans
  • Cons: Complete lack of variety, Graphics are not up to snuff, No sense of speed when driving
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Overall 6
6.3
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0

Def Jam: Icon

Big Family Clan
27 February 2009
Overall 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 4
4.0

Expert Review

Xbox Gazette
4 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Après deux premiers épisodes sortis sous la précédente génération de consoles, Def Jam arrive enfin sur consoles de nouvelle génération. Sorti en 2003 pour la première fois, ce jeu de baston avait réussi à renouveler le genre en mélangeant catch et rap US. Aujourd'hui c'est l'équipe d'EA Chicago qui se charge de reprendre le flambeau, car édités à l'époque par AKI Corporation, Def Jam Vendetta et avaient connu un franc succès.
  • Pros: Plein les yeux, Plein les oreill, es, IA des rappeurs, Prise en main aisée
  • Cons: Mollesse des combats, Trop peu de coups, G, ameplay sousexploité, Trop court en solo
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Overall 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 4
4.0

Expert Review

Xbox Gazette
1 September 2007
  • Conclusion: En affichant trop de points négatifs par rapport au passé, ce troisième épisode ne fait malheureusement, au final, pas honneur à ses prédécesseurs. Def Jam : Icon se classe donc au rang de jeu moyen, qui s'avère être un jeu intéressant pour les fans du genre. Espérons simplement qu'un quatrième épisode puisse voir le jour, toujours en y incluant ce système de gameplay original, mais dans une version plus aboutie.
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