ESRB Says Dead or Alive Paradise is Full of “Creepy Voyeurism”

By: Geoff Calver

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Honestly, We’re Not Surprised At Harsh Assessment or the ‘Mature’ Rating

February 3, 2010 - Dead or Alive Paradise has been rated ‘Mature’ by the ESRB. The ratings summary offers a glimpse at the game’s content, which is unsurprisingly shallow and sex-fueled. In fact, the ESRB is quite harsh in its assessment of the game, going to great lengths to criticize the game for it’s “bizzare, misguided notions of what women really want”.

Dead or Alive Paradise is being developed by Team Ninja and will be published by Tecmo Koei. It will be available on the PSP.

Check out the ESRB’s assessment below and ask yourself, do you really want to pay money for this?


“This is a video game in which users watch grown women dressed in G-string bikinis jiggle their breasts while on a two-week vacation. Women’s breasts and butts will sway while playing volleyball, while hopping across cushions, while pole dancing, while posing on the ground, by the pool, on the beach, in front of the camera. There are other activities: Users can gamble inside a casino to win credits for shopping; they can purchase bathing suits, sunglasses, hats, clothing at an island shop; they can “gift” these items to eight other women in hopes of winning their friendship, in hopes of playing more volleyball. And as relationships blossom from the gift-giving and volleyball, users may get closer to the women, having earned their trust and confidence: users will then be prompted to zoom-in on their friends’ nearly-naked bodies, snap dozens of photos, and view them in the hotel later that night. Parents and consumers should know that the game contains a fair amount of “cheesy,” and at times, creepy voyeurism—especially when users have complete rotate-pan-zoom control; but the game also contains bizarre, misguided notions of what women really want (if given two weeks, paid vacation, island resort)—Paradise cannot mean straddling felled tree trunks in dental-floss thongs.”


Source: ESRB

  • Randy45

    I didn’t think it sounded harsh. It kind of nailed what everyone’s been thinking (or should be thinking) all along about this series, but never dared mention. . . “creepy voyeurism.”

    Would’ve been weird if the report DIDN’T mention it. Kudos, ESRB, for telling it like it is!

  • Geoffrey Calver

    @ Randy45 – Whatever happened to this series actually being about fighting? Who is actually buying these games for fake, computer-created women with big ol’ titties?

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