WWF in Your House
|WWF In Your House|
Cover art featuring Bret "Hitman" Hart, Vader and Shawn Michaels
|Genre(s)||Professional wrestling, Fighting|
WWF In Your House is a video game for the Sony PlayStation, DOS, and Sega Saturn released in 1996. Developed by Sculptured Software, it is a follow-up to WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game and was published by Acclaim Entertainment, who had previously released WrestleMania for home consoles.
Just like WrestleMania, In Your House is not a wrestling game in the normal sense, as it is heavily influenced by Mortal Kombat. It features digitized sprites of the wrestlers, and many over the top, unrealistic, and magical moves and taunts by the wrestlers. The game also featured finishing moves which are performed before the final pin.
Instead of typical wrestling arenas, WWF In Your House featured personalised stages for each individual wrestler, such Shawn Michaels' Club, Stu Hart's Dungeon and Undertaker's Crypt.
Of the 10 playable wrestlers in the game, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, were previously in WrestleMania. The game also features wrestlers that were not in the previous game, including Vader and The Ultimate Warrior. Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Goldust, Ahmed Johnson, and Hunter Hearst Helmsley are in the game as well and would later be featured in the next WWF game from Acclaim, WWF War Zone. In-game commentary is supplied by Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect.
The game was not well received by critics; it scores of 5.6 (DOS) and 4.6 (PlayStation) on GameSpot. While GameFAQs reviews are more mixed, most agree that the game is a poor sequel to WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game. Some strong points are the enhanced graphics, the addition of a 4 player mode and the wrestler selection.