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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 1.2
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 1.6
Overall User Score (5 votes) 1.8


Critic Reviews

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68
Maybe the developer and producer wanted a short single player game to get people headed right into the “meaty pulp” of the game. Maybe not – who knows. At least it's a budget title. Good night, good fight!
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GameZone (Oct 28, 2003)
When there is a sequel (if that ever happens), I’d like to see more substance and less hopeful wishing on Big Ape Producutions’ part that gamers will buy Celebrity Deathmatch simply because of its MTV brand.
50
DreamStation.cc (Dec 04, 2003)
The game had a lot of potential. However, I think the scope of the show was just too big to put it in the game. I have to say Gotham Games put a great effort to make a game based on the show. However, interest is waning from the show since it’s no longer airing on MTV. It’s too little, too late in the coming.
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IGN (Oct 30, 2003)
I can only guess what CDM could have been if done with a larger budget. What I found most disappointing was the loss of the claymation feel and the sense of personality of each celebrity--in other words, the elements that make the TV show so memorable. This might have been bearable if combat was interesting and if you couldn't whip through the entire single-player game at video arcade speeds. I know games with longer learning curves than the entire play time of CDM. I wouldn't recommend picking this up unless you're a determined Celebrity Deathmatch collector.
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Game Chronicles (Dec 07, 2003)
Unless you are an extreme fan of the original series or have low expectations from your fighting games, just stay away from MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch. There is no challenging gameplay to speak of, and the only real joy you ever get is witnessing the wacky ways to kill each other. You can have just as much fun watching the show and save your Xbox for a real game.
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Netjak (Oct 30, 2003)
Is this a sign that MTV concept videogames should never be produced? Perhaps, or maybe Gotham Games decided to develop a (piss-poor) game and quickly cash in on the success of the series. Well, if they wanted to cash in on the success of the show; they were a few years off since Celebrity Deathmatch hasn’t been shown on MTV in close to two years. It seems that they tried so hard to pull it up from becoming a bad title, but perhaps it was just doomed to fail in the first place no matter what development team made it. I’m sure that if you play with the right people, multiplayer can bring some entertainment, but if you are looking for a title with staying power, a plethora of unlockables and an actual challenge factor, look some place else.
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Gaming Target (Nov 26, 2003)
The game can be fun to have around for a quick two-player fight but once you seen all the moves and heard all the clever dialogue even that becomes dull. Unlike in other silly action games like Super Smash Brothers where it’s still possible to fight up to four players at once, Celebrity Deathmatch you to fight the computer or a friend and that’s it. MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch makes an excellent rental especially if you’re a fan of one or more celebrities here but if you’re looking for in-depth fighter with tons of replay value, you won’t find it in this Deathmatch that’s for sure.
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TeamXbox (Nov 03, 2003)
When a game comes along that is so narrowly directed at a target audience, that group will usually find some enjoyment with the game. However, I would say it would take an absolute, live and breathe Celebrity Dethamtch fan to warrant a purchase of this title. Otherwise, the outdated and unfunny jokes, horrible fighting engine, and lackluster visuals and sound make this a game that could have been, but never will. Stay very far away.
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Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 05, 2003)
Ha qu’il est doux de constater que des développeurs peu scrupuleux ne doutent de rien. Certes MTV Celebrity Deathmatch possède quelques grosses tranches de rigolades mais sorti de là il n’y a rien à se mettre sous la dent. Le gameplay est creux, le titre est moche, la durée de vie est encore plus mince qu’un top modèle anorexique et on aura vite fait de partir sur autre chose…Sûrement pas sur Go Go Golf, me souffle une fois de plus Romendil, ha oui autant pour moi.
30
Lawrence (Oct 16, 2003)
Gotham Games went over its budget and delayed the release to fix many "bugs." They foresaw disappointment in the lack of characters so they stuck it with a $19.99 price tag. Unfortunately that would still be ripping you off.
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4Players.de (Nov 19, 2003)
Die Grafik schafft es weder, das aus den TV-Shows bekannte Knetfiguren-Feeling zu replizieren noch nutzt sie die Technikmöglichkeiten der Xbox oder PS2 auch nur ansatzweise aus. Akustisch kurz vor dem Bereich seelischer Grausamkeit angesiedelt, kann nur die Sprachausgabe einigermaßen überzeugen. Und spielerisch? Tja, in diesem Bereich ist Celebrity Deathmatch ein schlechter Witz. Als ob es nicht reicht, dass man das Spiel nach ca. eineinhalb Stunden beendet hat und in den Mülleimer werfen kann, ist die Steuerung auf das nötigste beschränkt und gibt euch rudimentäre Bewegungsmöglichkeiten in die Hand, um die Gegner fertig zu machen. Der Witz und Gewaltgehalt der Serie haben zwar Einzug gehalten, können Celebrity Deathmatch aber auch nicht mehr vor dem absoluten Absturz retten. Haltet euch bloß von diesem üblen Machwerk fern, das nicht mehr und nicht weniger als grottenschlechter Lizenzmüll ist.
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GameSpot UK (Oct 27, 2003)
MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch is a mess from top to bottom. The jokes are rarely ever funny, the gameplay is a veritable smorgasbord of repetitive and boring action, and the underwhelming graphics and sound don't help matters. If you're a fan of the TV program, you may find Celebrity Deathmatch amusing for the 20 minutes it takes to see every single gag in the game once, and even that might be a bit of a stretch. As for anyone else, stay as far away from Celebrity Deathmatch as is humanly possible.
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GameSpot (Oct 27, 2003)
MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch is a mess from top to bottom. The jokes are rarely ever funny, the gameplay is a veritable smorgasbord of repetitive and boring action, and the underwhelming graphics and sound don't help matters. If you're a fan of the TV program, you may find Celebrity Deathmatch amusing for the 20 minutes it takes to see every single gag in the game once, and even that might be a bit of a stretch. As for anyone else, stay as far away from Celebrity Deathmatch as is humanly possible.
28
Know anyone that you don’t really like, but still have to buy the occasional present for? Get ‘em this! You’ll never get invited to his/her birthday party again. Who in their right mind would enjoy a lame "funny" fighter filled with washed-up "stars," pitiful graphics, and craptacular controls? No one, that’s who. There are a lot of poor fighting games out there, but few are this shallow or boring. I’d bet money that not a single "celebrity" who appeared in this game would even accept a free copy. Except maybe Carrot Top.
20
Meristation (Nov 30, 2003)
MTV, la popular cadena de música, tiene una curiosa serie de animación en la que los cantantes y personajillos varios del universo del famoseo más (o menos) glam del cosmos se dan de mamporros para demostrar que están más in que nadie. Recréala en tu Xbox...
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GameSpy (Nov 01, 2003)
I would say "there's little to recommend here" if there was anything at all to recommend. It's rare to find a title that is so inadequately presented and so fundamentally flawed. I'm sure the goal here was to create a piece of pop culture fluff, and in that, it succeeds too well. It brings to mind other inadvertent Celebrity Deathmatch situations, like Gigli. And the response gamers should have to this title is the same that moviegoers have already said about the whole Affleck-Lopez mess: Avoid, avoid, avoid!
16
Game Revolution (Nov, 2003)
According to an actual line from the game, There's nothing you can do to stop it, except turn it off. I couldn't agree more.
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1UP (2003)
While Soul Calibur II-style move sets and an expansive career mode wasn't on the list of expectations upon booting Celebrity Deathmatch, it is still surprising to me how little gameplay has been compressed onto a single DVD. Lacking the excitement, humor, and creativity of the infamous TV show, Celebrity Deathmatch isn't even recommendable as a rental to fans.