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Death by Degrees (PlayStation 2)

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In this Tekken spin-off, you control assassin Nina Williams as she fights to take down terrorist organization/evil corporation Kometa. She infiltrated a luxury cruise ship, Amphitrite, as a fighter in an illegal fighting tournament. The mission was to find out more about this organization, and two other CIA operatives were sent onboard the cruiser. Nina was but a support member of the team, not to take anything in her own hands unless her colleagues fail. Yet, when she is taken captive, and receives the news of mission failed, she's about to take matters into her own hands, and do what she's trained to do... sweep off the decks.

Nina must make her way through a large cruise ship, finding keys and scanning prints to gain access to more areas while using stealth to avoid the guards. When stealth fails, the game's more unique aspects come into play. Although game uses 3rd-person perspective, on certain occasions it switches to 1st-person view such as when using a sniper rifle, swimming underwater, or crawling the ducts.

Death by Degrees uses analog sticks to perform the attacks. The left stick moves Nina, and make her dodge when tapped instead of moved gradually, while the right stick makes her attack in whatever direction it is tapped, so attacks can be executed in any direction. Blocks are executed by holding the right stick toward the enemy at the precise moment of attack. In fights, you can disable enemies quickly with precisely-aimed bone-breaking maneuvers. When executed correctly, the game switches to an x-ray views to bone crushing a bit more enhanced then it was done in Rogue Ops. You can lock camera over your shoulder in most of the areas, which then allows you to freely rotate the camera while Nina is constantly in her running mode. Beside martial arts, she can use variety of melee weapons like knives, batons, swords, and such, as well as pistols, machine guns, and other firearms. As you defeat opponents, you gain points which serves you to upgrade already rich plethora of moves and attacks.

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Death by Degrees PlayStation 2 This cruiser is big enough to lose your way without a map.
Death by Degrees PlayStation 2 When enemies come shielded, a shotgun may prove useful.
Death by Degrees PlayStation 2 At the captain's office
Death by Degrees PlayStation 2 Certain moves show an x-ray of the enemy's body figure.

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Game industry News (GiN) 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamesmania.de Mar 10, 2005 69 out of 100 69
GameSpy Feb 04, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameZone Feb 16, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59
Game Chronicles Mar 30, 2005 5.7 out of 10 57
GameSpot Feb 03, 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2005 5.25 out of 10 52
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 08, 2005 10 out of 20 50
Softpedia Dec 28, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Diehard GameFan Mar 21, 2005 3 out of 10 30

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  • Game Informer Magazine
    • January 2006 (Issue #153) – #10 of the Top 10 Worst Games of 2005

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Ace of Sevens (4228) added Death by Degrees (PlayStation 2) on Aug 27, 2006