WWE WrestleMania XIX

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WWE WrestleMania XIX
WWE WrestleMania XIX box cover.
NTSC cover art featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle and The Rock
Developer(s) Yuke's
Publisher(s) THQ
Distributor(s) THQ
Platform(s) GameCube
Release
  • NA: September 8, 2003
  • EU: September 19, 2003
  • JP: November 7, 2003
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

WWE WrestleMania XIX is a professional wrestling video game released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube by THQ in 2003. Based on the professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), it is the sequel to WWE WrestleMania X8. The roster consists of around forty WWE wrestlers from the period between 2002 to 2003, as the WWE was beginning to shift its momentum from the Attitude Era into what was known as the Ruthless Aggression Era.

Unlike the previous game and other contemporary WWE games, WrestleMania XIX does not feature a conventional story/career mode in which players control a particular wrestler in a series of matches. Instead, the game features "Revenge Mode" a mission-based mode in which players try to achieve certain goals in various locations outside of the ring. Most of the background music of the game were also in both the Xbox game WWE RAW 2 and the PlayStation 2 game, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain

THQ followed WrestleMania XIX with WWE Day of Reckoning in 2004.

Revenge Mode[edit]

In Revenge Mode, a player can select any superstar on the roster (except for Stephanie and Vince McMahon) or a created superstar. The story begins with the player being dragged out of an arena by security guards and being literally tossed on the street. Later, the player encounters Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie notices that the player wants revenge on Vince McMahon for firing them, and the player and Stephanie devise a plan: to ruin Mr. McMahon's flagship pay-per-view: WrestleMania. To do this, the player is sent to various locations and must assault the various characters they encounter in each location, destroy WWE property, including blowing up an under construction skyscraper, crashing a WWE barge, wrecking the cars in a WWE parking lot.

Reception[edit]

Critic reviews[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 7.17/10[2]
Game Informer 7.75/10[3]
GamePro 4/5 stars[4]
GameSpot 7.5/10[5]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[6]
GameZone 7.8/10[7]
IGN 8/10[8]
Nintendo Power 4/5[9]
Nintendo World Report 8/10[10]
X-Play 3/5 stars[11]

The game received "generally favorable reviews" according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[1]

Accolades[edit]

Distributor: Category: Result:
2003 Spike Video Game Awards Best Fighting Game Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WWE WrestleMania XIX for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ EGM staff (November 2003). "WWE WrestleMania XIX". Electronic Gaming Monthly (172): 198. 
  3. ^ "WWE WrestleMania XIX". Game Informer (126): 128. October 2003. 
  4. ^ Tokyo Drifter (September 2, 2003). "WrestleMania XIX Review for GameCube on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 13, 2005. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ Navarro, Alex (September 5, 2003). "WrestleMania XIX Review". GameSpot. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Freeman, Matthew (October 9, 2003). "GameSpy: Wrestlemania XIX". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 2, 2005. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ Aceinet (October 12, 2003). "WWE Wrestlemania XIX - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ Rodriguez, Tyrone (September 9, 2003). "WWE WrestleMania XIX Review". IGN. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ "WWE WrestleMania XIX". Nintendo Power. 173: 148. November 2003. 
  10. ^ Power, Rick (September 9, 2003). "WWE WrestleMania XIX". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  11. ^ Villoria, Gerald (November 3, 2003). "'Wrestlemania XIX' (GCN) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on November 25, 2003. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 

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