Percentile Rank

Dead or Alive 6 is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 98 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

Based on 98 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 stumbles into 2019 like a drunken uncle staggers onto the dancefloor at a wedding: past it and likely to embarrass.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
Mar 1, 2019

[Dead or Alive 6] strips away the tawdry trappings of past installments, leaving a fabulous fighting game with compelling characters worth caring about.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 2, 2019

An immensely fun fighting game with some flaws

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Checkpoint Gaming
Liked
Liked
Mar 7, 2019

Is a perfectly playable fighting game featuring plenty of colourful characters and interactive backgrounds. Perhaps let down by its simplicity and lack of balance between fighters.

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Player2.net.au
B
B
Mar 18, 2019

Look past the game’s infamous history and what you have is what has always existed in the series. An easy to follow combat system with intrinsically rewarding gameplay that will keep you saying “one more game.”

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Scored Reviews

Digitally Downloaded
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is amazing. It’s the best looking fighting game out there, bar none, and has a combat system that is both instantly accessible for newcomers, without feeling condescending, and yet also offering plenty of depth and complexity for experienced fans.

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Just Push Start
4.75 / 5.0
4.75 / 5.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 manages to deliver in almost every category you could want. Even if the story isn't that exciting, it's fantastic to look at and some of the characters are a lot of fun to see interact with the world around them. Single players have plenty to see, with online being a little lackluster. Combine this with a fair amount of costumes, thrilling visuals and fantastic mechanics and it makes for an experience worth trying.

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Remote Play
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

For fighting fans, this is a must play.

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PCGamesN
9 / 10
PCGamesN
Jack Ridsdale

Top Critic

9 / 10
Mar 1, 2019

The culmination of over two decades of refinement, resulting in fluid, accessible, and balanced combat mechanics. While the game's lurid focus on flesh will divide opinion, it remains one of the most polished and fully-featured fighting games in recent years.Jack Ridsdale

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is more accessible than ever, but it's still most definitely and unapologetically Dead or Alive, and that's exactly what it should be.

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Rice Digital
Mar 1, 2019

DEAD OR ALIVE 6 is out today for Playstation 4, and PC via Steam. Have we swayed you on the game? Why not pick up a copy?

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is a great game that is easy for anyone to pick up and has the depth to last fighting game fans a long time.

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GamePitt
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Taking its place as my favourite fighting game this generation, Dead or Alive 6 is so addictive! When you’re not trying to achieve all three stars in each of the 104 quests, you’ll be either fighting a stranger online, training for your next fight or working your way through the rather messy story mode. The narrative may not be one of the best out there but the game delivers where it counts, in the combat mechanics and performance. Delivering both a resolution or framerate mode on the PS4 Pro, Dead or Alive 6 ensures it remains stable whichever option you decide to go with.

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PSX Brasil
87 / 100
87 / 100
Mar 3, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is an excellent fighting game. The graphics are very beautiful, the fights are dynamic and the new gameplay mechanics are interesting. The available modes are also good, especially the DOA Quest and all the tutorials and challenges. However, DOA 6 has its problems, such as story mode and the little variety of costumes (many only change the color). However, the absence of many basic functionalities in the online at its launch, even if they come later, is something that we can not ignore unfortunately.

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Electric Bento
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2019

Provided Koei Tecmo keeps the characters and content updates coming Dead or Alive 6 should keep fighting game fans busy for years to come.

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GamePro
85 / 100
GamePro

Top Critic

85 / 100
Mar 1, 2019

Accessible for beginners and at the same time tactical enough for professionals. Dead or Alive shows off its best in Part 6.

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WellPlayed
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

With its fun and fast-paced gameplay, stunning visuals and intuitive mechanics, Dead or Alive 6 affirms itself as one of the best fighters this generation

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PushStartPlay
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is ridiculously fun and endlessly charming!

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Heavy
8.5 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Even with the lack of a tag team mode and the issues present in how costume pattern parts are utilized, Dead or Alive 6 still stands as the most refreshing entry in the series.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 represents a solid fighting game and one of the most complete on the market, with a deep combat system, a perfect training mode and a lot of challenges.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

While it does have some issues, the core gameplay of Dead or Alive 6 is fluid and brilliantly fun. It's certainly the best in the series so far.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is the first great fighter of the year. It proves that once you strip the "fan service" away, you see how deep and masterful the core combat can truly be.

