Def Jam Vendetta - Wrestling Games Database
Game Series Independent Games
Release Date January 31, 2003
Additional Releases February 23rd, 2003 (PAL); March 21st, 2003 (JPN)
Platforms PlayStation 2GameCube
Publisher EA Sports
Developer AKI Corporation

It's been three years since D-Mob chased you out of the New York fight circuit and you swore you'd never go back. Now your pal Manny is in trouble, and he needs you to bail him out. Your only chance to get the money is to settle a score with the Def Jam crew, including DMX, Ludacris, Joe Budden, and Method Man. While listening to the tracks and beats from Def Jam artists, you can fight or play as over 40 combatants, each with special moves, combos, and taunts.

"...Used to be, you wanted to make yourself known, you prove your worth as a street fighter or a hustler. We don't fight out in the streets no more. We're organized now; we...too gangsta for the gardens--so we've taken it underground...inside. I'm a business man, and this is my 'biznez'. My soldiers are legion--METHOD MAN, NORE, CAPONE, LUDA', REDMAN, DMX. If you wanna shot at me, you gotta make it past these brothas. It's a dangerous world out here; seems every time I turn around there's another young buck wantin' to take me on. I lay down for no man. You wanna take what's mine, you gotta beat me. ...But ME..." -D-Mob, 2003


  • STORY is the Single Player mode where you play as Briggs, Tank, Spider, or Proof, and strive to reclaim Angel Rodriguez. You'll unlock characters, attires, and venues here, as well as leveling up your chosen wrestler.
  • BATTLE is the Exhibition Mode where up to 4 players can play. Choose from a Singles match (1v1), a Free for All (3-Way and 4-Way), Tag Team (2v2), and Handicap (1v2, and 1v3).
  • SURVIVAL is a Single Player mode where you face off against an endless stream of opponents. You'll gain cash here to spend on leveling up your Story protagonists (Recommended that you do this first.)
  • TUTORIAL is a series of videos that'll educate you on the controls. Manny will be your teacher.
  • GALLERIES allows you to look at some photos of Deja, Angel, Opal, T'ai, and Penny. Additional photos can be bought with cash that you earn in game, but save those for last.
  • Aside from the OPTIONS, there's also HIGH SCORES, where you can check out the leaderboards for various things. Good luck getting to the top.


  1. Arii Samsonov
  2. Mathew "Briggs" Elam
  3. Kiam Akasi "Capone" Holley [NA/PAL Exclusive]
  4. Carla Gutierrez
  5. Ray "Chukklez" Williams
  6. Luis De la Cruz
  7. Daisuke "Dabo" Ashida [JPN Exclusive]
  8. Daniel G. "Dan G" Anderson
  9. Devon "Deebo" Ranford
  10. Paige "Deja" Gray
  11. Darrell "D-Mob" Lewis
  12. Earl "DMX" Simmons
  13. Drake Evans
  14. Aston George "Funkmaster Flex" Taylor Jr.
  15. Dennis David "Ghostface Killah" Coles [NA/PAL Exclusive]
  16. DeMarcus P. "Headache" Johnson
  17. Anslem "House" Jackson
  18. Mack "Iceberg" Parker
  19. Joe Budden
  20. Keith Omar Murray
  21. Christopher Brian "Ludacris" Bridges
  22. Manny Gray
  23. Masakazu "Masa" Ninagawa
  24. Clifford "Method Man" Smith Jr.
  25. Moses
  26. Victor "N.O.R.E." Santiago Jr.
  27. Andre "Nyne" Wallace
  28. Omar Peebles
  29. Opal Tavares
  30. Aaron "Peewee" Walker
  31. Penny Phang
  32. Sharif "Pockets" Hayek
  33. Erick "Proof" Jackson
  34. Ray "Razor" Armstrong
  35. Reginald "Redman" Noble
  36. Red "Ruffneck" Easton
  37. Bradley Terrence "Scarface" Jordan
  38. Sketch
  39. Sean "Snowman" Scott
  40. Rafael "Spider" Oliveras
  41. Tyrone "Steel" Dreyson
  42. S-Word [JPN Exclusive]
  43. T'ai Monique
  44. Takeshi "Tank" Arakawa
  45. William Lashawn "WC" Calhoun Jr.
  46. Desmond "Zaheer" Hughes


  1. The Bounty Club
  2. Club Luda
  3. Da Bridge
  4. Def Jam
  5. Def Jam (Vendetta)
  6. The Dragon House
  7. The Face Club
  8. The Face Club (After Hours)
  9. Grimeyville
  10. The Junkyard
  11. Sanctuary
  12. The Warehouse


  • "Nothin'" - N.O.R.E. featuring Pharrell
  • "Smash Sumthin'" - Redman featuring Adam F.
  • "Fight the Power" - Public Enemy
  • "The Grain" - Ghostface Killah featuring RZA
  • "X Gon' Give It to Ya" - DMX
  • "Bring the Pain" - Method Man
  • "Uh Huh!" - Method Man
  • "Saturday (Oooh! Oooh!)" - Ludacris featuring Sleepy Brown
  • "Focus" - Joe Budden
  • "In Cold Blood" - Scarface
  • "Get Away" - Christina Milian featuring Ja Rule
  • "Do Sumthin" - Comp
  • "Throw Ya Gunz" - Onyx
  • "The Streets" - WC featuring Nate Dogg
  • "Oh My Goodness" - Keith Murray
  • "Yeah Yeah U Know It" - Keith Murray featuring Erick Sermon and Redman
  • "Intro" - DMX
  • "Party Up" - DMX
  • "Stick 'em" - Comp
  • "Stomp" - C-N-N featuring M.O.P.
  • "Its My Turn (Fight)" - Dabo [JPN version]
  • "Kross Over" - S-Word [JPN version]
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