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Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball Review (Xbox)

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The Bottom Line

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball is a fun title to have in your collection. The graphics are very impressive and the ladies are pretty easy on the eyes. Come on, there isn't really any other reason to get a game like DOAX, because the volleyball isn't all that great. There are a lot of items to unlock, and it is an excellent party game, and like I said it is just a fun game to have around.
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  • Stunning graphics
  • Beautiful girls
  • Good soundtrack


  • Volleyball is only so-so
  • Sexy women playing volleyball in bikinis might not appeal to everyone.


  • The best graphics on Xbox. Nothing looks as good as this game does.
  • The volleyball here is pretty simple. Simple controls and very forgiving ball physics.
  • Soundtrack features licensed music from major artists and all of it is upbeat and fun.

Guide Review - Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball Review (Xbox)

If you can put up with its simplicity, there is a lot of gameplay to be had with Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball. There are hundreds of items and bathing suits to collect and there is even a casino where you can gamble and try to increase your volleyball winnings. On top of all that you have a simple yet fun volleyball game.

The story of the game is that you are called to Zack Island to compete in the 4th Dead or Alive fighting tournament. When you arrive you find only the female fighters and it turns out that Zack invited all of the women to his island for two weeks of fun, sun, and volleyball. The way the game works is that you find a volleyball partner by giving them gifts and finding out what they like. Once you have a partner, you spend your days playing volleyball agaisnt other teams and your nights gambling in the casino.

Unfortunately, the volleyball isn't really all that great. Knowing the buttons for spike and set and then moving around is pretty much all you need to know.

This is the only real problem with the game. The volleyball matches are just too easy and too mindless to really make this game anything more than a pretty face. It is kind of fun, but it doesn't compare favorably to the polish of the rest of the game.

Oh yeah. There are xot girls playing beach volleyball. Just like DOA3, the ladies really shine and really are the only attraction. DOAX is a fun sort of guilty pleasure game.

Give it a rent of buy it for cheap.

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