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GBAtemp
8.5 / 10.0
GBAtemp
theinternetnomad

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

With a decent roster, great accessibility, and fun gameplay, Dead or Alive 6 is a solid entry, and worth your time if you're a fan of the series.

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Level Down Games
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

I wish I could say this was the definitive Dead or Alive experience. I really do. That honor still belongs to Dead or Alive 4. There’s an insane amount of fun to be had in DOA6, and it truly is a great game for pure fighting mechanics and unique characters.

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PowerUp!
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

DOA fans, I'm sure this one will be a winner in your eyes. And the same goes for fighting game fans.

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The Games Machine
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is probably the best chapter in the series thanks to its good gameplay mechanics, both polished and perfected for the newcomers.

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Gamersky
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2018

It should have a perfect start, yet the lacking of online functions, the disjointed story mode, and the unlock methods of new costumes affected it.

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Video Chums
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 improves on the franchise's core fighting system while retaining its tight action-packed gameplay.

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DualShockers
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is the most enjoyable and accessible title in the fighting series yet, though its story and online modes leave a bit to be desired.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Good competitive merit, accessible to newcomers but limited single player options

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 has a great fighting system and a bunch of small extras that enhance the experience. Is it better than Dead or Alive 5? That's harder to determine. As it stands this is an awesome fighting game, but the character roster feels a bit light and the story is predictably rubbish. At least the games I played in the Online Ranked mode were incredibly solid, which is sure to please fighting game fans.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 doesn't make any drastic deviations from the previous titles, but adds just enough new features to feel fresh and exciting.

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Geek Culture Podcast
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Even without the series' signature tag mode, Dead or Alive 6 is still a blast to play with a large roster of characters and enjoyable game modes like story and the brand new DOA Quest. The tantalizing nature of DOA may show a little restraint as well, but it is still ever present in Dead or Alive 6 for those that are looking for it.

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Gamerheadquarters
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is a great entry in the franchise that refines many elements while expanding the general roster.

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AbsoluteXbox
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 9, 2019

If you’re like me though, prepare to just spam all the buttons hoping for the best, because Dead or Alive is back in business!

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Game Revolution
Mar 1, 2019

Despite still struggling to tell a captivating story, Dead or Alive 6 is an improvement in nearly every area from its predecessor.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

8 / 10
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 isn't the Christ's-Second-Coming equivalent of fighting game sequels. This is mostly an upgraded version of Dead or Alive 5, and not exactly a heavily upgraded one. Having said that, even those few improvements manage to make this the best, and most visually appealing instalment so far - boobies, or no boobies.

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GearNuke
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

While not trying to bring major changes to the table, this is a solid entry in Team Ninja's long-running Dead or Alive franchise. If you can ignore the obvious push to sell cosmetics and the expensive season pass, this has some fun fighting mechanics carrying a lot of depth.

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SomHráč.sk
80%
80%
Mar 20, 2019

Dead or Alive 6's main draw comes from its simple, yet complex combat system that everyone can try for themselves in the free Core Fighters edition. Too bad every fighting game fan is already focusing on Mortal Kombat 11.

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Guardian
Mar 4, 2019

Impressive graphics and an innovative story mode make for faultless gameplay in the latest instalment of this series, but its hyper-sexualised characters feel out of touch

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is a very good fighting game, with a lot of game modes, but you must be aware that you'll have to pay more to make the game more complete with costumes and fighters.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Another solid entry in a stalwart arcade franchise, Dead or Alive 6 doesn't stray too far from what's worked in the past. Whether you're in for fast combos or buxom beauties, Team Ninja have your back.

