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Def Jam Icon, the successor to Def Jam: Fight for NY, is the third installment in the hip hop fighting series series and the first not developed by AKI Corporation.

Battles are fought one-on-one with characters named and built after 30 famous artists such as Redman, Ghostface Killah, Ludacris, Sean Paul and more, each with a different style. There is less focus on wrestling now, but players can still grab and throw opponents to have the environment damage them as well. The locations include rooftops, street, a gas station - opposed to the arenas and wrestling rings of the previous titles.

The 6 available styles are Ghetto Blaster (Street Fighting), Street Kwon Do (Taekwondo), Black Panther (Kung Fu), Muay Fly (Muay Thai), Beatboxer (Boxing), and Jah Breaker (Capoeira). There is no HUD, you have to deduct the damage from the characters themselves. In any fighting mode, you’ll find that the environment will bounce around with the beat of the song playing during a match, allowing for special attacks and additional damage.

If none of the characters suits you, you once again can create your own character with an advanced F.A.C.E. system. This time, you can customize everything from a skin blemish to a funny nose. ICON provides a soundtrack of 29 songs. The fighters perform better when one of their own songs is playing.

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Def Jam: Icon Screenshot
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Def Jam: Icon Screenshot
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FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Apr 15, 2007 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Mar 06, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Mar 07, 2007 8.1 out of 10 81
AceGamez May 03, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Xbox World Australia (XWA) May 13, 2007 71 out of 100 71
GotNext Jun 13, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Wham! gaming Mar 11, 2007 7 out of 10 70
IGN Mar 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Kombo.com Mar 12, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Shark Apr 12, 2007 C 50

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Simon Koetsier (421) added Def Jam: Icon (Xbox 360) on Aug 29, 2007
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