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7.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 557 ratings
  1. 10 (56)
  2. 9 (118)
  3. 8 (217)
  4. 7 (113)
  5. 6 (25)
  6. 5 (15)
  7. 4 (4)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (4)

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  • User Rating 8.5

    Anyone who's into fighting games might wanna to check out Dead Or Alive where the series began from arcades to PS1.

    Rated on August 10, 2009 by benleslie5

    The series was first in the arcades back in 1996 and then released on the Sega Saturn back in 1997 for the Japanese. But back in 1998 it was released on the Playstation. The Playstation version howeve...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    A great, addicting fighting game.

    Rated on September 28, 2004 by Hellmen21

    Dead or Alive is a great fighting game that any fighter fan will enjoy very much. The gameplay is very addictive and very fun to play. There's a ton of stuff to unlock as well(including ayane). The gr...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.4

    I like the DOA series and it's quite funny to try the game which started the whole thing.

    Rated on August 10, 2006 by mand_450

    I tried this game on the XBOX with DOAU, but i'll rather want to place my review here. The DOA series is my favorite fighting game series. I've played quite a lot of number 2 in ultimate, so i thaught...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    A superb beat-em-up.

    Rated on January 25, 2006 by Dark-Hero1991

    An awesome game that feels right as soon as you pick up the control pad. It has awesome graphics, awesome gameplay, awesome sound and the greatest line up of characters ever including some of the sexi...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    A superb beat-em-up.

    Rated on January 25, 2006 by Dark-Hero1991

    An awesome game that feels right as soon as you pick up the control pad. It has awesome graphics, awesome gameplay, awesome sound and the greatest line up of characters ever including some of the sexi...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8

    DOA different but same.

    Rated on December 14, 2004 by armyman_22

    This PSX game is good but its no street fighter and no tekken. Even in 2004 I still dont think its that great. I use to be a huge fan because it was different. Female fighters were the focus and i lov...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    A great fighting game, and a great start to a awesome fighting game series.

    Rated on February 21, 2010 by ScF2007

    Dead or Alive was developed and published by Tecmo, it was released in 1998 Dead or Alive is the first of the Dead or Alive series. Alot of the features in this game is what made the Dead or Alive...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7

    Ahhh, the bouncy mode. Admit it, that's why you bought this game and tecmo paid close attention to that decision. thanx.

    Rated on April 06, 2006 by gaeren

    Dead or alive bases it's fame and fortune on the crazy breast physics. this is a fact. Now, it doesn't hurt that the gameplay is amazingly fluid and the game had some of the first interactive stages i...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    Sega Saturn GOLD

    Rated on April 12, 2006 by Saint-KRz

    Sure DOA 2 & 3 have the silky graphics and combo moves that take an age to master but DOA has the heart of the series, and the hearts of just about everyone who ever played it. It had the classic b...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Dead Or Alive is a great fighting game to play, either on the Saturn or Playstation.

    Rated on March 08, 2011 by Darkman2007

    Dead or Alive was originally released in the arcades in 1996 , the name Dead or Alive, implied the situation of Tecmo, who were having financial problems and relied on Dead or Alive to save it. Thankf...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.