Legends of Wrestling

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This article is about the first edition of the video game series. For the rest of the series, see Legends of Wrestling (series). For the WWE television series, see Legends of Wrestling.
Legends of Wrestling
Legends of Wrestling Coverart.jpg
North American and PAL cover art for PS2. Clockwise, from top left: Rob Van Dam, Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan, Terry Funk, Jimmy Snuka, Jerry Lawler, The Road Warriors, and Jimmy Hart.
Developer(s) Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment
Series Legends of Wrestling
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA December 3, 2001
  • PAL February 15, 2002
GameCube & Xbox
  • NA May 27, 2002
  • PAL June 7, 2002
Genre(s) Fighting, Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, Online multiplayer

Legends of Wrestling is a professional wrestling video game based on the greatest wrestlers of all time, from WWF/WWE, NWA, WCW, ECW and various independent promotions. It was developed and produced by Acclaim. It was released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2, then in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube and Xbox.

Roster[edit]

Production and advertising[edit]

Hulk Hogan was the spokesperson for the game.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Xbox) 65.93%[1]
(PS2) 58.53%[2]
(GC) 52.84%[3]
Metacritic (Xbox) 65/100[4]
(PS2) 55/100[5]
(GC) 50/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 2/5 stars[7]
EGM 7.17/10[8]
Game Informer 7/10[9][10]
(PS2) 6.25/10[11]
GamePro 2/5 stars[12]
Game Revolution C[13]
GameSpot 5.3/10[14][15][16]
GameSpy (Xbox) 72%[17]
(PS2) 70%[18]
(GC) 2.5/5 stars (62%)[19][20]
GameZone (Xbox) 7.5/10[21]
7/10[22][23]
IGN (Xbox) 7/10[24]
(GC) 5.4/10[25]
(PS2) 4.9/10[26]
Nintendo Power 2.6/5[27]
OPM (US) 2.5/5 stars[28]
BBC Sport 56%[29]
The Cincinnati Enquirer 4/5 stars[30]

The game was met with average to very mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 65.93% and 65 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[1][4] 58.53% and 55 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[2][5] and 52.84% and 50 out of 100 for the GameCube version.[3][6]

The Cincinnati Enquirer gave the PS2 version a score of four stars out of five and said that its characters "have an exaggerated action-figure look, but they move smoothly and have a robust collection of moves."[30] However, Playboy gave the same version a score of 60% and said, "Unless you're desperate to see Captain Lou Albano in action again (and who isn't?), scant reason for a purchase presents itself. Casual wrestling fans can pass."[31] BBC Sport gave said version a score of 56%, stating: "When you press a button to pull off a move there's far too long a wait for any action, and the game actually builds up a queue which can mean you are waiting for moves to happen before you can continue."[29]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Legends of Wrestling for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Legends of Wrestling for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Legends of Wrestling for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Legends of Wrestling for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Legends of Wrestling for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Legends of Wrestling (PS2) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ EGM staff (February 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 152. 
  9. ^ Leeper, Justin (July 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (Xbox)". Game Informer (111): 88. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ Leeper, Justin (August 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (GC)". Game Informer (112): 82. Archived from the original on November 14, 2004. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ Leeper, Justin (February 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (PS2)". Game Informer (106): 85. Archived from the original on November 29, 2004. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ The D-Pad Destroyer (January 7, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  13. ^ Nash, Joe (February 2002). "Legends of Wrestling Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ Villoria, Gerald (December 11, 2001). "Legends of Wrestling Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  15. ^ Villoria, Gerald (June 3, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  16. ^ Villoria, Gerald (June 3, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  17. ^ Abarcar, Gabe (June 19, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on February 17, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  18. ^ Fudge, James (December 26, 2001). "Legends of Wrestling". PlanetPS2. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  19. ^ Murphy, Kevin (July 7, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on January 12, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  20. ^ Murphy, Kevin (July 7, 2002). "GameSpy: Legends of Wrestling (GCN) (Incomplete)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 2, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  21. ^ Surette, Tim (June 20, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling Review - Xbox". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  22. ^ Valentino, Nick (January 4, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 21, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  23. ^ Lafferty, Michael (July 9, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling Review - GameCube". GameZone. Archived from the original on June 4, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  24. ^ Carle, Chris (June 3, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  25. ^ Casamassina, Matt (June 12, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  26. ^ Fujita, Mark (December 12, 2001). "Legends of Wrestling (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Legends of Wrestling". Nintendo Power 157: 148. June 2002. 
  28. ^ "Legends of Wrestling". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 108. February 2002. 
  29. ^ a b Gibbon, David (February 15, 2002). "Let's play: Legends of Wrestling (PS2)". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on February 23, 2002. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  30. ^ a b Kent, Steven (February 13, 2002). "Olympics aren't only games to hail from Utah". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on February 11, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  31. ^ Steinberg, Steve (January 18, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling (PS2)". Playboy. Archived from the original on February 12, 2002. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 

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