MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch
|a game by||Gotham Games|
|Editor Rating:||5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.7/10 - 3 votes|
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Celebrity Deathmatch is about as bad as the title suggests. I don't think there were a lot of people out there expecting this game would be anything near good but what is surprising is how it manages to be so bad without truly sucking in any one particular area.
Like the television show of the same name, Celebrity Deathmatch the video game pits a collection of famous and infamous people against each other in a no-holds-barred till the death ring fight. What made the television show an occasional hit was the fact that the writers for the show managed to come up with new and inventive ways for the ever changing list of celebs to off each other. That's problem number one with the video game; it's stuck with the same list of celebrities no matter how often you play it. On top of that, the subtle and not so subtle jokes created with their special moves really aren't all that funny even the first time around.
This game also suffers from truly lackluster controls. While they aren't bad enough to warrant a blistering review, they do little to make the game fun, giving Deathmatch a mushy sort of loose play. The fights are limited even more with a short list of attacks and a single quasi-defense.
Finally, Deathmatch doesn't offer much in the way of variety when it comes to how you play the game. You can duke it out one match at a time against a friend or the computer or you can go through the episode mode, which is basically the same thing with no choice of characters. The game's sloppy design becomes glaringly evident in the single match games where you have to basically start over to change your character with which you are fighting.
For some reason the game doesn't use the claymation style of the show and instead went with a bland cartoon look that manages to suck what little soul this game might have had right out of the box. Playing MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch is like watching a bad episode of the show and owning it is like watching that same episode over and over and over and over again. I think I'll pass.