Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball (Xbox)

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Dead Or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball takes all the female fighters from Dead Or Alive 3, sends them to a tropical island named Zack Island, and pits them in volleyball matches.

At the outset, you choose from one of eight characters, all female. When you first play the game, the new character, Lisa, introduces you to a few aspects, and joins you for your first volleyball match. All matches are two-on-two, with the first team to seven being the winner.

Each day is comprised of four sections; morning, day, evening, and nighttime. There are several different areas you can visit; separate beaches and jungles to challenge different teams, an accessory shop, where you can buy accessories such as sunglasses, a sporting shop where you can buy new bikini's, a store called "Zack of all Trades" where you can buy miscellaneous items, such as a gun, lipstick, lotion, etc., a radio station, where you can select what soundtracks to listen to, or listen to your own, and the hotel, where each day ends.

Once nighttime comes around, you can visit the casino. Once there, you can play one of four games; Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, or Slots. Playing games can earn you money, but can also strip you of money.

There is a large variety of items to collect, and some items you must buy to entice someone to join your team. If a character's favorite color is black and her hobbies include cars, then you would buy them a black steering wall to pursuade them to join you.

Volleyball matches earn you money (if you win) and consist of three basic moves; serve, spike, receive. If you lose too many games, you're partner may ditch you. Win enough and her loyalty will increase.

XBV includes a multiplayer feature that lets you play against a friend.


Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Xbox Hitomi and Leifang, doing probably the most provocative scene in the history of gameplay.
Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Xbox Cycling
Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Xbox Leifang on a boat, from the opening cinematic of DOA3 tape.
Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball Xbox Maybe Ayane just doesn't like water too much.

Alternate Titles

  • "生或死沙滩排球" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "DoA:XBV" -- Common abbreviation

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How Crazy Are You? MAT (102237) 2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars2.71 Stars
A lot of tanned babes under the blazing summer but the volley. Super_Anima (5) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Shin Force Jan 25, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95 Feb 18, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
XBox Front Jun 21, 2005 80 out of 100 80
The Video Game Critic Apr 02, 2003 B- 67 Apr 14, 2003 66 out of 100 66
Factornews Feb 05, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Games TM Mar, 2003 6 out of 10 60
GameCell UK 2003 5 out of 10 50
Level 7 Mar 05, 2003 4 out of 10 40
HonestGamers Feb 03, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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There are 328 different swimsuits in the game.


According to lead designer Itagaki, Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball was originally the concept for a minigame in DOA2: Hardcore.


Though the game says there is nudity in the game, the only actual nudity seen is in the opening cutscene. You can't see anything, though, due to the lighting.

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JPaterson (9118) added Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball (Xbox) on Jan 24, 2003