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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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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313 of 354 people (88%) found this review helpful
355 people found this review funny
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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295 of 343 people (86%) found this review helpful
340 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
I arrested a woman for being fat. The game counted her violation as "illegal parking".

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335 of 419 people (80%) found this review helpful
327 people found this review funny
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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105 of 112 people (94%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
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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92 of 99 people (93%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
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.

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

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75 of 83 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
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.

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97 of 117 people (83%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
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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151 of 209 people (72%) found this review helpful
145 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
They fought the law

and I won
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82 of 108 people (76%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
1.5 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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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
First off, let me get this out of the way : This game is objectively bad, but the following is why I think you should pick it up anyways.

This game is an arcade shooter where the campaign is a means to unlock the more challenging ones. This game is based on the comic book dystopian future of Judge Dredd, where you play as the franchise' namesake Joseph Dredd. In this game's camaign, you fight through levels where you have to not only take down crooks by shooting their guns off or injuring them a bit before arresting them, you also have the dark Judges to contend with, as well as vampires. Exact plot details are lost on me as it gets really stupid.

The game shows signs of brilliance and potential to be a great comic book video game franchise like the Batman Arkham series, but Rebellion ran out of money, and what we are left with is a 3 hour campaign that is pretty unpolished and unoptimized, even on more modern systems. And that's where a lot of the problems with this game come from, lack of budget and time. It doesn't have any great widescreen or FoV options, the enemy AI can sometimes glitch out and do stupid things. As such, I can understand how many could be put off by this game.

On the other hand, this is a budget shooter that costs less than a Cheeseburger combo at McDonalds. Not only that, there are plenty of arcade style challenges that are unlocked when playing through the campaign, and they are actually quite fun. For a budget shooter, this one has a surprising amount to offer in terms of replayability. Not to mention, Rebellion did put in the effort to try to make it feel like a Judge Dredd game. If you are bored and are looking for something quick and inexpensive to chew through, you can definitely do worse than this game. If you are a fan of the series looking for something extra to add to your collected curios, this should at least amuse you.
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4.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
I havent played too much on pc , i will admit but this game was my pride and joy on the ps2 it's so fun to play and very bad ♥♥♥
i'd like to see a complete remaster of this game simular to what there doing with call of duty modern warfare , i know for a fact a remake of this game would look glorious and be another game to set next to DOOM on my desk
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Phil With 1 L
6.9 hrs
Posted: September 18
Arrested a guy for not having a permit for a goldfish.

10/10 would arrest again.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
Bite Size Review - Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death

The Good:
+The old school gameplay, levels with bosses
+The cheesy one liners are pretty good
+Old school game, but it has checkpoints which is actually really nice
+Old school game, but it has waypoints, which helps in navigating some of the levels
+Colorful graphics
+Funny design choices (some civilians are really fat, like 1000 pounds and walking around its cartoony and fun)
+Vampires and Zombies (I ♥♥♥♥ you not)
+Arresting mechanic, you hit E to tell enemies you have hurt a bit to surrender, and then F on enemies to slap cuffs on them and see a tiny bio of what they are charged with, it's kind of cool

The Bad:
-Really only 3 variations of enemies (zombies, vampires, and cult members)
-Weapons feel somewhat useless compared to the Judge Pistol, your default weapon
-Story, go here and kill boss repeat, its fine but just don't expect amazing
-Graphics are old looking, and Dredd’s face is oddly wrinkly

The Verdict:
Straight up, I bought this game for $2. I had 3 hours of fun with it, during which I arrested purps, shot vampires and zombies, and got to hear cool one liners. The weaponry in the game left a lot to be wanted, since the default pistol was the best one by far, and there was nothing special about the story. This is a true B game if I ever saw one, and I enjoyed just running around the colorful levels and shooting stuff.
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3.2 hrs
Posted: September 10
Its a very old game but it runs just fine on my PC that uses Win 10! Its a fun, yet challenging game even when on easy mode.
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War Dog
5.1 hrs
Posted: September 9
A classic addition to anyone's library. I will take all of biased fan-dom and set it aside for the time being and recommend this game purely for its general all round entertainment value. Sure, the story is (Very) short and the combat can feel a little clunky when you compare it to the likes of other games of its time (Yes Halo we're looking at you!) but I can't help but look back with fond memories over this little gem. The only crime this game commits is leaving us wanting for more content, a crime that will unfortunately earn this title life in the iso-cubes of history as one of many titles that could have been so much more. Worth the money in a sale for definate.
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Fist Full Of Nuts
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 6
Its fun and Dredd is a bad ♥♥♥, thats all you need to know.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 4
Are you a fan of Dredd?
You might enjoy this game.

Everyone else? Go get Deus Ex, and ignore this. You don't have the nostalgia circuits necessary to enjoy this game.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: September 4
The only Judge Dredd game out there that is on Steam besides Countdown Sector 106. The graphics haven't aged well, but the gameplay is still fun, and if you want a corny, campy Judge Dredd game, I'd reccomend getting it on sale.
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Good Taliyah NA
12.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
I couldn't arrest a vampire 0/10.
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8.2 hrs
Posted: August 16
lol i actually spent 8 hours in this game.
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