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  • Summary: Legends of Wrestling throws the greatest wrestlers into one game to find out who is the true king of kings. Wrestling superstars, including Hulk Hogan, Bret "Hitman" Hart, and Jerry "The King" Lawler, step back into the ring to deliver more body slams, piledrivers, and powerbombs to the competition. Play as authentic professional wrestlers or create your own legendary fighter, and then travel around the world to battle for wrestling's top titles. Legends of Wrestling also features customizable ring attire and new wrestler entrances. Expand
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  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. What it comes down to though is if this game can compete with other console platform programs. Only on an average level.
  2. Sound for this game is very poor.
  3. 62
    Tries to replicate this Golden Era of wrestling, and it succeeds well in this respect. Everywhere else it fails, but it tries really, really hard.
  4. The loading times will put you to sleep. The difficulty doesn’t even seem to change when you increase the settings. The gameplay becomes too repetitive and has little to no variety.
  5. Acclaim employees take note--varying stats alone do not a satisfying roster of combatants create...that's where novel animations and sound bytes should've come in.
  6. Greatest of the game's faults is the failure to capture the personality of such an exciting era of wrestling.
  7. After playing "X8," legends looks pathetic. This is just not good. [July 2002, p.82]

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  1. BrainGamer
    Aug 30, 2002
    I think this game is very good. The controlls are brilliant and if you're a wrestling fan you will be suprised just how good this game plays. It is realistic, tactical and has a very good 1 player mode, in which you have to fight in different areas of America and become popular to get a shot at winning the title. The grafix are ok but could be alot better and the sound could also be improved. Overall the desighners of this game made a very good attempt and I think the controll system should be used in other wrestling games of the future, as it`s easy to perform and reverse moves. Expand
  2. May 17, 2013
    The career mode and the create-a-wrestler of Legends of Wrestling are pretty good. But I was disappointed with the fact that you can only play in four types of matches (one-on-one, tag-team, triple threat, and fatal four way) in the exhibition and career modes and the tournament mode isn't exciting. The control and graphics of legends of Wrestling are mediocre at best and I also didn't like the constant grappling reversals. Expand