- Platform: Xbox
- ELSPA Minimum Age: 15
- Media: Video Game
Judge Dredd vs Judge Death features a unique new storyline, but one that fits in perfectly with the continuity of the comic with a full cast of characters from the Judge Dredd stories, including Judge Anderson and the Dark Judges, and many of the famous Mega-City One locations. The history and character of the Judge Dredd stories is absolutely central to gameplay. For instance, because Dredd must obey the law he upholds and react according to the severity of all crimes, gamers won't be able to just blast their way through the game, shooting petty criminals at will (not unless they fancy spending the rest of their life breaking rocks on Titan).
The Death in question is, of course, Dredd's dimension-hopping evil nemesis who, along with his fellow dark judges, has popped over to Mega-City One to, well, kill everyone. There's also been a nasty outbreak of vampirism, which means that Dredd has been working overtime. Although it's an FPS, there's more storyline here than normal and Dredd has the option to arrest perps instead of just shooting them dead with his lawgiver--indeed, if he doesn't get the balance right between lenience and severity he'll be in trouble with his superiors.
The world of Dredd vs Death looks exactly like the comics books and all of Dredd's equipment, from the lawmaster motorbike to the multiple-warhead lawgiver, are in full effect; there is however less of the trademark dark humour than many fans would wish. It's a good buy for fans of ol' stony face, but by no means one of the best first-person shooters available. --David Jenkins
I grew up reading 2000AD and loved every issue, but recently stopped reading due to the over whelming blandness of the once great comic. Read morePublished on 12 Dec. 2004 by "moon-stalker"
I used to read 2000AD and Judge Dredd and was excited by the prospect of Mega City One being brought to life in a game. Read morePublished on 16 Feb. 2004 by Nigel Collier