Welcome to Mega-City One, a city of over 400 million people - every one of them a potential criminal. It is the third decade of the 22nd Century, unemployment is widespread, boredom is universal and only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. Empowered to dispense instant justice, they are Judge, Jury and Executioner all in one.
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Very Positive (404 reviews) - 87% of the 404 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 28, 2005

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Welcome to Mega-City One, a city of over 400 million people - every one of them a potential criminal. It is the third decade of the 22nd Century, unemployment is widespread, boredom is universal and only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. Empowered to dispense instant justice, they are Judge, Jury and Executioner all in one. The most feared and respected of all the Judges is you, Judge Dredd.
Patrol the streets and mete out instant justice wherever it is needed. The Psi-Judges are predicting a terrible plague — is this the sudden outbreak of Vampires on the city, and are they the work of the malevolent Dark Judges?
  • JUDGE, JURY and EXECUTIONER it's your choice to shoot to kill, or disarm and arrest
  • Two-player co-operative LAN play throughout the entirety of the immersive storyline
  • Intense LAN action for up to 32 players
  • Customizable multiplayer games with enemy bots
  • Choose from over 60 characters for insane mayhem!

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon 700MHz computer or equivalent
    • Graphics: 32MB graphics card that supports Transform and Lighting (GeForce 1, ATI Radeon 7500 or better)
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free hard disk space
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Overall:
Very Positive (404 reviews)
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METAL
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
clunky controls. shooting feels like you hardly do any damage or even hit anything. graphics look horrific that makes the original doom look outstanding.
you can arrest anyone you want. every single civilian if you wish and for some reason all of them have done something to violate the law. it was funny first but was beyond stupid few arrest later on.
characters are blunt, voice acting is bad that makes the original resident evil sound good. the AI is as braindead as a zombie. most of the time they stand around, running at times in circles like chickens without there heads. maybe one of them goes behind cover.

just a bad game not worth your time or money. not even on special.
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DuckyTheJudge
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I only bought this game cuz Anthrax is one of my favorite bands
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wraith
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
the only game i know where the starting weapon is both the Best weapon in the game AND the most fun
co-op forever
i am the law
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[TPCK] Skarekroww
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
The only reason i bought this was to play with a friend, game is good and all but i'm salted it's not online co-op
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Muthaus
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
I liked it.
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Decsi_PC
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
One of the best Comic book video games i have ever played.

Probably just comes after the Arkham games.
The Lawgiver MK3 is everything i could have dreamed of.

Can there please another one? PLEASE!?!

Guess i'll just have to play rogue trooper until that happens.

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hitt.william
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
This game was a neat blast from the past. It'd be difficult to argue that it's objectively great from any perspective, but my history with first-person shooters led me to have a good time. However, playing the game is this odd mix of attempting to arrest as many lawbreakers as you can while not taking damage. There are rules that a new player must parse out, such as which enemies to kill first to make others surrender, or if it is possible to make certain enemies surrender. Obviously, you could play the game in a "scorched earth" capacity and murder everyone, but that's a bit dissonant with the theme. I enjoyed the future world, Dredd's voice acting, and the incredibly obese citizens that wheel around their bellies. I AM THE LAW!
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Kasvo
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
its i am the law
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Commander Makara
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
This is an old game. It was released generally in the early 2000s and therefore, more modern advances in video graphics (i.e. DirectX9, shaders, HDR and volumetric lighting) and subsequent assumed conventions and expectations in games are not present. The game is short compared to a typical average epected singleplayer FPS and the the user interface is clearly venerable.
There's too little variety in the characters. A fewe citizen archetypes, singular enemies. The storyline, despite being classic Dredd and with the Dark Judges, fails to truly hold my interest - the plot progression and game level objectives seem too separated and distinct from the main events unfolding and the results of success or failure are only visible as survive to the next level or game over.

That's the negatives out of the way. If you're still reading, you might want to know that this game truly captures Judge Dredd, Mega City 1 (complete with fatties, scrawlers, Isocubes, Surfing and more) given the time of release and the technology employerd, the game does an excellent job of recreating the city environment faithfully to Bolland's artwork from the comics, and a typical cast of characters to boot.

At the time of the game, Judge Hershey is CJ, Judge Anderson of course makes an appearance, but also there are the medics, Tek-Judges and mentions of the SJS (who investigate you if you don't uphold the law well enough). The voice-acting is hilarious and I am still unsure if this is intended or kitsch, but it certainly doesn't spoil the fun.

Despite the short completion time for the main storyline singleplayer game, there are alternative gamemodes which promise a little extra replay value, and a multiplayer aspect, but unfortuantely, the internet multiplayer relied on GameSpy network and so is no longer functional, but if you have LAN connections you can play with others.



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Cheeseburger Freedom Woman
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
Not a particularly good game, but it is a particularly fun game. There's just something about being an over-the-top cop shooting down wrongdoers and perps without caring about the repercussions.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
the only game i know where the starting weapon is both the Best weapon in the game AND the most fun
co-op forever
i am the law
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268 of 307 people (87%) found this review helpful
311 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Someone resisted arrest. So I punched them off a skyscraper.

I am the law
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241 of 286 people (84%) found this review helpful
281 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
I arrested a woman for being fat. The game counted her violation as "illegal parking".

