Celebrity Deathmatch (video game)

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Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch Coverart.png
North American PS2 boxart
Developer(s) Big Ape Productions
Publisher(s) Gotham Games
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA October 14, 2003
  • EU October 29, 2003
Xbox
  • NA October 14, 2003
Microsoft Windows
  • NA October 19, 2003
PlayStation
  • NA October 21, 2003
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Celebrity Deathmatch is a video game based on the Celebrity Deathmatch show. The game features celebrities and movie monsters as playable characters.

Gameplay[edit]

In this fighting game, the player needs to hit his opponent several times until the opponent's life meter flashes red. With this, a text will show Kill Him! on the HUD, the winning player then needs to fill up the MTV meter to full, in order to make it rise faster, players can taunt the audience. When in the proper momentum, the player can finish the opponent off by performing their special moves, totally decimating the opponent.

Within the match, several boxes containing various power-ups and weapons can be picked up by the players for advantage.

Characters[edit]

There are 27 total characters: 20 from the start and seven unlockable, regular versions of Nick and Johnny are not playable. There are also 4 created fighters (male and female, each with two sets of fighting styles).

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 36.76%[1]
(Xbox) 35.83%[2]
(PC) 27.42%[3]
(PS) 20%[4]
Metacritic (Xbox) 36/100[5]
(PS2) 32/100[6]
(PC) 30/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com F[8]
Game Informer 2.75/10[9][10]
Game Revolution D−[11]
GameSpot 2.8/10[12]
GameSpy 1/5 stars[13][14]
GameZone (Xbox) 5.7/10[15]
(PS2) 5.5/10[16]
(PC) 4.5/10[17]
IGN 5/10[18][19]
(PS2) 4/10[20]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) (PS2) 1.5/5 stars[21]
(PS) 1/5 stars[22]
Official Xbox Magazine 3/10[23]
PC Gamer US 17%[24]

The game was met with negative reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 36.76% and 32 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[1][6] 35.83% and 36 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[2][5] 27.42% and 30 out of 100 for the PC version;[3][7] and 20% for the PlayStation version.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  2. ^ a b "MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  3. ^ a b "MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  4. ^ a b "MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  5. ^ a b "MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch Critic Reviews for Xbox". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  6. ^ a b "MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch Critic Reviews for PlayStation 2". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  7. ^ a b "MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  8. ^ 1UP Staff (2003-11-06). "Celebrity Deathmatch". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  9. ^ Leeper, Justin (January 2004). "Celebrity Deathmatch (PS2)". Game Informer (129): 135. Archived from the original on 2007-12-26. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  10. ^ "Celebrity Deathmatch (Xbox)". Game Informer (129): 151. January 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-08-02. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  11. ^ Gee, Brian (November 2003). "Celebrity Deathmatch Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  12. ^ Navarro, Alex (2003-10-27). "Celebrity Deathmatch Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  13. ^ Freeman, Matthew (2003-11-01). "GameSpy: Celebrity Deathmatch (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  14. ^ Freeman, Matthew (2003-11-01). "GameSpy: Celebrity Deathmatch (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 2005-12-26. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  15. ^ Wrentmore, John (2003-10-27). "Celebrity Deathmatch - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  16. ^ Bedigian, Louis (2003-10-23). "Celebrity Deathmatch - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  17. ^ Hopper, Steven (2003-10-30). "Celebrity Deathmatch - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  18. ^ McNamara, Tom (2003-10-30). "Celebrity Deathmatch (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  19. ^ McNamara, Tom (2003-10-30). "MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  20. ^ McNamara, Tom (2003-10-30). "MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  21. ^ "Celebrity Deathmatch (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 125. January 2004. 
  22. ^ "Celebrity Deathmatch (PS)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. January 2004. 
  23. ^ "Celebrity Deathmatch". Official Xbox Magazine: 79. January 2004. 
  24. ^ Morris, Dan (January 2004). "MTV Celebrity Deathmatch". PC Gamer: 119. Archived from the original on 2006-03-15. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 

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