Legends of Wrestling II

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Legends of Wrestling II
Legends of Wrestling II Coverart.jpg
Developer(s) Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment
Series Legends of Wrestling
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) Game Boy Advance
  • NA: November 25, 2002
  • PAL: December 6, 2002
GameCube & PlayStation 2
  • NA: November 26, 2002
  • PAL: February 7, 2003
Xbox
  • NA: December 5, 2002
  • PAL: February 7, 2003
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, online multiplayer

Legends of Wrestling II is the sequel to the professional wrestling video game Legends of Wrestling. It was published by Acclaim Entertainment and released on November 26, 2002 for both the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. It was then released later for the Xbox on December 5, 2002. Legends II contains 24 wrestlers that were not in the first game, though also excludes Rob Van Dam, presumably because he had recently been signed to a WWF contract. The game did contain Eddie Guerrero, however, who, although unemployed at the time he signed a likeness deal, re-signed with WWF when the game was released.

The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions included video interviews with many of the legends featured in the game while the European version of the game exclusively included four legends from the United Kingdom: Kendo Nagasaki, Big Daddy, Mick McManus and Giant Haystacks.

Roster[edit]

New Legends[edit]

Returning Legends[edit]

Fictional territorial promoters[edit]

Within Career Mode, your wrestler will be working for a specific promoter in each area. By winning the belt for that division and successfully defending it, said promoter will become available for purchase in Shop Mode. Note that the world region is only available after completion of all the American territories. Each territory has between 8-12 storylines chosen at random with a push of a button. Certain storylines may not be available based on the wrestler used by the player. For example, if the player uses Jerry Lawler, the only storyline he can play in the Southeast region is based on the famous feud Lawler had with comedian Andy Kaufman. Each of the promoters in the game were based on famous real life wrestling promoters.

The game also features a Create A Legend Mode (CAL). Players can create their own custom made characters which can be used for storyline mode as well as exhibition play.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GBA GC PS2 Xbox
AllGame 1/5 stars[1] N/A N/A N/A
EGM N/A 6/10[2] N/A N/A
Eurogamer N/A N/A 5/10[3] N/A
Game Informer 0.75/10[4] 6.75/10[5] 7/10[6] 6.75/10[7]
GameSpot 2.4/10[8] 6/10[9] 6/10[10] 6.2/10[11]
GameSpy 1/5 stars[12] 2/5 stars[13] 2/5 stars[14] 2/5 stars[15]
GameZone 3.5/10[16] 6.9/10[17] 6.7/10[18] 6.5/10[19]
IGN 2/10[20] 6.9/10[21] 6.9/10[22] 6.8/10[23]
Nintendo Power 2.6/5[24] 2.9/5[25] N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A 3/5 stars[26] N/A
OXM N/A N/A N/A 6.5/10[27]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 28.44%[28] 60.76%[29] 60.85%[30] 66.31%[31]
Metacritic 24/100[32] 59/100[33] 59/100[34] 62/100[35]

The console versions of the game received mixed reviews, while the Game Boy Advance version was critically panned. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 66% and 62 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[31][35] 61% and 59 out of 100 for both the PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions;[30][34][29][33] and 28% and 24 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version.[28][32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ Tha Wiz (December 14, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling II - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 31, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  18. ^ Valentino, Nick (December 16, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling II Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 31, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  19. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (December 15, 2002). "Legends of Wrestling II - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
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  27. ^ "Legends of Wrestling II". Official Xbox Magazine: 81. March 2003. 
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  33. ^ a b "Legends of Wrestling II for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
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  35. ^ a b "Legends of Wrestling II for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 

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