Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover review

  • Console action perfectly preserved
  • Sweet visuals and real rapper voices
  • Arenas, opponents can be smashed up
  • Long-ass load times
  • Asinine story and dialogue
  • Static cutscenes? Boo to that

Whatever your take on the fusion of hip-hop and games, Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover is an impressive feat. Its deep customizability and visceral biff-bam-pow make it crazy addictive, and it doesn't get old; aside from the story mode, the game also packs in six freestyle match types that can be played alone or against a friend via Wi-Fi. And hey, there's nothing quite like being able to brain your least-favorite hip-hop celebrity with a tire iron and shove him or her through a plate-glass window. That's just awesome.

More Info

Release date: Aug 29 2006 - PSP (US)
Available Platforms: PSP
Genre: Fighting
Published by: Electronic Arts
Developed by: EA Canada, Aki Corporation
Franchise: Def Jam
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence


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