Football is gone and in this sport you need more brains then David Beckham more skill the Gazza and more speed the a fat man eating a curry. In this game only the strong survive. It is worth the money you pay for it, and get hours after hours of play. So the best tactic is run down the wing face towards the goal and press pass then shoot very quickly. A pass flies pass the goalie to your player who will shoot leaving the goalie with no where to go.
A bleak vision of the future of sport or an insiteful prediction on the path that society would appear to be treading? Whichever it is, Dead Ball Zone paints a pretty bleak picture. Two teams battle it out against each other in an arena where the punching, kicking, chainsawing(!) of an opponents is a perfectly legal move under the pretence of eventually getting a ball-like object into one of the goals at either end. Characters can pick up injuries and play less well or be injured to the point where they stand spilling their guts over the floor for you delectation. Pretty it isn't. However, is this game simply a mass of ultra-violence, tossed together into some hideous cocktail and then splattered across your screen? Well, YES, is the honest answer. Gameplay is not exactly lacking here but many of the added features which the game proposes do not seem to be particularly apparent. Players do not seem to suffer much in the way of a drop in performance until they are too injured to play on. When you haven't got the ball your defenders quite often seem to run around like headless chickens and control passes randomly amongst them making it very difficult to defend against some of the better sides. Both the graphics and sound effects are o.k. but nothing to shout about, which is probably a good thing considering the antics going on in the name of sport. However saying all this there is still some playability in the game. Its appeal is undoubtably its violence, nothing more, nothing less. Were this aspect removed there would be a very below par game left in its place. So the question must be asked whether this is indeed a sports game or a beat-em-up with a little sport involved? Well in my personal experience I found that the sport aspect lost its appeal after a few games playing with friends with the object of the game turning to how many of the opposition's side could be left lying scattered around the arena. Va
rious weapons can be used to achieve this goal if you so wish but if you there is something more appealing on the shop shelves I advise you to go for that instead. This game really has limited long-term appeal. Once you have played for a while and dismembered a few opposition players for the hell of it, the game becomes increasingly boring. But hey! If this sort of thing sounds like fun to you then don't let me stop you...but be warned.