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This is one of the few fighting games that follows the Killer Instinct school of fighting, that is: lots of eye candy, techno soundtrack and combo moves that allow you to string together dozens of hits.

Storywise the game puts you in the shoes of a deceased character among a gallery of several equally dead characters competing in hell on a tournament sponsored by Lucifer himself with the grand prize being to return to the mortal plane.

The characters include the standard amount of "real" martial artists like the Bruce Lee clone and the dominatrix, as well as some fantasy characters like demons, vikings, etc. each with his own array of special moves, combos and finishing moves.

Graphically the game pulls some nifty tricks. Backgrounds consist of looping FMV and pre-rendered sprites with pyrotechnic effects, reflecting water, etc.., the camera zooms in and out of the fighters, etc.

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Pray for Death DOS Choose your soul
Pray for Death DOS Souls' Chamber - Quite MK-inspired, don't you think?
Pray for Death DOS Cthulhu vs. Uriel
Pray for Death DOS A fight which calls for an Egyptian setting

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Critic Reviews

PC Zone DOS Aug 13, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamezilla DOS Mar 09, 2000 68 out of 100 68
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1996 67 out of 100 67
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jul, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot DOS Dec 19, 1996 5.3 out of 10 53
Power Play DOS Jul, 1996 49 out of 100 49
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jul, 1996 43 out of 100 43
PC Action DOS Jul, 1996 40 out of 100 40

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Trivia

Pray for Death is quite possibly the only game to feature H.P. Lovecraft's infamous Cthulhu as a playable character.
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