• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2004

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. There really is a good, solid wrestling simulation under all the brashness of the WWE. Finally the GameCube gets something to properly rival the "Smackdowns" on the PS2.
  2. This game can last forever just as long as you can recruit some friends.
  3. Further refines the grappling engine that Yukes has been using for its gamecube titles, and along the way, offers the best grappling experience you can get -- at least for the time being.
  4. 90
    The game's controls are comfortable, but newbies shouldn't be deterred: Reckoning features an extensive tutorial mode that runs through the moves, from the most basic to complex holds and attacks. [Nov 2004, p.110]
  5. The meat of the game is always in multiplayer, and Yuke's and THQ have handled that with finesse.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jul 21, 2014
    Jugué esto cuando seguía con devoción la wwe y quedé alucinado. Lo jugué mucho tiempo, realmente era un juego divertido y duradero, mejor que los actuales juegos de la wwe sin duda. Full Review »
  2. May 16, 2013
    WWE Day of Reckoning is a good game for the Nintendo GameCube. It has good graphics, story and controls. The momentum shift is a good addition to the controls. Full Review »
  3. Jun 27, 2011
    This is quite possibly the greatest pro-wrestling sim ever made. The roster is fairly robust, the controls are simple yet expansive, and the difficulty settings are finely tuned. I wasted many hours dreaming up angles and playing out the matches in exhibition mode; my only gripe is I wish there were title belts in exhibition mode that you could put on the line in matches. My only other gripe is that "rest holds" should not make my opponent submit. Other than that, this game is nearly perfect. Full Review »