10/10
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314 of 397 people (79%) found this review helpful
302 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
This is literally the best game ever made. I have no idea what is going on, but I sent a guy to jail for life because he had an annoying voice.
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101 of 107 people (94%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Drokking fantastic. That classic Dredd humor with some surprisingly decent shooting. Arresting perps is satisfying beyond belief. Unlawful posession of a hamster? It's the cubes for you, criminal scum. A cool primary weapon with all of the weapon modes from the comics and some great cutscenes with Dredd being badass as usual. If you want an old-school shooter with great humor and a wacky story-line, this can't be beat. Especially for a $1.34.
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85 of 92 people (92%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
If I went by the reviews I'd not have gotten this game nor wasted any time playing it. I got it on a Steam sale and it is worth full price.

Sure there are flaws, acknowledged. One of the levels stopped giving me hints and I got stuck. Exiting the game and reloading (not reinstalling) it brought back that levels hints so I could proceed. BTW that particular map was a little different that it required some thought to figure out how to defeat the judge.

But the game is FUN, not frustrating and I kept going even after sometimes dying a lot.

THIS not the average shooter where the whole world is a free fire zone; where any sighted sprite or actor, is likely hostile, and you shoot it.

In DREDD, indiscriminate killing has bad consequences. There are citizens that may appear suddenly in your face and , after years of computerized "shooter training;" instinct is full-auto to THEIR face. OOPs, reload save. Even while blasting identified bad guys, one has to be careful of citizens, allied judges or the surrendered nearby.

--some actors are your allied judges.
--some actors are criminal scum but can be disarmed / arrested (for me more satisfying than head splats)
--the arrested /surrendered criminal scum are helpless and you have the moral obligation to avoid having them killed by errant gunfire; most likely coming from your own barrels.
--some actors are citizens and you do not want to see them harmed, and in many cases you are trying to rescue them.
--you can ambush criminal scum to gain a tactical advantage, but it counts against you.
--you can challenge criminal scum and lose tactical advantage, though some will surrender; giving you the opportunity for that oh so satisfying arrest lingo ie "YOU JUST EARNED YOURSELF xxxxx Time IN THE CUBES."

And there is a level where you VISIT these cubes. Jump off a catwalk on a container then into the iso cube, if curious. A bunk, a toilet and print across the wall, CRIME DOES NOT PAY.

Unlike Fallout 3, your pockets are not deep. You can only have two weapons which requires some decisions. Firefights may use up your ammo of your preferred Judge Gun; and that's another thing, setting criminal scum on fire with the incendiary round is inadvisable. You overreaching cop, you. There are plenty of vampires and zombies to try it out on. Your Judge Gun has all kinds of ammo types which replace gun variety in other games. There is even some kind of grenade (I have yet to use).

Some levels you can go through Judge Gun ammo quick and there are other found weapons to try. Once ammo is used up, these found weapons can get you through the level. Depending, although, on how things go, you may be trading them out for different found guns. The grenade launcher may not be the best choice as blowback bites. To save ammo, some adversaries can be tackled in melee mode with little risk. Yes, health can run quite low and it may require several save reloads to get through a level.

The voice acting is hilarious, reminding me of Duke Nukem 3d, arresting a perp yields "tough cop" howlers such as "throwing away the key," or "there's an iso cube with your name on it." or "you're taking the big ride;" to name a few. Tone quite close to the 2012 movie Dredd. Let's just forget about that Stallone attempt. I think even Stallone wants to forget.

The bizarre fashion world of Judge Dredd can take some getting used to. For example, there are numerous fatties with bellywheels to help prop their enormous bulk. Apparently though, they are not an aberration as one might expect to see in a singularly unique character; but a conscious citizen lifestyle. Wikipedia explained them as "Bored citizens who have turned to gluttony as a means to pass the time."

Views from rooftops and other outside areas can be breathtaking. Mega City One looms in the background, an architectural metropolis. The skyline is packed with elaborate skyscrapers and futuristic aircraft ply the skies. For a few minutes at least, I would take in that scenery marveling at its artistic skill. I like to take a look around at the aesthetics of the environment and not just blow through the level. There is a nightclub that had some interesting decor, for example.

I'm playing this on an IMAC 27" WIn8.1, bootcamp with an old USB Logitech gamepad not updated past WinXP but it works fine on 8.1. Like all other games, I just have to re-import the profile after computer reboots and insure the profile is set to persistent (no there is no option to install the gamepad outside the program fldr).

I'm sorry this game was not more popular, it has a lot of good things in it I'd like to see in other games; you do not have to kill the entire world to win.
9/110

A good look at what the game is about if you are still reluctant to give up the cheeseburger cash:

http://superadventuresingaming.blogspot.com/2012/01/judge-dredd-dredd-vs-death-pc.html
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70 of 78 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Recommended with reservation.

It's short. Six hours max.
The graphics are ancient. They are a bit too colourful in places.
Sometimes enemies fly off when you kill them.
Rescuing hostages in the hospital is a bit maze-like.


However being a childhood Dredd reader I liked it when I played it years ago. Out of curiosity of forgetting what it was like I just bought it again in the Black Friday sale (2014). I had a blast. It's gun and run and flows fast. There is still the odd surprise.

It's a shame it will probably never be re-made and improved and lengthened. Given its short length I can understand why it was panned in reviews years ago. Being a fan I can understand why I liked it.


High-ex.
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87 of 106 people (82%) found this review helpful
74 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2015
A veiled work of art that satirises police militarization and the corrupt nature of the criminal justice system

lol jk you just arrest fat people for being a 'public obstruction' and kill vampires
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142 of 199 people (71%) found this review helpful
137 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
They fought the law

and I won
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76 of 101 people (75%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
You can arrest people for being fat and spam "E" to listen to dredd come out with gems like "Bleeding heart liberals, time to dispense justice"


For a buck during the sales you can't really lose here

10/10 would dispense justice again
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