Dead or Alive Extreme 3 skirts the boundaries of good taste

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I’m starting to think that Japanese game developers lie in a Vacuum. If not a vacuum, then a rather large balloon. While the western world is rightly keen to tackle issues of social justice in games, and not portray women as mindless ditzes who exist solely as fap-fodder for teenage boys, the same can’t be said of Japanese game developers.

Of course, the biggest one in the media lately has been Metal Gear Solid V’s Quiet – who wears barely anything. The game tries to explain why she’s skimpily dressed, eventually, but honestly, it’s a terrible excuse for overt sexuality where none is needed.

Street Fighter V, A game I’m looking very forward to, has women characters with breasts bigger than their heads. None quite take the cake like Dead or Alive, and especially Dead Or Alive Extreme. That game’s getting its third iteration, coming soon to the PlayStation 4. And I can’t really believe stuff like this is still being made in 2015.

It’s an excuse to ogle digital women playing volleyball on a beach, with a camera mode that allows you to take pictures of said women in silly poses. It’s also got a suntanning mode, because why not. Here’s what it looks like.

Right now, it’s exclusive to Japan, and I’m okay with that.

Last Updated: October 15, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • bluegoon


    But seriously, this weeb stuff is fkn weird, really weird.

  • Rodney Dangerfield

    World is getting to PC, if they want to make games where woman are in skimpy clothing and thongs so be it. Last night my wife met me at the front door. She was wearing a sexy negligee. The only trouble was, she was coming home.

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      Oh snap

    • Hammersteyn


  • Commander JJ of the Normandy

    I thought Dead or Alive was a fighting game.

    • It is; but “Dead or Alive Extreme” is a spin off game featuring girls in skimpy outfits playing volleyball

      • oVg

        I agree, its offensive. Remove the skimpy outfits!!! 😛

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    gigglegigglegiggle BOOOOOOOOOOBS!


  • Hammersteyn

    Must be kevlar bikinis

  • oVg

    I’m moving to Japan. You conservative westerners can suck eggs.

    Also, I think its the first time I have seen a DOE girl with boobs smaller than Jupiter. NICE 🙂

  • Bagel

    Do you honestly expect Japan to bend to western ideals. Topkek

    Ive seen some weird shit coming from Japan, but they dont have to change their cultures because of the west

    • AngrY87

      They reduced the size of breasts yet we still bitch and moan. It’s never enough. Always gotta be something. If you don’t like the game don’t f****** buy it. Seriously…the biggest statement anybody can make is with their wallet. Also…this is purely my opinion but I sense that the author of this article doesnt understand Japanese culture very much.

      • Bagel

        From my little knowledge of the Japanese is, if something is happening that the customer does not approve of, it gets changed. Quickly. If these short skirts and big boob’s was not approved in Japan it would be scraped. But guess what 😀 The world does not agree with western ideals.

        Japan, carry on being you :*

  • Deceased

    I don’t own it, nor have I ever played it – I’m just basing this over what I’ve learned about the game over the past ( who knows how long )

    If the aim of the game is to take pictures of scantily-clad females, why is that sexist?
    Sure, I’m not a brick, I get that it objectifies women.

    But on the flip side – what about the lesbians out there?
    I can only imagine that a female that appreciates the female form doesn’t mind this sort of entertainment? ( please correct me if I’m wrong )

  • Charl van der Merwe

    hahaha, SWJ kicking up a fuss again, who cares let them develop any game they want, if people don’t like it they won’t buy it. END OF.

    So tired of people trying to delegate the actions of others

  • Hazell

    Haha another SJW bashing a game. What’s the matter? You don’t like looking at attractive women? You like to see more pp? Don’t bother writing an article if it doesn’t interest you, scrub.

  • Harrison Jaegermeister

    I hope it comes to NA so I can laugh and drink PC tears,,,

  • Dr. Evil’s Brother’s Evil Twin

    I do so love when people like you whine about a polygons. It just shows you to be the sex negative puritan you are. No one said you had to buy it, and the fact you think it shouldn’t happen says more about you than it ever would about someone who enjoys a game like this. Stop promoting the idea that stuff like this shouldn’t exist. If anything you are more of a cancer on the industry that this game every would be if it was.

  • alto_angelo

    This article is everything wrong with games journalism