Def Jam: Fight for NY is a hip-hop-influenced 3D action video game published by EA Games. The game was spun off into a 2006 PlayStation Portable game called Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover.
The game’s story mode starts you off as some random guy on the street who needs to earn some money by fighting. You can customize your fighter’s look with some basic designs initially, and as you go through the story mode, you can pick from a large selection of clothes, jewelry, hair cuts, and tattoos. As you go through the method, you’ll eventually find yourself liking how the character looks, even if it didn’t initially start that way. As for how the story progresses, it’s passable -barely. You won’t care about the story, but it’s enough to keep you interested, despite most of the ridiculous dialog spoken being atrocious.
Another important aspect is the game-play, such as the controls and overall feel of the game. There have been some tweaks to the game-play, but they’re minor. For one, you can no longer pick up your opponent from the ground. You’ll have to stomp on them until they get up. Instead of picking up your fallen opponent, you’ll mount on top of them and start punching away at them. But be careful! They can and usually do reverse this by rolling you onto your back and pounding away at you. But overall, the game-play is excellent.
Tied into the fighting mechanics near are the arenas. Many of them have direct impacts on the fights. For example, in several stages, you’ll be surrounded by a cage. You’ll be able to scrape your opponent’s face across it. Another location has breakable stereo systems.