Deathrow is a sports video game developed by Southend Interactive and
published by Ubisoft Entertainment. It was released as an Xbox gaming
system exclusive in November 2002 in Europe and North America. Built on
an in-house 3D game engine, it was Southend's first full release.
Supporting up to eight players, the game is based on the fictional
extreme sport Blitz, a futuristic full-contact hybrid of hockey and
basketball played with a flying disc. Teams can win on points or by
knocking opposing players unconscious. The single-player campaign is set
in the 23rd century, when Blitz is a popular televised sport and the
teams battle to scale the ranks and win the championship. The game's
largely favorable reviews praised its fast-paced action and surround
sound, but faulted its high difficulty curve, generic soundtrack, and
lack of an online multiplayer mode. The game won the TeamXbox 2002
Breakthrough Game of the Year and the IGN 2002 Best Game Nobody Played
awards. IGN later reported that a sequel would be unlikely due to the
original's low revenue. Southend dissolved in 2013.
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