WWE Day of Reckoning 2 GameCube

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2005
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
Buy On
  1. All in all, what Day of Reckoning 2 presents to us is a few tweaks to the original Day of Reckoning - some good, most bad.
  2. Game Informer
    73
    If you're only a casual wrasslin' fan, is it worth checking out? Eh. Sorta. [Oct 2005, p.138]
  3. 70
    The submission meter is the best new addition to gameplay, but the new stamina addition feels restrictive on fighting.
  4. Unfortunately, this game, like most wrestling games, suffers from clipping issues, where chunks of people pass right through objects or even other people.
  5. AceGamez
    70
    In more ways than ever, Reckoning 2 feels like an afterthought for the Yukes team to get one last Gamecube wrestler out there before they go out with what appears to be a real winner with "SmackDown vs. RAW 2006."
  6. Yuke's has done a decent job of improving the GameCube franchise, but it is still playing catch-up with the "SmackDown" series.
  7. 60
    The gorgeous graphics, broad character roster, large number of matches, and multiplayer action offer a ton of fun for players that can forgive technical flaws.
  8. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    58
    Slightly better than last year's game, but it's still nothing special. [Oct 2005, p.119]
  9. With minor gameplay upgrades and some significant graphical tweaks, Day of Reckoning 2 feels more like a patch than a true sequel. Then again, patches usually make games better. This one damages the gameplay and commits a huge oversight by failing to let players import their custom characters from the last game.

Awards & Rankings

26
14
#14 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
7
#7 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 264 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. May 15, 2013
    10
    WWE Day of Reckoning 2 is the best WWE game for the Nintendo GameCube. It has good graphics, good game play and story line. TheWWE Day of Reckoning 2 is the best WWE game for the Nintendo GameCube. It has good graphics, good game play and story line. The create-a-superstar have the most extensive mode when compared to the other three WWE game on the GameCube. Full Review »
  2. Jul 26, 2017
    9
    The best wrestling game on the Nintendo Gamecube.

    The graphics had quite a transformation from Wrestlemania 18 up to this game and they
    The best wrestling game on the Nintendo Gamecube.

    The graphics had quite a transformation from Wrestlemania 18 up to this game and they were impressive and very realistic for the time. The animations look really nice and new types were added as well. I did like the licensed soundtrack from the first game but I felt that this soundtrack was much better and sounded more hardcore and grungy which I think was a great idea.

    The gameplay is essentially the same as the games that came before it but added the stamina system and the submission system which made the game more realistic. It also gave strategy for players. The game becomes intense when you play triple threat and fatal 4 way matches and I think it gets even more fun.

    The story continues from the first game and it is really good. You can pick choices in which alter the story which was a lot fans wanted in the first game but wasn't included.

    The customization system is improved over the first game but the load times get annoying very quickly.

    The roster was disappointing but that was what the Gamecube was able to give us. That's the only thing that sticks out.

    Overall, I would recommend it
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  3. Nov 17, 2014
    10
    This game was amazing. Graphics were advanced for their time and are even better than most SmackDown vs Raw games

    Brilliant story mode as
    This game was amazing. Graphics were advanced for their time and are even better than most SmackDown vs Raw games

    Brilliant story mode as well. The actual gameplay of the game is the best of any wrestling game so far, even better than No Mercy on the N64.
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