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Beat rap royalty and put Outkast in a plaster cast

On the whole, it’s all good violent fun, if a little repetitive, aided by a new control system that wisely copies Fight Night. The face buttons perform basic kicks, punches, blocks and taunts, but it’s the Right analog stick that performs the crucial grabs, throws and directional strikes needed to direct an opponent towards a hazard. Every move is superbly animated, and the game revels in showing bleeding, burned and battered faces in comic, gratuitous detail.

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DescriptionA photorealistic hip-hop fighter with complex stages and hazards that move with the music. When we say 'next-gen,' this is exactly the sort of thing we mean.
Franchise nameDef Jam
UK franchise nameDef Jam
PlatformPS3, Xbox 360
US censor ratingMature
UK censor rating18+
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 23 March 2007 (UK)