In collaboration with urban lifestyle powerhouse Def Jam Interactive, EA Chicago—the team behind the critically acclaimed EA SPORTS Fight Night series—is integrating hip hop culture and gaming like never before. With the hottest music seamlessly infused into the world around you, the game's environments pulsate, crumble, and explode to life with every bone-jarring beat. Time your attacks to the driving bass and use falling debris and exposed environmental hazards to pound your rivals. Featuring an all-new single-player story, the game takes you deep into the life of a high-rolling hip hop mogul to build a record label, discover new superstars, and become a hip hop ICON.
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Musically Charged Combat—Beats trigger interactive hazards around you as your environment comes alive and reacts to the music. From exploding gas pumps to spinning helicopter propellers, taking advantage of your surroundings is just as important as your toe-to-toe fighting skills. Become one with the beats to rule the streets.
DJ Controls—Use the analog sticks like turntables to add beats, switch songs, and make music your weapon. Throw down blistering attacks and brutal combos with the next-gestural street fighting system.
Fight to Your Own Beat—Battle to your own music or against the music of a friend. Upload any song to create an endless soundtrack that animates the environment and drives the core fighting mechanics. Prove once and for all who's music's king in the first authentic video rap battle.
Become a Hip Hop Icon—From the writers of 24 and Training Day, build an empire and live the life of a music mogul by signing artists, managing their careers, and releasing their hit songs. Do whatever it takes to become an ICON in the world of hip hop. But beware—you never know who is watching you.
Hip Hop's Best—Fight with or against the biggest stars in hip hop. Artists like Ludacris, T.I., Paul Wall, The Game, Big Boi, and more are all instrumental in your building a record label and becoming a hip hop ICON.
Def Jam Icon is rated
3.6 out of
Rated 1 out of
Patrick Ray from
Def Jam iconThe game was defective. I had to return it. I really wanted that game.
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 2 out of
good but not betterdoesnt measure up when compared to the previous versions
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 3 out of
Loved it when it first came outThe fighting is very slow & dull, but the soundtrack is still one of my favorites. Reminds me of a simple time of my life.
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 2 out of
DifferentWell i thought it was like def jam rap stars but it just rappers fighting. Its on ok game but not was what i was expecting
Date published: 2018-09-23
Rated 1 out of
Disc didn’t workI should’ve known better than to buy prevented. Game continually gives a disc not readable error.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of
Tight fighting game ever on Xbox 360!Awesome video game, Def Jam Icon let the gamers use their own custom soundtracks from the portable devices and the Xbox 360 hard drive to fight along on your own songs in the game.
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 4 out of
Great game, but where's the sequel !!!Despite what some would say, I thought that def jam icon was a pretty good game. Most people would say that this game sucked because it wasn't as good as ny or you can't use weapons anymore and stuff like that, but I thought that the game was well made and delivered. It certainly met my expectations I mean what more could you ask in a game that lets you fight other rappers with your favorite rappers. Not to mention the graphics are fantastic, or was for its time but overall it's still a beautiful looking game, and has a good soundtrack. All in all I would recommend this game to anyone who likes rap and fighting games, I mean if you like hip hop and fighting games then this game should be right up your alley, like you should definitely pick up this game when you get the chance to. So yeah people I liked def jam icon, sure it wasn't as good as ny but it still delivered and I'm still waiting on that sequel which we will hopefully be getting in the new systems.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 4 out of
Nice for your casual gamerI just got this in 2013( even though its from 07) because honestly I forgot def jam fighting games although I remember how I loved fighting artist to their songs or other songs back in the day so this is nothing like Vendetta or FFNY( i.e. Blazing taunts or Special moves) but it makes up for what its missing with environment control which is interesting I mean swinging your arms like a DJ and making the whole club bounce that is freaking sweet!