Death Crimson OX

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Death Crimson OX
Death Crimson OX Coverart.png
North American Dreamcast cover art
Developer(s) Ecole
Publisher(s) Ecole (JPN)
Sammy (Dreamcast US)
Play It (PS2 EUR)
Platform(s) Arcade, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) Dreamcast [1]
  • JP May 10, 2001
  • NA August 5, 2001
PlayStation 2 [2]
  • JP November 27, 2003
  • PAL December 10, 2004
Genre(s) Action, Shooter
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Arcade system NAOMI

Death Crimson OX (デスクリムゾン オックス Desu Kurimuzon Okkusu?) is a light gun shooting game developed by Ecole. It was released in arcades in 2000 then ported to the Dreamcast console in 2001 (published by Sammy Entertainment), several months after Sega had dropped support for the console. It is the third game in the Death Crimson series, and the only one to be released outside Japan. The game can be played with either a standard controller or a light gun.

The game was also released as Guncom 2 [3] in Europe and Death Crimson OX+[2] in Japan on the PlayStation 2.

Reception[edit]

The Dreamcast version received generally negative reviews. Gamespot gave the game a 4.2/10, describing it as a second-rate House of the Dead clone.[4] IGN scored it a 4.3/10, citing a confusing storyline, poor visuals, and new gameplay mechanics which prevent the game from offering any sort of challenge.[5] Game Informer gave it a 4.0/10, remarking that it "Gives you plenty of targets, but no real reason to keep pulling the trigger."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dreamcast version release data, GameFAQs.
  2. ^ a b PlayStation 2 version release data, GameFAQs.
  3. ^ "ConsoleCity". Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  4. ^ Shoemaker, Brad (August 30, 2001). Dreamcast version review, GameSpot.
  5. ^ (August 22, 2001). Dreamcast version review, IGN.
  6. ^ Dreamcast version reviews, Metacritic.