Def Jam: Fight for NY

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Def Jam: Fight for NY
Developer(s) AKI, EA Canada
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series Def Jam
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA September 20, 2004
EU October 1, 2004
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Def Jam: Fight for NY
GameIDs GNWP69, GNWE69
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The ultimate hip-hop fueled fighting game, Def Jam: Fight for NY challenges players to step into the shoes of a ruthless street fighter battling for control of New York's hip-hop underground. The game features an all-new fighting engine including weapons, interactive environments, and five unique fighting styles that can be combined to form dozens of customized hybrid styles for the ultimate edge on the streets. Def Jam Fight For NY features more than 40 of the most well-known artists and personalities in hip-hop today, including Busta Rhymes, Carmen Electra, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Sean Paul, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, and many more. Experience 22 interactive venues with destructible environmental objects and rowdy spectators who like to get involved.



Cinematics are a mess. Use Real XFB to fix them, but that has low resolution and pixelated graphics.


There is no background music or voices with DSP HLE, only sound effects can be heard. Using DSP LLE resolves this problem.

Long Loading

Before a fight begins, the loading times are incredibly long.


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
DSP Emulator Engine LLE HLE doesn't output voices or BGM

Game Properties

Config Setting Notes
Enable MMU On Requires "MMU" or "MMU speed hack" to work

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Def Jam: Fight for NY since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-12076 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
r7257 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i7-860 ATI Radeon HD 5770 Playable at full speed, but there are sound, video, and loading issues ThatLuciano
4.0-720 Windows 7 x64 AMD Phenom II x6 1090T nVidia GeForce GTX 560 Playable at full speed. No problem with video or sound. 100% Perfect. My video settings: Enable idle Skipping = OFF. MMU Speed ​​Hack ON. Framelimit put in "Audio" (No Auto "). Graphics with OpenGL are perfect. Rostack

Gameplay Videos