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VGChartz
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 16, 2019

Gorgeous, fun, and fair, it also stands out with its perfectly built online mode and great character roster.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 2, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is not a revolutionary entry for the series, but stands as one of the best entries of the series. Its gameplay mechanics and corrections implemented make it an enjoyable game and one with an awesome approach for beginners. Also the few new ideas added to the formula are well received and give it some freshness to this well known experience.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

A deep and accesible fighting game that will entertain lonely gamers for a while, but that actually has some flaws in terms of online game modes. The game will probably improve over time as DOA 5 did, but as it is right now it falls a bit short.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive isn’t the most sophisticated fighting game series around, but I love it.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 has complex, satisfying combat and enough variety to keep players of all skill levels happy.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6, is hands down the best title in the series. Lots of content, various modes to get you in fighting form and I found the gameplay incredibly fun. It's almost the total package, with the exception of the online lobbies not being in yet. Still, if that doesn't matter to you, a great time will be found in a game that doesn't take its self too seriously.  Which is absolutely fine by me.

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GameCrate
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

DOA6 is a fun game and a great effort on the part of Koei Tecmo to rebrand their franchise. Overall, they succeeded, however, there are enough tiny flaws here that build up to make this more of a pleasant distraction than a fighting game I'd want to spend lots of time and effort getting good at. Still, enough patch support could make this become a game to second look at in the future.

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Gamefa
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 3, 2019

Team Ninja has added some amazing new mechanisms to the fighting system in Dead or Alive 6. Although there is no tag team in this franchise, but DOA quest fills the hole somehow. Dead or Alive 6 gameplay is very engaging and character design is cool as always. The customes are less revealing, but there's still too much focus on suggestive customes that is not really needed in this level.

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Hobby Consolas
77 / 100
77 / 100
Mar 1, 2019

Team NINJA demonstrates once again that they're one of the best studios out there at creating fast paced, rock-solid and extremely satisfying combat systems. Dead or Alive 6 is also the best entry for newcomers, but lacks some content and evolution.

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IGN
7.7 / 10.0
Mike Epstein

Top Critic

7.7 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

DoA 6 proves there's plenty of depth to this fighter beneath its skimpy outfits, but its story mode is disjointed and its multiplayer features are currently bare.

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 maintains its status as a solid and surprisingly deep fighting game that gets hidden underneath the readily apparent fan service. The tweaks to the fighting system only improve the accessibility while not hurting the more advanced players. The 24-character roster is refreshed, but the customization feels more limited. The same can be said for the levels and graphics, which are fine but lack any signs of ambition. However, DoA6 is still a good, solid purchase for fighting game fans, although it may not be the big leap that series fans would've wanted.

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Xbox Achievements
75%
75%
Mar 12, 2019

An improvement over its predecessors, Dead or Alive 6 is an accomplished fighting game with some neat new tricks and cool cinematic touches up its sleeve. Also, boobs.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

It may have felt like an eternity since the last proper Dead or Alive title, but the sixth installment picks up right where the last left off and makes substantial steps towards propelling the brand forward. Enhanced approachability and single player modes help build upon a stable of already solid content.

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MMOGames
7.5 / 10.0
MMOGames
TheDCD

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

Are there areas where Dead Or Alive 6 could use some polish? Yes. But at least it doesn’t feel like a continuation of DOA5, and still moves forwards in some respectable regards.

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Softpedia
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2019

In fewer words, DOA 6 is the "DOA-est" entry in the franchise so far, and the new tutorial system is perfect for introducing new generations of players to the game.

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Rectify Gaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

Despite a robust and fun fighting system, a lack of online functions and stripped down modes take the shine off Dead or Alive 6.

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Blast Away the Game Review
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

When it comes to fighting games, there’s no doubt that Dead or Alive 6 is in a league of its own and it has a lot to offer from start to finish. Whether you are an offline player and want to dive into the campaign or DoA Quest modes, there’s a lot there to enjoy, and that doesn’t change for those who want to take the fight online and show the world who the best of the best actually is.

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TrueGaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is a solid fighting game that is more dynamic and engaging than past installments even though it doesn't really innovate, but the content isn't as rich as some other fighting games.

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Gaming Nexus
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2019

I really want to like this game more. NiCO's a fun new character to add to the mix, and the DOA Quest mode is a lot of fun. But the middling story, and ridiculous costume grind kind of shows how little new content there is to this game. Maybe down the line it'll be a fully fleshed out experience, but at least it's off to a better start than Street Fighter 5.

