Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 13, 2011
    80
    If you are a wrestling fan with a 3DS, this is a great game for your library.
  2. It's more or less identical to that of the Wii version. [Christmas 2011, p.103]
  3. 75
    While WWE All Stars is certainly not perfect, it's probably one of the best handheld wrestling games available on a Nintendo platform.
  4. Nov 30, 2011
    75
    The 3D looks great, and the visual special effects that indicate your character's status (stunned, powered up, etc.) are fully implemented, making it much easier to follow the action. [Dec 2011, p.81]
  5. Jan 23, 2012
    72
    Still one of the better wrestling games of recent times. [Jan 2012, p.116]
  6. Dec 30, 2011
    70
    WWE All Stars is a funny game with a "relaxing" fighting system that fits with a portable gaming experience. Few design issues and some technical problems could disappoint some players, but the global result is still pretty good.
  7. Dec 27, 2011
    70
    A great adaptation to the Nintendo 3DS that respects the same gameplay idea, with an arcade style and a roster of WWE legends both from the present and the past. A good first wrestling game for the 3DS.
  8. Dec 12, 2011
    70
    It has everything the HD console version had, in terms of pros and cons. If you like the genre, you won't be disappointed.
  9. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    It's just disappointing that the developers only added a handful of mostly inconsequential extra modes in the interim, and didn't take that extra time available to fix a few of the first versions' flaws.
  10. Jan 12, 2012
    65
    More content than the other versions, but at the hefty price of polish and reliability. [Feb 2012, p.97]
  11. Dec 19, 2011
    60
    A good idea poorly executed, that's what WWE All Stars is all about. The game's structure is good, but the gameplay suffers from so many flaws you simply can't ignore.
  12. Dec 4, 2011
    60
    If you can deal with its warts, WWE All Stars is yet another entertaining brawler that leaves the door wide open for even better efforts from THQ in the future. Not bad by any means. Just a little frustrating.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 7, 2013
    7
    WWE All-Stars is a Arcade Wrestling game for the Nintendo 3DS. The character roster is a whopping 43 professional wrestlers from the past and present with all Downloadable Content characters from the console version already on the 3DS game card when you buy it. Audio for music and voice work is simply amazing in quality while sound effects are dynamic. Each professional wrestler has a specific class that identifies their strong and weak points. Brawlers are good at striking attacks but weak at grapple moves and submissions, Grapplers are good at grapple moves and submissions but weak at striking, Acrobats are fast and good at aerial attacks but low endurance, Big Men are Strong but lack speed and aerial talent. You can create your own wrestler if you wish but the editing options are rather limited overall. The game consists of five main game modes: Exhibition where you set up a match and its rules and play it (Standard, Tag, Cage, Extreme, Elimination, Score), Path of Champions where there are three short Story mode campaigns for the WWE Title (Randy Orton), World Heavyweight Title (Undertaker) and Tag Team Titles (Triple H and Shawn Micheals: Degeneration X), Fantasy Warfare where you can watch promo video packages and then pick sides and participate in a fantasy past versus present match, Local Play mutiplayer and finally Gauntlet where you run through 42 other superstars using one of your choice. There are some rare glitches such as enemy wrestlers getting stuck on corners, cage walls or a downed opponent until you hit them or the thing blocking their movement moves away in the case of a downed opponent, getting under the ring after falling off a cage or some visual errors in some intro and victory scenes for example. None of these glitches overly break the game in any way even though they usually give you an edge in matches if they occur and they only seem to occur to Artificial Intelligence controlled opponents as these have never happened to me when playing. Overall, if you are a fan of over the top arcade-like wrestling action, pick up this game, if you want something more like a wrestling simulation game with more emphasis on custom content and realistic gameplay, look up the yearly Smackdown Vs Raw Series / WWE Series of games. If wrestling games are not your forte, you should probably avoid this game. Collapse Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2011
    8
    I realy like wrestling, it's all about over the top fun, and that's what this game brings to the 3DS.

    There is a ton of fighters to choose
    from, many of them is classic legendary warriors like Hulk Hogan, Sargent Slaughter and Andre the Giant.

    The gameplay is fluid and changes a lot from each of the 4 classes of fighters (Brawler, Big Man, Grappler and Acrobat) and each character is different on his own way.

    The downside is the bugs that usually occurs, like in the last match of the Undertaker campaign, after you beat him the game freezes, and you have to restart the 3DS and play the last match again (winning this time don't causes the freeze). The other problem is the lack of a online mode. For me, in a world that almost every place has a wi-fi connection, a portable game without wi-fi multiplayer is loosing a lot of potential, and that occurs with this game.

    The game is good, fun. For me worth his price, i hope to see more efforts on 3DS of the WWE franchise, but this time with a wi-fi mode.
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