Celebrity Deathmatch - PC

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Celebrity Deathmatch (PC)
Also for: PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Publishers: Take 2 (GB)
Released: 31 Oct 2003 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
Accessories: Mouse, Keyboard


MTV has quickly become a TV channel known not for its continual music and music-related documentaries, but for its successful animated TV series such as Beavis and Butthead. And with Celebrity Deathmatch among the latest and greatest shows on MTV, it comes as no surprise that the fictional beat-em-up frenzy is also bound for PC.

A faithful representation of the animated equivalent, Celebrity Deathmatch allows players to take control of and even dismember as many as 15 of TV’s most well known personalities.

As a game, Celebrity Deathmatch is very much a simple, uncomplicated beat-em-up. Fighting your enemies in a variety of locales, players must, at a basic level, simply punch and kick their opponents to death. The ability to pick up and throw telephone booths with Mr T does makes things more interesting and there is also a variety of wrestling moves available to inflict upon your opponents.

Visually, the game world and its inhabitants also remain faithful to the TV original. The simple, almost plasticine-like characters remain intact for this virtual outing, and roam around a variety of sparse 3D environments. It’s not the most astounding game to look at, but it gets the job done.

Celebrity Deathmatch is a light-hearted experience, not to be taken seriously. All you have to do is to knock your enemy for six and have fun whilst doing it.