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New Game Network
74 / 100
74 / 100
Mar 10, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 serves up great fighting mechanics, solid offline mode variety, and looks good while doing it. If you're a fan of the series, it's well worth checking out, even as this latest entry stumbles in the online arenas and the disappointing approach to customization.

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Digital Chumps
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2018

There’s a lot of things about the series, and DoA6 specifically, that aren’t all that endearing to me, but underneath that noise there is an impressive fighting game with some deeper mechanics than it appears at first look.

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COGconnected
71 / 100
71 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

Even without casual matchmaking, Team Ninja delivered an incredibly entertaining tournament until the weight of progression started to sink in.

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EGM
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is a solid new chapter in Team Ninja's long-running fighting game series that has rarely been satisfied with just being "solid." All of the groundwork that needed to be built here was built, but upon it was placed a mostly by-the-numbers experience that is too often just as frustrating as it is fun. While a reworking of the game could leave it in a much better place in the future (and on newer consoles), for now it's a good release for people wanting more Dead or Alive as long as they don't mind its value is limited.

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MonsterVine
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 isn’t going to shake up the fighting game scene, but it’s good for some quick fun and a very accessible entry point for newcomers to the genre.

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Impulsegamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 14, 2019

DoA 6 offers fast and frantic fighting gameplay wrapped up in its signature sex appeal to deliver a solid entry in the series - but it lacks single-player and online content to match its contemporaries in the genre and truly shine.

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Cerealkillerz
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 shines again with good graphics, sound design and enough offline modes to keep you going for some hours after finishing the story mode but doesn't manage the change to a serious competitive fighting game because of some uninspiring changes in the gameplay mechanics, modes and outfits of the characters.

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Gamer Escape
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 isn’t a game that’s going to make me a fan of the fighting genre, but the ease of jumping into the basics makes it a fun title to break out with other fighting game newbies.

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GotGame
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2019

Despite a lot of omissions, this still remains a fun fighting game to play with friends and there is hope that Koei Tecmo will add features in the near future. How much would that cost is a whole other story.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is an objectively great fighting game that's likely to be hampered by its continued objectification of women.

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Niche Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

There is a lot of potential in Dead or Alive 6 because at its core, I think it is a fine fighting game, but there are forces, both internally and externally that have and will continue to harm the game’s growth and community.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 retains the stellar action the series is known for, but it doesn't do enough to warrant an immediate upgrade from previous entries. With only a handful of new fighters at launch, more casual fans might want to wait a bit.

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PCMag
Mar 12, 2019

Team Ninja adds the new offensive- and defensive-minded Break Gauge to its trademark Triangle System. The result is a Dead or Alive title that retains its fan service and boasts additional strategies, but a few issues keep this fighting game from ranking among the genre's best titles.

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Everyeye.it
7 / 10.0
Everyeye.it
Filippo Facchetti

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is a fun game, but it is hard to bear the comparison with the previous chapter of the series, even today very current

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Attack of the Fanboy
Mar 3, 2019

Ultimately, I'm not sure if Dead or Alive 6 is the game that fans expected after a seven-year wait, but with its thrilling combat and amazing visuals, it still serves up a fulfilling experience — fanservice and all.

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BaziCenter
7 / 10
BaziCenter
Mohamad Zamani

Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 4, 2019

Although Dead or Alive 6 has nothing new to offer, it's still a very solid and fun fighting game that fully satisfies the hardcore fighting fans.

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Saudi Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 2, 2019

Even though DoA 6 has a messy story presentation, random costume points that forces you to grind, and lacks online modes… it is still fun to play with its varied characters and satisfying fighting styles.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Mar 14, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is a good addition to the fighting game scene, although it doesn't stand out from the crowd. The story is okay, but probably resonates better with longtime fans. The combat is fluid, action-packed, and plenty of fun regardless.

