List of Dead or Alive Video Games and Stats (2023)
Last Updated on: September 2nd, 2021
The Dead or Alive (DOA) video game franchise is a series of fighting games developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo. The series features fast-paced, 3D fighting gameplay and is known for its emphasis on quick strikes, countering, and environmental hazards.
The franchise debuted in 1996 with the original Dead or Alive game, which was released for arcades and later ported to the Sega Saturn and PlayStation consoles. The game introduced the series’ signature fighting mechanics, including the use of holds and throws to counter opponents’ attacks.
The first sequel, Dead or Alive 2, was released in 2000 and expanded the series’ roster of characters and introduced new gameplay mechanics, including the ability to knock opponents off ledges and into environmental hazards. Dead or Alive 3 followed in 2001 as a launch title for the Xbox console.
The series has since seen numerous sequels and spin-offs, including Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, a beach sports game spin-off featuring the franchise’s female characters, and Dead or Alive: Dimensions, a 3DS port of the series’ mainline titles.
In addition to its gameplay, the Dead or Alive franchise is also known for its character designs, which often feature attractive and scantily clad female fighters. This has led to criticism and controversy over the years, with some accusing the series of objectifying women. The series has also spawned a live-action film adaptation and a crossover with the Ninja Gaiden franchise.
Dead or Alive Video Games:
Here is our enormous collection of video games from the Dead or Alive franchise and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.