WWE Survivor Series Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2004
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Certainly doesn't hang with the recent crop of console wrestling games, but for portable brawling, you can't really do much better. [Jan 2005, p.149]
  2. Technically, the game could be classed as above-average, but no matter how many times you make use of the more-than-adequate control system and your far-too-limited selection of moves to grind your opponent down, they always seem to pop back up and have the amazing ability to pin you without really doing any work beforehand.
  3. The game's actual gameplay just isn't exciting. You'll find the typical, simple grapple system alongside a number of jabs and kicks and takedowns in the game but they are all rather repetitive.
  4. 60
    There's no real benefit for choosing Survivor Series over "Road to Wrestlemania X8," and it's a shame that THQ felt all the GBA audience deserved was a blatant rehash.
  5. "Wrestlemania X8" was hardly a perfect game but at least it was good. WWE Survivor Series sees it, but doesn't raise (that's poker lingo for your information). It resides in the shell of its predecessor.
  6. Will hold the interest of a devoted WWE fan for a few days, but it doesn't have a wide enough assortment of wrestlers or moves to keep the attention of anyone else for very long. The absence of a create-a-wrestler option is also tragic.
  7. Almost an exact clone of the previous game - the modes, the moves, the detailed but somewhat stiff animation, even half the character roster. [Nov 2004, p.90]
  8. Gameplay quickly becomes an exercise in futility and patience. The control of the game is very slow and unresponsive, further hurt from the inability to discern most wrestlers from the next.
  9. It boils down to a monotonous and unsatisfying experience. [Jan 2005, p.141]
  10. The slow animation and lack of difficulty make it one of the most boring sports entertainment games that I've ever played.
  11. There's something about a sweaty slapfest that so far only really works with the big boys of the console world. [GamesMaster]
  12. The gameplay is incredibly dull.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AndrewD.
    Oct 19, 2004
    8
    Overall, it's a good a game. The roster is a litte small, thq continues to give us only 16 wrestlers and the A.I. isn't very tough Overall, it's a good a game. The roster is a litte small, thq continues to give us only 16 wrestlers and the A.I. isn't very tough to beat. Other than those weak spots this game is good in all other areas. I would reccomend this game to wrestling fans, but not to non-wrestling fans. Full Review »