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MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch
(hx) 05:02 AM EST - Mar,08 2004

I remember watching the premiere short of Celebrity Deathmatch a few years back (1998). If you're one of those people that never seen MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch before, it was a strange but very funny adult clay animation show that featured some very extremely violent fictional fights. To be honest, I was personally a fan of the show and enjoyed the extreme violence that it showcased :) Since I've noticed many negative reviews on gaming websites I decided to install the game, even it was released a couple of months ago. So, what kind of game is MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch?

For the vast majority of gamers, playing MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch will be a lot like watching an individual episode of the TV series it's based on. The game allows you to play and dismember over 15 of show biz's most beloved and hated B-celebrities including such megatalents as Shannen Doherty, Tommy Lee, Jerry Springer, Marilyn Manson, Busta Rhymes, Carrot Top, Ron Jeremy, Mr. T, Anna Nicole Smith, and NSync. The celebrities have their own unique move sets catered to their specific personalities (Anna Nicole Smith's squeezes milk out of her novelty oversized breasts, Mr. T drops the A-Team van on you and Ron Jeremy drops a pair of oversized balls).

There're only two different modes of gameplay - the episode mode, which lets you jump into an actual episode from the show, and the deathmatch mode, which lets you choose a celebrity of your liking and throw down with the computer or a friend (on the same PC). Defeating the single player rounds unlocks further characters but unfortunately these are no interesting characters (such as Frankenstein). These add nothing to the game and provide absolutely no reason to keep playing the game. There's no Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Janet Jackson...:(. The last option is "Create-A-Celebrity" mode that allows you to create your own famous fighter with changes available to the hair, torso, legs, and special moves.

So, it's a button masher through and through, where celebrities in clay form go at it to butcher each other for the sake of it :) Yeah, it's sometime really hard to win, since characters can have their legs, arms, and heads chopped off and the match will still be goin. However, the gameplay is very tedious and quickly becomes boring. In other words, this is really easy and funny, but when you did a couple of fights, you already seen everything the game provides - once you've seen the various combatants' special moves a couple of times, had a few laughs, you're pretty much done.

I didn't expected much from the game. This is not about the graphics or quality it's about violence and morbid humor. There's no doubt that this kind of game isn't for everyone. But it seems the game is rather for age 5-10 because you can finish this game in 1 hour and you don't get that clay feeling. There's no doubt, Celebrity Deathmatch could have been done much better. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, unless you are hardcore fan of the TV show :)

gameplay movies: movie1 (18.2MB), movie2 (3MB),  movie3 (1.1MB),  movie4 (6.5MB)

System requirements: Pentium III 450 MHz or equivalent, 128 MB RAM, 400 MB free hard disk space, DirectX v9.0 compatible video and sound card, CDROM 8x

snd: 3/5 - mediocre, quite repetitive commentary (Johnny Gomez and Nick Diamond)
gfx: 2/5 - straight cartoon-styled, blocky character models with poor facial animation
playability: 2/5 - budget button masher through and through, good for stress reduction, very short/limited gameplay, no real challenge, no LAN/Internet multiplayer (there is a two-player exhibition mode on the same PC), low price $9.99
genre: bizarre wrestling based on the popular TV show
platform: PC, also available for Xbox/PS2
release: September 2003
developer: Big Ape
publisher: Gotham Games
Overall: 42%

last 10 comments:

L.Aposted - Mar, 08 2004 - 05:30

asdposted - Mar, 08 2004 - 07:01
42% muhaha.this game isnt even worth it was said somewhere before"under 70 isnt worth buying, under 50 isnt worth playing"

iggypopposted - Mar, 08 2004 - 07:15
This has been out for ages!! Either way - its utterly crap and not worth touching - it was such a disappointment!

Mr.Tposted - Mar, 08 2004 - 07:17
Mr.T rocks.

jonposted - Mar, 08 2004 - 07:40
Soo bad :( too bad :(

xxxxposted - Mar, 08 2004 - 10:17
disappointment, lol, this game is a joke in terms of graphics. lol. this is $9.99 and i doubt it's worth that. lol.

Greg Hornyposted - Mar, 08 2004 - 11:29
MTV's celebrity deathmatch, what a crappy game ever! Even in the tv show it only lasted a few second just so we could a rich bastards celebrity bashing each other heads off. On the bottom line don't waste your useful dollars on this choppy title.

asdposted - Mar, 08 2004 - 15:07
hey. donty talk trash about the tv show.

Crapy game!posted - Apr, 03 2004 - 17:42
You guys are right! This game ain't worth 10 bucks... These guys should think about creating a realistic , cool music , great story game....not a game which is created just to be created....

jonjonposted - May, 04 2004 - 11:29
whaaa ... gimme back my money! its not worthy 4 my 10$, gimme back my money!

Joe1Joeposted - Jun, 11 2004 - 08:14
This game is good to reeve time! but ALL GAME SUX!!!! BEER & GIRLS RULE THIS WORLD

Gir ^_^posted - Sep, 19 2004 - 20:31
The game is okay with me. I am a fan of the show, which is better, but the game is O.K. I'd give it a 7.5/10.

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