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PC Invasion
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 uses reliable mechanics while adding new twists to freshen up the gameplay. Combat is fluid, fun, and exciting, yet, overall, it's not without glaring flaws.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 7, 2019

The beautiful visuals, fun battle arenas, and easy-to-grasp fighting gameplay of Dead or Alive 6 make for a brawler that packs a punch.

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Screen Rant
Mar 4, 2019

A solid entry in the fighting franchise known for its "realistic" physics, Dead or Alive 6 again embraces its fundamentals, with an emphasis on fun.

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TrustedReviews
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is an enjoyable fighter, with a lot going for it. Koei Tecmo has looked back on the series' somewhat juvenile history and decided it's time to grow up.

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Game Informer
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Varied fundamentals and a new mission-based mode that drills into the series' intricacies almost help offset a disastrous story mode and lack of online options

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LevelUp
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2019

Small additions to gameplay still manage to keep Dead or Alive 6 as a solid alternative in the fighting genre. However, much of its appeal has vanished in order to fit a gargantuan season pass that betrays his collecting soul.

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The Game Fanatics
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 has some of the most polished gameplay in the series, but is let down by poorly implemented half-measures with its other content.

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Forbes
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2019

DOA 6 is a capable fighting game that will probably entertain hardcore fans of the series. However, it's hard to imagine it adding to its fanbase as it offers nothing that broadens horizons, and fails to provide the sort of depth expected. DOA 6 can be fun in spurts but doesn't have the staying power of some of the elite fighting titles.

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is a fun fighting game being held back for the sake of additional profit

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USgamer
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 carries much of the franchise's risque DNA, but shows a bit more initial restraint. The more revealing costumes are unlockable and the jiggle physics tend towards a bit more realism now. Combat remains accessible, but new moves like the Break Blow and evasion add new layers for DOA vets. Dead or Alive 6 could use a little more graphical polish and its netcode needs to be better, but it's a pretty good fighter all around.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 finds itself in this slightly awkward middle space where it's certainly a sequel, but it's not nearly the jump that we were expecting -- especially since it's been almost seven years since Dead or Alive 5. The new additions to combat are welcome but they're not exactly exciting, and the overall package is reasonably robust, but let down by tedious grinds and a terrible story mode. As a fighter, Dead or Alive is still fun, punchy, and accessible, but as an upgrade on the already solid Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, it feels underwhelming, and even a little rushed.

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Cultured Vultures
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

For what it is, Dead or Alive 6 offers an enjoyable experience for new players and veterans alike, but the full package currently fails to deliver in a lot of key areas.

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Daily Star
Mar 15, 2019

Unfortunately, That's when I expect it to be eclipsed by a better adversary.

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Destructoid
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

While it still makes for a fun fighting experience, Dead or Alive 6 shows that the brand has unquestionably run out of ideas. With little to showcase in the way of fresh concepts, exciting gameplay ideas, or brand creativity, this long-running series chooses to coast by on being "more of the same.", whilst hoping to be the engine that pulls the DLC train. During this competitive era of fighting game reinvention, that just isn't going to cut it for your 60 bucks.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 4, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 maintains the same excellent fighting engine and graphical fluidity of past entries, but it's bogged down by a litany of problems. From the tedious grinding to unlock costumes to the bare-bones online play, it's a disappointing debut on current-gen consoles.

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Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 4, 2019

A sequel that seems somewhat embarrassed of the series' sexist past and shallow combat but fails to do anything meaningful about either.

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Thumb Culture
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

Team Ninja has put together a solid entry into the DOA world. While there is nothing truly groundbreaking here, fans of the genre will find plenty here to sink their teeth (or fists) into and won’t be disappointed. I do think a little more originality with the characters would have made a huge difference (especially as a Tekken fan). I found myself questioning why I would play DOA as a character with a Tekken Move-set, surely I would just play Tekken? Is this a day one ‘must have’? probably not, but if any of you feel like punching a CGI opponent, look this one up.

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GameMAG
5 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

5 / 10
Mar 16, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 is not a step forward compared to the previous games in the series, and in some important aspects it completely loses to its predecessor.

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Slant Magazine
Mar 6, 2019

Throughout, you may be gripped by the feeling that you've seen all that there is to see in the fighting game genre.

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