Parents' Guide to

Def Jam: Icon

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Mature brawler set in the world of hip-hop music.

Game Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 2007
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

This title has:

Educational value
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This fresh take on the struggling fighting video game genre works -- but its appeal may be limited to hip-hop music fans and its blinged-out superstars. Def Jam: Icon, the latest in this hip-hop fighting game series, offers greater interaction with music, more characters, online play for long-distance brawls, and outstanding graphics. Visually, Def Jam: Icon delivers an interesting blend of photorealistic characters with a surreal effect of buildings and cars that pulsate and crumble to the beat.

Def Jam: Icon is a fun and unique take on the fighting game genre, where music isn't just used in the background but plays a key part in the gameplay. Mature hip-hop fans who love fighting games will find Icon a perfect blend of the two.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: March 7, 2007
  • Genre: Fighting
  • ESRB rating: M for blood, strong lyrics, violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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