Def Jam Fight For NY for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
This sequel to 2003's unusual (but successful) Def Jam Vendetta sends virtual versions of more than 40 real-life hip-hop stars to the Big Apple, where they'll do big-time wrestling styled battle for domination of the city's cultural underground. Recording artists such as Busta Rhymes, Carmen Electra, Lil' Kim, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Sean Paul, Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, and many others step into the squared circles and back alleys to perform over-the-top fighting moves against wily rivals. The game's storyline once again involves rescuing a damsel in distress, this time from a mysterious villain known as "Sticky," and gameplay features more exploration and adventure elements than the original. There's still a lot of brawling to do, however, and the AKI Corp.-developed fighting engine from the original was revamped for this sequel.